Mostly Singles: Genies in the Vinyl (Audio)

Jul 26, 2022

In this broadcast, shellac and one-off 45s, continuing to spin, jumping out of the grooves, like spirits — but prescient, speaking to right now. More of the greats and little-known, including Cab Calloway, James P. Johnson and Fats, posthumous Buddy Holly (!), Mississippi John and Fred, Explorers, Facts of Life, Ross Deluxe Syncopators and more. Heavenly, timeless, incommensurable. Genies.

Claverack resident Michael Wilde presents "Mostly Singles," selections from an extensive collection of 45 rpm vinyl — music from the 1950s, '60s, '70s and early '80s, mixed with some 78 rpm selections from American popular song and field recordings from the Library of Congress and folklore archives. Broadcast live from the WGXC Hudson studio.