miscellaniac on 04/27/2012 at 04:00PM
Although Preservation Week 2012 is winding down, that's no reason to stop the celebration. Ease into the weekend with this mix which pays tribute to time, the past, and how some things are just too good to let lapse into oblivion.
FMA curator, Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project (CPDP) gives us a taste of vaudevillian debauchery with Sophie Tucker. Early 20th century Canadian folk fiddler, Isidore Soucy, is a highly jig-able offering from Excavated Shellac, also an FMA curator.
R. Stevie Moore gives us the unbridled joy of "Records" (both vinyl and administrative).
CPDP generously shares with us an anonymous recording of farm animals from the early 1900s.
Self-taught lo-fi multi-instrumentalist hyphenator, Spencer Owen, pleads with the future. Long-running WFMU show, Antique Phonograph Music Program, shares some vintage avian ventriloquism courtesy of Edward Avis and Howard R. Garis.
And Wooden Shjips' "For So Long" is an epic, driving collision of mind-altering sparsity that travels the path of its own stylistic origins.