Let's be thankful for Tom Waits and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans. They've teamed up to produce a couple of songs that recently were released on a 78 rpm record.
The songs are “Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing” and “Corrine Died On The Battlefield,” both recorded originally by a guy named Danny Barker in 1947.
They only pressed 504 hand-numbered copies to raise money for Preservation Hall and its outreach programs. The first 100 will be accompanied by a special Preservation Hall 78rpm record player (which also plays albums and 45s.) That special package will cost you $200. The record alone is a mere $50.
To be honest, I'm not sure if I'll be buying this. I can't afford the $200 and I don't know whether my iPod even plays 78s. (Actually Waits' songs are on a benefit CD released early this year including Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Dr. John, Buddy Miller and many more.)
Here's one of those songs, below. (Thanks to Liisa for the tip.)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
TOM WAITS at 78 rmp
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Thanks for posting this, Steve. A great Thanksgiving present.ReplyDelete