A treasure trove of work from the 78rpm generation – songs of love and lust from the 20s and 30s, plus a few numbers filled with contempt, as well! Nick Tosches handles the notes here, and he definitely gets the spirit right – as the collection's way different than any old-timey expectations you might have – a really revelatory look at the sorts of songs that were going down in the early days of recording – years before there were any sort of regulations on content or subject matter, and when the discs themselves were probably the most subversive thing around! The styles are mostly blues and folksy modes – and all the records are pulled from the collection of John Heneghan, and cleaned up beautifully by the folks at Dust To Digital – who almost go past their already high standards. 66 tracks in all, with work by Frank Quinn, Burnette & Rutherford, Bernie Cummins, Joe Linthecome, State Street Boys, Dallas String Band, Taylor's Kent
ucky Boys, Davey Miller, Kalama's Quartette, and many other folks you probably don't have in your record collection at home!
(Please note there is a cutout hole through the digipack case.)