Lots of folks are into vinyl these days. Some people are even making mix tapes again. But if you really want to embrace obscure, seemingly dead media, there’s no better way to do it than to buy 78 rpm records. This documentary takes listeners inside the rarefied world of 78 record enthusiasts, including Greg Carr, former KFAI “Dig Out the Roots” DJ, and Scott Holthus, owner of Vintage Music Company in Minneapolis. Holthus owns hundreds of thousands of 78 records and he refurbishes the machines that plays them.
Thanks to Ray Bonneville for calling in today. He has a new CD entitled “Bad Man’s Blood” on Red House Records and will be appearing this Friday, August 19 at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. Yours truly will be the MC for the evening. More information at redhouserecords.com
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In addition to Ray Bonnevilles “Bad Man’s Blood”, other new releases included John Hiatt, Honest Monday, Grace Askew & the Black Market Goods, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, plus Elam McKnight & Bob Bogdal.
Tap your toe, shake your butt, get into the groove! Liberty Finch is layin’ it down this week on the Pop Shop. With Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Fatboy Slim, Talking Heads, The Wallets, Gang of Four, Crabby Appleton and more!
They had names like The Cinebuff, the Bronco, The Maple Leaf, The Sunset. They were the drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Once, there were more than 80 outdoor movie theaters in the Gopher State. Today, only a handful remain, including the Sky-Vu in Warren and the Starlite 5 in Litchfield. Grab your popcorn, get in the car and join us for a tour of drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Produced by Todd Melby.