Vinyl LP-only release. The 78 Project is a documentary journey across America that records today's musicians as they perform the songs that inspired a century of music exactly as those works were originally recorded: instantaneously onto 78 RPM lacquer discs. Inspired by folklorist Alan Lomax, the 78 Project celebrates the artistry and craft that captured America's musical forms of a century ago, exploring the deep historical significance of American Folk songs in the process. With just one microphone, one authentic 1930s Presto recorder, and one blank acetate disc, musicians are given a single, three-minute take to cut a 78 RPM record, finding in that adventure a new connection to our cultural legacy. Includes tracks from Richard Thompson, Roseanne Cash with John Leventhal, Loudon Wainwright, Joe Henry & Lisa Hannigan, the Wandering and many others.
Richard Thompson-The Coo Coo Bird
Loudon Wainwright III -Old Paint
The Wandering- Glory, Glory
Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal-THe Wayfaring Stranger
Marshall Crenshaw-More Pretty Girls Than One
Valerie June- Wildwood Flower
Leah Siegel- A Little Love, A Little Kiss
Adam Arcuragi-How Can I Keep From Singing
Reverend John DeLore & Kara Suzanne-Omie Wise
Amy LaVere-Railroad Boy (Died of Love)
Joe Henry & Lisa Hannigan-Red River Valley
Vandaveer-Banks of the Ohio
Dawn Landes-The Brown Girl
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.