Proto-Fonotopia on Maryland Morning

Posted in Uncategorized by nissarhusseinkhan on February 3, 2010

In June 2009, Ian tapped his vast 78rpm collection to let listeners of WYPR’s Maryland Morning hear a few favorites, including a song by two Indian women that he swears are sisters and a South African hit that was covered by Louis Armstrong, Bill Haley and the Comets, and Lawrence Welk. Take a listen:

In December, he returned to introduce us to the world of Greek hash den music:


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  1. owlmighty said, on March 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    awesome man, but tell yr riveting stories betwixt the songs, yknow? i guess u do already know, judging by yr subsequent shows. fascinating stuff, u almost know too much but its infectious.

  2. Ian Nagoski said, on March 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks. Yeah, these were a different format. I like the way that the producers “scored” the piece in the limited time-slot that we had. Nice that we’ve got more time now.
    Hey, I heard a good story about the bouzouki player Jack Gregory today. His apartment was raided by the cops (he was a known source for hash among musicians), and they found in a closet a giant stack of wallets. He’d been practicing pickpocketing – for sport – out of disdain for the cops and squares…

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