27 Years (plus a few days) of (this recording of) 42 Years
via Nathan Salsburg‘s facebook page- the above was shot on 7/26/1983, or 27 years and 2 days ago. Some of you might recall that I really liked I Want to Go Where Things are Beautiful, a Nimrod Workman album made from recordings done by Mike Seeger, and released through Twos & Fews, the Drag City imprint that Salsburg runs. What you may not know is that Salsburg is also the driving force behind Face a Frowning World: An E.C. Ball Memorial Album, which is one of the most spectacular comps I’ve acquired in I don’t know how long–years. Even if you don’t have a clue who E.C. Ball was, you’ll find plenty to love about this record. Oh, and while we’re on the subject, the newest Twos & Fews release is called The Good Old-Fashioned Way; it is a collection of recordings by a man named Hamper McBee.