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Legends and Up-and-Comers Go Direct to Vinyl on ‘The 78 Project: Volume 1’

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This refreshingly oddball project has a variety of musicians including numerous GRAMMY® winners and nominees recording songs direct to 78rpm acetate discs.The-78-Project-Volume-1-Album-Cover

Fear not, 21st century humans will be able to play the actual release. It will be available in digital and limited edition 33 1/3 vinyl formats as well as viewable video episodes showing the performers and that strange box with the needle and the arm.

The artists participating in The 78 Project include Richard Thompson, Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Loudon Wainwright III, Marshall Crenshaw Joe Henry, Vandaveer, Dawn Landes, and more. Here’s Richard Thompson singing “The Coo Coo Bird.”

And here’s Valerie June with “Wildwood Flower.”

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Jon Sobel is a Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.