When a song just hits you, it’s a powerful thing...
But what if this song – that you just discovered and can’t get enough of – was a mystery? You don’t know who wrote it, you don’t know who performed it, and you have no evidence to go on. You just have the music… looping endlessly… asking questions but answering none.
That’s what happened to master collector Bob Purse in the 1980’s at Chicago’s Mammoth Music Mart sale.
Bob Purse has been collecting audio ephemera for more than thirty years…
And he has been sharing with anyone interested.
Bob searches “for home recordings of people's family and friends; homemade tapes of music, comedy and the hard to define; media recordings (primarily from before 1970); advertisements; and the unexpected.”
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Visit them, but maybe finish listening to the episode first.