We found a suitcase in an old house of mine that was full of home recordings of a musician who lived there in the ’40s.

Here are some of my favorites, including a recording of a New Year’s party from December 31, 1945.

 

Guests:

Lowry Dreger (& the Dreger Family)

We Talk About:

New Year’s Eve, found objects, home-made records, World War II, ‘After You’ve Gone’-Turner Layton/Henry Creamer, ‘Side by Side-Harry Wood, ‘Slippin around’-Floyd Tillman, ‘My Blue Heaven’-Walter Donaldson/George A. Whiting, ‘Blue Skies’-Irving Berlin, Auld Lang Syne

 

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