Have you heard about Hit of the Week? Mike Gorman will introduce us to these amazing records, originally distributed on Durim, a form of cardboard. It was the early 1930s when money was scarce. Another interesting fact about them—they were pressed with music only on one side. In addition to the United States, they were also a hit in Europe. People collected them, to have a complete set of the records. Popular artists of the time who recorded for Hit of the Week Records include Gene Austin, Duke Ellington (as Harlem Hot Chocolates), Eddie Cantor, Morton Downey and Rudy Vallee. For as little as 15 cents each, they were the cheapest new record available. But they don’t sound that cheap—in fact the quality is great.
So join us for Spotlight on Music on April 1, for an entertaining and enlightening time with Mike Gorman.
Host, Marcia Moses
Presenter: Mike Gorman