Episode Air Date: December 5, 2016
Artist: Gene Krupa
Recording Title: Drum Boogie
Store owner Morton Savada had a policy of never selling the last copy of a recording, which we collectors can identify with. Morton’s son Eli sai
“He was running a business, but he knew he had an important archive here and he had a responsibility to maintain it.”
After 30 years in business, and distinguishing itself as a landmark for collectors worldwide, Records Revisited closed. The archive his son spoke of, roughly 200,000 records, was boxed and shipped in 2008 to….Syracuse University. The gift ensures the collection’s preservation for future researchers. And…it plays a role in a certain radio show of which you may be aware…
You’re listening to Drum Boogie by Gene Krupa, an OKEH 78 from 1941, and one of the last ever played at Records Revisited.