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Jay Ungar, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

“Well, when I was a kid, albums were sets of 78 RPM records, but I distinctly remember a collection of folk songs by Burl Ives. What’s interesting is that some of those songs – like ‘The Yellow Rose of Texas’ – I still perform in concert these days.

I also remember a version of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ narrated by Eleanor Roosevelt. That one was a box set of 45 RPM records.

But the first album that I ever bought was a folk album by U. Utah Phillips. It was his first album, and I think that he was still going by the name Bruce Phillips at the time. I’m told that if he finds it in your record collection, he destroys it. It includes a song called ‘The Ode to Yuri Gagarin’ and other really wacky things.”

Fab fiddler Jay Ungar leads the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band in a special concert at Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre in Troy at 7:30pm on Thursday (October 18). Tix are $10.

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