09 May 2011

A Voice From the Past


I went to a flea market in Hell's Kitchen this past weekend. When I passed by a stall that featured this working phonograph, Al Jolson singing "Mammy" was playing. Swear to God. Clear as a bell. A sublime moment of chance.

3 comments:

Bill Weathersby said...

I had a stall at the Hell's Kitchen flea selling my wares, but missed Jolson. However, I bought a vintage 1940s Dutch pewter coffee pot that matches my grandparents' tea service. Sublime indeed

Ken Mac said...

When done right, 78s rock

ziegfeldgirl said...

Who deserves this more than the author of Lost City? Consider the voice of Al to be a grateful affirmation from ages past.