The John Rook Collection

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PLAYLou Kirby, WNOE New Orleans, LA. 1964
(RESTORED) (23:30)

Play Scoped This Exhibit 'SCOPED (08:33)

. . . Kisses spread germs, or so it's stated, kiss me kid, I'm vaccinated . . .

Description by Uncle Ricky

Lou Kirby is quite the overnight jokester on this short, restored segment of powerhouse WNOE/New Orleans from 1964. And it was July. It's 79 degrees at 4:30 in the morning!

This tape barely made Repository standards. Our copy was cursed with "traveling alignment", and though the frequency response was pretty good, the tape doesn't stay in one place for more than a few milliseconds at a time. As a result, there are numerous drop-outs and that "wavering" effect on the high end. The multitude of original, old-timey jingles aren't enhanced by the technical problems, but the music restored nicely and it's a nice slice of 1964.

Kirby has an accent button for his Hammond oil-dampened reverb, which is apparenly offline except when he hits the button, as he does when talking about the SEVEN tower WNOE array. Is he suggesting that more towers make the station stronger?

Thanks to REELRADIO contributor T. Storm Hunter for his help with music restoration.

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