|Rolando Salazar (Assistant Conductor/Music Administrator)|
For 38 years, Wax n' Facts has helped keep Little 5 Points' heart beating with soulful vinyl, CD's, tapes and furbelow dating back decades. The historic athenaeum is where so many albums - oft overlooked for generations - are ripe to be plucked, ripped from their original seal, released of the hoary air from decades past, and embraced by a needle and tone arm.
Rolando kept searching. Sean (owner of Wax n' Facts) helped out and offered a few of his curated albums, like Botticelli & His Orchestra. This album has some amazing renditions of 70's hits, like "It Never Rains in Southern California."
Crate digging DJ's, purists, and young guns wearing The Cure t-shirts (ironically or not) breezed in and out of the local record temple during the day. Some journeyed to observe and others to spend their hard earned greenbacks on memories and treasures.
"Because you can’t have too many Bohème recordings! Plus, Carlo Bergonzi’s voice is pure gold."
#2: The Merry Widow
"Who doesn’t love The Merry Widow?!"
#4: Strauss sung by Leontyne Price
"The last work Richard composed was his Four Last Songs. If I was stuck on an island with only one recording, it would be a toss up between the Four Last Songs and a Wagner Ring Cycle."