Habitat: Cy Gavin

“Several years ago, the former editor of Classical Singer magazine, Freeman Gunter, gifted this Victor VV50, the first portable phonograph from 1922, as a Christmas present. I have since collected hundreds of 78 rpm records with a particular interest in acoustic-age recordings of folk songs, classical singing (melodies and Lieder), and early blues. I am most interested in artists who span acoustic and electric recording eras like Maggie Teyte, Hulda Lashanska, and Marian Anderson. On the phonograph at the moment is Marian Anderson’s electric recording of ‘Comin’ Through The Rye.'”