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Stranded podcast #228

December 23, 2014

* Interview with record collector Ed Lasko *

Today we invite onto the show a true music enthusiast and dedicated record collector Ed Lasko!  Ed has built an impressive collection of 7″ singles throughout his life, with his main specialities being pre-1960s rockabilly and early rock n roll.  His investigations have helped him unearth some hidden gems from the early rock and country music history of both Australia and New Zealand.  Tune in to hear Ed spin his own prized singles by artists such as Johnny O’Keefe, Slim Dusty, Johnny Rebb and even Luke Simmons, a native of the lower mainland of British Columbia who amazingly left his homeland to become New Zealand’s first ever country music star!

Featured video: Johnny Rebb and the Rebels – ‘Rock On’ [1959]