Playing tracks by
Claudine Clark, Jackie DeShannon, Chuck Jackson, Dee Dee Sharp, Brenda Lee and more.
What is a telephone in this modern world of 2017? Most of us use them as Cameras, Newspapers and Western Union Telegrams. What we rarely use them for at this stage of evolution is to actually directly talk to people. Rare it seems for people born after the Baby Boom to engage with the ritual of exchanging thoughts and expressions directly by using our voices on the phone.
Notebooks, requests for appointments and keeping spare dimes on you to use a payphone are the centerpiece of these 30 songs from the Mid-Century, stretching from 1958 through 1972. Soon afterwards, answering machines would soon leave the mystery of the phone behind as we started to move into our current society.
During our first Mercury Retrograde of the year, we look back on how we used to get in touch with each other.