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Recorded at the RCA Pavilion

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I just got an LP, "The Wayfarers at the World's Fair." A folk-type male quartet, black suits and skinny ties, four part harmony and playing three guitars and a bass fiddle. In the vein of the Limeliters or Chad Mitchell Trio.

Cover notes say it was their third album. It was recorded before a live audience and simultaneously sent on the closed circuit to the color TVs throughout the Fair. Also claims: the first album to be recorded at the 1964-1965 NYWF - also the first album ever to be recorded in a live session at any World's Fair.

The selections are a mix of traditional folk (e.g., "Shenandoah"), humorous songs about the wonders of technology and the future, and 60s social consciousness issues ("Crabs Walk Sideways [Lobsters walk straight]").

Unfortunately, the sound quality is not the best. Either they had the tape level a bit high, or they actually used the sound track on the video tape machines of the time, which were not much better than audio cassette tapes.

The cover has them supered over a night shot of the Fountain of the Planets. Back has two shots of them in concert, and one of the RCA pavilion with "Official Color TV Communications Center" on the Marquee.

Available in separate stereo and mono versions - this is the mono one. Copyright 1964 Radio Corporation of America.

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We had some something on the Wayfarers album several years ago here on the board.

Wasn't that the group, where one of them went on to become a State Supreme Court Justice in Oregon?

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This post is basically for Wayne Bretl and any other RCA fans.

Searched for RCA and got zero results! So appended this here. 

Apparently a Nipper outtake. 
 

 

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Thanks.

Peter Goldmark, CBS's archrival to RCA in the color TV race and 33 1/3 LP inventor (vs. RCA 45's), had a dog of the same breed, and liked to show a snapshot and say that he "owned the RCA dog." So maybe that destructive animal is a ringer?

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