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Library receives Toledo Legacy CDs

Dec. 30, 2008: Toledo’s musical heritage will be preserved in historical fashion with a 36-song, 2-CD set being donated to all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library branch locations. At 3 p.m. Dec. 30 in the Main Library Audio/Visual department, 325 Michigan St., copies of Legacy: Songs in the Key of Toledo were presented.

A year in the making, the CDs cull never-before-on-CD tracks from seven decades of Toledo history. Highlights include a medley of several mayors singing “Strong for Toledo,” a monologue from Randy Sparks about the writing of “Saturday Night in Toledo” and dozens of cuts and clips from local bands, from obscure garage groups to national hit-makers.

K-100 personalities Gary Shores and Harvey Steele recorded introductions for each song, as contributed by local music historians. Many of the tracks were obtained from 78 and 33 rpm discs from private collections.

Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop issued a proclamation honoring the project, which was funded by Columbia Gas of Ohio and researched by the staff of Toledo Free Press. The disc will not be commercially available; copies kept in the libraries will be available for check out.

For more details, please call 419.259.5207.






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