Wildwood Flower is a timeless, classic, immortal, indispensable tune. I first heard Maybelle Carter, of the great Carter
Family, do a version of it on The Johnny Cash Show sometime in the 70s.
This is a solo guitar take on it, masterfully and playfully performed by one of the geniuses of the instrument : Chet Atkins.
Also, this a vinyl 78, which came about in the later years of the 78rpm era. Virtually all 78s, until about the early 1950s, were
made of a combination material consisting of pitch and shellac ; shellac being the secretion of the female lac bug, which live
in the forests of Thailand and India. During the WWII effort, shellac was recalled and collected by the government to be used
for military materials, and vinyl became the standard. Vinyl, in fact, sounds fuller and is much quieter than shellac. Plus,
you could fit many more grooves (micro grooves actually) on to the side of a vinyl than a shellac ; hence, the birth of long
playing 33 and 45 rpm records.
This is also a rare, DJ only copy that RCA would send out to radio stations for promotional purposes.
The melody will get stuck in your head.