The first folk music concert I ever went to wes Theo Bikel - he was very entertaining - remember "Digging the We'uns?"- I though this was all I could do, until I found out that the Gate of Horn had a section for those under 21.
Sure would be great if the "dead" material could go to the Smithsonian and, as with Folkway, one could buy the out-of-print material. Folk Era does some of this, but there should be a place for this material to go. I would think there would be some financial advantage for the record companies to donate the material to a public site.
Is any group promoting this? Maybe something for Folk Alliance?
Chris in Wheaton