The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77728   Message #1393344
Posted By: Bill D
30-Jan-05 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
John P...about the MP3 idea...sure, it's not really hard to put a file on a web site. My own ISP gives me room to post stuff...20 megs, I think, and a couple of years ago, I actually did a (bad) recording of me singing a song so someone could get the tune.

But...just for comparison and scholarship, it wouldn't be hard to post all or parts of various songs to illustrate points. If you have to go from an LP to a tape to a .wav to an MP3, it might be awkward for some, but it's not always that complicated, as often one can just find examples already on the WWW.

I saw, for example, someone who had a collection of 120 versions of "Amazing Grace"...(too much time on their hands?)...and right now, somone is posting many, many versions of old Child ballads...(probably some are illegal, but everyone has to come to personal terms with THAT situation)..and there are sites like Honking Duck and Rose's Country Music Archive....etc., that ARE legal.

so...I'd be willing to offer ideas on the technical side of the process if it seems like a good idea...