The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18164   Message #178788
Posted By: Art Thieme
15-Feb-00 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: Warner field recordings on CD
Subject: RE: Warner field recordings on CD
Aye, Sandy it's great to know my backordered one will go out soon. I remember you talking about recording Jeanie Robertson on a WCBC (?) Meetin' House radio show with Phil Green out of Chicago---way back in '59 or '60 I'm pretty sure. And I've got to go on the record as one of those who DOES LISTEN TO THE FIELD RECORDINGS FOR PLEASURE !!! I even love the skips and pops left on the old tapes I made in the 1950s of Library Of Congress albums I took out of the Chicago Public Library back then. The scratches and skips and pops and clicks, for me, are the actual sounds of time passing . It makes the listening experience just that much better with a whole other dimension. Any of you who have LEARNED to love single malt scotch like Laphraoig taken neat (as I have) will fully understand listening to unaccompanied field recorded songs folksongs and ballads for pleasure.

Congratulations to Jim Musselman and to Mr. Paton for getting these great recordings out . (By the way, the Warner collection CD on Appleseed is ONLY VOLUME ONE !)

Art Thieme