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Thread #140693 Message #3234318
Posted By: GUEST,CJB
05-Oct-11 - 12:36 PM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch (1943-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch. 4 October 2011
All these great singers and musicians leave a legacy behind of recordings of sessions, concerts, and more formal radio and t.v. programmes. Yet where are these? Probably most locked away out of the public domain in the BBC's vaults or BL Sound Archives or mouldering away in certain private 'collections' (the main perpetrator of whom shall of course remain nameless). But future generations are denied the pleasure that we have had listening and/or dancing to these folk. Last night I was listening to a Folkweave recording (on BBC transcription disc) that just so happened to feature Bert Jansch and Mary Hopkins at the 1976 Cambridge Folk Festival. Brilliant stuff. Sad loss. RIP.