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GUEST, Topsie 02 Sep 07 - 04:58 AM
peregrina 02 Sep 07 - 05:23 AM
The Borchester Echo 02 Sep 07 - 05:23 AM
John MacKenzie 02 Sep 07 - 05:33 AM
The Borchester Echo 02 Sep 07 - 06:08 AM
GUEST,keberoxu 02 Nov 15 - 08:56 AM
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Subject: BBC sound archives
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 04:58 AM

There was a worthwhile programme last night (Saturday) about the BBC sound archives, including snatches of folk songs and snippets of regional accents:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/archivehour

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/archivehour


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Subject: RE: BBC sound archives
From: peregrina
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 05:23 AM

yes, that was an interesting programme--really emphasised, even celebrated, Marie Slocombe's foresight and commitment about getting folk music (among other things) into the archive.

Now--that leads me back to the folk-on-local-BBC radio hobbyhorse:
If Radio 4 can endorse the value of collecting and archiving traditional music, then shouldn't local BBC radio managers who've been axing folk shows take a hint?


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Subject: RE: BBC sound archives
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 05:23 AM

Marie Slocombe was a visionary and the tragedy is that her passion for preserving archives did not extend further throughout the corporation.

Creating the discs in the 1930s cost £5 to £6 per side and the accountants put on restraints even then.

The 'folk song snatch' was Sarah Makem and the interview with Malcolm Taylor about his last meeting with Marie Slocombe a delight.


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Subject: RE: BBC sound archives
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 05:33 AM

Yup I listened to it and really enjoyed it.
G.


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Subject: RE: BBC sound archives
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 06:08 AM

The attribution was generally meticulous but I'd thought initially that the programme strangely failed to identify As I Roved Out, both by Sarah Makem and as an uilleann pipe tune.

But listening back just now I realise that a clip from Marie Slocombe towards the end of the transmission did refer to the Peter Kennedy series and indeed revealed that she had in fact edited 26 of the episodes, which I hadn't previously realised.


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Subject: RE: BBC sound archives
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 08:56 AM

I was going to start a new thread, but maybe pulling up this one is just as well.

I started a thread about "The Flight of the Condor," a programme of three episodes filming nature in the Andean mountain range. Of interest to Mudcatters is its very popular soundtrack, with the title credit music, played by the group Guamary, and nearly every other musical track recorded by Inti-Illimani.

On that thread I quoted Inti-Illimani's charango specialist, Horacio Duran, who also shouldered, in his day, some of the legal/contractual duties. He recalled contacting the BBC to ask about that very recording. The response he received was that the BBC's department for its records of soundtracks had handed over all the material to some other record publication label, he did not name it. Duran stated that he never got any further about the "Flight of the Condor" soundtrack, although that interview is some five years old.

My question is: TO WHOM did the BBC hand over the master recordings to the "Flight of the Condor" soundtrack, and to heaven knows what all else? Anybody have a clue?


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