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Subject: Joe Smith music interview archive at LOC
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 06:11 PM

A Trove Of Chats With Music Icons, Now Online - NPR

The Joe Smith Collection at the Library of Congress - LOC
More than 25 years ago, retired music executive Joe Smith accomplished a Herculean feat?he got more than 200 celebrated singers, musicians and industry icons to talk about their lives, music, experiences and contemporaries. In 2012 Smith donated this treasure trove of unedited sound recordings to the nation's library.

The Joe Smith Collection contains over 225 recordings of noted artists and executives and is a veritable who's who in the music industry. They include Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Elton John, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Sting, Tony Bennett, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Dick Clark, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, B.B. King, Quincy Jones, David Geffen, Mickey Hart, Harry Belafonte and many others. All types of popular music are represented?from rock 'n' roll, jazz, rhythm & blues and pop to big-band, heavy metal, folk and country-western.

While president of Capitol Records/EMI, Smith recorded 238 hours of interviews over two years, excerpts of which he compiled and presented in his groundbreaking book, "Off the Record," published by Warner Books in 1988. These candid and unabridged interviews have been digitized by the Library and initially are accessible in the Recorded Sound Research Center.


~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Joe Smith music interview archive at LOC
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 07:48 PM

generally I find them well intentioned but not supportive of local efforts- they like to travel to conventions...but seem not to support real folk these days

Conrad


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