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Blocked Sounds @ British Libabry - 2

GUEST,CJB666 18 Sep 20 - 03:14 PM
GUEST,Peter 18 Sep 20 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,SB 18 Sep 20 - 05:14 PM
Snuffy 20 Sep 20 - 01:17 PM
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Subject: Blocked Sounds @ British Libabry - 2
From: GUEST,CJB666
Date: 18 Sep 20 - 03:14 PM

And indeed many field recordings of traditional singers and musicians are well blocked from non-academics accessing them such as the Howson's collection of traditionl English singers.

"John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Number of items in collection: 4382

Recordings in this collection are available for Higher and Further Education institutions only."

https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/John-Howson-Collection

But see here how they have a different attitude in the US. The field recordings made by Alan Lomax and Seamus Ennis in Southern Irelend from 1951-53 are freely available to all.

http://research.culturalequity.org/get-audio-ix.do?ix=session&id=IR51&idType=abbrev&sortBy=abc

Many of these recordings featured in the BBC's Irish Radio Ballad 'Stone of Tory' (which was only aired but once).

http://research.culturalequity.org/home-radio.jsp

"Stone of Tory, 1950. A full-scale ballad opera, broadcast from Dublin, featuring Irish rural singers and a cast from the Abbey Theatre."

https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2004004.ms300403/

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/643c0c98d96849b6bf5e215978c2695c

https://modernismmodernity.org/articles/archival-airwaves

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Subject: RE: Blocked Sounds @ British Libabry - 2
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 18 Sep 20 - 04:17 PM

The Veteran record label is John's day job. Stop expecting a free ride and pay for your CDs like the rest of us.


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Subject: RE: Blocked Sounds @ British Libabry - 2
From: GUEST,SB
Date: 18 Sep 20 - 05:14 PM

The CDs (ex-cassettes) do not include all of the field recordings at the BL. And I'm sure all CDs are purchsed as and when. It is the research material that is blocked.


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Subject: RE: Blocked Sounds @ British Libabry - 2
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Sep 20 - 01:17 PM

Perhaps they were only donated on that condition, and the BL could take it or leave it.


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Subject: RE: Blocked Sounds @ British Libabry - 2
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 20 - 04:44 PM

The donor decides which recordings go on line and which don't, not the British Library Sound Archive. Besides there is a lot of work going on tracing the families of performers for permissions, and checking copyright. You can hear all the recordings in London (when the BL is open).

Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Blocked Sounds @ British Libabry - 2
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 20 - 04:48 PM

It's also a question of money. The BL has funds now for a project "Unlocking our Heritage" and will be putting up thousands of songs in the near future. Watch this space.

Tradsinger


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