Wow - thank you! I never heard of this series, so it's really a discovery.
Must have taken you weeks. The meta-data alone was a large task.
One note - I downloaded the full set zip. After extraction on my office
Windows 7 machine, the file/folder names were green, meaning they were
encrypted. They opened, but when I tried to copy the music folder to my
studio W7 computer, it wouldn't copy. Clearing the Encrypt contents to
secure data attribute from the folder's Advanced Attributes dialog fixed it.
There was an error on one file during extraction, but I don't remember which
one. It might not matter, as nothing seems to be missing or of the wrong
size. It will be a while before I can play them all. :)
Again, thank you!
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Folk Music in America
Partially in observance of the coming holiday, mostly because I love music
and get a kick out of sharing, I scanned and blogged the 1976 Library of
Congress / Dick Spottswood LP series "Folk Music in America". If you're
unfamiliar, it's a 15 LP series of recordings and booklets documenting the
folk song and dance of pretty much any culture that can be considered
American (US, that is) between 1890 and 1976. It's a truly remarkable set,
and has never been available in digital form (as far as I know) until now.
You can download the full set here -
Or download individual volumes and read my notes about it here -
Please excuse me if this is "blogspam", but I know Dick is a long-time ARSC
member and thought many of you would appreciate it.
Mason Vander Lugt