Fascinating stuff. I know him only from a few of the LPs he put out, including
New York Taxi Driver on Columbia. But could he really lay claim to having
discovered Wimoweh and Banana Boat Song? Not that he took composer credits for
them, which makes him unique.
Matthew Barton wrote:
> We've only recently begun digitizing the decades of audio that comprise the Tony Schwartz Collection, but we plan to start posting highlights at the Recorded Sound page of the Library of Congress website soon. There'll be an announcement on the ARSClist later this summer.
> Matthew Barton
> Library of Congress
> National Audio Visual Conservation Center
> Culpeper, VA
>>>> Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> 07/03/08 9:25 AM >>>
> I think all of most of this was part of the first collection of "Lost and Found Sound," but it might
> have been re-edited/updated for On the Media show last week.
> By the way, I highly recommend both 2CD volumes of "Lost and Found Sound."
> Andy Lansett, Schwartz mentioned he did a 35-years-running show on WNYC. Do you know if there are
> any plans to make that collection available online? In decent fidelity?
> -- Tom Fine