Most people take OTR to encompass old radio broadcasts, not playing of old records like Dismuke's
That said, do some surfing at archive.org because there are also many recordings of live band remote
broadcasts, which were the common way a lot of music was broadcast back in the day. For many years,
many radio stations would not play records over the air, for a number of reasons. This changed
dramatically in the years after WWII. This was not a hard-fast rule, there were exceptions in both
legitimate licensed broadcasting as well as pirate and off-shore broadcasting.
So, a show like Dismuke's probably wouldn't exist under the lexicon of OTR.
By the way, in the perfect world, the major copyright owners (megaglomerate music companies) would
happily and wholeheartedly fund a multi-hour weekly series for NPR hosted by Dismuke or someone like
him highlighting all these gems from their vaults. The sponsorship annoucements could tell listeners
to go to a special "store" at Amazon or the like to buy the reissue CD's of whatever is available in
that format. This would take a different vault-management style than has been shown in recent years.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] OTR online?
Thanks Tom. Those are good, but what I really meant was more people
like Dismuke who program old music currently - with commentary and
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Jan 1, 2009, at 11:19 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> There is a ton of stuff at www.archive.org. Search on old radio first to get a general listing,
> then get as specific as you like.
> Also, a listmember runs:
> the sound quality level of his MP3 is very high.
> And of course Radio Spirits has a website.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 2:12 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] OTR online?
> I would love to have a listing of all the OTR links available. Been
> enjoying Dismuke, WAMU Hot Jazz Saturday Night, and would love to
> have links handy from our good radio people here!
> Thanks very much and Happy New Year - may it be a good one (not to
> mention better!),