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From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> There's a mile of material
> There are some yards of material the company would normally preserve, and
> given the ongoing costs, probably discard the rest.
> It's likely everyone at the company has heard of Bing Crosby and Louis
> Armstrong. But the calyso, the artists in the Sepia Series, May Questel,
> the countless other musical nooks and cranies so important to readers of
> this list as well as future collectors and likely unknown names to the
> discard deciders? Should they be Dr. Mengeled? Should the future be
> access to the things we may not value today but that they will, in their
> time, a phenomenon we've seen time and again?
This is exactly why I am trying to acquire and preserve as many 78's as
I possibly can (I'm now past 67,000 after this past Sunday's CAPS
meeting!) I am trying to ensure that as many 78's as possible are being
preserved...! I leave the preservation of classical 78's to the many
collectors who collect/accumulate (and listen to) these.
Steven C. Barr