CORRECTION: The Smithsonian not the Library of Congress has been
reissuing the Folkways albums on vinyl.
On 4/20/2012 10:42 AM, Jeremy Smith wrote:
> I would argue that we are in a reissue renaissance when it comes to
> vinyl. The growth in vinyl sales has created a market for labels like
> Light in the Attic, Sundazed, Rhino and dozens of others to reissue
> known rock artists as well as artists in many other genres such as
> country, jazz, funk, r&b, soul, pop and folk. Light In the Attic
> alone has reissued artists as disparate as the Louvin Brothers, Serge
> Gainsbourg, Lee Hazlewood, Betty Davis and dozens of others. The
> Library of Congress has even gotten into the act by reissuing vinyl
> editions of many classic Folkways albums on vinyl. In addition, many
> of the major indie labels of the 90s such as Merge, Dischord, and Drag
> City have reissued remastered vinyl of their back catalogs as well as
> digging out never before heard of artists from the 60s and 70s.
> I now find it odd when I can't find a release (new or old) on vinyl.
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