As I mentioned, this is something that should be taken on my the LOC or Smithsonian. I bet that if
they asked, the current AT&T and perhaps some other descendants of the Bell System would put up some
of the funding. It should be offered to all Americans as downloads, with extra charged for physical
CDs. ARSC or the AESHC should offer to help organize the process and approach the telcos for some
funding. There might be a PBS documentary in it too, although that place is a hornet's nest of
politics and feifdoms so it's probably easier just to deal with the LOC or Smithsonian Folkways,
Ward Marston and the telcos. The Prelingers may well be willing to put up some money, as might Steve
Wozniak, if they were asked. So might hte Packard Foundation, for that matter. The recordings,
especially all of the early stereophony experiments, are a major part of American technical history.
WECO basically invented and enabled what was modern recording (first, electrical recording, then
stereophony and practical stereo recording for a grooved disk). Throw in the fact that Stokowski is
involved and it gets very interesting, and not just for collectors of obscura.
-- Tom Fine
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> Ward has been talking about this for a long time, but I'm afraid there is only so much one man can
> do (and make a living too).
> joe salerno
> On 4/10/2013 6:07 PM, Karl Miller wrote:
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>> I recall Ward Marston telling us at his talk at ARSC-NY that he intended to
>> revisit and redo those Bell Labs recordings, and as Mike said, he played us
>> a sample as redone. The LP's might have been his first big restoration
>> project. I recall there was an issue getting the timing of the two
>> channels exactly together. That is of course much easier to do on the
>> computer today. I hope he will redo those items.
>> Due to my interest in odd ball repertoire, I had a recent exchange with Ward
>> about those recordings...I was looking for Stokowski doing the Lopatnikoff 1st
>> Symphony. He said something to the effect that he wanted to redo them. When I
>> asked him when...he said...well....
> Joe Salerno