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> From: Doug Pomeroy <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: July 1, 2008 9:56:38 PM EDT
> To: ARSCLIST automatic digest system <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: SESAC catalog

>> Hi John,
>
>
> I stored almost all of the SESAC tapes and discs in my house for  
> several years, while the owners tried to find a buyer.  They paid  
> me to make digital transfers of many of the albums.  Some good  
> ones, like the Coleman Hawkins album, had been licensed for release  
> on other labels previously.
>
> Eventually, Bear Family purchased the catalog.
>
> Yes, there are some famous names, but the recordings are more often  
> than not rather bland.  As I recall, there is a great (my opinion)  
> Bill Russo album, and one of the Gospel albums is the real thing  
> (Stamps-Baxter), but mostly the material has a "generic" quality,  
> as you say.
>
> Doug Pomeroy
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>> Date:    Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:51:04 -0700
>> From:    John Ross <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: SESAC Library Transcriptions
>>
>> I have an opportunity to acquire a large collection of SESAC Library
>> Transcriptions, including (but not limited to) many of the A
>> (American Folk Music and Dance) and R (Religious Music) series. There
>> are also some of the (N?) band discs as well.
>>
>> I have listened to a few samples, and they don't seem to be
>> particularly interesting -- I assume they were intended for the kind
>> of "filler" radio shows that  nobody expected anybody to listen to,
>> except as background music.
>>
>> My online research tells me that Bear Family now owns the rights to
>> this stuff, and that there were apparently a few well-known musicians
>> who made recordings for this series. So there might be some gold
>> among the dross.
>>
>> Has anybody documented or evaulated this series in any kind of
>> detail? Speaking subjectively, was there enough "good stuff" on these
>> discs to justify sorting through the junk? Does anybody collect  
>> this stuff?
>>
>> John Ross