And Louis Armstrong's Hot Five never played live... ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 9:09 PM Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The trials of trying to give away a record collection > At 11:47 AM 2010-04-15, Tom Fine wrote: > >>When you get into recorded music, it's even more of a false premise that >>what's being preserved is "history." I always keep in mind a conversation >>I had with a classical pianist once, when the man was in his 70's. Somehow >>we got on the subject of how he'd be remembered and he glumly noted that >>his recordings would stand far longer than the experience of seeing him in >>concert. Yet, he had spent thousands more hours performing in concert -- >>and he believed he had performed every single work he had done best in >>concert -- than in front of microphones making records. > > And...this brings up one of my favourite topics: concerts should be > recorded well and archived. We do have some of this and I think we're > getting better at it, but the "produced" commercial recording product > indeed shows the producers' and the artists' visions and not the artists' > alone. > > Certainly the produced Broadway show albums, as another example, often > re-ordered the songs from where they appeared in performance. > > Cheers, > > Richard > > > Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] > Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX > Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm > Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.