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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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Jeremy Smith
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