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Steve Greene
Audiovisual Archivist
Office of Presidential Libraries
National Archives and Records Administration
(301) 837-1772

On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:53 AM, Steve Greene <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBROmF4wWus
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> Steve Greene
> Audiovisual Archivist
> Office of Presidential Libraries
> National Archives and Records Administration
> (301) 837-1772
>
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:13 AM, David Crosthwait <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> The Dick Cavett Show is represented by Global Image Works:
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>> http://www.globalimageworks.com/news/2014/globalimageworks-annouces-representation-of-the-dick-cavett-show.php
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>> I am quite sure they know of the existence of these (if any) early
>> recordings.
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>> In regard to the 1969 (and later) Cavett Show appearances by Janis, I
>> have transferred each from 2" Quad videotape over the years on the Ampex
>> AVR-1. These new masters exist on Digital Betacam. The audio/video quality
>> is very good.
>>
>> Although I am certain that Katherine is already aware of these
>> publications, Shout! put out several Cavett compilations over 10 years ago.
>> Here is one example of Janis Joplin performances made available from The
>> Dick Cavett Show:
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>> http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-dick-cavett-show-rock-icons-dick-cavett/9726116?ean=826663303094
>>
>> Janis with Big Brother and the Holding Company from '67 or '68 (?) exists
>> on 2" Quad videotape (also transferred on the AVR-1) with stunning black &
>> white quality. Contact Retro Video in Glendale California for
>> representation IIRC.
>>
>> I receive no financial benefit from the above listings. They are merely
>> presented as a public service to this group.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> David Crosthwait
>> DC Video
>> Videotape transfers and more!
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>>
>> On Apr 8, 2015, at 5:32 AM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
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>> > Hi, Steve, and Marcia,
>> >
>> > I recall Dick Cavett being on ABC. I worked at ABC. I've heard some of
>> the logging tapes from the 1970s and know how they were made and how they
>> sound.
>> >
>> > They were 4-track (possibly 5-track counting time code, I don't recall)
>> recordings in one direction. Both local (WABC-TV Channel 7) and Network
>> were recorded. The other two tracks escape me. One may have been time code,
>> though I have a 5-track repro head which allegedly was used as a format to
>> provide four logging channels PLUS time code. But I got that head in the
>> early 2000s from Joe Dundovic who made it at Nortronics.
>> >
>> > The recording was on Maxell 18 micron ("1/2 mil" with thin mag coat)
>> tape which means 3600 feet on a 7-inch reel. Tape speed was 15/32 in/s
>> providing 24+hours per reel. Dual Dictaphone (I think) transports
>> alternating days.
>> >
>> > Those transports were designed more for 35 micron ("1 mil" with a
>> thicker coating) tape with 3600 feet of that tape requiring a 10.5 inch
>> reel.
>> >
>> > The end result exhibited very high flutter and very poor frequency
>> response. The 18 micron tape was especially springy and its contribution to
>> the poor flutter performance was my conclusion back in the day. But the
>> 10.5-inch reels were more expensive and took up more space and fidelity on
>> logging tapes was not a hill to die for. Even I understood that way back
>> then. I tried much harder to have all 1-inch Type C video tapes recorded
>> with Dolby A. Whether that would have been a good decision long term, I
>> don't know as there are plusses and minuses, but the Type C audio had about
>> the same S/N ratio as a cassette, if I recall correctly.
>> >
>> > Even if the tapes did exist, I'm not certain I'd want to listen to
>> them. If you were lucky and I played the tapes on a Sony APR (not a
>> Dictaphone), the interview segments might be tolerable, I think the music
>> would be like fingernails on a blackboard or worse, and I'm not making a
>> comment about Joplin. I actually like some of her music though I'm more of
>> a Judy Collins and Joan Baez fan.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> >
>> > Richard
>> >
>> >
>> > On 2015-04-08 12:17 AM, Marcia Segal wrote:
>> >> If there are, I wonder who.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>> On Apr 7, 2015, at 10:11 PM, Steve Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> She appeared on the local-only  broadcasts of the Dick Cavett show in
>> NYC in hear earlier NY visits.  Research will tell you on what channel.
>> Even if there are no videotapes, it's likely there were low quality logging
>> tapes made for legal reasons.  Do any of these still survive.?
>> >>>
>> >>> Steve Smolian
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Hello all,
>> >>>
>> >>> I am new to the list and hoping to find a few or more Janis Joplin
>> fans on
>> >>> this listserv.  I'm one of the producers on a documentary currently in
>> >>> progress on her life.  It is the first project to be commissioned by
>> her
>> >>> family and estate and we are working very hard to unearth as much
>> archival
>> >>> as possible.
>> >>>
>> >>> I'm looking for anything from old radio interviews, to home audio or
>> video
>> >>> recorded at shows, etc.
>> >>>
>> >>> Would love to hear from anyone if you have stuff or can think of
>> anyone
>> >>> else who might.
>> >>>
>> >>> I can be reached at: [log in to unmask]
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks!
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> KATHERINE LEBLOND
>> >>>
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