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Billy the Bus Grooves from the grave (8) Grooves from the grave 23 Jul 04


G'day,

Particle physics has got into the noble art of retrieving and cleaning data from old gramophone cylinders and discs, according to this BBC article. There must be a folkie in there somewhere. The first test usied the Weavers 1950 vesion of the Leadbelly standard..

"I think it's hard to quantify, but it's certainly a great cultural and emotional imprint. The very first sample that we reconstructed was the Goodnight Irene song. It's thought of as a lullaby these days, but if you listen to the lyrics it's about adultery, murder and some other things. That immediately gives you the feeling for the cultural change between the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and these days."

/Twill be interesting to see what eventuates. "I'll see you in my dreams".

Cheers - Sam


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