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GUEST,WYS Needed: A 'Digitrad' of Recordings (40) RE: Needed: A 'Digitrad' of Recordings 06 Apr 05

BBC has a nice set of songs online, full length, considered classics of, I dunno, I guess popular song. It got me thinking when I came across it just this AM.

I think Bob's idea belongs on the radio-- a DT radio show where versions from various recordings could be played as the DJ worked his/her way through the DT-- either alphabvetivcally or by keyword/ category. Maybe that would bring too much copyright attention to the DT, but if the shows were archived it would result in an adjunct resource to the DT.

WFMU-FM has the archiving capability-- I regularly plumb the depths of the several-years' archive of weekly Sinner's Crossroads programs for classic black gospel songs to learn. The shows are all archived to stream (one can run a recorder to capture songs). All the playlists for all the WFMU shows are also archived and searchable by song title, album title, or artist name. So finding DT songs would be a simple matter as the pile of shows accumulated.

That show is produced in the DJ's home studio, far away from the radio station, and sent in each week on CD-ROM. No reason an enterprising Catter could not do a show like that if they could talk WFMU or another webcasting station into hosting it. The songs presented could be done via recording or via live performance. Certainly having a catalog like Folk Legacy or CAMSCO at one's disposal could be a help in finding songs. :~) I have this image of Dick saying, "Gee, I couldn't lay my hands on a recording of this one, but it goes kinda like this....."

If anyone pursues this idea, don't forget to pay me a cut of the "loot"! :~) Or find the grant bucks and I'll write the grant for someone.

See, I'm not always a sarcastic crabbyass! :~)


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