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Thread #106522   Message #2205819
Posted By: dick greenhaus
30-Nov-07 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: Topic Records Folk Songs Of Britain
Subject: RE: Topic Records Folk Songs Of Britain
Jim-
I couldn't agree more. But...who's going to bell the cat?
It costs money to edit, transfer and post things. I don't know about the BBC, but in this country th Library of Congress's treasure trove of field collections is literally withering away, due to lack of funds to process and transfer them to more stable media.
   Until some angels appear, I suspect that we're going to have to depend upon rank (or not-so-rank) commercialism to bridge the gap between the collections and the audience.