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Thread #155912   Message #3961863
Posted By: Vic Smith
15-Nov-18 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: John Reilly, traveller singer.
Subject: RE: John Reilly, traveller singer.
A five day wait for a response to my email to Mississippi. I was beginning to give up hope when this appeared in my inbox:-
Dear Vic Smith,

Thank you for contacting us. Currently the Goldstein Collection is limited to local access, while we try to determine rights issues/permissions. I went ahead and uploaded a couple of files to a Box account for you to access: and here he gives the URL of the .mp3 of the 12 songs that I listed here at 10 Nov 18 - 07:55 AM

Greg Johnson
Blues Curator and Associate Professor
Archives and Special Collections

I am listening to them for the first time and they are just delightful. There is a fair overlap with what we recorded from them in 1972, but listening to them, it is clear they are better for having being recorded when they were 12 years younger. This is particularly true of Cameron's singing. I am going to write an enthusiastic and thankful reply and attach a photo from 1972 and ask if they would like a biography and perhaps offer to provide alternative and more recognisable titles for some of the songs. I need to build a relationship with these people in the hope that this can develop to more access to this remarkable archive.
This has moved away from John Reilly. perhaps I should start a different thread for K. Goldstein archives