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CD reissue - Sam Hinton

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Subject: CD reissue - Sam Hinton
From: Stewie
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:57 PM

Some people might be interested in knowing of a recent release by the German Bear Family label, a CD of some historical interest - Sam Hinton 'The Library of Congress Recordings March 25, 1947' Bear Family BCD 16383. It has 46 of the 54 recordings that singer, folklorist, zoologist, lecturer etc, Sam Hinton, made for Duncan Emrich of the Archive of Folksong at the Library of Congress in 1947. (8 were left off because they would not fit on the CD). It is a very pleasant CD indeed - most tracks are less than 2 minutes, the longest, a Child ballad, is almost 4 minutes and the shortest is 37 seconds. Sam Hinton, who is now 86 and working on his autobiography, 'A Naturalist in Show Business', provides the notes for the songs (even for the missing 8). It provides an overview of what was in the songbag of a 30-year-old from East Texas (he was born in Oklahoma, but moved to East Texas as a child) in 1947. 13 of the songs come from Sandburg's 'American Songbag' which Hinton acquired in 1929. Only 2 songs - 'Buffalo Boys' and 'The Barnyard Song' - were previously released by the Library of Congress. This is an authorised release, unlike some Library of Congress issues in the Document catalogue.

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: CD reissue - Sam Hinton
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 04:21 AM

Thanks for the lead, Stewie. I see it's available at CDNOW (click). It's an album I've been awaiting for a long time. I don't know much about Sam's singing, but he's one of the most gracious and informative people I've met online. You can often find his comments at rec.music.folk, and he's a wealth of information. I e-mailed him about a couple of songs, and he replied right away and told me some great stories.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: CD reissue - Sam Hinton
From: Mudjack
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 10:57 AM

Sam is my all time favorite FOLK person. He is a walking encyclopedia of songs and is the most generous person in the world when it comes to sharing the music. He still performs annually at the Claremont Folk festival each year in May at the Claremont Spring Folk Festival.
Thanks for the information Stewie, I'll check out Joe's clicky thing......Thanks
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: CD reissue - Sam Hinton
From: Art Thieme
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 03:26 PM

This is exciting news. Thanks. Sam has been a mentor-from-afar to me for many years---not to mention a pen pal and then a cyber friend. Hooray!!!

Art Thieme


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