Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read.
Hell, it’s already January. Damned year is almost over and I’ve got a lot to do. Jeanne had a box here with what’s left of my old hundreds of cassette tapes I converted during the 1980s from vinyl LPs. I’ve tried to get as much as possible from the local library and InterLibrary loan, but some of it just isn’t out there.
I say it isn’t, but probably a lot is on YouTube and available from Amazon if a person pays for it. But I donealready paid for this back in the day when music was music and everyone was glad of it.
Time was I believed my favorite bluegrass album was Jonathan Edwards and Seldom Scene, Blue Ridge.
However, I eventually found this one elsewhere digitized. The library was also helpful finding old Louvin Brothers I didn’t expect to be available anywhere.
On the other hand, I once believed The Red Clay Ramblers were the best bluegrass ever and had a lot on cassette. And today nobody’s ever heard of them for the most part. The Johnson County Library doesn’t have any of their work.
So most of what I have by RCR on tape will be all I ever listen to in the future once I convert it to MP3. Then there’s Ned Sublette’s early years, a guy I used to know named Jerry Sires, along with [not enough] other tapes Jeanne salvaged from my ruins after Y2K.
A new project for 2015 and the damned year’s almost gone already. These things take time.