I have been collecting folk recordings, mostly by artists from the United States and the British Isles, for about 40 years. This blog is intended to share a few of these recordings (all believed to be Public Domain under EU law where this blog originates) and make them available online for research and scholarship in accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107. Also included are links to other interesting blogs, websites, and freely available folk audio and video.
Dienstag, 7. Dezember 2010
"Country Music" from behind the Iron Curtain....
It sure sounded "Country" (with the canned applause and everything) and
must have given GDR citizens a similar feeling as when watching Marlboro
commercials on West German TV -- even though hardly anyone could
understand the lyrics and despite the fact that in 1985 none of the
musicians were likely to "ever play in Texas" and that it was next to impossible in the GDR to be "a thousand miles away from home waitin' for a train"....
I'm told (from a reliable source at WikiLeaks) that a take of "Don't Fence Me In" was
attempted, but aborted by the Stasi "observer" in the studio....