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Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary

 Appalachian VisionaryBlind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary is finding its way into record stores nearly 90 years after Reed was first recorded. Born blind on June 15, 1880, in Floyd County, Virginia, Alfred Reed grew up on a West Virginia farm. In the 1920s, when radio became available in his area, Alfred listened to and enjoyed performances by several of the era’s popular singers. Alfred would purchase songbooks and hymnbooks, and his wife Nettie would read the lyrics to him.

New from Dust-to-Digital - Joe Bussard Presents The Year of Jubilo

Joe Bussard Presents The Year of Jubilo - 78 RPM Recordings of Songs from the Civil WarAtlanta, GA - Joe Bussard, a lifelong lover of old-time music, is famous for his passion for finding and preserving old 78 RPM discs, his hospitality to visitors who want to hear them, and his generosity in making them available for reissue so that they can be enjoyed by succeeding generations. Joe is released his latest collection, The Year of Jubilo - 78 RPM Recordings of Songs from the Civil War, on October 16 on the Dust-to-Digital label.

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineDust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who ranks highly among the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music.

Ola Belle Reed - Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Due Aug 21

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineDust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who is one of the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music. Ola Belle Reed’s 1960s recordings, some of the earliest she ever made and available here for the very first time, are counter-balanced by a disc of modern-day field recordings of her descendants and those within her Appalachian community that she inspired. This deluxe edition highlights Ola Belle’s deep repertoire – folk ballads, minstrel songs, country standards, and originals – and traces the impact her music made and is still making today with 58 newly-remastered recordings and texts by Henry Glassie and Cliff Murphy.

Dust-to-Digital to Release Ola Belle Reed Book/CD Combination

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineOne of the more interesting record labels for older music with a unique twist has always been Dust-to-Digital. The label has just announced their Book and CD media package Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line. This latest collection by Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy and Douglas Dowling Peach should be a welcome addition to those who cherish the traditional mountain music of the past.

Exciting News from Dust-to-Digital

Michigan-I-OIn 1938 the Library of Congress dispatched Alan Lomax—already a seasoned field worker at age 23—to complete a folklife survey of the Great Lakes region. He set off in a 1935 Plymouth Deluxe 4-door sedan, toting a Presto instantaneous disc recorder, a still camera, and a moving image camera. He returned almost three months later, having driven thousands of miles on barely paved roads, with a cache of 250 discs and 8 reels of film. These materials documented the diversity of ethnicity—Irish, Finnish, Serbian, Polish, German, Croatian, Canadian French, Hungarian, and more—in Michigan, as well as cultural expression among loggers and lake sailors.

10 Year Anniversary for "Goodbye, Babylon" Box Set

Matt Kinman and His Old Time SerenadersIt has been ten years since the first copies of Goodbye, Babylon made their way into record shops around the world. Four and a half years in the making, our inaugural set represents so much of what Dust-to-Digital has become: an access point to obscure, lost and hidden music. We want to take this opportunity to look back at a few of the stories behind the release that launched us on our way. Dust-to-Digital is a very special label that we have covered many times on Cybergrass. Their collections of rare recordings, brought back to life, cover a variety of musical topics and they all are interesting and worth consideration.

Dust-to-Digital Offers a Wonderful Mother's Day Tribute Collection

Never a Pal Like MotherOne of our favorite labels, Dust-to-Digital, salutes all the mothers with an exquisitely-designed 96-page hardback book featuring 65 antique photographs from such noted collectors as Sarah Bryan and Jim Linderman. Included are two CDs containing 40 vintage recordings from 1927-1956 from such esteemed 78 collectors as Joe Bussard. Artists include the Louvin Brothers, Bob Wills, Wade Mainer, Maddox Brothers & Rose, the Carter Family, and more. Never a Pal Like Mother is a treasure tribute to mothers past, present and future. See complete track list below.

For John Fahey, His Past Comes Back to Life

Your Past Comes Back to Haunt YouDust-to-Digital has released another outstanding piece of history. John Fahey - Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You (The Fonotone Years 1958-1965) is the long-awaited box set of the earliest recordings by and the first book ever written about John Fahey. The five CDs feature 115 tracks, most of which are available on CD for the first time. The audio was remastered from Joe Bussard’s reel-to-reel tapes to achieve pristine sound quality.

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