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GUEST,keberoxu John Jacob Niles recordings (8) RE: John Jacob Niles recordings 25 Jun 20

A recent thread reminded me of
early 20th-century concert singer
Andrew Rowan Summers, who recorded albums of traditional songs,
sung very much in the style of European classical music;
like John Jacob Niles, he played a dulcimer (normal size though).

Which reminded me of Niles himself, and brought me here.

All these years after the thread was opened, of course,
digital technology has brought us MP3 versions of recorded music,
and if you, as I did, look at Amazon dot com,
there are pages and pages of MP3 versions of single tracks
of John Jacob Niles singing traditional music.

The recordings that Niles made in his own home in 1952,
re-issued as "the Boone-Tolliver recordings,"
can be found at Amazon in four formats:
a vinyl pressing (no reviews, no suggestion what quality it is);
and compact discs, the label identified as "LM Duplication,"
and I'm darned if I know who that is.

There's a Tradition Everest compilation called
Best of John Jacob Niles.
The same label issued
An Evening with John Jacob Niles.
Both are sold in CD format as well as the digital versions.

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