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Thread #29288   Message #1156307
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-Apr-04 - 01:12 AM
Thread Name: John Dwyer - Songs & Stories
Subject: RE: John Dwyer - Songs&Stories
I'm another step closer to working on Dad's collection. I was in Calgary for a few days visiting with my aunt and uncle. They had moved into a condo recently and had stuff rattling around in the trunk of my aunt's car that they didn't need but that "were too good to give to the Goodwill." One of those things was a reel-to-reel tape recorder that works just fine. I looked like a bit of a nut lugging that thing through the airports, but I made it!

I don't know what to expect from them, but I do have quite a number of Dad's tapes from back in I would guess were the 1960s and early 1970s. This includes a stack of tapes that was in his living room and clearly things he wanted to keep, and a stack from his back room that he intended to tape over. My theory is that those back room tapes are the raw data that was edited and copied onto the others.

Would this have been the practice? Make the original tape, then copy the "good parts" over onto a new tape? Is this what others of the Seattle folks were doing at that time?

Maggie (SRS)