"WELCOME TO DOCUMENT RECORDS"
DOCUMENT RECORDS (established 1998) has uniquely sourced, re-mastered , digitised and re-issued the vast majority of Afro-American acoustic blues, jazz, spirituals and gospel recordings (1900-1945) from the original 78 recordings.
It has been a turbulent time of late; the untimely deaths of some of our most talented and revered musicians coupled with so many celebrations, on this side of the pond at least. We had been planning a Spring Fling Sale for a while and the weekend’s dedication to the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard of Avon put us in mind of this;
"Tax not so bad a voice to slander music any more than once” (William Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing").
Which, roughly translated, means “Most Document CDs for a fiver for one week only.”
This astonishing project encompasses over 25,000 different tracks was made possible by the support of collectors, academics and ethnomusicologists.
DOCUMENT’S 8000 series is sourcing , digitising and re-issue much of the "old timey" pre-war country catalogue to make it permanently accessible for all.
In addition DOCUMENT has acquired the exclusive rights to over 360 hours of previously unreleased material produced by the Edison Company (1914-1929).
The vast repertoires includes Jazz, Blues, Country, Dance Bands, Vaudeville, Opera, Classical and speeches by popular orators and politicians of the time.
The complete recorded works of hundreds of blues, gospel, spiritual, boogie-woogie, songster artist; from the late 1800s onwards.
Many, many recordings not available elsewhere these are the roots of soul, modern gospel, R&B, rap, black urban vocal music and rock.
Primarily conceived as a way to get people and the economy back to work, Roosevelt's WPA arts projects published state tour guides, collected ex-slave narratives, and collected folklore of all sorts, but especially folk music.
This set contains the complete fiddle and banjo field recordings collected by Herbert Halpert for his 1939 field trip in Mississippi. Then working with the New York chapter of the Federal Theatre project Halpert was drafted by the Federal Music Project to produce the recordings. An army ambulance was donated and renovated with WPA labor. The Library of Congress loaned recording equipment. The Presto 78 disc cutter, then the state of the art for portable recording equipment, was installed in the ambulance, which was later nicknamed the "Soundwagon."
Josh White CD Bundle
Mississippi Sheiks CD Bundle - 4 CDs
Georgia White CD Bundle 4 CDs
Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues The Early Years 1927 ~ 1935
Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice.
Document Third Man Vinyl Bundle
Individual tracks, or entire albums, from the Document Records catalogue can be downloaded from the comfort of your home or office from Emusic. Click here
For less than the price of most CDs on the market Document presents The Catalogue.
One hundred and fifty pages, many printed in full colour.
Over eight hundred and eighty titles.
Over twenty thousand tracks.
Over two thousand three hundred main artists indexed alphabetically.
Click here for more details for the catalogue that's a collectors item itself!.
Waiting in excited anticipation for
the postman, Fanny knows just exactly what she's going to get and
when she's going to get it...
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