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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2023, 01:39:57 PM »
Thanks for posting that, btasoundsradio! All of those unfamiliar names in the track list are pretty tantalizing, as are the familiar ones, of course.

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2023, 01:48:20 PM »
Too cool bta, thanks for posting! Just amazing that we are still getting new releases of these old, new to us and forgotten musicians.

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2023, 05:56:12 PM »
I've just recently been recalling the Folkways double albums that taught me about Sonny & Brownie, Lightnin' Hopkins, Leadbelly and others.  While two-fers ain't what they used to be, this looks like a reason to hook up the turntable.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2023, 06:44:41 PM »
Agree completely Jed.  I recently hooked up my turntable (bought long ago, so essentially new) to have a 'vinyl party' amongst my old fogey friends (a blast, all agreed worth repeating).  So I'm definitely in for the LPs.

 

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2023, 07:55:31 PM »
#MeToo.  Slack, one of the few things I can remember from the past six years of work with a diversity of groups passionate about equity is that we can call ourselves "elders" now. 
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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2023, 09:18:30 PM »
Ha!  Well there is an advantage, we elders can get away with quite a bit more.

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2023, 09:32:02 AM »
Looks like iTunes will only offer a 45 track version. They do have a preview of “Train Roll Up” which seems to have a strong Buddy Moss “Oh Lordy Mama” influence.

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2023, 01:32:31 PM »
Here's a link to the teaser on YT:



It's also available for a listen at Bandcamp (#35):

https://smithsonianfolkways.bandcamp.com/album/playing-for-the-man-at-the-door-field-recordings-from-the-collection-of-mack-mccormick-1958-1971

It was the main feature in the S-F email I received today. Hopefully more sample tracks will be made available prior to its release.

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2023, 06:05:45 PM »
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Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958–1971 is the first compilation of music drawn from this fabled collection, which indelibly documents a pivotal moment in African American history. It features never-before-heard performances not only from musicians who became icons in their own right

Hyperbole, since a large number of these tracks were released on the Treasury of Field Recordings albums in the '60s. But it's good that they're getting properly reissued from the original master tapes.

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2023, 09:05:28 PM »
Thank you, Gilgamesh. You make an excellent point.

At Stefan Wirz' page for 77 Records: https://www.wirz.de/music/77.htm

at the bottom of the entries for LA 12-2 "A Treasury Of Field Recordings Vol. 1" and LA 12-3 "A Treasury Of Field Recordings Vol. 2" you'll see a magnifying glass in the lower corners of the "notes" to the respective albums with the letters "pdf" in red. If you click on it the notes should either automatically download or open in your browser.

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2023, 05:40:29 PM »
Not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere but McCormick's bio of Robt Johnson is out. Review in The NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/17/books/mack-mccormick-robert-johnson-biography.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2023, 07:47:23 PM »
Hi Joe,

You can find a discussion of the book at the following thread:

https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6341.0

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2023, 06:10:25 PM »
The liner notes (without photos) are available to download--Just scroll down a little--They're on the right-hand side:
https://folkways.si.edu/playing-for-the-man-at-the-door

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Re: Mack McCormack Folkways Box Set coming in August
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2023, 05:00:45 PM »
John Troutman and Dom Flemons talk about Playing for the Man at the Door on NPR:

https://www.npr.org/2023/08/05/1192374019/smithsonian-releases-an-unheard-treasure-trove-of-blues-music

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