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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted September 14, 2009 02:41      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Do you enjoy rootling around in charity shops, or second had record shops? If so British Library Sound Archive is probably for you, though I should warn you, that it is one of those sites where you can waste a lot of time. Some recordings are copyrighted and only available for academic purposes, but most of it appears to be available to everyone. There is a great range of material there from the sublime to the quite bizarre, for example Tolkein at the tobacconists, or the pdfs of some early record catalogues.

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Icon 1 posted September 14, 2009 03:42      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It looks like it's UK only.

Even when I tick the public-domain-only box, every search result leads to a page that says...

"Due to copyright restrictions this recording is only available to users in the United Kingdom."

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted September 14, 2009 07:06      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh sorry everyone, I didn't realise.

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Grummash

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Calli - no need to apologise, being from 'Oop North' I am able to access the recordings and I have to say a big thank you.

I often mooch about on the BL website but I have never noticed the link to the sound archive...as many toothless old villagers strangling traditional songs as you could possibly wish for!

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