Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Joe Bussard (1936–2022)

Record collector extraordinaire. Here, from Dust-to-Digital, is an appreciation.


September 30: The New York Times has an obituary.

A related post
Desperate Man Blues

comments: 4

Anonymous said...

thank you for pointing to this. i have realized how few people follow the history and lineage/genealogy of music like us oldsters do. and much of that knowledge unless recorded somewhere will be forgotten.

somewhere i have a large chart that was put together showing the lineage of rock bands from the 60s which is fascinating to see how many joined and left the bands through the years.

i remember when tuesdays were the big music drop days and i always knew who had an album coming out so that i could be sure to buy it on drop day.


Michael Leddy said...

You can see some younger listeners/musicians in the short film accompanying the Dust-to-Digital piece. But of course, the number of people of any age who care about this stuff is small. Joe Bussard did a lot to make such music available — I must have first seen his name on the backs of blues albums when I was in high school, one of the people thanked for the loan of original 78s.

I think Tuesday is still the day, but you have to be able to find a record store. : )

Chris said...

He was a total nut (as he openly admitted) and a national treasure. Today I pulled out my copy of the CD of Down in the Basement and started listening today it again. Priceless.

Michael Leddy said...

And how. I have that one too.