"In the 1950s, while audio recording was still an astronomically expensive art, limited to the professional studio, a few forward-thinking artists began to experiment with home recording. Deep in Appalachia, folk singer JOHN JACOB NILES (an influential musician to Bob Dylan) released two EPs on his own label, Boone-Tolliver: 'John Jacob Niles: American Folk Love Songs' and 'Ballads By Niles', before larger folk labels, like Tradition, came calling. While an independent, artist-owned label in the 1950s proved too difficult for Niles to run, by shying away from the studio and surrounding himself by family and friends, he succeeded in producing some of the best recordings of his career. Until now, these recordings have not been reissued on any format, so it is with great pleasure that another artist-run label, L.M. Dupli-cation, presents them back to the world. Printed on off-set presses from the '40s. Includes a booklet with the original release liner notes plus bonus material on the recordings and the story of Boone-Tolliver by Niles's biographer, DR. RON PEN. Vinyl includes digital download coupon." (label info) also available on cd
in stock | US| 2012| m-/vg++| LM DUPLI-CATION | 15.00

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