posted by Tom Moon on September 03, 2008 at 4:19 am
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As several folks who've corresponded here have noted, it's inevitable that a book of this size will have some factual errors. We did our best to prevent them -- the team of editors looked at each page at least six or seven times, but sometimes the misspelled word or transposed date managed to sneak through. Among the most glaring: The title of Santana's album Abraxas is incorrect on pg. 671-672.

The error has been corrected for the online version of the entry:

It will also be rectified in subsequent printings.

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#1 from David Horgan - 09/10/2008 12:14


Enjoying the book - so far I’ve counted 10 recordings on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (1% of the list!) - I wonder what the most by any record label (major and indie) is?

I do need to point out that the Dock Boggs album (His Folkways Years , 1963-1968) was issued by Smithsonian Folkways in 1997, not by Revenant as indicated in the book/website. The “catalog choice” listed in the entry is the Revenant album (Country Blues: Complete Early Recordings”.


David Horgan
Smithsonian Folkways

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