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Desperate Man Blues

Joe Bussard is a cultural scavenger, musician, broadcaster and a pioneer in the preservation of 78rpm records and the roots music produced in pure and undiluted form in the 1920s and 30s.

Bussard has rescued priceless shellac artefacts from attics and basements across the US for more than 50 years, amassing a vast collection of more than 25,000 rare discs. At 65, Bussard has the enthusiasm and energy of a 16-year-old and will happily spin 75-year-old records all day for anyone who will listen, all the while giving a running commentary on the music and performer, reliving the day it was made and relating his tales of how he came to rescue the records.

55 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Jan 2009 23:00