Re: Spoken Word CDs

David Gilbert (dgilbert@WELLESLEY.EDU)
Fri, 15 Mar 1996 11:42:14 -0500 (EST)

We have a very large collection of spoken word LPs which as Music Librarian
I was charged with 'dealing' with. What I have found is that this is not a
happening genre. I ordered replacement cassettes from Harper Audio (which
claims to handle the old Caedmon recordings) and more than 3/4 of what was
in the catalogue was not really available. This was true with a couple of
other companies I tried as well. Hardly anything is issued on CD. So for
now, until another few years go by and these LPs continue not to circulate,
we are stuck with 'em. I was just trying to replace what seemed to me to be
the more useful items, poets and writers reading their own works and
political speeches. We do not collect audio-books.

If anyone finds that this stuff is indeed being issued on cassette or CD,
let us hear from you!


>I would like to replace our spoken-word audiocassette collection with
>CDs. I've been exploring companies that are releasing plays, speeches,
>etc. on compact disc and not finding much. Are any of you buying this
>kind of CD? Could you recommend some sources? Thanks!
>I know this isn't video, but you guys have all the answers :-).
>Kristine Brancolini
>Indiana University Libraries

David Gilbert - Music Librarian - Wellesley College -