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Dust To Digital's Fertile Athens and Atlanta Roots

Posted: Nov 06, 2009

Dust to Digital's Deep Georgia Roots

One of my favorite organizations—hands down—stands as Lance Ledbetter’s Dust To Digital. Lance Ledbetter and Art Rosenbaum won a Grammy for Best Historical Album for History of Field Recording Volume 1. This year, Dust To Digital released Volume 2. Rosenbaum, a professor at The University of Georgia for many years, conducted the recording process, played on some songs and even illustrated the inimitable books and packaging.

Lance Ledbetter--a Georgia native--and I plan to continue part two of our in-depth interview we began in the spring next week. We talk about the origin of Dust to Digital, every release and even the latest projects underway. Dust to Digital offers the most soulful, historic and inspirational songs out there. The rare songs were transferred from old 78s to CD. Most of this music has never been heard. Some of the other indelible Dust To Digital releases include Goodbye Babylon, Take Me To the Water, Fonotone Records, Desperate Man Blues and Anthology of the String Bass to name several. Seek them out. Hearing this music is like going to church without leaving your house. It’s good for the soul, and it’s educational. Who can beat that?

James Calemine

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