A Miraculous Field Recording: The Guitar Playing of Joseph Spence

Here’s a fantastic article from the New Yorker, detailing the life, unique magic (and recording of) Jospeh Spence. A must-read for any American folk and world/ roots fans. It goes into meticulously-researched detail of the means of capturing the album, “Music of the Bahamas, Volume 1: Bahaman Folk Guitar”, which was released by Folkways Records in 1959.