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Keeping the Blues Alive award 2018

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Established 1985

Document Record’s mission began, in 1985, as persevering and make permanently available a vast wealth of Afro American Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Sermons, Spirituals, Boogie-woogie and Swing recordings made from 1893 through to the mid-20th century and a little beyond. Since its foundation, Document has been vintage Old-Timey and World music to its extensive catalogue.

Originally issued on vinyl and then onto CD and now with the addition of downloads a major percentage of these recordings are presented as the full recorded works of each artist; either as albums dedicated to individual artists or by following themes such as geographical regions; styles, such as ragtime guitar or slide guitar; instruments, such as piano, harmonica, mandolin, string bands, jug or washboard bands.

Every Document Records’ CD includes an informative booklet, written by a leading expert in its field, and a detailed discography.

There are also “special projects”, which appear on the 32-20 series and these have included albums to compliment the publication of books by Paul Oliver. More recently, Document has focused on how its genres of music have featured in traditional events of the year, such as Christmas, Halloween, New Year and the Seasons.

2017 saw the opening of The Document Records Store on-line retail outlet where over a thousand albums of amazing, historical recordings can be accessed and are available for purchase, as CDs or as Downloads. Over twenty-five thousand tracks are available as individual or multiple downloads.

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Document Records Ltd.,

Unit 2c Creek Road,
Bladnoch Industiral Est.,
Newton Stewart
Dumfries & Galloway,
DG8 9AB. UK.

Tel: 01988 403200.

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