• Joyce Donahue
    I cried when I read this. The loss to our cultural heritage is immeasurable - and it was all covered up in 2008.

    In addition to master tapes of more recent artists... "Among the incinerated Decca masters were recordings by titanic figures in American music: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland. The tape masters for Billie Holiday’s Decca catalog were most likely lost in total. The Decca masters also included recordings by such greats as Louis J...  more