1) When we started the site, we did not have an archival consciousness. So, our first two shows, recorded in late May and early June of 1997, are permanently lost... unfortunately. These earliest shows were recorded on cassette, and the first tapes were recorded over with newer shows. Once taken off line, the media files were also deleted, and the playlists disappeared somewhere in the shuffle between me and Jim. I did not own my own computer until February of 1998, so Jim had to handle all the web mastering, including the encoding.
2) The shows of Oct. 6, Nov. 2, and Dec. 17, 1997 have been lost for some mysterious reason. However, the playlists have survived and are part of this list.
3) Although all shows are now in the .mp3 format, shows from 1998 were originally encoded in pre-G2 Real Audio. There are no cassette, DAT, or .wav masters. The frequency response is limited, but still worth listening to, we think. (Not until 2000, with the advent of affordable CD burners and 40 gigabyte hard drives, were we able to master all shows in full fidelity .wav AND hold on to the masters.)
Enjoy the shows!
Here is the entire inventory of Folk Image playlists, and the shows and features that are linked to them. You will find the media link just below the date on each page. If you are searching for a particular song or artist, use the search engine below to find the show(s) where the song or artist is played.
By installing QuickTime on your computer, a plugin is automatically installed that enables your web browser to play each file instantly. Without this plugin, you may have to wait for the entire file to download before your default .mp3 player opens and begins play. This process may take several minutes on a slower DSL or cable connection.