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Archive Highlight: LA Songwriters Showcase presents “Top 20” Featuring 20 of the best songs of L.A.S.S. Pro Members

Another interesting piece of John Braheny history from the John Braheny Archives on the Craft and Business of Songwriting.


Program for LA Songwriters Showcase presents “Top 20” Featuring 20 of the best songs of L.A.S.S. Pro Members with a special guest set by hit writer/producer Preston Glass

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Archive Highlight: Front cover and inside Publishers Note from Songwriters Musepaper Volume 1, Issue 1, September 24 to October 15, 1986

Another interesting piece of John Braheny history from the John Braheny Archives on the Craft and Business of Songwriting.


Front cover and inside Publishers Note from Songwriters Musepaper Volume 1, Issue 1, September 24 to October 15, 1986

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(Note: These “JB” numbers are the unique Accession number for each piece in the archives and allows us to quickly locate any item by searching the archive index)

From the Acting Archivist…

We have a large collection of Songwriters Musepapers and other publications from LASS, but I am not sure if I have every issue of the publication.That will take further cataloging before we know what we have an what are missing. In some cases, we actually have the original floppy disks and Pagemaker files from later editions. This means we can pull out text from interviews and stories and easily share them here on the site. I’ll be looking for an intern to catalog all of the publications we have and make note of the articles and photos included in each issue. I think this will add a significant amount of value to archive by adding to the items the can be searched electronically.

Douglas E. Welch, douglas@welchwrite.com

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Archive Highlight: A “Hangout” discussion with John Braheny and Len Chandler, LA Songwriters Showcase, April 18, 1979 – 47 min [Audio]

Another interesting piece of John Braheny history from the John Braheny Archives on the Craft and Business of Songwriting.


A “Hangout” discussion with John Braheny and Len Chandler, LA Songwriters Showcase, April 18, 1979 [Audio]

John and Len host a “hangout” session at an LA Songwriters Showcase meeting in 1979. Digitized from the original cassette tape.

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From the Acting Archivist…

As I make my way through stacks of cassette tapes — THE media used for recording during this period — I am digitizing each tape as I add it to the index. I’ll only be releasing a fraction of the collection here, but if you are looking for a particular interview or LASS meeting, you might be able to find it in the archive catalog.

As I work through the collection, I have been struck with the longevity of these cassette tapes, many stored without cases in a rather haphazard manner. I have only had one or two that squeak or otherwise show signs of stress. I haven’t encountered any flaking of the oxide on the tape, which was originally a worry when I first started this project. This is one of the older tapes I have seen so far.

As we move forward with the archive, I’ll be looking to have any audio files — especially interviews — transcribed, so that we can create a searchable archive of all the audio available.

Douglas E. Welch, douglas@welchwrite.com

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Archive Highlight: BW Photo of (L-R) John Braheny, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin and David Foster, Producer, of the band Chicago at LA Songwriters Showcase Circa early 1980’s

Another interesting piece of John Braheny history from the John Braheny Archives on the Craft and Business of Songwriting.


BW Photo of (L-R) John Braheny, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin and David Foster, Producer, of the band Chicago at LA Songwriters Showcase Circa early 1980's

BW Photo of (L-R) John Braheny, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin and David Foster, Producer, of the band Chicago at LA Songwriters Showcase Circa early 1980’s

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