[JPL] A request for my knowledgeable friends.

Dick LaPalm dlpjazz at thegrid.net
Wed Jul 19 22:04:24 EDT 2006


Russell,
In either '75 or '76 Island Records released an absolutely extraordinary
album by Nick Drake entitled "Bryter Layter".  Island, I believe, is now
owned by BMG which would be a good starting point for your friend.

Dick LaPalm

Russell Haines wrote:

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> A friend of mine has a book store and also sells cd's. She recently 
> asked me if I knew who was the U.S. distribtor for the British 
> singer/songwriter Nick Drake whose career was cut short by depression 
> and eventually suicide (?) in 1974.
> She has tried all of her current distributors and none of them can 
> help her out.
> She has also made some attempts at searching online but has not found 
> an answer.
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> I told her I would enquire with the best source of music related 
> issues I know, you folks.
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> If anyone can help me out, please reply offline at:
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> Thanks in advance,
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> Russ
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> Russ Haines
> Jazz/World Music Director
> WWSP 90fm
> Stevens Point, WI.
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