[Dixielandjazz] Re: CDs that won't play

LeslieMRag at aol.com LeslieMRag at aol.com
Fri Sep 12 17:41:15 PDT 2003

Hi, Listmates:

Just an addendum to the discussion on unplayable CDs. Here at The Mississippi 
Rag, we get many, many CDs, with some of them home-produced CD-Rs. We send 
out all CDs to reviewers from here, and the commercially produced CDs are never 
a problem but frequently the home-produced ones are and we end up not 
reviewing them. One reviewer can play CD-Rs only on his computer, but, as he says, the 
sound is not nearly as good as CDs played on his regular equipment, so he 
doesn't feel comfortable writing reviews on that basis. The comments about old CD 
players are well taken--but I can't in good conscience insist that reviewers 
invest in new equipment when their old players work just fine in all other 
respects. And, interestingly enough, an ancient boombox in the office plays most 
CD-Rs just fine, so old equipment isn't always the problem.

Leslie Johnson
editor at mississippirag.com OR
lesliemrag at aol.com

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