Pitchfork TV has a quick trailer about Desperate Man Blues. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s a documentary about Joe Bussard, one of the most prolific record collectors in recent memory.
This guy collected 25,000 records, mainly blues, folk and gospel. In fact, he ran a record label that tried to reissue many of these old recordings.
He probably did more to preserve music than almost anyone I can think of. It’s a pretty fascinating look at what drives someone to do that. Check it out below, and do your best to find a copy of the full documentary.