Bruce Bastin/Interstate Music Collection

Collector Bruce BastinCollection Highlights

Folklorist Bruce Bastin started Interstate Music in the 1970s to reissue important folk, jazz, country, blues, and ethnic recordings on LP. Over the years, he issued some 850 compilations on LP and CD, featuring music from The Americas and the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

In 2008, the UCSB Library acquired a portion of his collection consisting of about 10,000 78rpm ethnic and folk recordings from Latin America and Europe as well as recordings in popular traditions such as Argentine tango recordings. Currently, the recordings are being cataloged. See photos of the collection's arrival.

To find recordings in his collection that have been cataloged, check the UCSB Library catalog.