Welcome To The Archive

DSC05096The In Deep Music Archive is an eclectic collection of music and an array of books and films. An historical and contemporary library of all available formats - Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Reel to Reel tape, 8 Track, 78RPM, VHS, DVD, Laser discs and reference books, encyclopedias, catalogues, biographies, magazines - and any information that can be used to inspire music lovers, help record collectors with information and generally introduce music to all people. Collected by Marty Willson-Piper over the past 40 years, the archive has grown into this wonderful collection through a life of scouring the record stores around the world, but also through generous donations from friends, fans and labels alike.

Albums Of The Day

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FREE Download Of All Marty Willson-Piper’s Solo albums, MOAT And The Noctorum Project – Or Name Your Price.

If you would like to download any of my solo albums and the Noctorum albums then you are most welcome. If you can afford a donation towards the music then that will be gratefully accepted but you may also download the records for free. The exception to this is the new MOAT record because it […]


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24/10/16 – Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam – Live In Antibes – 1965

Mississippi Goddam was Nina Simone’s response to the assassination of Medgar Evers by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963 and the 16th St Baptist Church bombing in Alabama in the same year where four black children – Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair were killed. The song […]


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23/10/16 – Laura Duncan – I’ve Got A Right – 1952

Laura Duncan was the first woman to perform Strange Fruit, one of the most powerful protest songs, originally written as a poem called Bitter Fruit in 1937 by Abel Meeropol and made famous by Billie Holiday. Duncan almost became an official member of The Weavers as she sang with them on recordings, Pete Seeger thinking […]


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22/10/16 – Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit – 1959

Strange Fruit was written as a poem by Abel Meeropol in 1937 under the pseudonym Lewis Allan, named after his two still born children. After changing the title from “Bitter Fruit” and setting it to music, the song was performed in New York by Meeropol’s wife Laura Duncan as a Protest song against lynchings. An […]


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21/10/16 – Joan Baez – There But For Fortune – 1964

Joan Baez might be the highest profile long standing activist protest singer. Famous for her earnest vibrato and her rise to fame in the Folk movement of the early sixties. She was the first famous archetypal female protest singer and her relationship with Bob Dylan made them the King and Queen of the Folk scene as […]


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20/10/16 – Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution – 1988

Talkin’ Bout A Revolution was the opening track on one of the great debut albums of all time released by Tracy Chapman in 1988. Chapman went from obscurity to superstar as her album became an international hit. She appeared on the Amnesty International International concert tour in 1988 and went from busking in Harvard Square […]


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19/10/16 – Mick Softley – The War Drags On/Songs For Swingin’ Survivors – 1965 / Donovan – The War Drags On – 1965

Another album released in 1965, Song For Swingin’ Survivors was one of the first contributions of English protest Folk. A major influence for Donovan, The War Drags On was covered by Donovan on The Universal Soldier EP, he recorded Softley’s Goldwatch Blues on his debut album, What’s Bin Hid And What’s Bin Did released in […]