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GUEST,Karen H M Belden. Ballads and Songs-Unfortunate Rake (47) RE: H M Belden. Ballads and Songs-Unfortunate Rake 27 Jun 18


Re the chronology: I missed out the 1927 Dying Crapshooters Blues records. I think these are going with the theme, precursers of the Armstrong version. My favourite is the Martha Copeland one because I like the humour in the music.

The idea that Lloyd never decided whether to be a scholar or a singer has its attractions, and seems supported by some of the things he said/wrote. There are a couple of pieces on him by a person called I think E David Gregory online. If this link works, the essay has a convincing piece on Lloyd's 'editorial practice'. I'm not trying a blue clicky: they never work for me. http://cjtm.icaap.org/content/27/27_gregory.html

I think I would maybe add something like 'creative writer' to the mix, not to imply 'fiction', but in recognition of his 'literary' style. He's fond of simile and metaphor. So maybe, though he denied wanting to write songs, there is an aspect of how can I put it, creativity with language in the mix.


My copy of Roud arrived yesterday (minus half the index, so I got a full refund and no need to return book from the dealer who put it online as 'shelfworn' hence it was cheap to start with). I notice that it lists one *Jim Carroll* as a noteable collector of folk songs. (The C part of the index was present.)


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