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Thread #71727   Message #1231424
Posted By: GUEST,eliza c
22-Jul-04 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy on the Wireless Radio
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy on the Radio
hi all,
    I'm glad you (mostly!)liked it. I was nervous, and reading from a script, but I tried to be as even-handed as I could with regards to the scene-the original script was pretty much just about guitarists in coffee houses. We did quite a bit of writing in the studio to be as balanced as possible, include the trad clubs and he jazz clubs, try to give the impression in limited time that the trad stuff was as important as the blues influences, and just as popular, that not everybody was in love with American music and skiffle.
Countess, I didn't mean to give the impression that there were two camps. I was trying to do the opposite, by saying that at all these places people played to full houses of enthusiastic people...Half an hour really isn't enough, is it?
The period we were covering was 1964-1974, as they wished to cover four decades to the present in the four programmes; Christy fits in there. It was important to us to have Prosperous on the programme as that album marks the beginning of Christy's love affair with the tradition...although I do accept that I wasn't there of course! Mum and Dad were very helpful! :-)
I hope you like the rest of the programmes. I think I get less nervous as it goes along. I suppose if I spent less time on the internet seeing what everyone writes all the time I might have been less worried... ;-)
x eliza