Mudcat Café message #1730102 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91037   Message #1730102
Posted By: GUEST
29-Apr-06 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: Ed McCurdy - Available Recordings
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy - The Tradition Years
"The Best of Dalliance" from the Elektra Dalliance" LPs are available from Rhino Handmade

I don't know if any of McCurdy's other Elektra albums are on somebody's plans for reissues, but I'd bet that WEA would license them if somebody waved enough money at them.

I'd be less optimistic about his Prestige and Riverside albums, which are among McCurdy's best. Those labels are owned by Fantasy Records, who have been less than cooperative about licensing material in their catalog for CD reissues.

Tradition Folk, (whoever you are), do you now control the entire original Tradition catalog? Seems like it has passed through a bunch of hands over the years.

And do you plan to pay royalties on the stuff you reissue? It's my impression that most of the original contracts that Dianne Hamilton and the Clancys wrote were for one-time payments, but it would sure be nice to learn that the musicians on those records who are still with us (Jean Ritchie, the Kossoy Sisters, Peggy Seeger, among others)are getting some kind of payment for their early work.