Mudcat Café message #201259 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19622   Message #201259
Posted By: GUEST,Ron Olesko
25-Mar-00 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Ed McCurdy has passed away (1919-2000)
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy has passed away
One of my fondest memories was sitting down with Ed to do an interview for my show TRADITIONS. We talked for a couple of hours and it was difficult having to edit it down to a one hour show - every word was a gem.

Ed was one of the most intriguing and inspiring people I knew. Physical challenges did not deter him and he inspired more people than he is given credit for. Truly underated in his role, but Ed was never one to worry about stature. He taught us to be true to our individual spirits and pursue our talents. I wish some record company would see the light and reissue his recordings. His collections of erotic and folk songs are unique and important sources. Strangest Dream has entered our conscious - it is a folk song for generations to come, unless Ed's dream is ever realized.

One of my most treasured possessions is a cassette tape that Ed gave me in the mid-80s. It contained original and traditional songs that he recorded with his son Dana ("the fruit of the seed of my loins" as he used to say).

We will miss you Ed, you were truly one of a kind. I'm blessed that I had an opportunity to know you.

Ron