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Thread #55961   Message #3208890
Posted By: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
18-Aug-11 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Loomis House Press - Child Ballads New Edition
Subject: RE: Loomis House Press - Child Ballads New Edition
Some years ago, in the catalogue for the archives of East Tennessee State University I was seeking children's songs, but their system delivered to me child ballads instead. In the same place I found Leadbelly singing Queen Mary and other scratchy tracks recorded by Mary Barnicle, and African storytelling recorded when she went to the Caribbean with teenaged Alan Lomax. I tried the latter material on a West African storyteller, but he said he only spoke nine WA languages and it was none of them.
Ewan