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Posted By: GUEST,Stuart Amesbury - Folkal Point Music
29-Apr-15 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: Info: Alan Green - Folk Heritage & Midas records
Subject: RE: Info Rqd - Alan Green
Some years ago I was contacted by an enthusiastic record collector, Bill Summersall from Preston, Lancashire - he told me he had a colleague researching anything related to Alan Green's recordings, with a view to compiling a book.
Bill was pleased to announce that he had then owned all six Midas Recordings albums!
During the exchange of information ( specifically regarding Folkal Point ) I became aware of the other artists who had recorded for Alan on his Midas Recordings label, namely; The Young Folk, Gallery, Janet Jones, Spinning Jenny, The Oldest Profession, and of course ourselves.
Bill enquired whether we had recorded on any of Alan's other labels; Folk Heritage and Westwood, I'd been aware of - however, Real and Hardwick, I didn't recognise at all.
Coincidentally, a Folkal Point track had been included on a sampler LP.
That LP was released on Windmill - I do not know Alan Green's association with that particular label.
Whether anything was ever published, or even, if Bill is still around - I have no idea?
I have been engaged in other matters, relating to copyright, ownership and recording artists rights.
Pay To Download has thrown up some rather strange anomalies.
Companies that have had no historic connection with Alan Green now lay claim to copyright, certainly on the Folkal Point LP, since 2011.
So, if anybody out there is able to clarify what has happened, in the period since Alan's death, I too would be grateful.