Mudcat Café message #3941112 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3941112
Posted By: Steve Gardham
02-Aug-18 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
We can at least assume one thing from Child's collective comments; his desire to obtain material from field notes and manuscripts, and his scathing comments about the redactions of relatively sophisticated editors, demonstrate clearly that he prized material that had come direct from what we would call source singers. However, even in this he was not consistent in that he prized Anna Gordon's redacted pieces above all else. Your quote, Tzu, is chickenfeed alongside some of his attacks on later editors.