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Thread #35874   Message #492150
Posted By: Mrrzy
26-Jun-01 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: Ed McCurdy STORIES - any music?
Subject: Ed McCurdy STORIES - any music?
I've been wondering about several stories I have on a very, very old vinyl children's record, it might even be one of those not-LP sized not-45s. Ed Mccurdy, with his glorious voice, tells them. I would like to illustrate them and turn them into children's books, but first:

1)Have any of them been turned into songs, yet? They aren't poetry but they are beautiful stories.

2) What is the statute of limitations or whatever, on taking material from one medium into another?

The stories I'm thinking of are about, I don't know what the exact titles are:

The violet and the pansy
The teakettle that wanted to sing like people
(this one is already musical)
The little echo that got lost

If anyone wants to know the stories, I can gloss them for you. But I'd make the books, or the songs, exact to Ed McCurdy's renditions.