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Thread #11295   Message #640826
Posted By: Abby Sale
02-Feb-02 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Uncle_DaveO: I'll sell you my set of MacColl/Lloyd for, ohhhh, $7,000. Sorry, I wouldn't take less. Actually, I think it's very likely they will soon be reissued - there's such a demand for CD's that they well could be reissued soon - maybe Rounder or Bear.

As to recordings, I don't have anything like an exhaustive or really impressive record collection but I have versions of about 155 separate Child ballads. Not always "A" certainly and sometimes versions Child never saw but it's a reasonable percentage. Likely BillD's estimate of 200-225 recorded is reasonable. Maybe only 175-200.

MacColl also recorded quite a few for Folkways (still in print) of which I only have one or two and then some more on the impressive Blood and Roses set with Peggy of which I have most.

I like ballads.