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Posted By: johnross
16-Jun-02 - 01:04 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Subject: RE: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Ed McCurdy was another somewhat prolific singer of ballads on records--but his definition of "ballads" was a lot more broad than Child's. But two of his Riverside Lps do contain a lot of Child Ballads: "The Legend of Robin Hood" (RLP-12-801), with 11 of the Robin Hood ballads; and "The Ballad Record" (RLP 12-601) with nine Child Ballads plus some broadside ballads and a handful of purely American songs, like Springfield Mountan and John Henry.

It's possible that some of the songs on his "Lyrica Erotica" and "Dalliance" series might have their origins in the Child Ballad canon, but that's a stretch.