Mudcat Café message #83277 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11295   Message #83277
Posted By: Doctor John
01-Jun-99 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Subject: Child Ballads: Anyone recorded the lot?
Prof Child's book was published over a century ago; some of the songs have become pretty hackneyed now (Gypsey Laddie, Gallis Pole etc) while others are very obscure. Has anyone ever recorded the lot: all 305 of them? There was the Long Harvest of hard listening on Argo I remember.It would take around a dozen CD's. Who would the mudcatters vote for to do it? If Cisco or Nic Jones were recording I'd vote for him but now Martyn Wyndham Read (guitar only) or Isla StClair (guitar only) or Archie Fischer ; Martin Carthy ... mmm, but perhaps he might slip a Beatles number in. Dr John. PS I've been away: delighted Catspaw is better.