The back covers of the two titles you mention --
2/1501/26 Windy Old Weather; An L.P. Record of Sea Shanties and
Saltwater Ballads With Skipper Bob Roberts
2/1502/26 Kissin's Nae Sin; Love Songs and Bothy Ballads,
sung by Isabel Sutherland and Jimmie MacGregor, with
John Cole (Mouth-organ) and Steve Benbow (Guitar)
list a total of 14 Talking Book titles as "available now," but none
of the others in the list are in the 2/150X/26 Ballads of Britain
series, nor do they appear to be folk songs. The others are ballroom
dance instruction (1251/U through 1254/U); Children's singing games
and nursery rhymes sung by Marjorie Westbury (1001/U through 1004/U);
and some miscellaneous titles, including "Instruments of the
Orchestra," "The Story of Jesus," and "Bird Song."
Westbury was a well-known radio actress and a member of the BBC Drama
Repertory Company, who's best remembered today as Steve, the wife of
Paul Temple in the long-running series of BBC Radio detective serials.
Both of the "Ballads of Britain" packages carry a 1960 copyright date.
At 9/3/2008 01:09 PM, you wrote:
> I've recently become aware of two recordings issued by Methuen's TALKING
>BOOKS (UK) recorded edited and produced by Peter Kennedy in association with
> One by BOB ROBERTS, the second by ISOBEL SUTHERLAND. They are 7-inch
>33-1/3 rpm discs,
>in a booklet with texts and illustrations.
> Were there any others in the series? Anyone know how widely they
>circulated, availability, target market, etc.?
>Best wishes, Thomas.