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Mike Hirst wrote:
> For more information on Peter Kennedy and his working relationship with
> Bob Roberts follow this link:
> For an appraisal of Kennedy's approach to recording traditional music
> follow this link:
> John Ross wrote:
>> 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.
>> John Ross
>> At 9/3/2008 01:09 PM, you wrote:
>>> I've recently become aware of two recordings issued by Methuen's
>>> BOOKS (UK) recorded edited and produced by Peter Kennedy in
>>> association with
>>> the EFDSS.
>>> 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.
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