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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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