You could also ask the folks at the following Yahoo Groups
Talking Folklore <[log in to unmask]>;
Trad Songs <[log in to unmask]>;
Also the British Sound Archives (which also holds an amount of BBC material) could have loads of poetry recordings.
Chris B (London).
--- On Sun, 5/2/12, George Brock-Nannestad <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: George Brock-Nannestad <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] recordings of plays on LP - obscure labels - help wanted.
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, 5 February, 2012, 23:02
> From: Patent Tactics, George
> Hello Thomas,
> dredging my seemingly inexhaustible stuff-base I came across
> a listing from
> The British Council dated July 1964. This was issued by the
> Publications &
> Recorded Sound Department (Recorded Sound Section) and is a
> Supplement to
> Catalogue of Speech Records (January 1964).
> It refers to recordings by the ARGO Record Company Limited,
> "The English Poets", directed by George Rylands, all having
> record numbers
> starting with RG.
> They also mention Jupiter Recordings Ltd., providing The
> London Library of
> Recorded English Book 1.
> The British Council has similar publications of Recorded
> tapes, such as
> "Contemporary Poets Reading Their Own Poems", but they are
> on loan only.
> I feel reasonably confident that The British Council will
> have an archive and
> that you might obtain more information through them, not
> only on poets but on
> plays as well.
> Good luck if you did not know this source beforehand.
> Kind regards,
> Thomas Stern wrote:
> > I am aware of a few small labels which
> produced recordings of theatrical
> > works, and would like
> > to compile complete lists of their productions.
> > I am NOT looking for
> information on the UK-Columbia/HMV/Angel, Decca,
> > Caedmon et.al. productions, which are relatively well
> > known.
> > Below I've listed a few labels, and
> the releases I'm aware of.
> > Please let me know of OTHER releases
> you know of (as much info as
> > possible, catalog numbers, dates, detailed contents
> > performers), and of any other small labels which issued
> > material.
> > Thank you!
> > Best wishes, Thomas.
> > AUDIO DRAMA [I believe this label was the work of BILL
> FORREST-anyone have
> > info about him??]
> > 3075 THE DRUNKARD
> > 3080 UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
> > 3085 A TRIBUTE TO EUGENE
> > AUDIO MASTERPIECE
> > LPA 1215 RAIN
> > THEATRE MASTERWORKS (Eva Le Gallienne)[also issued by
> > HEDDA GABLER
> > THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
> > AN EVENING WITH WILL SHAKESPEARE