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Seeking book-traditional Murder Ballads

MountainHi 06 Sep 16 - 12:27 PM
Jack Campin 06 Sep 16 - 02:05 PM
Mark Ross 06 Sep 16 - 02:09 PM
Joe Offer 07 Sep 16 - 11:21 AM
Jack Campin 07 Sep 16 - 11:33 AM
Reinhard 07 Sep 16 - 12:33 PM
GUEST, Paul Slade 08 Sep 16 - 11:52 AM
EBarnacle 09 Sep 16 - 10:16 AM
Joe Offer 09 Sep 16 - 11:09 AM
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Subject: Seeking book-taditional Murder Ballads
From: MountainHi
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 12:27 PM

I'm looking for a good collection of Murder Ballads to encourage the interests of an up and coming traditional singer. What books, collections, and sources do you suggest? Thank you for your recommendations.


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-taditional Murder Ballads
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 02:05 PM

Scan the Digitrad for @murder?


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-taditional Murder Ballads
From: Mark Ross
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 02:09 PM

Olive Wooley Burt - AMERICAN MURDER BALLADS.

http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/american-murder-ballads-stories/kw/woolley/


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-traditional Murder Ballads
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 11:21 AM

I would recommend the "American Murder Ballads" book, too. Also see the Website of Mudcatter Paul Slade:
http://www.planetslade.com/murder.html


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-traditional Murder Ballads
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 11:33 AM

Unless it's changed lately, Paul's site required far more patience than I've got because each story was split across about ten pages you could only access sequentially. The design was inspired by the most unreadably archaic kinds of American print journalism, without even their excuse of maximizing eyeball contact with the ads. Great content though.


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-traditional Murder Ballads
From: Reinhard
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 12:33 PM

You are supposed to buy the book, Jack.


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-traditional Murder Ballads
From: GUEST, Paul Slade
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 11:52 AM

Actually, Jack, things over at PlanetSlade HAVE changed. For the past two or three years now, all the Murder Ballads essays there have had the additional option of a "read as single page" link. Even in the old format, I was only asking you to click through to the next page every 1,200 words or so, which doesn't seem all that onerous to me.

My Murder Ballads book, Unprepared To Die, is available from Soundcheck Books here.. Greil Marcus called it "a dauntingly complete and fascinating piece of work".


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-traditional Murder Ballads
From: EBarnacle
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 10:16 AM

Dover Publications used to have a book, "American Murder Ballads." It does not seem to be on their current publications list, tho.


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Subject: RE: Seeking book-traditional Murder Ballads
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 11:09 AM

Not being one given to the hyperbole of book blurbs, I wouldn't use words like "dauntingly complete and fascinating," but I agree that Paul did a good job on his book. Buy it, you'll like it.


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