Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Steve (cookie expired!) Voice of the People: SPECIAL OFFER! (18) RE: Voice of the People: SPECIAL OFFER! 21 Nov 01

Just a quick correction: The Voice of the People tracks were mostly NOT collected by Peter Kennedy. In fact, the folks who compiled these CDs, Reg Hall and Topic records president Tony Engle, have publicly stated (in an interview with Musical Traditions online magazine) how unhelpful Kennedy was, for whatever reason. I'm not sure if any of his recordings appear. Mostly, they consist of recordings made for Topic records by such collectors as Hall, Mike Yates, etc. Also, early commercial sides and private collections were accessed.

The confusion may have come about because Topic had originally sought to reissue the Kennedy/Lomax Folk Songs of England Ireland Scotland and Wales series, and when they found they could not, they created this series instead. In my opinion, it's better. The Kennedy/Lomax series is now being reissued on Rounder, with three volumes so far appearing.

The Voice of the People set does have some shortcomings, but overall it is an amazing achievement. At $200.00, I agree with Dick, I'd snap these up. Except I have a set already...

Steve Winick

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.