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Thread #66674   Message #1296807
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
14-Oct-04 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Footboy (Canadian ballad)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The footboy (Canadian ballad)
Marg, could it have been Newbell Niles Puckett who recorded Fred Woodcock's shanties?
There is an online article from The Canadian Journal for Traditional Music about "The Puckett Collection of Ontario Folklore" which is a collection of tapes recorded in Ontario in the 1950's and 1960's. The singers aren't named in the article.

The tapes are now held in The Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive, but you would have to contact them for further information as the collection isn't indexed in their online catalogue.

Matthew