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Thread #75976 Message #1341219
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
28-Nov-04 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: book: Dear Companion: Cecil Sharp in America
Subject: RE: book: Dear Companion: Cecil Sharp in America
By pure co-incidence there is also a new CD officially launched in December of American ballads (one of which is Dear Companion), this also is a British product by a British singer Gail Williams. It is called 'Women of a Certain Age' and includes songs previously recorded by such as Almeda Riddle, Texas Gladden, Dan Tate etc. If you like your ballads well sung with sparse sensitive guitar or banjo accompaniment (only on a few tracks, the remainder being unaccompanied) then I would thoroughly reccommend this disc. And no I personally have nothing to gain from a "plug", it's just that I appreciate good singing and think that this CD will appeal to many of you ballad lovers out there that do likewise.