The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18164   Message #178532
Posted By: Sandy Paton
14-Feb-00 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: Warner field recordings on CD
Subject: RE: Warner field recordings on CD
What label is the Warner collection on, Art? Is it something we can order from one of the distributors? I've GOTTA get it!

By the way, I guess I can finally announce that the CD of selected field recordings of my own, made over the past forty-two years, is finally here! It arrived from the pressing plant today. Twenty-one cuts, recorded in Scotland, New Brunswick, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, the Ozarks, the Midwest, and Appalachia. These are the original traditional singers from whom I've gathered songs, including Jeannie Robertson in Aberdeen, Scotland, her daughter, Lizzie Higgins; Joe Estey, Marie Hare and James Brown of New Brunswick; Frank Proffitt, Dave Thompson and Lee Monroe Presnell of North Carolina; Lawrence Older and Grant Rogers of New York; William Harrison Burnett of Arkansas; Vern Smelser of Indiana and several more..

The production was held up for awhile because we had a hard time finding a company that could supply a jewel box large enough to accept the fifty-six page, illustrated booklet that comes with the CD. Anyway, it's finally available.

Let me warn you, though: this is the real stuff, folks, with the bark left on, not all prettied up for the pop-song market.