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Thread #101506   Message #2048121
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
10-May-07 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
Hi to Ythanside.

Yep, there's only one of me last time I looked.

Excuse this shameless self-promotion. I probably should have used restraint and asked you to e-mail me. But hoping for others' forbearance, and with a caveat -- please, no further thread creep about my records! OK? -- here's sketchy info:

Minstrel Records has a website if you google. They will, I believe, still burn custom CDs of my three 1970s LPs for them. They are

Lonesome Robin
Before They Close the Minstrel Show
Son of Child

My other 2 LPs, for Piedmont and Biograph in the 1960s, are long out of print and unobtainable even for me.

The singles I did as solos for Joe Bussard's Fonotone label in the 1960s, though, along with the numerous band numbers we did as by Jolly Joe's Jug Band, the Georgia Jokers, the West Maryland Highballers and quite a few other band names, from which the Piedmont and Biograph LPs were compiled, are as far as I know still available in cassette form from:

Joe Bussard
6610 Cherry Hill Rd.
Frederick MD 21702

By the way, quite a few of my/our Fonotones were included in the recent 5-CD Fonotone box, Dust-Tp-Digital DTD-03. If not available from your friendly neighborhood record behemoth, write to:

P.O. Box 54743
Atlanta GA 30308

Heck, they might even have a website, not sure.

Have fun, and once again, my apologies to uninterested others for taking up a message with this -- just answering the question in the least possible space. Joe, you are free to delete it if you think it unsuitable.