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Thread #23981 Message #270298
Posted By: Jeri
02-Aug-00 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: History: Tom Dooley didn't kill Laura Foster?!?
Subject: RE: Tom Dooley didn't kill Laura Foster?!?
I strongly recommend listening to the NPR segment if you're interested in the song and the history. They interview Frank Proffitt Jr., his account of his father first hearing the song on the radio, and him singing his version of the song. There is a history of the song collection, and a bit about the copyright/money business.