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Thread #26941 Message #327688
Posted By: Big Mick
26-Oct-00 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Ballads & Songs of Tradition:Folk Legacy
Subject: Ballads & Songs of Tradition:Folk Legacy
Let me begin by admitting that I am not an unbiased observer. Sandy and Caroline are dear friends, for which I feel blessed. But setting that aside for a moment, let me commend this to you.
Ballads and Songs of Tradition from the Folk Legacy Archives is an absolute "must own" collection. If you consider yourself to be, or desire to be, a serious student of the folk music genre this collection is required. You know you are in tall clover from the first note out of Jeannie Robertson's mouth on Cutty's Wedding, to the last note from Grant Roger's The Old Arm Chair. And all backed up by the reason the Paton's will never be millionaires, that is the liner notes. My friends, do you value those wonderful liner notes that Folk Legacy includes? Are you aware of the cost associated with including them? I ask the question to make a point. The next time there is a discussion with regard to costs from Folk Legacy, or Camsco, remember the extra value that comes from them. Sandy and Caroline ought to be adding a couple of bucks per CD just for the liner notes. This CD comes with about 60 pages of invaluable data and background information. It deserves to be heard by as many of you as possible. I hope there is more to come. I have already listened to this one several times over.
Support Folk Legacy, Support Camsco. And by all means, get this CD.