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Thread #81820 Message #3316399
Posted By: Charley Noble
02-Mar-12 - 09:15 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: RE: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Interesting. I'll have to listen to the record again but my impression was that it was done in shanty format.
Frank Warner, of course, was a collector of ballads and other traditional songs, and was well known for presenting the songs as closely as he could in the way his informants presented them. I've never run across Hermes Nye before. What do we actually know about him?