The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18164 Message #404788
Posted By: Tinker
23-Feb-01 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Warner field recordings on CD
Subject: RE: Warner field recordings on CD
Just in case someone lurking here abouts is wondering if they should try field recordings. Til I found the 'cat last summer I wouldn't have had a clue. Then I picked up Songs of Seduction from the Lomax Collection..... said I didn't enjoy it, but found myself listening to it a suspicious amont of time. [Yes, very much (to my memory any way) like a young college girl acquiring a taste for Guiness !!]
Then in the fall, Sandy and Caroline sent me home from Getaway with Ballads and Songs of Tradition, I'm hooked. Yes, sometimes the songs are too short. Jeannie Robertson's "Are You Sleeping Maggie?" is only a snippet, but too grand to be missed.(and the DT has full lyrics) And the phrasing and timing changes haven't been smoothed out in the studio. These are very REAL songs. Definately worth a try.