The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32073   Message #420044
Posted By: Sandy Paton
17-Mar-01 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Bruce: I recorded Lawrence Older's "Gypsy Davey" on his LP, now available only as a casseette, then used it again on the "Ballads and Songs of Tradition" CD as a contrast to Frank Proffitt's Appalachian version. I don't recall Lawrence singing a "Gypsy Laddie" version. Am I forgetting something?

Malcolm: the Allie Long Parker version of Child #2 is the one Caroline and I learned. Max had recorded it with the Kansas folksinger/collector (Ann Grimes? -- my memory is lousy!) on an LP that apparently had very limited circulation, but we felt we ought to focus on previously unrecorded material when we made our recording of Max, so we didn't tape it again. I wish now that we had. Failing that, I should have recorded Allie Long Parker singing it when we visited with her in 1962. Got down a number of her songs, but forgot to ask for that one.