The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14919   Message #848203
Posted By: Nerd
16-Dec-02 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Streets of Laredo
Subject: RE: Streets of Laredo
Kenny Goldstein once produced an entire LP just of versions of this ballad; Blantyre and Armagh aren't on it, but it does have versions set on American college campuses, lumber camps, the West Indies, etc. The people singing are a combination of professional folksingers (Rosalie Sorrels, Pete Seeger, and i can't remember who else) and academic folklorists who sing (Roger Abrahams, Jan Brunvand, Barre Toelken...and believe it or not Goldstein himself). It's available as a custom CD from Smithsonian Folkways, with extensive notes.