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Wally Macnow 23 Jun 99 - 07:29 PM
MichaelM 23 Jun 99 - 07:39 PM
Wally Macnow 24 Jun 99 - 09:14 AM
Roger the zimmer 24 Jun 99 - 09:21 AM
Steve Parkes 24 Jun 99 - 10:31 AM
stevensl@toronto.cbc.ca 24 Jun 99 - 11:39 AM
Steve Parkes 25 Jun 99 - 03:54 AM
Laurence Stevenson 25 Jun 99 - 12:11 PM
Don Meixner 25 Jun 99 - 09:41 PM
Wolfgang 11 Feb 00 - 06:29 AM
dick greenhaus 11 Feb 00 - 12:37 PM
thosp 12 Feb 00 - 12:39 PM
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Subject: The Radio-Ballads
From: Wally Macnow
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 07:29 PM

Thought there might be a few folks interested in this.

The eight Radio-Ballads created between 1957 and 1964 will be coming out on CD next month. These are classic radio documentaries put together by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker.

They are: The Ballad of John Axon (on railwaymen) Song Of A Road (on roadbuilders) Singing The Fishing (on herring fishing communities) The Big Hewer (on coal miners) The Body Blow (on those suffering from polio) On The Edge (on teenagers) The Fight Game (on boxers) The Traveling People (on Britain's nomadic peoples)

Some great songs came out of these programs.

Wally Macnow Camsco Music


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: MichaelM
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 07:39 PM

Brilliant work. My friend Tam Kearney has them on vinyl and has been trying to get them transferred to recordable CD for a while. We'll both be calling you with orders.

Michael


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: Wally Macnow
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 09:14 AM

You can find reviews of some of the recordings at Musical Traditions


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 09:21 AM

For UK 'catters see my posting under the Propeller Song thread of 16th June with details of the Radio Times Enterprises offer on this set.


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 10:31 AM

My prayer has been answered! There is a God!
Actually, I saw the add in the UK Radio Times a couple of weeks ago; I didn't let on in case there was a rush and I didn't get a set ...

Steve


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: stevensl@toronto.cbc.ca
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 11:39 AM

Yes, there is a God! And he obviously runs Topic Records.

However, the Ballads were made then, and this is now. Does anyone know of anyone who is interested in carrying on the form. Here at CBC Radio in Canada, we have had a couple of bashes at keeping it going ('The Idea of Canada' and 'Footprints In New Snow') although both had less of the 'tradition', at least the 'British' kind, in them. However, we are really interested in keeping the whole Radio Ballad form intact (i.e. trad music and 'actuality') if we can achieve it. (I've got Enoch Kent started on one....) One of my fellow producers, Steve Wadhams, is going back to the UK in September, for three months, as consultant to the Beeb to train all their young current affairs folks in the radio documentary form, and he is a confirmed Radio Ballad addict. Is there anyone he can link up with to get 'Mother Corp' back on track, and maybe get it going again there? Is there anyone, anywhere, who would like to try their hand at doing a new one?

Laurence

PS. Wally, I'll be adding my my order to Tam and Michael's. This could get huge....


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 25 Jun 99 - 03:54 AM

If you can get your hands on my old mate Barrie Roberts, he wrote one or two things in the Style back in the 70s. He writes novels now; I don't know where he is these days (lost touch a long time ago), but we might find him through his publisher ... I'll get back on that.

Steve


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: Laurence Stevenson
Date: 25 Jun 99 - 12:11 PM

Thanks, especially if he's into augmenting the storytelling of his novels with songs and sounds.

Laurence


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: Don Meixner
Date: 25 Jun 99 - 09:41 PM

This is very good news. Thanks

Don


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Feb 00 - 06:29 AM

Look now for Radio Ballads on the Topic Records homepage.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 11 Feb 00 - 12:37 PM

Just to point out-- You can order the Radio Ballads CDs from Camsco. And Mudcat gets a piece of the action. And I get to eat. And prices are competitive with ANYBODY's.


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Subject: RE: The Radio-Ballads
From: thosp
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 12:39 PM

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