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Review: Best Book on Folk this year?

Les in Chorlton 31 Dec 11 - 01:31 PM
Elmore 31 Dec 11 - 11:54 PM
GUEST,SteveG 01 Jan 12 - 04:20 AM
doc.tom 01 Jan 12 - 06:15 AM
SteveMansfield 01 Jan 12 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 01 Jan 12 - 07:23 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 01 Jan 12 - 07:49 AM
GUEST,mayomick 01 Jan 12 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 01 Jan 12 - 12:48 PM
Mark Ross 01 Jan 12 - 12:59 PM
Owen Woodson 01 Jan 12 - 02:39 PM
Crowhugger 01 Jan 12 - 03:21 PM
Elmore 01 Jan 12 - 04:28 PM
Mark Ross 01 Jan 12 - 04:32 PM
Owen Woodson 02 Jan 12 - 06:29 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 02 Jan 12 - 06:44 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 02 Jan 12 - 06:49 AM
GUEST,SteveG 02 Jan 12 - 07:56 AM
Owen Woodson 02 Jan 12 - 08:03 AM
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Subject: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 01:31 PM

Any nominations?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Elmore
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 11:54 PM

Revival by Scott Alarik


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,SteveG
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 04:20 AM

Mary Ellen Brown's book on the Child correspondence is fascinating and very revealing for those interested in the Child Ballads. I think there's a copy on Ebay at the moment and I'm sure you'll be able to order through DickG.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: doc.tom
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 06:15 AM

The Maud Karpeles biography - and the Charles Manson biog, come to think of it


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 07:18 AM

Came out in paperback this year, does that count?

John Szwed's 'The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax'.

Fascinating and well-researched account of Lomax's life and recordings: a really interesting counterpoint to Shirley Collins' 'America Across The Water' of a few years ago. So good that I persevered with it despite the tiny tiny font in the paperback edition!


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 07:23 AM

Companion to Irish Traditional Music for the vast amount of work that has gone into bringing all information together.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 07:49 AM

The Tailor's Twist deserves a mention too, for Nutan's photographs as much as anything else.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,mayomick
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 12:11 PM

I haven't had the chance to get hold of a copy of Liam O'Meara's book on Zozimus -it was published in mid December and hasn't been officially launched yet . I think it could be a contender . See the end of this thread for details:

mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=119848&messages=31#3274912


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 12:48 PM

Mayomick's link corrected


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 12:59 PM

Archie Green The Making of a Working-Class Hero


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 02:39 PM

I would certainly nominate John Szwed's The Man Who Recorded the World (Alan Lomax), and Will Kaufmann's Woody Guthrie-American Rebel.

But the book which will surely win hands down, if I ever manage to get my hands on a copy, is the book on Eddie Butcher; All the Days of His Life.

I say get my hands on a copy with more than a touch of frustration. I've had it on order from Waterstone's, here in Britain, for months now and they've just emailed me to say they can't get it.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Crowhugger
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 03:21 PM

Owen maybe you can purchase it here when they reopen from the holiday break.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Elmore
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 04:28 PM

Attn: Mark Ross I'd certainly be interested in reading more about Archie Green. He was frequently mentioned in Bill C. Malone's biography of Mike Seeger, and seemed to be someone I'd like to know more about.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 04:32 PM

Check out the link, the book is great. I knew Archie for 30 years and he was an inspiration. I called him the Energizer Bunny of Folklore, he never stopped!


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 06:29 AM

Crowhugger, I know about that one. In fact An Taisce are the publishers. The problem is that ordering anything from Ireland can entail all sorts of fancy charges in the forms of import duty, VAT etc.

Plus, the Waterstone's price was a heck of a lot less than An Taisce are asking. Except that Waterstone's can't get it. Neither can Amazon,who also have it listed at a very reasonable price, except that they too can't get it.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 06:44 AM

The problem is that ordering anything from Ireland can entail all sorts of fancy charges in the forms of import duty, VAT etc.



That would seem very strange, generally VAT would be included in the price, if not it would be indicated. Import duties would not apply between the UK and Ireland.

The price for ordering the book in question is what it is. Plus cost for P&P.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 06:49 AM

An Taisce is a completely diferent organisation to ITMA (Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann). Just to avoid further confusion.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: GUEST,SteveG
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 07:56 AM

The Eddie Butcher 3 CD set is available from the Mustrad website. I'm sure Rod has plenty for sale and the price will be as always very reasonable. I got the Sarah Makem and Bill Smith sets for Christmas.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Book on Folk this year?
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 08:03 AM

The set, actually a book with 3 accompanying CDs, was reviewed on Mustrad recently. However, I can't see it advertised for sale there, and as MT doesn't sell books, I fear you may be mistaken.


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