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New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book

dick greenhaus 25 Apr 13 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,Gerry 25 Apr 13 - 08:52 PM
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EBarnacle 25 Apr 13 - 11:34 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 03 May 13 - 12:16 PM
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Subject: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 08:27 PM

Art Rosenbaum, has a new book, *The Mary Lomax Ballad Book: America's Great 21st Century Traditional Singer*, with Bonnie Loggins, Casey Loggins, Pashie Towery, and Roy Tench (Fiddle); 2 CDs with Performances; 59 Songs, Ballads, and Fiddle Tunes; and 20 Texts Without Tunes; Collected And Annotated With Text and Annotations By Art Rosenbaum; with archival family photographs and photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum; Foreword by Alice Gerrard; Edited by Ed Cray; Published by CAMSCO Music (dick greenhaus); 210 + xviii pp; copyright 2013 by Art Rosenbaum.

$37.50 Hard Cover only.
You can order from dick@camscomusic.com
or by phone at 800/548-FOLK <3655>


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 08:52 PM

Sounds good. Who is Mary Lomax, and what is her connection to the book?


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 10:02 PM

Mary Lomax is a fine traditional singer from Georgia (no relation to John or Alan Lomax).
You can hear a sample of her singing on Youtube


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: EBarnacle
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 11:34 PM

Dick showed it to me yesterday when Lady Hillary and I dropped by. A lot of variant lyrics and melodies, plus 2 CD's with Lomax and her neighbors singing. Great book


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 03 May 13 - 12:16 PM

Does anybody know of a UK based supplier of this book? None of the usual suspects are listing it.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 03 May 13 - 12:20 PM

In fact if anyone knows the name of the publisher, or any other bibliographic detail, that would be a great help.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 03 May 13 - 01:36 PM

Fred, the OP states that it's published by CAMSCO Music, which is Dick Greenhaus and based in the U.S. I assume he'll return and let you know your options in the UK.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 03 May 13 - 03:45 PM

I haven't tried to promote the book in the UK. Unlike CAMSCO's other publications, which are printed on-demand in both the UK and the US, The Mary Lomax Ballad Book includes two CDs, which means that I have to assemble them in the US and ship them (which gets pricey). If there's a UK demand, I can arrange to have the books (without CDs) printed in the UK, and supply the CDs (with self-adhesive sleeves) separately for the price of postage only.
I think it's a good book (but then again, that's the only kind of book I publish)


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Acme
Date: 16 May 13 - 07:39 PM

Have you promoted this to the usual book vendors that libraries go through? Blackwell, etc?

SRS


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 May 13 - 10:46 AM

I don't know about Blackwell, but the usual book vendors I'v encountered demand a discount high enough to scuttle the entire operation.I'm open to specific suggestions, though.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: GUEST,matt steadman
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 05:31 PM

I may be a little late to the party here, but I produce a show called Backroads & Banjos with Art Rosenbaum on AM 1690 in Atlanta. Tomorrow we've got a special on at 8:30am, 1:20pm, and 6:30pm about the ballad book if you want to hear more about Mary and hear some of the singing from the book. It really is a beautiful book and CAMSCO did a lovely job printing this collection. You can listen online @ 1690wmlb.com if you're interested.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Airymouse
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 06:43 PM

Dick Greenhaus says that CAMSCO publishes only good books, but I bet even he would concede that few are as good as this one. If it had been published 50 years ago, it would be a classic. To be published in the 21 st is a miracle, somewhere between turning water in to wine and turning a tadpole in to a frog.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 06:43 PM

My statement that CAMSCO publishes only good (IMO) books is a result of the nature of the operation. We don't have to release anything we don't think is good. So, whether we're talking about our reprint editions (Bronson's Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads or his Singing Traditions of the Child Ballads; Sharp's English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Peggy Seeger's Essential Ewan MacColl Songbook)or our new books (Stuart Frank's Jolly Sailors Bold orThe New Book of Pirate Songs or Rosenbaum's The Mary Lomax Ballad Book or our Occasional Papers in Folklore series, we think each of them is good book and a worthwhile addition to the available literature of folklore and folksong. If we didn't, we wouldn't publish it.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Airymouse
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 10:37 AM

I hope you didn't take umbrage at my post: I meant it as a compliment. I wasn't trying to poor mouth your other publications. I was just trying to say that it is amazing to me that you you can find someone in the 21st century who sings all those wonderful versions of old songs.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Mik2
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 04:55 PM

I am interested in buying this Ballad book, since I have learned much
from Art Rosenbaum's earlier projects over the years.
--But I live overseas in Europe, and
I couldn't find the book listed at the Camsco webpage.--

His Art of Mountain Banjo book update printed the complete lyrics
which wasn't in the Kicking Mule edition.
And in John Burke's out-of-print banjo book he had some lyrics for Jaybird
(one 'verse'), lots of good stuff,
but two LPs remain out of print, (Elektra & Kicking Mule (1 LP each).


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Mik2
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 05:09 PM

The Elektra LP is ' Folk Banjo Styles ' (1960s) 'Goodbye Old Booze - song (not Poole's version).
, and Kicking Mule - Five String Banjo LP (, 1973-74, rec 1972)

...got a bit away from the book subject here -- I send you an email later, mr Greenhaus.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 06:58 PM

The two Art of Field Recording CD box sets are terrific. The Mary Lomax Ballad Book is a fun journey through a collection of interesting songs.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 09:37 PM

The Mary Lomax Ballad Book is the only CAMSCO publication that we can't get printed in the UK---it includes two CDs, which have to be inserted by me, here in the States. The price of the book including shipping to the UK is $59.50 ( $37.50 + $22.40 postage).

I could have the book printed and delivered within the UK (29 GBPounds) without the CDs, and send the CDs (and self-adhesive sleeves separately (for about 3 GBPounds) if anyone wished. I take PayPal (dick @ camscomusic.com)   I take no reponsibility for transAtlantic postal rates.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Mik2
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 06:28 AM

Thanks for the answer.

Is the CDs always inside the book or do they take up extra place ?

CDs can be sent within cartonnage or uploaded temporarily to a Download service like DropBox - the sleeves could be sent inside the book.

I don't live in UK, so best would be to send it directly to my adress, even if done in separate packages.


22.40 dollars shipping seems like most US stores take for bigger books.

The only ones I know who don't need to charge that are the big ones... due to the USPS new ship prices.

Agree about the Art of Field recording boxes, there is even a library over here that has those.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 09:47 AM

The CDs live in vinyl envelopes in the inner back cover of the book. (They could, of course, be kept separately , in jewel cases or whatever.)


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Mik2
Date: 17 Nov 13 - 12:37 PM

(Tested Opera's browser , and it is much faster than iE9 & Firefox for this website for some reason.)

btw :

The Camsco webpage looks great, with lots of good info , but I hope the Mary Lomax book could be listed there too, even if it isn't printed in UK.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 10:59 AM

It will be. I'm in the (slow) process of rebuilding the CAMSCO website.
BTW, the Mary Lomax book can be printed in UK, but the printer can't insert the CDs


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 12:33 PM

WE can ship The Mary Lomax Ballad Book to locations in the UK and most parts of Europe for $12 (US). THis includes S&H of the book and separate shipment of the CDs and self-adhesive sleeves from the US. Total price (including all shipping) is $48.50 (US). We accept PayPal (to dick@camscomusic.com) and VISA.


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 04:04 PM

I was amazed at the cost of shipping from US to the EU. I paid thirty bucks to ship a book to Martin Ryan in Ireland, and it wasn't a very big book. It sure used to be a lot cheaper.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: New Book: The Mary Lomax Ballad Book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 09:56 AM

Joe- It's because the USPS has discontinued "book bags"---the international equivalent of media mail.


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