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Burl Ives Prog Radio4 Extra

GeoffLawes 17 Apr 15 - 07:01 AM
GeoffLawes 17 Apr 15 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,CJB 17 Apr 15 - 07:26 AM
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Subject: Burl Ives Prog Radio4 Extra
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 07:01 AM

When following a lead from another Mudcat Thread about The Seeds Of Love I found that radio 4 Extra carries a number of programmes which may be of interest to Mudcatters including the following about Burl Ives which deals with his involvement with McCarthyism and Pete Seeger. As The blurb says:
Musician and writer CP Lee celebrates the life, career and music of singer and Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives, in the centenary year of his birth.
CP Lee also explores Ives's co-operation in the 1950s with the anti-communist trials held by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and how he informed against his fellow folk musicians, notably Pete Seeger, in order to preserve his film career.

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Subject: RE: Burl Ives Prog Radio4 Extra
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 07:18 AM

In the above it helps to know that you can " listen again" by clicking on the square under the Burl Ives main photo ( although I don't know if this is available outside the UK)


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Subject: RE: Burl Ives Prog Radio4 Extra
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 07:26 AM

Burl Ives can also be heard on this - one of the very first Radio Ballad / Operas - The Lonesome Train Cantata ...

The Lonesome Train - Lincoln's last train ride (original 78s) (1944)

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/a8p6lbj1r653e/The_Lonesome_Train_Cantata


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Subject: RE: Burl Ives Prog Radio4 Extra
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 07:42 AM

All audio programmes on iPlayer are available from overseas. However whereas the streams for the UK range from 320kbps down to 128kbps; whereas those for overseas (outside the UK) are only something like 48kbps - OK for speech but poor for music.

Ideally you need to set up a VPN (UK IP address - using Hola or ExpatShield etc.) - this will give you a pseudo-UK IP address and enable a higher bit rate to be streamed to you.

You'll also be able to watch t.v. programmes on iPlayer too.

The BIG issue with iPlayer right now is that the auto-recording system for the live streams - a bit like a programmable VCR or DAB radio - sometimes truncates the capture. This is due to the live stream starting early or more likely finishing late. This has been going on for THREE years - the Beeb has been inundated with complaints yet does nothing. All it has to do is to add 5 mins to the start and ending of the capping process.

CJB


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Subject: RE: Burl Ives Prog Radio4 Extra
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 08:13 AM

"Musician and writer CP Lee celebrates the life, career and music of singer and Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives, in the centenary year of his birth.

"CP Lee also explores Ives's co-operation in the 1950s with the anti-communist trials held by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and how he informed against his fellow folk musicians, notably Pete Seeger, in order to preserve his film career.

"Burl Ives came from Illinois, where he sang folk songs as a child, dropping out of school in the late 1920s to become an itinerant banjo player during the economic depression. By the 1930s he was appearing on radio, singing the songs he made famous, such as Foggy Foggy Dew, The Bluetail Fly and the hobo ballad Big Rock Candy Mountain.

"Along with Woody Guthrie, Ives was one of a generation of musicians who were rediscovering American folk music, performing it to politicise their audiences as well as entertain them. Ives was also a talented actor, and during the Second World War he found success in several roles in Broadway productions.

"Subsequently he won an Oscar for his role in the 1958 film, The Big Country.

"Like many other left-wing artists, Ives faced blacklisting in the late 1940s, when he was listed in a McCarthy-ite publication as having possible communist connections. But Ives survived the House Un-American Activities Committee two years later, by informing against other folk musicians, notably Pete Seeger. In 1993, however, two years before Ives's death, Seeger forgave him and the two were reunited and sang at a benefit concert in New York.

"CP Lee explores Ives's rise to fame, his music, and the dilemmas he faced, with the help of veteran American folk singer Julie Felix. They recall the music and the influence of a man whose career spanned more than one troubled period in American history, and who is best remembered today for the songs he recorded for children."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktgkl


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