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Thread #86313   Message #1604276
Posted By: yrlancslad
13-Nov-05 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: The songs Bob Copper collected-available?
Subject: The songs Bob Copper collected-available
I've just been re-reading "Songs and Southern Breezes" by Bob Copper, the story of his song collecting efforts on behalf of the BBC in Southern England in the early '50s and since it was all captured on tape I wondered if it had ever been made available to the general public, e.g. as an album or even a CD, or whether these great old songs and singers continue to molder away in the basement of Bush House or somewhere similar. Can anyone enlighten me? And is there any chance at all of getting them published in aural form( the words and music are set down in Bob's book)as it would be wonderful to hear the original recordings however poor the quality?