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Thread #94776   Message #1837649
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
18-Sep-06 - 03:43 PM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
"Unfortunately, Musical Traditions policy of 'temporary' censorship prevents me from offering my opinions and information. "

That sounds frightening.

Jim, that was a very enlightening post. I find myself fascinated with this story because I have a great admiration for the collectors who preseved and perpetuated the music. Hearing stories like this has always brought me down to earth to realize that there were many forces at work during the revival periods.

One thing that I found interesting, and I'm hoping you can elaborate on - you wrote "A friend of mine, a collector, once sent him a set of recordings of a very important ballad singer - just for his own interest. The recordings made their way into his catalogue and, despite decades of requests to remove them, they are still available. The collector had donated the proceeds of the recordings to a Traveller children's education programme which of course never saw a penny."

Are you saying that Peter Kennedy promised to donate the proceeds to the charity, or your friend promised to donate the proceeds? If that was the case, did Kennedy promise your friend that he would pay him for the unauthorized release of the recording?