Mudcat Café message #287022 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16399   Message #287022
Posted By: Sandy Paton
29-Aug-00 - 01:15 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: A Basic Folk Library
Subject: RE: A Basic Folk Library
Cohen's Long Steel Rail is now back in print. I now have the Catskill collection, Joe. Your observations were right on the money! Now let me point people to Sandy Ives' (that's Dr. Edward Ives) studies of the lumbercamp songmakers Larry Gorman and Joe Scott. Sandy also recently published a superb study of "The Bonnie Earl o' Murray," and two song collections from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Reading Sandy's notes is like chatting with him over a cup of coffee in his kitchen. I love his writing! Wish all scholars were half so human.

Sandy