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Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?

20 Jul 08 - 09:35 AM (#2393413)
Subject: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: GUEST,Trip Henderson

Greetings,

Are the 1938/1941 Library of Congress recordings (John and Allan Lomax) of Estil C. Ball   available? Thanks !


20 Jul 08 - 02:11 PM (#2393546)
Subject: RE: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: masato sakurai

Estil C. Ball's "Pretty Polly" is on Various Artists: Anglo-American Ballads, V. 1 (Rounder).


20 Jul 08 - 02:23 PM (#2393552)
Subject: RE: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: masato sakurai

Some later recordings ("The Farmer's Curst Wife," "Jennie Jenkins," etc.) are on Various Artists - Sounds of the South (Atlantic).


20 Jul 08 - 02:54 PM (#2393569)
Subject: RE: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

I tried the Library of Congress catalog but no luck. I may not have searched correctly. No Smithsonian Folkways recording found, but something may be on a 'various artists' pressing.

Some are on:
Southern Journey, vol. 6 - Tribulations
Southern Journey, vol. 1 - Pretty Polly
Sounds of the South- Jennie Jenkins (and Farmer's Curst Wife, noted by Masato)
High Atmosphere- Pretty Polly, Warfare, The Fox
Southern Journey, vol. 5- Pretty Polly
Southern Journey, vol. 2- Poor Ellen Smith

The Southern Journey cds are available from Rounder. Check with Camsco.


20 Jul 08 - 03:56 PM (#2393600)
Subject: RE: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: masato sakurai

From Folk Recordings Selected from the Archive of Folk Culture (American Folklife):

AFS L 1:
ANGLO-AMERICAN BALLADS
Recorded in various parts of U.S. by John and Alan Lomax and others, 1934-41. Edited by Alan Lomax.
5. "Pretty Polly", sung with guitar by E. C. Ball

AFS L 2:
ANGLO-AMERICAN SHANTIES, LYRIC SONGS, DANCE TUNES AND SPIRITUAL
Recorded in various parts of U.S. by Alan Lomax, Herbert Halpert and others, 1937-41. Edited by Alan Lomax.
5. "Jennie Jenkins", sung with guitar and mandolin by Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ball

AFS L 9:
PLAY AND DANCE SONGS AND TUNES
Recorded in southern and mid-western U.S. by several collectors, 1936-42. Edited by B. A. Botkin.
8. "Bile Dem Cabbage Down", sung with guitar by E. C. Ball, with mandolin by Blair C. Reedy


20 Jul 08 - 04:07 PM (#2393609)
Subject: RE: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

So far, eight songs found on cd. Is there a complete list of songs recorded by Ball?


20 Jul 08 - 05:21 PM (#2393659)
Subject: RE: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: dick greenhaus

Copper Creek has "Through the Years" recorded 1937-1975. As I recall, there's some interview material there by Lomax. Available at CAMSCO, of course.


20 Jul 08 - 07:18 PM (#2393718)
Subject: RE: Estil C. Ball's 1938 J. Lomax recording?
From: GUEST,Trip Henderson

thanks to all for their input! I'm new to Mudcat, what a great resource!

Trip Henderson
http://www.myspace.com/triphenderson