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James Madison Carpenter interview with Alan Jabbour (CD 2) / James Madison Carpenter, Alan Jabbour

Contributor(s): Carpenter, James Madison | Jabbour, AlanMaterial type: MusicMusicPublisher number: AFC 1972/001 | American Folklife CenterPublication details: American Folklife Center, 1972. Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 inCopied from tapes by Tom McKean.
Contents:
Finishes story about buying paper, stayed on Montague Street in London, English educational system, chronology of collecting trip, bought car, travelled up the coast, first ballad singer in Dundee, trouble with dialect, finding singers, lists places he visited in autumn 1929, shanty singers were scarce, Marjorie (his niece), other collectors have a lot of poor stuff. Track 2: Tape 4. Ballad collecting methods, jog the memory of singers, 'Wife of Usher's Well', singers and books, Bell Duncan remembering stanzas later, The science of picking memories, Bell Duncan description, Scottish cleanliness and homelife, Nichol of Strichen Buchan's ballad singer, 'Auld Maitland', better version than Buchan's, play collecting while based in Oxford, bought another car, sleeping in the car, didn't like the pubs, hospitality of the rural people, location of plays collected, compares his collection of plays with Tiddy's, play collecting methods, impressed by the number of plays he found, Yorkshire sword dance play from four members of same group, use of portable typewriter, dialect in the plays, context of plays, long pause, recites part of a play and explains the words, Scottish dialect, Carpenter asks Jabbour about collecting and the Archive of Folk Song.

Compact disc.

The interview was made on 27 May, 1972.

Finishes story about buying paper, stayed on Montague Street in London, English educational system, chronology of collecting trip, bought car, travelled up the coast, first ballad singer in Dundee, trouble with dialect, finding singers, lists places he visited in autumn 1929, shanty singers were scarce, Marjorie (his niece), other collectors have a lot of poor stuff. Track 2: Tape 4. Ballad collecting methods, jog the memory of singers, 'Wife of Usher's Well', singers and books, Bell Duncan remembering stanzas later, The science of picking memories, Bell Duncan description, Scottish cleanliness and homelife, Nichol of Strichen Buchan's ballad singer, 'Auld Maitland', better version than Buchan's, play collecting while based in Oxford, bought another car, sleeping in the car, didn't like the pubs, hospitality of the rural people, location of plays collected, compares his collection of plays with Tiddy's, play collecting methods, impressed by the number of plays he found, Yorkshire sword dance play from four members of same group, use of portable typewriter, dialect in the plays, context of plays, long pause, recites part of a play and explains the words, Scottish dialect, Carpenter asks Jabbour about collecting and the Archive of Folk Song.

Copied from tapes by Tom McKean.

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