At 06:12 AM 6/24/2009 -0400, Don Meade wrote:
>Philippe's nickel's worth sounds very reasonable to me. As we've spent so
>much time on this topic, I will definitely have to ask Martin Mulhaire for
>his story next time I see him (and Chris Droney if he comes back for
>another visit). I've only seen a copy of his 78 of "O'Brien's Reel," and
>have never heard it. And my only copy of The Flowing Tide LP is a cassette
>I bootlegged thirty years ago, so I couldn't see what was in the sleeve
>notes. If those notes didn't credit Droney as the composer, but Jardine
>did, I would suspect that Jardine did so because he spoke to Droney
>directly, as he did to many of the composers he wrote about.
From the way Jardine's text is worded, it leaves little doubt that he
spoke to Droney directly.
>I didn't realize there were six bonus Droney tracks on The Clare Set, but
>as I have all the original recordings (or tapes of same), I'll have to
>weigh how much I want to spend on six CD's to get six new tracks!
Actually, each of the six CDs has extra tracks from the original Topic
sessions. The John Kelly Sr. CD has 11 extra tracks for instance. You can
access individual descriptions of the CDs here (click on the CD covers):
Hard-to-find imported Irish CDs
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