:: Title :: Discussion between Davie Stewart, Alan Lomax, and Anna Lomax about berkers
:: Genre :: spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Lomax, Anna [vocal]
Stewart, Davie [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's flat
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian, Scottish Traveller
:: Session :: Davie Stewart 1957
:: Date :: 12/1957
:: Reference Information :: T3451.0, Track 2 (00:07:34)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with and songs sung by "The Galoot," Davie Stewart, Traveller, accordion player, and ballad singer. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Stewart, Lomax, and Lomax's daughter Anna discuss berkers, men who would murder people to sell their bodies to doctors (as opposed to body-snatchers who would simply dig up fresh corpses). A fragment of this was releases ad "Old Bodies, Five or Six Pounds Each" on "Davie Stewart: Go, On Sing Another Song," Rounder CD 1793, 2002. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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