More offers: contemporary folk, operettas

I continue with the gigantic divestment / divestiture of belongings, designed to reduce the contents of two highly packed condos (including a truly gigantic library) to one relatively uncluttered one, preserving the things I think I’ll want to use in the scholarly life left to me (I am an old man).

The previous CD offer (now taken up) was here, and now, an offer of a collection of CDs (54 of them) of contemporary folk music. And separately, a small collection of operettas / light operas (Kálmán and Gilbert & Sullivan), in 8 albums; details below. Just pay for the shipping.

In advance: I have helpers to ship things out, but we cannot take offers on individual CDs (or for the larger collections, even catalogue them). For each collection, it’s the whole package or nothing. If nobody wants the package, it all goes to a local group (Friends of the Palo Alto Libraries, Goodwill, etc.).

If you want one of these collections, SEND E-MAIL to both me and Kim Darnell (who manages the mailing): and . With your postal address. PLEASE PLEASE don’t reply as a Facebook comment or message or a WordPress comment, since this offer is going out in multiple places.

Light opera. Two by Emmerich Kálmán (Csárdásfürstin, Die Gräfin Mariza), six albums of G&S: Gondoliers / Trial by Jury, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, and a sampler album.

Contemporary folk. A loose collection of items associated with the modern folk revival. The collection is fairly generous in its understanding of the category (Emmylou Harris got in, but Bruce Springsteen didn’t; you could argue the opposite way). Some obvious artists are barely represented (only one Bob Dylan CD; all the others were in boxed sets that were given away some weeks ago), some not at all (Dave van Ronk seems to have disappeared).

In any case, there are many compilation discs, plus discs for individual performers ranging from Anonymous 4 (in their folk, rather than medieval, guise), Joan Baez, and Gordon Bok (with various collabrators), to Pete Seeger (again, with various collaborators), Steeleye Span, and the Watersons.

There are more collections that have been separated in storage boxes, but they’re inside cabinets at the moment (and not piled on the floor or on chairs), so they’re not so pressing in the decluttering campaign. But eventually …

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