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Nov 4, 2020 - 12:06:52 PM
1 posts since 3/18/2018

So, I've gotten interested in Garry Harrison, and I'm trying to get my hands on a copy of Dear Old Illinois. Apparently the book was made available in the now-defunct CD Baby store. As far as I can tell, it's not available anywhere now. As usual for these situations, there are a few used copies on the internet in the $200 range. Anybody have any knowledge about legitimate sources for a copy, or if the publisher plans to re-ink it or digitize it back into legitimate existence? I'd love to get a pdf or other ebook format copy.

Nov 4, 2020 - 8:11:21 PM
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2537 posts since 10/6/2008

Checking for you ... I’ll let you know what I hear.

Nov 5, 2020 - 9:31:39 AM

31 posts since 12/16/2016

I didn’t find a source for ordering the later 2007 copyrighted paperback edition. But looking in my copy I got through CD Baby last year, I see that it was published by “Pick Away Press”, Bloomington, Indiana. There’s a preface in the book from the coauthor, Jo Burgess, dated 2016.
A web search for “Dear Old Illinois” Pick Away Press, led me to the site detailing the book including an email at the bottom of the “Order” page, which still refers you to CD Baby for purchase. Perhaps you could find updated information through the given email:
I would think there would still be new paperback copies somewhere, and I do recommend either edition, and I’m happy with my new $40 paperback. Good luck. Steve

Edited by - stevo-msla on 11/05/2020 09:33:53

Nov 8, 2020 - 3:46:56 PM



16 posts since 12/25/2016

I sent a couple of emails to the address Steve linked since the CD Baby store closure. I never received a reply. I find if I periodically search Abe books and eBay I’ll occasionally find a title at a more reasonable price with a bit of patience.

Edited by - bf on 11/08/2020 15:47:20

Nov 8, 2020 - 7:20:44 PM

2195 posts since 10/22/2007

The only DOI i've heard was Chirps Smith's. Don't know if it involved the
Volo Bogtrotters or not?

Nov 8, 2020 - 7:30:20 PM
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5005 posts since 9/26/2008

Originally posted by farmerjones

The only DOI i've heard was Chirps Smith's. Don't know if it involved the
Volo Bogtrotters or not?

The post is asking about the print collection of the same title. Chirps played in a band with Garry Harrison and they played a lot of the tunes Garry collected for the book. The band was Indian Creek Delta Boys. Pre-Bogtrotters, I believe. 

Nov 11, 2020 - 11:31:43 AM



232 posts since 1/6/2011

Definitely following this thread. I know it was available on CDBaby for a while, but CDBaby shut down its webstore. I hope it's still available somewhere.

Nov 12, 2020 - 8:08:27 AM
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736 posts since 4/20/2008

I'll ask Cliff if he knows anything about it.

Nov 12, 2020 - 9:08:28 AM
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736 posts since 4/20/2008

Cliff says he will ask Gena about it, since CDBaby no longer handles it

"DOI was available on CD Baby but that site changed its business model and Gena hasn't had time to find a new vendor for it. I can check with her about sales and get back to you."

Nov 12, 2020 - 9:33:46 AM



736 posts since 4/20/2008


Dear old illinois


it shows out of stock atm, though.

Edited by - gapbob on 11/12/2020 09:34:46

Nov 23, 2020 - 5:54:27 AM

8930 posts since 3/19/2009

Jo Burgess can be found on Facebook.. Maybe send her a message..?

Nov 23, 2020 - 9:57:56 AM
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Nov 28, 2020 - 6:55:45 PM



4121 posts since 6/23/2007

Which doesn't surprise me. Classic case of supply and demand of a demanded item.

I think it's been through 2 printings that I know of. A 3rd would surely be in the offing...

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