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Thread #142469 Message #3290165
Posted By: Stringsinger
13-Jan-12 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Lonesome EJ , if you are talking about the Byrds, then I agree that they were a great musical group. They actually made Dylan's songs sound good.
I don't know how Ewan would have thought about Steve Earle. Ewan died before Steve Earle became more notable.
As for Tom Paxton, I never meant to imply that satire was his only forte. "Ramblin' Boy",
"Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" and others are fine songs serious of course but his output of humorous songs is reminiscent to me of Mr. Lehrer, which is praise indeed.
Actually, I know Tom personally and admire him greatly for his output and as a person.
I like it that he is genuinely socially conscious in his writing as well as knowledgeable
about his craft.