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Thread #142469 Message #3850798
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
17-Apr-17 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
anyone who thinks Dylan had no feeling for traditional song - either knows absolutely fuck all about traditional song, or absolutely fuck all about Dylan's work.
the word 'tradition' comes from the Latin 'traditio' - I hand on...
The work of Dylan and his versions of traditional song and attempts to inject modern resonances into traditional song forms is responsible for inspiring most of the elder statesmen of the English folk revival.
attempts to trash an important artist's reputation reeks of the profitless factionalism of an earlier age. Dylan's legacy speaks for itself to anyone of intelligence or awareness of how the folk music movement in England has developed.