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Shanti The Daftest Inclusion in 'Folk' Music (75* d) RE: The Daftest Inclusion in 'Folk' Music 04 Aug 00

I second that question...who is at the Newport Festival this year? I haven't been since the sixties...must have changed an awful lot. How sad. And as far as Glenn Miller's Orchestra being considered "folk"...if you stretch the definition to include not only songs of the people, but songs that PEOPLE liked...guess you can include any of the big bands...they were EXTREMELY popular with the folks in the 30s and 40s. And some of that music kept our boys overseas as happy as they could be, during a war. It was their "folk" music and it held just as fond a spot in their hearts as songs like "Lorena" did during the Civil War.

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