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mandotim Country & Western in English Folk Clubs (49) RE: Country & Western in English Folk Clubs 08 Sep 10

I'd like to disassociate myself from the 'ignorant snobbery' line of thinking. I don't think snobbery has anything to do with it, and no one is under any obligation to like everything. I was talking about the non-perjorative sense of ignorance, i.e. meaning 'doesn't know about...'. That ignorance does however lead to some sweeping generalisations that can sometimes be irritating to those who do know about the music.
To respond to Rafflesbear, in a spirit of logical exposition; with respect, you know what you like and what you don't like, based on a sample of what you have actually heard. It can therefore be deduced that there may possibly be a C&W song out there, unheard by you, that will be the best piece of music you ever hear. Or not. I'm in the same position, which is why I don't condemn entire genres out of hand. I don't like all Americana, I like some of it. I don't like all trad English folk; I like some of it. I didn't like Take That until I heard them singing impromptu and unaccompanied in a school hall early in their careers, and realised those lads were really talented harmony singers. The only real answer is to keep listening and exploring I suppose, turning up the odd diamond from the dross as you go along.

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