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Thread #13068   Message #113259
Posted By: dick greenhaus
10-Sep-99 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Threads on the meaning of Folk
Subject: RE: Threads on the meaning of Folk
FRank- To quote Bert Lloyd: If The Cruel Mother is a folk song, then we have to find something else to call Four Pence a Day.

I'm delighted to discuss folk music with anyone, if we can precede the discussion with at least a rough definition of terms. From a cultural anthropology viewpoint, Pete is certainly not a folksinger (something he used to make a point of stating); The Weavers were even less so. From a musical style viewpoint, you could make a case that he is.