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Thread #26941   Message #1403236
Posted By: Big Mick
08-Feb-05 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: Ballads & Songs of Tradition:Folk Legacy
Subject: RE: Ballads & Songs of Tradition:Folk Legacy
Yes, Rita, I understand. I enjoy contrasting the various interpretations of the songs with the time they were recorded in, and the location. An example would be the Jolly Tinker as sung by James Brown of South Branch, New Brunswick, Canada. Sandy recorded this in 1962. I then compare it to the way folks sing Whiskey in the Jar as sung by many singers today. Interesting comparison. There are many threads, including a recent one, where folks complain about this song. Give a listen to James singing it and you will hear a fascinating take on it. Very expressive.

I repeat. This is a must have CD.