The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18581 Message #186298
Posted By: Bert
28-Feb-00 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: What isn't Folk?
Subject: RE: BS: What isn't Folk?
Nah, M. Ted. That's not what I said. I was talking about the stuff that no one sings any more. (I thought I said that)
There's lots of great stuff that's been collected and preserved by these giants. If they hadn't been there we would have very little left.
I guess I worded it wrongly.
I think most collectors grabbed everything that they could find, which was the best if not the only way to do it. But by that very process they surely must have included much which was the 'Pop' or the 'junk music' of the collected era.
So what I am trying to say is 'That just because it has been collected' doesn't necessarily make it good 'or' folk. It is simply 'collected'. And if no one sings it it ain't folk music.