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Thread #101361 Message #2043259
Posted By: greg stephens
04-May-07 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Article in Guardian:folk songs & pop junk & racism
Subject: RE: Article in Guardian
Woody Guthrie, interestingly in the light of the Guardian piece, was a pretty deep-seated racist in his early years. But he is one of the "good guys", so doesn't get criticised for it by the writers of this article. Cecil Sharp and John Lomax, on the other hand, get the boot put in. The phenomenon of selective indignation.