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Thread #101506   Message #2048772
Posted By: iancarterb
11-May-07 - 12:34 AM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
Born into a house near NY that was full of Brit and Australian and New Zealand Royal Navy ratings til the end of WWII. I think I must have known Waltzing Matilda from the age of two, plus a number of interesting and colorful songs already familiar when I first heard Oscar Brand's Bawdy Song series 15 years later. Burl Ives records in the house as soon as there were 10" 78s, and done for after my first Newport Festival in 1960. The Warner family led me into things I had not heard before and haven't shaken since, even 40 years after my last Pinewoods!    Carter