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Thread #101506   Message #2061216
Posted By: Woods
26-May-07 - 04:05 AM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
Two things got me hooked on what we now call Folk Music:

Records. When we were itty bitty kids in the 1960s we had a record player in the side room where we played with our toys. We knew how to put records on the thing and play 'em. I still remember hearing Red River Valley and others from that old player. I even remember two 10" records that weren't black, one was red and the other blue, both opaque. (We also had some red translucent records.)

Singing at school from those old song books. I even collect 'em now. Lots of times we just sang acapello. It was wonderful when you had a teacher that could pound out the tunes on the piano. Our 5th grade math and home-room teacher, Mr. Ahner, was great on the piano. We loved to sing with him playing. I'd love to get my hands on some of those books from the 1960s or earlier.

Woods
Southwest Missouri Ozarks