The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104945 Message #2154168
Posted By: Ruth Archer
21-Sep-07 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Is the 1954 definition, open to improvement?
Subject: RE: Is the 1954 definition, open to improvement?
because of the wholesale co-opting of the term "folk" by the music industry (which has pretty much rendered it useless, as is exemplified by the definition at HMV), I would suggest that the 1954 definition now applies to what we think of as "traditional" (though as we all know, traditional singers were often influenced by the popular music of the day).
Folk means whatever you want it to mean.