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Thread #108772 Message #2278566
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
03-Mar-08 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
I used to call them singer-songwhiners, but I grew up. While it is not my cup of tea, I can understand the attraction that some have to the self-absorbed pouring out of the writers soul. There are brilliant singer-songwriters who do NOT do that, and they should not be lumped into a stereotype.
Singer-songwriters, folk singers, and singers of folk songs (as Pete Seeger calls himself)are all part of the U.S. Folk tradition of the last 100 years. Bless em all! I do not give a rat's patootie what you call them - the music is what counts.