The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110621   Message #2328380
Posted By: The Sandman
29-Apr-08 - 04:13 AM
Thread Name: Bertsongs? (songs of A. L. 'Bert' Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Bertsongs?
The more important habit is to try to provide references on CD sleeves and websites.

Tom,exactly what I have said on the froots discussion.
both Nutty and I have already said that if LLOYD were alive today he would act differently and that he was a product of the times,in fact,both of us said it long before Eliza got involved in the discussion.
however the material lloyd gave us, is more important [imo]than his passing off of his own compositions as traditional.
In the present day and age no one is going to attempt to do what LLoyd or Roberts did .
in fact most songwriters are more concerned about getting either kudos or financial reward for their compositions.
one of the aspects, Jim Carroll was talking about in another thread,was the disappearance of sharing of music.,and the changes in attitude in the folk revival[please correct me if I am wrong Jim].
Bert LLoyd was generous with his material,his material was very good,and [imo]the tradition and the folk revival benefited.and IMO that outweighs his doubtful scholarship
Dick Miles