The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110621 Message #2333512
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
05-May-08 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Bertsongs? (songs of A. L. 'Bert' Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Bertsongs?
Thank you all for your thorough and interesting replies.
I could have gone to see a discussion Bert was chairing in the 1970's at Birmingham about Whither the Folk Revival?, but by that time I was so royally pissed off with being excluded from the Grey Cock singers list (because I had the wrong influences), I didn't go and make his acqaintance.
I knew all about Lloyd's reputation and achievements, so there was no real excuse for me - just the imapatience of youth. Or maybe the premature onset of middle aged narrowmindedness.
To clarify further though - were these claims made as a precis-ed introduction from the stage? Or were they made in scholarly publications?