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Thread #116467 Message #2501737
Posted By: Richard Bridge
25-Nov-08 - 09:21 PM
Thread Name: Harder for the ladies to get gigs???
Subject: RE: Harder for the ladies to get gigs???
Guest - you manage almost completely to reverse my own actual views.
As I said, Marian is fantastic, but all of us over a certain age have to (or should) recognise that our voices start to reduce in a certain something (if they ever had it, and hers certainly has that something). Compare the current singing of the also incomparable Martin Carthy with that of even 10 years ago. If you think I do her less than justice, name me anyone else who consistently tells people they should book her for clubs and festivals. I even gave Miskinman my own copy of "Buttonbox" and then bought another. Happy to have done so.
And no, I was not suggesting that singers should be booked on appearance - but it is a factor where woman singers are more prejudiced against than men.
And no, I don't like the babyvoices.
Hell, what should I expect? If you are a tax inspector I certainly hope you read more accurately when doing that job.