The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116526   Message #2503220
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
27-Nov-08 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Originality of song choice
Subject: RE: Originality of song choice
I can imagine a variation on that last from weelittledrummer as being quite acceptable, if unusual. For example, if someone had recorded something from an unknown source singer, and chose to give us that directly instead of singing it themselves. Or even using a pre-existing recording of that kind, maybe as a way of reminding people how traditional songs can be sung
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As for the question Ruth asked, I don't think there can be any rules about this.   One point that hasn't been made is that sometimes you can hear a new rendering of a song you've known for years, and it's like you were hearing it for the first time, and you have your eyes opened to a new way of understanding what it is about.