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Thread #116775   Message #2510565
Posted By: GUEST,Working Radish
09-Dec-08 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
What leaps out at me is that nowadays it's de rigueur not to get snerchy about original material - or, more to the point, about the complete absence of traditional material.

While I'm in disagree-with-WLD mode, I've never understood what's hard about singing in your own accent. It's not even a pop vs folk thing - the Beatles and David Bowie and the Smiths and New Order have sold squillions, without an American accent between them. Obviously some cover versions call for a fake accent, or you'd end up with
I say you chaps, if you knew Peggy Sue
They you'd jolly well know why I feel blue...

But if you're doing your own stuff, what's wrong with your own voice?