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Thread #125687 Message #2784911
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
09-Dec-09 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger Evening on BBC Radio 2
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger Evening on BBC Radio 2
Why do they (the BBC) always drag out tame leftie Billy Bragg for programmes such as this. There are far more knowledgeable people around who could do the job.
I was once unfortunate enough to see part of a programme where the bard of Barking sang Woody Guthrie songs to which Woody hadn't put any music. I found it quite amusing when he sang a well known song that pre-dated Woody to a tune that he - Bragg had composed himself.
As for Donovan what has his 1960s pop song noodling got to do with folk music?
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