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Thread #126718   Message #2817817
Posted By: Will Fly
21-Jan-10 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
The Culture Show is now doing a section on the recently discovered tapes of Scottish crofter Thomas Fraser, who was a secret fan of early country music and made some fantastic recordings on reel-to-reel tape in his house. Wonderful and fascinating stuff! A lovely, natural voice and unforced performances from a poor man who'd contracted polio and lived a hard crofter's life on Shetland. And an extension of the historical link between Scottish music of the Old World and the country music from the New World.