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Thread #135224 Message #3082845
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
26-Jan-11 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req:Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow (MacColl
Subject: RE: McColl or harry Lauder
As age withers me I ponder on the First Revival - Sharp et al and the Second Revival - Lomax, Seeger, MacColl, Lloyd and thousands of others.
The basic difference was the first one wasn't really a Revival at all. Lots of song collectors collected (?) took into custody loads of songs. They remained banged to rights until the Real Revival came along and set them free.
The Real Revival listened to 'source singers' and tried to understand how to sing the old songs. If MacColl et al sounded different between 1955 and 1985 it was because the were learning how to make the best of the songs. Nobody much had done it before and thousands and thousands did it in The Real Revival.
Must go, The Beech awaits
L in C#