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Thread #145806   Message #3374137
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
09-Jul-12 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
Subject: RE: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
> Neither did any other singers in the revival if my memory serves me right.

No they didn't. But they didn't include extensive learned notes, either.

As one who was not an acquaintance of Lloyd or MacColl, I can only rephrase what I said earlier: A Lloyd-MacColl album came with the aura of scholarly authority, the sung versions sometimes drawn, as far as anyone could tell, from unique, authentic, unpublished sources.

The Clancy Bros., e.g., rarely if ever gave that impression. They just "sang Irish songs" that didn't belong to the schmaltz repertoire.