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Thread #156154 Message #3679818
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
25-Nov-14 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
cobblers - he never did working mens club gigs - he never got to grips with the idea the experience of making ordinary non folk people dance.
if you've never fronted a rock band - you have sod all idea of what constitutes the music of the people in the last sixty years. he was not equipped make any such any such distinction.
Ewan's achievements are manifest and awe inspiring. they don't need bullshit hyperbole. his analyses of folk music was at best questionable. in the 1960's folk music went one way, he went the other. and took a lot of misguided people with him.