The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2224   Message #3747265
Posted By: MGM·Lion
29-Oct-15 - 05:44 AM
Thread Name: What is a Folk Song?
Subject: RE: What is a Folk Song?
Harry Cox became recognised late-ish in life. A lot of songs thought of as "his" he appears to have "inherited" from earlier singers around Catfield & Sutton, Norfolk. Older collections attribute some of the songs on his 2CD complete collection "The Bonny Labouring Boy" (Topic 2000) {which BTW includes some with collection attrib to Bob Thomson & myself} to the previous generation of informants from the area.

(See my transcript of one of our visits to him under title "A Visit to Harry Cox" in Folk Review for Feb 1973.)