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Thread #162706 Message #3876893
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
13-Sep-17 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Stephen Calt's biography of Skip James
Subject: RE: Stephen Calt's biography of Skip James
you seem very sure. English music hall artists were making recordings.
you can bet your life professional musicians were pinching and adapting folksongs, as they have in every era. John Gay was doing it with THe Beggars Opera in the 18th century.
Lizst in the 19th century adapted folk dance music.