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Thread #167123 Message #4026719
Posted By: DMcG
07-Jan-20 - 06:27 AM
Thread Name: Types of folk music you like or dislike
Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
I enjoy source singers, and have a lot of the 'Voice of the People' CDs, but in a way I can't really explain, I enjoy it differently to most revivalist singers. I particularly like unaccompanied harmony, whether it is The Young Tradition or The Flying Pickets, or Bob and Ron Copper.
I gave a talk a few years back on the Hammond brothers collecting traditional music from sources and pointed out that some of the songs they collected as traditional were music hall 'hits' of around about the same age then as Queen's Fat-Bottomed Girls was to us. It is easy to be too precious about these things (IMO, naturally)
About the only genre I don't really get on with is blues. I can enjoy it for about 15 minutes, then just get bored.