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Thread #167183 Message #4028930
Posted By: Karen Impola
18-Jan-20 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: What other people think - Best Folk Song
Subject: RE: What other people think - Best Folk Song
The list is going for songs that are "influential, memorable, and legendary". If you think of it in terms of "What songs are Americans who have some affinity for folk music likely to sing around a campfire", I'd say it's pretty accurate. Where I live, there'd be more John Prine ("Paradise", "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness"), more bluegrass standards, and a few songs by local singer-songwriters.