The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4029435
Posted By: Brian Peters
21-Jan-20 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
I have a Big Red Songbook, edited by Collins, Harker and White. The first two songs are 'The International' and 'The Red Flag', and most of the material thereafter is by songwriters such as Alex Glasgow, MacColl, Seeger, Rosselson etc. There's a small number of tradiional songs, one of which 'The Blackleg Miner', we suspect to have been highly 'mediated'. To what extent the book tries to represent 'Workers' Culture', as opposed to the tastes of the second Folk Revival, is open to question, since there's no introduction nor notes on the songs. There's some good stuff in there, mind.