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Thread #171757 Message #4155070
Posted By: Backwoodsman
14-Oct-22 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
”The late Jack Hudson had one of the finest country music voices I ever heard. As the traddie thing gathered strength, Jack's devotion to Americana got squeezed out of the UK folk music movement. Which was a shame and ultimately the UK folk music's loss. Not only did it deprive the movement of a great talent, and the American strand in English folk music has certainly been there since the popularity of American music hall artists in the 1880's.”
Amen, Amen, AMEN to that, Al. Jack was one of the earliest ‘booked’ artists I ever saw in a folk club (Nigel Denver was the first), and Jack was one of the best I’ve ever seen, if not the best. With that magnificent voice, he truly could ‘sing anything’ (and he was a bloody good guitar-player too)!