The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145654 Message #4181481
Posted By: GUEST,RJM
13-Sep-23 - 06:27 AM
Thread Name: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
it is not a question of better it is a question of being accurate
.I think you are right, a lot of us went and sought out material from the uk, but it was not exclusively down to MacColl,in fact it was the idea of Lomax
Cyril Tawney had a different approach he went to singers and said i have found this song which would really suit you, a more subtle approach and imo more successful.
A number of people including Bert encouraged younger singers to look up our own geographical british isles material [including Ireland]of songs, instead of singing american material.
I thanked Gibb and think his post was very good.
Black Acorn scoring points is negative and does not contribute to good overall discussion