The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18581 Message #522740
Posted By: M.Ted
07-Aug-01 - 02:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: What isn't Folk?
Subject: RE: BS: What isn't Folk?
I think Woody did perform the music of his cultural group-- he performed for dances,and all the local occasions, and on the radio, as did others musicians of his time. He was a trasient musician, as was the tradition, and he made up songs on the spot, in a traditional fashion, to satisfy the needs of the occasion--he took what he had come by and made it do what he wanted it to do--in that way he was like a lot of others, but he was able to express in a way that others couldn't, and he had a desire and an ability to connect that was unique--If you break him off from his roots, you do him a disservice--