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Thread #33359 Message #551041
Posted By: RoyH (Burl)
15-Sep-01 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: FRANK PROFFITT CD on Folk-Legacy
Subject: RE: FRANK PROFFITT CD on Folk-Legacy
Anyone who professes an interest in traditional music and doesn't have this in their collection should get it immediately. Catspaw49 had it right. Frank Profitt IS truly great, and he IS the real thing. All those who choose to sing folk music should nourish their understanding of it's art by listening to people like Proffitt, Dillard Chandler, Almeda Riddle, Hobart Smith, to name but a few. If you don't know your roots you wont put out good branches. There are many good and sincere singers within the folk revival, all due respect to them, but artists like those I have just mentioned, and others of the same ilk in Sandy's catalogue,have so much to teach us. And we, have so much to learn.