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Thread #10084   Message #68272
Posted By: Arkie
05-Apr-99 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's pseudonym
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's pseudonym
If a song with a copyright is not a folk song, why are singers who write their own songs called folksingers. Are they only folksingers if they do not copyright their songs.

As for Dylan bashing, or Seeger bashing for that matter, its all subjective. Thank goodness folks have a right to opinions in the Mudcat Cafe. I have a great deal of respect for Pete Seeger. Saw him in concert a couple of times and left with an even deeper passion for folk music. The Dylan "Greatest Hits, vol III" stays in my CD changer. He is one artist that my 21 year old daughter and I can enjoy together. Tried to turn her on to Harry Chapin too, but did not have as much luck there. Maybe in time....