The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24796 Message #794001
Posted By: Mr Red
30-Sep-02 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Who's Ewan MacColl?
Subject: RE: Who's Ewan MacColl?
I was told by Tam Kearny (Fiddlers Green FC Toronto) that EmacC listed songs in one of his books as "from the singing of Jimmy Miller" - and by inference (& implication) "trad". I also heard Jim Lloyd review his last album and he credited EmacC as co-writer of "A Stitch in Time" which I regarded as strange to the point of falshood - why did Martin Carthy never credit EmacC every time he sang so proudly? The power of fame - if you want famous people to popularise your song they gotta write the song for you. Feet of Clay would describe my view of the great man -