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Thread #61381 Message #987212
Posted By: Jeri
20-Jul-03 - 08:52 PM
Thread Name: Who should sing who else?
Subject: RE: Who should sing who else?
Dick Gaughan & 'Vincent Black Lightening'? Pretty good guitar on that. I'm actually at a loss. I have recordings of Thompson's songs by Gaughan, Norma Waterson, Cooper/Nelson/Early (Buy Phil's CD!) and others. Not one Thompson recording (need to remedy that), although I've heard him on the radio. NYC has a point - the reason I like RT's songs is because I've heard them first from other people. I was referring to a singer or group 'doing' Richard Thompson - a big chunk of repertoire.
Les, everybody comes up with at least a few daft ideas, but maybe well known singers may hear about a song or artist they'll eventually love because of suggestions from people. Word of mouth is still a good way to spred the news.