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Can a trad song become a pop song

The Sandman 17 Nov 15 - 06:26 AM
GUEST 17 Nov 15 - 06:47 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 17 Nov 15 - 08:24 AM
Acorn4 17 Nov 15 - 08:34 AM
Brian Peters 17 Nov 15 - 08:41 AM
Steve Gardham 17 Nov 15 - 09:13 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 17 Nov 15 - 09:43 AM
Bill D 17 Nov 15 - 11:07 AM
GUEST 17 Nov 15 - 12:29 PM
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Subject: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 06:26 AM

and can it still remain a traditional song?


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 06:47 AM

Assuming nobody claims they have altered it enough to copyright it?

Many traditional songs have been made into pop, rock, classical and just about every other genre.

Hell, the sum output from everybody from Tchaikivsky to Vaughan Wiiliams is based on traditional tunes, and Bob Dylan got plenty of ideas for songs after his time with Martin Carthy.

That's before we get to Thin Lizzy....


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 08:24 AM

Yes... Next question...??? 😜


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 08:34 AM

This:-

"Peg and Awl"

became this:-

"My oh My"

backing the hypothesis, and also illustrating the contribution of Messrs Lea and Holder to the folk tradition?


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: Brian Peters
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 08:41 AM

Never new Noddy liked Appalachian folk! Or did he perhaps hear some gospel?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmXgREeRf5c


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 09:13 AM

There seems to be a great revival of 'Waly Waly' by classically trained singers at the moment, Alexander Armstrong to name but one, not an entirely pointless venture.


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 09:43 AM

I always recognised Slade as being just within the margins of 'folk rock'...


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 11:07 AM

It required my taking an old book into work to prove to some young guys that Scarborough Fair was NOT a pop song.


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Subject: RE: Can a trad song become a pop song
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 12:29 PM

But other than give them your opinion, they weren't wrong Bill.

The song has been in the pop charts. If I'd been in the 100m hurdles, I'd be an athlete even if I tried saying I was a porn star running on my day off.


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