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chet w Methodologies (71* d) RE: Methodologies 25 Feb 98

Again, if you want authenticity for a 400 year old song, how are you going to know when you find it. Except for those few traditional songs that got written down (which takes it out of the oral tradition, right?) we don't know what most of these tunes sounded like until Edison's talking machine was first used for traditional/country/folk songs in the 1920's. Assuming that the people playing on the records may have learned them from previous generations, we might set that beginning 40 or 50 years before that. But beyond that how can you really know? If anyone knows, I'd truly love to hear how it's done.

Sincerely, Chet W.

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