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Thread #71727   Message #1230931
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
21-Jul-04 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy on the Wireless Radio
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy on the Radio
It was good to hear Barry Dransfield having his say as he is someone who really understood, and indeed took part in, the whole range of sub genres of the 60s decade. If I have a criticism (apart from the obvious one of it being a bit rushed), it is the impression Eliza gave of the singer/songwriters and blues merchants sticking to one side of town and the traditionalists to the other. It wasn't always so.

Well worth listening to just for that particular rendition of Prince Heathen which really underlined Martin Simpson's assertion that the "English" style of folk guitar actually emanates from Big Bill Broonzy...