Mudcat Café message #2201828 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106542   Message #2201828
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
25-Nov-07 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Jack Hudson - video clips
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson - video clips
These are the only links I have got. if you would like me to post more of course I will as jack makes them available to me.

To be honest fake rustic English accents and phoney regional accents from people who talk in RP are the ones that really piss me off. Only kidding, no folk music pisses me off.

My mother sang in a phoney American accent. A cursory examination would probably show you that most English people have done since the 1880's when American acts started to kick ass in the English music halls. ian Camppbell once told me his Dad's biggest singing influence was Al Jolson.

Who's the phoney? Jack has put his life on the line producing music for the English folk clubs that he believes passionately in.

Contrast this with say Tim Hart's interview in Froots where he said 'People in Spain ask me what was that strange English accent that you made records in - and I have no answer.'

One artist has enough money to retire abroad by toeing the traddy party line -one had had damn nearly a lifetime of rejection for pusuing the path he believes in. who is the true artist?

If singing in a way you belive is correct, is the kiss of death for festival organisers - maybe these brainless gits should lose their jobs.