Mudcat Café message #259296 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23396   Message #259296
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
17-Jul-00 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
Subject: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
Just got back from Las Vegas (Oh, don't ask why. Oh, don't ask why) where I saw a band perched above the slot machines, playing a lot folk genre songs that were popular in late fifties early sixties, only playing them as if they were vaguely contemportary alternative rock.

The crowd seemed not to notice this--(do they notice anything?0 and it got me to thinking about old songs that could be played as pop songs of one kind or another with a good effect--

I have played "I wish I was a mole in the ground" and "James Alley Blues" with rock & roll bands to good effect-- I am curious about other people's efforts in genre bending--