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Thread #23396   Message #259737
Posted By: JedMarum
17-Jul-00 - 11:03 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
Subject: RE: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
Folk sells to pop oriented audiences, too. It's funny how some music just works out of its assigned 'genre' - some songs just reverberate with audiences everywhere - everyone loves For the Good Times and Mr Bo Jangles and many others - they don't know if it's country or pop or if my style is 'folky' - they respond to the song. I have to laugh, but every time I play I Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton) to a 'pop' oriented crowd; they may never have heard it before, but invariably love it, and even end up singing along with it before I'm done. Some songs know no bounds!