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Thread #23396   Message #262561
Posted By: NH Dave
22-Jul-00 - 01:04 AM
Thread Name: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
Subject: RE: Folksongs that will pass for 'Pop'
Back in the 50's, the Weavers popularized a lot of songs that once were folk songs, and are probably considered a part of the folk music of that era. These were songs by Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and "Paul Campbell" their nom-de-tune. Later on the Kingston Trio did the same thing for other music now or formerly folk, "The MTA Song" comes to mind, and during the early 70's Steeleye Span had a big hit on the British Pop Charts with "All Around My Hat."