Mudcat Café message #2704543 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123001   Message #2704543
Posted By: GUEST
20-Aug-09 - 07:46 AM
Thread Name: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
'The fact remains that a good yardstick for a folk song is that it stands on its own without needing instrumental arrangement. If it can't survive being passed on as an unaccompanied song it won't live long. Many pop songs fail this test, which in my view distinguishes them from modern folk songs'

Exactly!

Well said, Treewind.