Mudcat Café message #2712293 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123172   Message #2712293
Posted By: Jim Carroll
30-Aug-09 - 03:06 PM
Thread Name: What did you do in the war, Ewan?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What did you do in the war, Ewan?
Sorry Mike,
I can't speak for Ballads and Blues - I know it was never a 'rule' at The Singers, even before my time there.
When I first heard of it I asked around anybody I could find who were involved and they confirmed Peggy's account.
Originally the idea came from Lomax anyway when he heard MacColl and Lloyd doing American material and chastised them for it.
Jim Carroll