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Thread #132301   Message #2993191
Posted By: GUEST
24-Sep-10 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: london folk songs
Subject: RE: london folk songs
1.thanks manitas lock hospital is definitely in
2.thanks mthegm had a looa your youtube channel.very good.rag fair enters the lon folk song chartsdon
3thanks kitty.polly from paddingto green is a contender but i'm not a great fan of the song which is a pity because i grew up not far from there.
4 thanks ms liz i've not had much success with the peta webb recording but this may surface as she is a folk artist of renown
5 i'm thinking of drawing up a list and dividing it into various categories.the premier league are the greater known songs that are to be found recorded on youtube.next the championship songs .these are the songs recorded on currently available cd format.next the songs that people are aware of that have been recorded on deleted vinyl.next the songs never recorded but sung in folk clubs /pubs etc.
next the ballads that are considered london songs that are on broadside form but nobody sings or know how they go.
i believe there should be relegation and promotion possibilities.for example a song on a vinyl lp could be relegated if it could not be proved that a copy of such vinyl actually exists.
i know youtube is a very crude measure of a songs position in the folk world but its the most accessible media.to those who spent their time in the cecil sharpe library paying their dues digging out the songs we know and love much thanks