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Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Nov-14 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
"Wonder if he supported the 1954 definition..."
He devoted his life to the idea that folk songs proper were the artistic creations of working people and they were very different from those churned out by the music industry.
I've just been working on the long interview he gave, part of which was used for four radio programmes by Charles Parker entitled 'Vox Pop', based on the pop music industry - a brilliant analysis of the difference between pop and folk.
Jim Carroll