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Thread #164711   Message #3946489
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
27-Aug-18 - 08:56 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
If people want to follow up the Brenda Wooton ref, there are a couple of albums on Spotify, which you don't have to pay for. Some of it a tad screechy, perhaps, some more listenable.

As it happens I quite liked the MacColl Lomax hybrid. I am happy with my description of it. Again, people can listen using Spotify if interested and check it out for themselves.

It really is surprising how much material is available from Spotify free of charge at the click of a button.

There was an interesting programme on the radio which had a section about how MacColl and Seeger trained female singers to select particular types of 'tone' (for lack of a better word) for particular songs. It is discussed on thread 142157 here and is still available on the BBC radio iplayer. Enlightening, and including some examples of MacColl himself speaking. That was a real eye-opener for me.