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Thread #162666   Message #3975283
Posted By: The Sandman
07-Feb-19 - 09:05 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
yes, it promoted our own indigenous music, that was a positive but the negative was that it discouraged singers from singing for example Guthries songs.
I also knew a couple who were discouraged from singing Bessie Smith because it was not their indigenous music.
you can say what you like, but i was around and my experience of events is different from yours, Jim.
that does not mean that I do not value Ewan and Berts contributions to the uk folk revival