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GUEST,irishenglish how important is the label traditional singer? (254* d) RE: how important is the label traditional singer? 04 Oct 07

Personally, I think this conflict comes from two different people who both love folk and traditional music, but in two different ways. Not taking sides, I just think-play the music, listen to the music, support the music, get others to listen to the music,then get someone else to listen to the music, and don't obsess about minute details. In this 24hourgeteverythingyouwantinternetobsessedtabloidobsessed world we live in, we are all in love with not only the music, but the written and oral history of this music. I don't think its important to pigeonhole particular singers one way or the other, as has been mentioned in this thread before. We don't want to be exclusionists-let's leave that to the jazz fans! This music lives and breathes, and the youthful movement into folk music is something that we all need to support. As soon as the first field recording was ever made some would argue, this music has changed. Well, maybe it has, but it's still going strong, despite all these modern distractions. To digress, Dian Foster may have had her detractors for her work with the mountain gorillas, but her eventual point was,I think, let's worry about studying these animals later, we need to save them right now, before they are made extinct, and she was absolutely right to do so! I just feel like this attempt to label someone who themselves may not have given a cuss what type of singer they were is not beneficial. Just listen to the music.

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