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GUEST,Bullfrog Jones (on the road) Rewriting someone else's song (85* d) RE: Rewriting someone else's song 26 May 02


Don, I guess I'm a 'folk singer' when I play one of my songs with an acoustic guitar at a session, but then by night -- Shazam! I stand up in front of an electric band and sing the same song. Is it still folk? (Who shouted Judas?) But seriously (while not equating myself with him) the same rules apply to Bruce.. or Bob -- they're 'folk' singers until the songs move out of the 'folk' arena. In my opinion (be it ever so humble) a songwriter is a songwriter is a songwriter. Never mind whether it's folk or bel canto. One of my songs would sound great sung by Boyzone. Another would suit Status Quo. Both of them are frequently played acoustic at a session, accompanied by 'folk' musicians. But they ain't 'folk' songs.

BJ


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