Mudcat Café message #1429312 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78907   Message #1429312
Posted By: PoppaGator
07-Mar-05 - 07:54 PM
Thread Name: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
Subject: RE: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
Right on, Russ. Mentioning the name of someone who sang the song before you did is a tribute to that person, and may be some listener's first time hearing of that person.

Turning your audience on to your role models, or mentors, or whatever ~ to artists you admire enough to emulate ~ is a good thing, regardless of whether you ever met in person.

I think that's much more important than quibbling about whether a singer might be "misleading" someone about the closeness of his/hers relationship (if any) with the person being cited.