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Thread #17171   Message #164642
Posted By: JenEllen
18-Jan-00 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones
Subject: RE: Nic Jones
OUCH George. Maybe I wasn't as clear as I could have been. Certainly the parallels aren't as strong between Jones and Carthy...the only parallel I was referring to was the fact that they are both good musicians that had their time and effort stolen without the credit that was due them. it's probably as much their fault as any. I've never read/heard anywhere that they've been "screwed", it's just IMHO...(I think people who would talk that way probably don't have their work stolen very often).. Nic's family does have more reason to be upset. No one is doubting that. Martin Carthy is in the middle of a US tour, and where is Nic? My heart goes out to those at home. Nic's recovery Has been extensive. And I think "going on as before" is more fighting the good fight. They've never given up although they've had every right and chance to.

Wesley: depends on whether you want the sound or the lyrical content. I do like Carthy's earlier stuff with the flat fingerpicking sound..but for lyrical content, I've gotten quite fond of Kate Rusby. She's another for adapting the older songs...lovely stuff, but a bit dreary at times.