Mudcat Café message #1935276 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75122   Message #1935276
Posted By: Deckman
13-Jan-07 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Little known '60s Folk Singers
Subject: RE: Little known 1960's Folk Singers
I find your comments VERY interesting. Many years ago I got "hung up" on the definition of "traditional folk music." Most every folksinger I ever met has to get through this question. Remembering that America has such a short history compared to Great Britian, for example, for several years I used a handy definition for traditional: it had to be at least 100 years old. I'm sure that seems silly to you, but it worked for me. It is also the benchmark that antique furniture dealers use to measure authenticity. Today I don't have a clue how to define it. And NO, let's don't warp this fine thread into yet another attempt at defining the impossible. CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson