Mudcat Café message #194278 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19064   Message #194278
Posted By: Amos
13-Mar-00 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Guilty Pleasures
Subject: RE: Guilty Pleasures
Well, Peg, I have to confess...

When I first saw this thread you originated, called Guilty Pleasures, you were the only one I could think of! :>)

I have no problem swinging from John henry into Who Wrote the Book of Love and Green Door, if that is what people love. What people keep in their hearts as much loved music is bound to shift in an era when oral tradition has given way to LPs, FM, CDs and Real Audio files, and from one perspective you could argue that "At the Hop" is a folk song as much as "The Muckin' of Geordie's Byer" in its inherent nature.

But I respect those who are interested in keeping alive the traditions that preceded our whing-ding electrical century, and who appreciate the fine touch of purely acoustic music. I am sure we have enough room here for both camps, being the kind generous, big-hearted folks we are :>).