Mudcat Café message #214330 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #214330
Posted By: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
19-Apr-00 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
I don't think that Leadbelly should cover Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. I don't think that Burl Ives could cover "The Best of Charlie Parker" and I don't think covers of songs are that uncommon in traditional folk music. "Covers" is a pop music term. In folk music, though, if you don't cover a folk song, it ain't folk.

Frank