Mudcat Café message #2150202 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104731   Message #2150202
Posted By: The Sandman
15-Sep-07 - 10:30 PM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional singer?
Yes, I said Peter Kennedy recorded revival singers,I gave two examples,I also said He collected 99.9percent from traditional singers,if I am wrong and Peter Kennedy collected from lots of revival singers ,I do not mind being corrected.
The collector Jim Carroll has said that in his own experience,,collecting folksongs refers to the recording of traditional singers not revivalists.
In retrospect I should have used the phrase most collectors instead of Peter Kennedy[I got the impression from the article that Kennedy had twigged Blake was a revivalist ]if Peter Kennedy decided NOT to record him on merit,I dont think much of his judgement,of course none of us know his reasons.
Collectors decide to record on the basis of whether a musician /Singer has a certain label, they clearly think that is important.I think that this approach in the future will need close examination.,
Does a collector stop collecting when there are no more Traditional singers?The Traditional songs will survive longer than the traditional singers,they will almost certainly change, and gain or lose verses,if these changes are to be recorded, do the collectors refuse to collect them because they are not being sung by traditional singers.