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Thread #104731   Message #2151704
Posted By: The Sandman
18-Sep-07 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional singer?
hereis the quote from Bob Lewis,Please read the whole article which is at the musical traditions site,the article is by Vic Smith
There's a sort of artificial idea, to my mind, whether it's come about from the BBC or from the EFDSS or whatever it was; that was this very rigid idea of who was and who wasn't a traditional singer. Well, if you come to it through their interpretation of it, then I'm not a traditional singer. And anybody that sung professionally or for any sort of money would be considered so. Or anybody that dressed up and did any sort of turn as a music hall or entertainment would have ever fitted into that category. Why on earth they got themselves into this straightjacket sort of thinking, I don't know. As a result, I suspect that they wrote off or dismissed quite a lot of really good singers, who they didn't bother to get to know when they weren't doing their turn.
Dick Miles