Mudcat Café message #2156676 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104731   Message #2156676
Posted By: dick greenhaus
24-Sep-07 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: how important is the label traditional singer?
Subject: RE: how important is the label traditional singer?
Rereading these postings, I'm struck by the implicit assumption that there's a single, universally-shared motive for collecting. I'd like to suggest that that's simply not the case. I know of several collectors who are trying to find and record music as a means of helping to understand a community's sub-culture--and trad, pop, musichall etc. are all part of this. Others are seeking good singers in some genre or another. And others are just recording what they like to listen to later.