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Posted By: Folkiedave
22-Jan-09 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
No doubt people would get pissed off with martin carthy if he did songs in a Jim Reeves style.

Well style maybe but he has recorded Hong Kong Blues, Heartbreak Hotel and the Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.

He also sang "Where Do Flies Go in the Winter Time" and "Hard Cheese of Old England". I think he has a wider repertoire than sometimes people give him credit for.

As for the Watersons Mike was kicked out of singing and music lessons at school. They didn't like him harmonising.