Mudcat Café message #2592446 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119490   Message #2592446
Posted By: Leadfingers
19-Mar-09 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: What makes it a Folk Song?
Subject: RE: What makes it a Folk Song?
Jim - Thankls for the '1954 Definition' ! At least I now know what people are talking about when it is mentioned !

It works for me , as far as Traditional Song is concerned , but there are a lot of contemporary songs that I feel fit under the Umberella of "Folk" , some of which I like , and some I DONT like .

In the same way , as an Ex Jazz player , there are Jazz styles I enjoy , and there are other Jazz styles that leave me cold ! but they are ALL Jazz , arent they ?

'Folk' has in fact become an Umberella Label that covers a VERY Wide variety of music , which now HAS to include Music Hall , Blues , Old Timey , and Singer/Songwriter in all THAT Genres various forms .

Gets complicated , doesent it >???