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Thread #119547   Message #2601183
Posted By: Will Fly
31-Mar-09 - 08:36 AM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Well SS, I think I'd call Gary Davis a very traditional singer - just not in the UK tradition! I certainly count seeing him as an absolute privilege.

Broonzy was perhaps more urban - I won't say more sophisticated - than Davis (the Rev. had a stunning knowledge of the guitar), but he still represented one of the last of a tradition of blues singers who got it "on the hoof".