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Thread #148569   Message #3450875
Posted By: Tootler
12-Dec-12 - 06:40 AM
Thread Name: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Subject: RE: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Spoken song seems to be a pretty good description.

To me, Rap and Talking Blues both imply a particular style of delivery.

"Monster Mash" was another example: The verses were spoken, the first line of the chorus was semi sung (if there is such a thing) and the rest of the chorus was spoken. The chorus had a sung vocal backing. (iirc)