Mudcat Café message #3715197 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157386   Message #3715197
Posted By: MGM·Lion
08-Jun-15 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Still wondering what's folk these days?
Subject: RE: Still wondering what's folk these days?
Interesting you mention Nic Jones there in that connection, Dave; because he it was (once when visiting our house when we were neighbours in Cambridgeshire [only 12 mile apart!], & my late wife Valerie mentioned how she couldn't warm to the Leader & Topic records I would get for review of the source singers like Joseph Taylor, Pop Maynard, et al) who replied, "Ah, but they are of great scholarly importance; they aren't meant to be 'entertainment'." Valerie, who was a scholar herself*, saw what he meant immediately, and never again inveighed against those that she had up-to-then dismissively called "your old men".

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*[google her on Wikipedia, Valerie Grosvenor Myer]