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Thread #161848   Message #3850364
Posted By: The Sandman
13-Apr-17 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: National Folk Awards 2017
Subject: RE: National Folk Awards 2017
"Subject: RE: National Folk Awards 2017
From: GUEST,Hootennanny - PM
Date: 11 Apr 17 - 06:54 AM

Why didn't Billy Bragg use the tune that Woody used for "I Ain't Got No Home"? Far more interesting than the one he used. I can only guess."         
Woody genuinely wanted to change society,I am not sure what are the motives of Billy Bragg, however songwriters sometimes change things so that they can get copyright and make money, dont know if this is the case with Bragg, IF it is it is an example of commercialism to the detriment of artistic merit. I agree with the politics he espouses however he is[imo] a shit singer, I would rather listen to Joan Baez or Pete Coe