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Thread #166894   Message #4017804
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
08-Nov-19 - 02:30 AM
Thread Name: Folk Tracks on Mainstream Music LPS
Subject: Folk Tracks on Mainstream Music LPS
As I get older, I find myself listening to broader genres of music, particularly revisiting progressive/rock singers/performers I listened to in my youth, and a find that there are individual tracks that, if they had be written/performed by a 'folk' artiste (whatever interpretation one gives to that - but someone who has been generally recognised as part of the folk scene -please no arguments about what is and isn't folk) they would, by now be part of the'folk canon'. As I have to go out in 5 minutes, I don't have time to cite examples. Is it possible that there is folk in mainstream music and lps/sets are not so much in an exclusive genre, but in a more eclectic mix with other genres. And.... is that a good or a bad thing for folk?