Mudcat Café message #4027969 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4027969
Posted By: GUEST,jag
13-Jan-20 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
I am not suggesting anything of the sort.

From my experience of non-club social occassions where people 'make their own entertainment', and I include pub sessions in that, the idea of not 'singing other peoples songs' is so normal as to be not worth mentioning except to crass newcomers.

So I am left thinking that the collectors who make much of 'ownership' of particular songs (in the way Walter Pardon describes first-hand) are describing something else that I need explaining to me.

Either that or the collectors who make a fuss of it are standing outside of an alien culture looking in. Most of the 'source singers' grew up in a time when people started work at 14 or earlier and so were adolescents working alongside adults. Very different from most, but not all, of the collectors.