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Posted By: toadfrog
31-Aug-01 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Subject: RE: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Bob P. "Times they are . . ." was surely a hit, but it wasn't a folk song. And I doubt you can say a song has "survived the folk process," while the copyright is still in effect and people still sing it out of books. Again, Stephen Foster wrote a lot of signature pieces. And many of those survive. And nobody calls them folk songs. Why is Bob Dylan "folksier" than Stephen Foster? Because he struck folksy poses?