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« on: March 21, 2007, 11:01:14 PM »

I heard someone say that "All music is folk music"

Was he right?
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 12:17:41 AM »

Unless it's played by monkees!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 12:38:54 AM »

I heard someone say that "All music is folk music"

Was he right?

If you don't know it was mainly a joke... "All music is folk music; I don't know of any dog music" or somthing like that. It was a play on words where folk means people. ex. 'some folks around here...'

'Folk' can mean almost anything in music.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 11:10:14 AM »

Hey Bears:  Sorry about them monkees on your post.  I was trying to lighten it up a little.

When I originally read this phrase, it got me to thinking.  I shouldn't aughta done dat. (folk phrase)

Here is some info comparing folk to traditional music in different countries and the blending of folk and popular genres.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_music



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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 12:16:03 PM »

I am not sure if I totally agree with that or not. I'll have to ponder it for a few days and then come up with a witty answer!
I do know that my son-in-law's Irish band plays some old tunes that sound a lot like bluegrass. The old timey and bluegrass music has a lot of roots in Irish music. It's all logical, but it took me years to figure this one out.
I am not sure where Kid Rock fits into this one, but I'll think about it...
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007, 12:36:12 PM »

Hi Eljefe

I actually appreciated the gag on The Monkeys, thanks. It's essential that we keep a sense of humor about such heady issues as morality.


I agree with Jeremy3223,

 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong and blues musician Big Bill Broonzy have both been attributed the remark
 "All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song."

The above is from Wikipedia, so you know it's true.

Peace


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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2007, 07:14:14 PM »

"All Music Is Folk Music" ... Hmmmmm ...

Well, I is folk ... I ain't a horse or a dog ... And I like to play folk music ... the REAL issue, according to anyone listening to me, is whether what I am playing is called MUSIC or NOISE ...   
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007, 10:34:14 PM »

I don't know of any dog music"

dawg music...baying at the moon music...horses of a different color singing songs slightly off key...
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2007, 11:48:20 AM »

Now "Dawg Music" I know. Think Garcia, Grissam.
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