"Barbie [easynet]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> From: "Piers Cawley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> 
> > Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is
> > accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you
> > can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come to
> > that.
> 
> You can tell what Bob is singing!!!!! 

Most of the time, yeah.

> I had to get the Dylan Songbook to learn the words ;)
> 
> Barbie
> 
> PS: I have several albums by Billy and Bob, but I still don't class
> them as folk singers.

Bob was definitely a folk singer once. The early acoustic stuff is
definitely folk, and it informs the later electric stuff too. Bragg's
usually not a folksinger, but he's a good singer of folk songs on
occasions. 

> The Houghton Weavers, The Spinners, The Knigston Trio, My missus
> .... now they're folk singers.

Me, on a good night.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com

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