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Re: Frank Sinatra dead at 82

Garrett, Not So.  I was just recanting the fact that only songwriters can be
called masters of song.  IMHO being a master of song is in the presentation
of those songs which are sung to the pleasure of the listener(s).  Now a
case in point of not being able to sing one great songwriter comes to mind,
and one that I like very much, that is Bob Dillon, Who wrote great songs in
the 60s and recorded them also.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Garrett Wollman <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
To: Terrence M. Wood <TERRY_WOOD@prodigy.net>
Cc: boston-radio-interest@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 1998 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: Frank Sinatra dead at 82

><<On Tue, 19 May 1998 00:39:00 -0400, "Terrence M. Wood"
<TERRY_WOOD@prodigy.net> said:
>> I have over the years listened to great songwriters try to sing....Over
>> it has been a disaster.  Most singers do not write, score, and produce
>> own music...they sing other peoples words and music.
>Perhaps that was true in the dark ages.  If I look at the CDs I've
>purchased most recently, it's clear that almost all of the tracks were
>written by at least one of the musicians involved, usually the
>vocalist.  (Indeed, in the case of Patty Griffin, but for two tracks
>she's the only artist involved at all on her record.)  Of course,
>judging by your past statements you would likely deny that any
>singer-songwriters I like are ``great'', but that's just your opinion.
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