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Re: Frank Sinatra dead at 82
- Subject: Re: Frank Sinatra dead at 82
- From: "Terrence M. Wood" <TERRY_WOOD@prodigy.net>
- Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 10:51:30 -0400
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 <email@example.com>
To: Terrence M. Wood <TERRY_WOOD@prodigy.net>
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"
>> 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.
>Garrett A. Wollman | O Siem / We are all family / O Siem / We're all the
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