‘Guitar, bass and drums! That’s all The Who have got after all!’ Neil folded his arms, confident that he’d made his point.
‘The Who have got a singer too,’ put in Greg slowly.
What is Americana? It has been used to describe antiques, patchwork quilts, historic handguns, paintings in the Grandma Moses school, Walker Evans’ photographs and to sections of libraries devoted to American history.
Soul didn’t really live on albums until Marvin Gaye produced What’s Going On in 1971. Motown’s best albums are compilations like Motown Chartbusters or Greatest Hits / Best Of compilations of singers or groups.
You could go further back in exploring British R&B albums. Try Chris Barber’s The Blues Legacy: Lost and Found on CD … four volumes of it.
The English folk scene is inextricably linked together. Most of them have played on each other’s records. The acts are often sold out at concerts, and Bellowhead, The Unthanks, Eliza Carthy, Seth Lakeman and Laura Marling have had records in the mainstream charts.