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GUEST,Roger Rettig Best song Lonnie Donegan ever performed (67* d) RE: Best song Lonnie Donegan ever performed 03 Mar 09

'Frankie & Johnny' couldn't have been a hit, because it was never a single, but it did - in a manner of speaking - make the charts. I believe that 'Lonnie Donegan Showcase' was the first LP to ever reach the singles lists!

Apart from reservations about the tone from Les Bennetts' guitar, I also enjoyed 'Darling Corey'. A spirited performance from LD! I love that 5th-minor chord at the eleventh bar of the chorus!

Another of my favourite Donegan vocals is his 1957 version of 'Muleskinner Blues'. The later version is marred by Van Morrison's amateur-sounding efforts. My favourite of his very earliest work is the excellent 'Ol' Riley'!!!

Roger Rettig

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