Mudcat Café message #1057751 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64551   Message #1057751
Posted By: Dave Bryant
20-Nov-03 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
Subject: RE: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
I think that one of the tracks on the record came from a recording that I made of Fred at the club that (the late) Isobel Sutherland used to run at "The Junction Inn" Groombridge in the late 70s. I'd sorted out a series of gigs for him and he was staying with myself and Sheila Finn. On the way to the gig, we passed a field full of un-shorn sheep which worried Fred greatly. "Oooh they should've bin sheared by now, 'specially down 'ere - they'll git the maggits". He wanted us to stop the car so that he could tell the owner - and I think he would have been prepared to shear them himself.

While he was staying with us, we told him that he could use the bath anytime he wanted. "Ooh", he said, "I don't hold with baths - reckons they weakens yer - but I have a good strip wash once a week if I need it or not".