Mudcat Café message #1090432 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65947   Message #1090432
Posted By: Bill D
11-Jan-04 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
Subject: RE: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
you said it all--I listened to him on some MP3s posted to Usenet recently, just because I had never heard him, and while his enthusiasm was evident and I am SURE he got a lot of people interested in music they would not otherwise have heard, his versions and 'feel' for most of the songs was less than authentic. Doesn't make him 'bad', just not to my taste.

There are youngish groups doing similar things to stuff like sea chanties these days, and while they have lots of fun and appeal to kids who seems to NEED music played too fast with scant attention to history and authentic lyrics, they are not for us old purist snobs..*grin*