Mudcat Café message #1090461 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65947   Message #1090461
Posted By: Leadfingers
11-Jan-04 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
Subject: RE: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
Like so many 'popular' performers, a lot of people run Lonnie Donegan down as not being 'true' to the real sense of the music. The same has been said of The Spinners, Acker Bilk, and Dave Brubeck who are all accused of devaluing the music they played. However, they ALL served as an introduction for people who had never met Blues, Folk or Jazz.
And a lot of the people who came into the various music forms have stayed long enough to be a major influence themselves.
Besides, I always liked Lon myself.