Mudcat Café message #1090560 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65947   Message #1090560
Posted By: GUEST,Vinyl Junkie
11-Jan-04 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
Subject: RE: Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him
Thanks for all the comments. They were interesting. I tend to side with my fellow purist snob, Bill D, and his comments; but it is interesting that some other people cite Lonnie as a launching pad to other artists, be it the Clancy Brothers, such as maldenny, or to Blues, Folk or Jazz, such as Leadfingers. No-one would cite Leadbelly as an introduction to anyone but Leadbelly: in other words, listening to Leadbelly is an end in itself. (As you can gather, I'm quite a fan.) I've nothing against Lonnie, in fact I respect him; but, I have to admit, he is not quite to my taste.