Mudcat Café message #1386032 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77595   Message #1386032
Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
23-Jan-05 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Early Lonnie Recording
Subject: RE: Early Lonnie Recording
These are different tracks to the old Decca issue. The skiffle tracks ( 10-13 on the CD) are: This Train, The Cotton Song, Casey Jones and Good Morning Blues. The skiffle group line-up is Ken & Lonnie guitars & vocals, Chris on string bass and Bill Colyer on washboard. Plus Johnny Parker on piano for Good Morning Blues. The rest of the tracks (17 altogether) feature what became the first CB Band once Ken sacked them all! Monty Sunshine, on reeds, Jim Bray on bass & sousaphone, Ron Bowden drums plus Chris, Ken & Lonnie (introduced as 'Tony "Lonnie" Donegan' by the MC).

(now I'll go & listen to it again!)