Mudcat Café message #1388940 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77595   Message #1388940
Posted By: Flash Company
26-Jan-05 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Early Lonnie Recording
Subject: RE: Early Lonnie Recording
The CD arrived this morning, URCD198, just as I was about to sit down to a coffee.
Someone started a thread a while ago about'Music that makes you cry', I've just found some more! The MC, I believe Rex Harris, introduces the band, they launch into 'Put on your Old Grey Bonnet' and I was gone. Sheila went and did something else, there was no point in trying to communicate with me for the next hour.
Not a bad track on the record, although Ken's vocal on 'Casey Jones' is practically inaudible, Still, I have the later version with Alex Korner.
Lonnie's version of 'The Cotton Song' is great, if it had been released at the time it would have taken off just as 'Rock Island Line' did.
Incidentally, I notice that there is a CD called 'Vintage Colyer' on Lake, going by the list of tracks I would think it is the old Storyville recordings, which feature the same band but may just pre-date this one. If so, it includes the best version of 'Tiger Rag' ever! I'm investigating.

FC