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Thread #80498   Message #1472403
Posted By: greg stephens
27-Apr-05 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP (21 April 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP (21 April 2005)
In his Cyril Tawney obituary in theGuardian today, Derek Schofield repeats the story that Bob Dylan recorded "Sally Free and Easy". I started a thread on this subject on Mudcat a couple of years ago: I have persistently heard rumours that Dylan was influenced by Cyril Tawney on his vist to England to record "Mad House in Castle Street" in 1962. On that Mudact thread, nobody could confirm the exiatence of that recording(by repute, a bootleg of Dylan singing it at some session in London). Now Derek Schofield has repeated the story, can anybody tell us if this recording (a) exists and (b) is available somewhere? This seems a very interesting question, as it suggests England's greatest songwriter from the folk revival influenced America's ditto at a very young age.