Mudcat Café message #2456440 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114928   Message #2456440
Posted By: DebC
03-Oct-08 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Maddy Prior review - and free, signed CD
Subject: RE: Maddy Prior review - and free, signed CD
When I was 14 or 15, I used to listen to a low-power radio station that broadcasted from Highland Park, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. I had my clock radio alarm set for 6 AM when the station signed on in the morning and would doze, listening, for a short time before I had to get ready to go to school.

One morning, I was doing a "doze" and heard "Let never a man a wooing when that lacketh things three...." and was immediatly jolted to full awake-ness. I continued to listen. When the electric instruments came on, I was hooked. I quickly grabbed a pen and paper so that I could hear the back announce and write it down.

That song stayed with me all day until I couldn't stand it. I left school, ditching my afternoon classes (yes I did have to pay the price of after-school detention) and went to the local record shoppe. I actually found a copy of "Below the Salt" and played it continuously for the next two weeks.

I have been a Maddy fan (and a Steeleye Fan) ever since.

Debra Cowan