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Thread #132214   Message #2989471
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
18-Sep-10 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Subject: RE: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Why limit this to the UK? I still have several 45 rpms of Lonnie's and his first lp. issued in the country. In a couple of weeks I'll be jointly-leading a workshop on Folk music influences at the Getaway and one of the songs I'll do is Whoa Back Buck which I first heard by Lonnie. I could talk a long time about the influence that Lonnie had on my music. If you heard my music you might not make the connection, but at the heart of his music was rhythm, exuberance and humor. He was clearly having a lot of fun, not by making fun of or diminishing the music. If NOTHING else, folk music should be fun. Nobody could top Lonnie on that.