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Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
19-Sep-10 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Subject: RE: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
I recorded Whoa Back Buck on my first Folk Legacy album. It wasn't meant to be a copy of Lonnie's version and I added a verse I picked up from Dave Van Ronk, but I added a vocal aside, "That's a dance" after Sugar on the Gourd, just a Lonnie did on his recording. It was part of the song for me.

I've tried to do Old Riley for yearzs but could never do it justice.

I would think that Lonnie would like people to do their own interpretations of the songs he reecorded and make them their own. He certainly did.