Mudcat Café message #2989988 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132214   Message #2989988
Posted By: Stringsinger
19-Sep-10 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
Subject: RE: What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed?
If he hadn't existed, Moe Asch at Folkways Records wouldn't have offered to break every Leadbelly record over Donegan's head for Lonnie's attempt to collect royalties for Leadbelly's songs from Folkways. Actually, I don't think Moe would have wasted those recordings on such a meaningless gesture but he was angry. Donegan was arrogant and out of line and apparently self-important.