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Thread #161963   Message #3852642
Posted By: GUEST,ottery
27-Apr-17 - 02:37 AM
Thread Name: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
Subject: RE: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
The Corries covered Barrett's Privateers some years ago. Didn't follow up the name "Stan Rogers" from the CD jacket though - there warn't youtube or Spotify in them days. (Circa the year 2000).

Think I may have finally heard his voice by stumbling across his version of "Leave her Johnny", one of my favourite songs, on youtube. Had previously heard it on Jon Boden's Folk Song a Day project, and then realised that I knew Rolling Down to Old Maui from Spi/Bod, and so listened to it for the purpose of comparison.

Last year I heard the Yorkshire group Fireside Knights (who have now apparently become the Heathen Kings while retaining the same line-up) playing Witch of the Westmorland, which they heard from Stan Rogers. They asked if anyone in the (folk club) audience knew about him - around a quarter to a third put their hands up.

I'd say he has a fairly secure niche over here. OTW, I'd say he's more appreciated as a singer and a performer than as a song-writer.