mudcat.org: International Lonnie Day - July 13
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


International Lonnie Day - July 13

DigiTrad:
DOES THE SPEARMINT LOSE ITS FLAVOR ON THE BEDPOST OVERNIGHT?
MY OLD MAN'S A DUSTMAN


Related threads:
lonnie donigan (5)
The late great Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002) (40)
Lyr Add: My Old Man's a Dustman - dirty verse (7)
Best song Lonnie Donegan ever performed (67)
Lyr Req: My Old Man's a Dustman! (48)
Lonnie Donegan - The Skiffle Years (12)
Lonnie Donegan's guitarists (61)
My old mans a dustman (82)
Obit: Lonnie Donegans drummer -Pete Appleby [2012] (18)
Lonnie Donegan (184)
Lonnie Donegan biograpy. book (3)
Lyr Req: Peter Buchanan song 'Ding, Ding' (4)
9 years since Lonnie Donegan's passing (1931-2002) (8)
What If Lonnie Donegan had not existed? (57)
Songs Written by Lonnie Donegan? (8)
Lyr Req: Doctor's Daughter (Lonnie Donegan) (5)
Lyr Req: Hard Time Blues (sung by Lonnie Donegan) (11)
Lyr Req: Red Berets (sung by Lonnie Donegan) (2)
Lyr Req: songs by Lonnie Donegan (14)
Seven Golden Daffodils/Lonnie (30)
Happy Birthday, Anthony James Donegan (26)
Help from Doneganophiles Please! (17)
Lonnie Donegan Gospel Medley (5)
My Old Man's A New Labour Dustman (34)
Looking for some Lonnie Donegan tracks/CD's (17)
Chord Req: My Old Man's A Dustman (5)
Review: Early Lonnie Dongan tracks (8)
Lonnie D: The musical- latest (21)
Lonnie Donegan's birthday (3)
Folklore: Lonnie Donegan Tribute Songs (13)
Review: New Lonnie Donegan Album (46)
Mute inglorious Donegans? (8)
Early Lonnie Recording (22)
Tune Add: Irish Music Site (4)
Lonnie D musical dates (12)
a site with all Lonnie Donegan's lyrics? (3)
Lonnie D. tribute tour (1)
Lonnie Donegan: Whatcha All Fink Of Him (34)
A concert for Lonnie Donegan (2)
Obit: Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002) (60)
Lonnie Donegan Tribute / Germany (27)
Still missing Lonnie (2)
Lonnie Donegan in Manchester (16)
Lonnie Donegan - Update (3)
Where is Lonnie D... (9)
Lonnie Donegan - awesome (2)
Lonnie Donegan 70 (19)
Donegan: Puttin' on the style- officially (7)


greg stephens 14 Jul 04 - 02:26 PM
Leadfingers 14 Jul 04 - 02:36 PM
The Villan 14 Jul 04 - 02:38 PM
greg stephens 14 Jul 04 - 07:01 PM
Bert 14 Jul 04 - 07:19 PM
JennyO 15 Jul 04 - 01:24 AM
GUEST,Greycap 15 Jul 04 - 02:53 AM
Roger the Skiffler 15 Jul 04 - 03:33 AM
Roger the Skiffler 15 Jul 04 - 09:56 AM
Flash Company 15 Jul 04 - 10:44 AM
Steve Parkes 15 Jul 04 - 10:52 AM
TheBigPinkLad 15 Jul 04 - 05:39 PM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 15 Feb 05 - 05:07 AM
GUEST,Skiffler 15 Feb 05 - 02:12 PM
GUEST,Klaus Müller 16 Feb 05 - 03:13 AM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 16 Feb 05 - 11:04 AM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 16 Feb 05 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,BIll Kennedy 16 Feb 05 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 16 Feb 05 - 04:56 PM
Col K 16 Feb 05 - 07:13 PM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 17 Feb 05 - 05:14 AM
GUEST,KM 17 Feb 05 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Gene 18 Feb 05 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 19 Feb 05 - 01:47 AM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 19 Feb 05 - 01:48 AM
GUEST,Lonnie Root 29 Jul 08 - 01:25 PM
Captain Farrell 29 Jul 08 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 30 Jul 08 - 03:40 AM
Megan L 30 Jul 08 - 03:46 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:








Subject: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: greg stephens
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 02:26 PM

50 years ago, on July 13, 1954, Lonnie Donegan recorded the most spectacularly influential British record ever, "Rock Island Line". Giving rise directly to the skiffle movement, it spawned the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, not to mention the folk revival.
   Well done, Lonnie. And also let's hear it for Beryl Bryden (washboard), like Lonnie no longer with us. And also Chris Barber (double bass) who is still going very strong with the jazz band. Which incidentally made some lovely recordings on that day in 1954(eg New Orleans Blues and the Martinique): Donegan's "Rock island Line" was recorded for a little relaxation during the recording session.Modern bands take note, the LP was all recorded on the same day, all 12 tracks.
    Only Mudcatters influenced by Lonnie add to this thread (little joke, we all were).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 02:36 PM

Released as a single with 'John Henry' on the other side - a double sided hit to kick off the skiffle revolution .


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: The Villan
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 02:38 PM

Brilliant guy and certainly my hero.

I remember buying his 78 LP called Tops with Lonnie. First Lp I bought.

My old man went beserk and almost threw me out the house.

He has mellowed now and likes him as well.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: greg stephens
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 07:01 PM


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Bert
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 07:19 PM

He was the greatest "Dead or Alive".

Week after week his songs took up half the hit parade.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 01:24 AM

One of the things I regret is that when I had a chance to see him at Sidmouth in 2001 when I was visiting the UK, I didn't get to his concert.

When his big hits My Old Man's a Dustman and Does your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour were all over the radio, I learnt them off by heart, and can still launch into them when asked. I seem to be blessed with a tape-recorder memory, and I can still hear them in my head - every note and every word.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 02:53 AM

We owe him big-time. I can say no more.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 03:33 AM

Amen.

RtS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 09:56 AM

I couldn't go to the Albert Hall Memorial Concert, here's an account of it from the Official Lonnie Website by his son, Peter (who seems to have gone to the same English teacher as jOhn from HUll!).



ROCK ISLAND LINE.

LONNIE DONEGAN TRIBUTE CONCERT
REVIEW

PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES FOR TAKING SO LONG TO WRITE MY REVIEW OF SUCH A GREAT NIGHT OF WHICH I KNOW LONNIE HAVE ENJOYED.

WE OWE A DEBT OF GRATITUDE FROM ALL OF LONNIE'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS

THE EVENING GOT OFF TO AN EMOTIONAL START, WITH A RECORDING OF LONNIE SINGING 'GRAND COOLIE DAM', AND WE WERE TRANSPORTED BACK TO THE 50'S AFTER LONNIE'S 2 ELDEST SON'S TOOK THE STAGE AND INTRODUCED THE EVENING AND PROCEEDED INTO CHAS & DAVE'S SONG WRITTEN ABOUT LONNIE, CALLED LONNIE-D, WITH A SMALL EXTRACT OF THE CAST FROM THE BRAND NEW UP COMING MUSICAL ALSO ENTITLED LONNIE-D, DRESSED IN 50'S BILLOWING DRESSES, NECKERCHIEFS & TEDDY BOY JACKETS. THEY SET THE TONE FOR AN EXCITING EVENING, CELEBRATING LONNIE'S LIFE.


THEN CAME THE GUEST ARTISTS,

CHRIS FARLOW, (ALABAMA BOUND)
AFTER SINGING THIS SONG WITH SO MUCH SOUL AND FEELING, BASICALLY THERE AIN'T A WHITER BLACK MAN AROUND, & I DON'T KNOW A BLACK MAN WHO COULD SING IT BETTER


RALPH McTELL, (GRAND COOLIE DAM)
HE BROUGHT THE SONG BACK TO ITS ROOTS, THANK-YOU

ROLF HARRIS, (TAKES A WORRIED MAN/PUTTING ON THE STYLE)
WHAT A LOVELY MAN, SUCH FUN LOVE AND WARMTH. THERE AIN'T ANOTHER MAN I KNOW WHO COULD HAVE AS MUCH FUN AND MAKE THE WORLD SEEM AND ACTUALLY FEEL BRIGHTER. THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN WALK ON STAGE AND TAKE AWAY AN ENTIRE AUDIENCES PROBLEMS IN ONE SMILE! LOVE YA ROLPH AND YOUR WOBBLE BOARD ;-)

GERRY MARSDEN, (PUTTING ON THE STYLE)
ANOTHER MAN WITH SO MUCH FUN AND ENERGY IN HIM WHICH WAS FANTASTIC TO WORK WITH, HIM AND ROLF COULD HAVE STOLE THE NIGHT ON THERE OWN.

DONEGAN BROTHERS (MY OLD MAN'S A DUSTMAN)
WHAT CAN I SAY COZ I AM ONE! WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT IT WAS A LOT OF FUN, IT'S A GREAT SONG TO PERFORM AND I THINK SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS HAVE TO GO TO MY BROTHERS ANTHONY AND DAVID BECAUSE THEY HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE. IN MY EYE'S THEY WERE FANTASTIC.

KENNY BALL (SAMANTHA)
THE MAN HAS STILL GOT IT! HE'S BLOODY BRILLIANT, YOU COULD TELL NOW THAT LONNIE HAD A GREAT EYE FOR TALENT.

PETER DONEGAN (I LOVE YOU)- I WROTE THIS SONG AFTER MY FATHER PASSED, WITH HIS ADVICE. IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM IT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, ESPECIALLY WITH THE HELP OF MY TWINKLED FINGERED FRIEND FROM THE COST DEL SOL, MAMA PAULA WHO PLAYED GUITAR ON MY ORIGINAL DEMO RECORDING, THE EXTRA ORDINARY TALENTED FINGERS OF PETE WINGFIELD ON KEYBOARD, AND OF COARSE THAT SWEET VOICED ANGEL, KATE GARNER THE DAUGHTER OF CHAS & DAVE'S CHAS HODGES. HER EFFEMINATE LOOKS AND VOICE THERE ISN'T ANOTHER AROUND, WHICH IS WHY I WANTED HER TO SING THIS SONG WITH ME. SHE WAS PERFECT AND SHE ADDED ANOTHER DIMENSION TO MY SONG WHICH TOOK IT INTO ANOTHER WORLD FOR ME. THANKS KATE!

MEL WILLIAMS (HAVE A DRINK ON ME)
THAT REMINDS ME, I STILL OWE HIM A DRINK FOR THIS.
MY DAD USED TO CALL HIM JUMPIN JACK FLASH, AND AS YOU CAN SEE THEY DIDN'T CALL HIM IT FOR NOTHING! NEVER HAVE I SEEN A MAN UNKNOWN TO THE AUDIENCE BE ABLE TO BECOME SO WELL KNOWN IN JUST ONE NUMBER! WELL DONE MATE IT WAS GREAT FUN, HAVE A DRINK ON ME!

BARRON KNIGHTS (DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR ON THE BED POST OVER NIGHT)-THIS WAS VERY FITTING FOR PETE AND BRUCE. THEY KEPT IT FUN AND LIGHT, THANKS GUYS (SHARON)

BILLY BRAGG (DEAD OR ALIVE)
A BRILLIANT ENTERTAINER, GREAT FUN TO WORK WITH AND A REALLY DOWN TO EARTH, HONEST MAN.
THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN BY WOODY GUTHRIE, AND MADE A HIT BY BOTH WOODY AND LONNIE AND ANY MAN WHO CAN COMBINE 2 DIFFERENT STYLES AND COMBINE 2 FITTING TRIBUTES INTO ONE IS FINE BY ME, BLOODY GREAT BILLY.

RICK WAKEMAN & CHRISSY HAMMOND. (SEVEN GOLDEN DAFFODILS)
WHAT CAN I SAY?! WORDS CAN'T EXPLAIN THE RUSH OF EMOTION SENT THROUGH ME SO EFFORTLESSLY FROM THE SOUND AND BRILLIANCE OF SUCH A VOICE AS CHRISSIE'S. JUST WOW!!
AND RICK WAS LESS OF A SURPRISE..... WE ALL KNOW HE'S A BLOODY GENIUS. HE'S NOT JUST A TECHNICALLY GREAT PIANIST BUT SO MUCH FEELING AND EMOTION TOO! BLOODY GREAT! JUST STOP MAKING ME FOLLOW YOU!! ;-)

JOE BROWN (ROCK O MY SOUL/ BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS)
JOE WAS GREAT AND SHOWED US WHERE GOOD VOCAL REHEARSAL AND A DUSTY VIOLIN CAN GET YOU!! ;-)
GREAT FUN ON THE NIGHT AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD FRIEND. ANYTHING THAT I COULD SAY WOULDN'T DO HIM JUSTICE, A MAN WHO'S TALENT AND VITALITY MIXED WITH ALOT OF EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE BETTERED OR MATCHED FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. LOVE YOU JOE!

JOE BROWN (ROCK O MY SOUL/ BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS)
JOE WAS GREAT AND SHOWED US WHERE GOOD VOCAL REHEARSAL AND A DUSTY VIOLIN CAN GET YOU!! ;-)
GREAT FUN ON THE NIGHT AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD FRIEND. ANYTHING THAT I COULD SAY WOULDN'T DO HIM JUSTICE, A MAN WHO'S TALENT AND VITALITY MIXED WITH ALOT OF EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE BETTERED OR MATCHED FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. LOVE YOU JOE!

HOGAN'S HERO'S FEATURING BRUCE WELCH, & HITSVILLE. (RAIL ROAD BILL)
HERE THEY ARE! THREE GREEK GAY GUYS! NOT REALLY THATS WHAT I ACCIDENTALLY CALLED THEM WHILE REHEARSING THEIR INTRODUCTION I WAS MEANT TO SAY, THREE GREAT GUYS, AND THEY ARE THE BEST. THEY HAVE FANTASTIC VOICES; THEY ARE THE SOUL VERSION OF THE THREE TENORS, SINGING ALONG SIDE BRUCE WELCH.

HOGAN'S HERO'S FEATURING BRUCE WELCH & PETER DONEGAN. (FRANKIE AND JOHNNY)
I HAD GREAT FUN DOING THIS SONG EARLIER IN THE YEAR WITH HOGAN'S HEROS IN A SMALL CLUB IN THE NORTH EAST. IT ROCKED THAT NIGHT SO MUCH SO THAT WE ASKED THEM TO DO IT ON THE TRIBUTE AND WITH BRUCE ON BOARD IT MADE MY NIGHT COMPLETE. THANKS ALL OF YOU, IT ROCKED!

PETER DONEGAN (I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN)
THIS WAS A SONG WHICH HAD MIXED EMOTIONS FOR ME. ON ONE HAND IT WAS SOMETHING GRAND AND EXCITING TO LOOK FORWARD TO, AND ON THE OTHER HAND PUT SUCH A BAD CASE OF THE JITTERS IN ME, AS MANY WILL HAVE NOTED BY THE WAY I TOOK MY TIME BEFORE STARTING IT. (AND THE APTLY WORN BROWN SUIT.)
THIS SONG WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SERVICES OF SUCH A GREAT BAND ESPECIALLY RAY COOPER WHO TAKES A TAMBOURINE AND MAKES OT ONTO AN ART FORM ONLY COMPARABLE IN THE ARTS WORLD WITH MONET OR EVEN AS MORE COLORFUL THAN VAN GOFF. THE THREE BRILLIANT GUYS THAT ARE HITSVILLE AND OF COURSE IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN AT ALL POSSIBLE, WITH OUT THE AMAZING TALENTS OF THREE GIRLS, BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY WAY. THE SOUNDS OF THEIR VOICES MAKES YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A HEAVEN. IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER FALLEN IN LOVE WITH 3 WOMEN AT ONCE, AND SO QUICKLY?-!! MARGO, AITCH, AND CLAUDIA, YOU ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST, YOU THREE WERE THE ICING ON AN INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS CAKE. BASICALLY I HAD FUN!!

ANTHONY DONEGAN (CORRINE, CORRINA.)
I WAS EXTREMELY PROUD OF ANT THAT NIGHT. HE HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS KIND OF SHOW BEFORE AND FOR HIM TO ABLE TO STAND UP THERE AND HOLD HIS HEAD UP LIKE THAT IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS WAS AN ACHIEVEMENT SOME OF US NEVER MANAGE TO DO. HE CARRIED THE SONG OFF WITH SUCH VIGURE AND CONFIDENCE, PLUS HE SOUNDED JUST LIKE DAD! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT HE CAN DO IN THE NEW MUSICAL.

ROGER DALTREY. (TIMES ARE GETTING HARD BOYS/HAM AND EGGS)
ROGER SHOWED US THE TRUE EXTENT OF HIS VOCAL TALENTS WITH HIS RENDITION OF "TIMES ARE GETTING HARD BOYS". THE WAY HE PERFORMED THIS SONG WITH ITS LONESOME COWBOY FEEL AND ITS SENSITIVITY, SHOWED US WHERE HIS ROOTS CAME FROM BEFORE HARD ROCK.

MARK KNOPFLER, FEATURING JOE BROWN (DARLING COREY/DONEGAN'S GONE)
MARK TOLD US THAT DARLING COREY WAS HIS FAVORITE SONG AND HE SHOWED US HOW MUCH BY PERFORMING IT THAT NIGHT. HIS GUITAR SKILLS AND STYLE ARE STILL COMPLETELY UNIQUE AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
THE SECOND SONG HE PERFORMED WITH JOE WAS A SONG HE'D WRITTEN TO COMMEMORATE LONNIE AND IT WAS NOT ONLY IN MY OPINION BEAUTIFUL BUT CLEVER BY THE WAY HE MANAGED TO INCLUDE SOME OF LON'S SONG TITLES IN THE LYRICS. THE SONG WAS SO TOUCHING AND WHEN HE SUNG THE LYRICS "I COULD CRY" IT SENT TEAR RUNNING DOWN MOST OF OUR CHEEKS. IT WAS A VERY FITTING TRIBUTE FOR LONNIE. THANKS MARK.

JOE COCKER (DIGGIN' MY POTATOES/NO BODY'S CHILD)
FOR ME AS A MUSICIAN AND A PERFORMER THIS WAS THE SHEER ORGASMIC CLIMAX OF THE NIGHT. THE SOUND AND EXCITEMENT AND FEELING EMITTING FROM ONE MAN. THE ONLY MAN TO BE ON PAR WITH LONNIE AND FOR ME WAS THE ONLY MAN TO BUILD THIS KIND OF SHOW UP TO. THERE ISN'T MUCH I CAN SAY, BECAUSE HE IS NOT ONLY BRILLIANT AT WHAT HE DOES AND A LEGEND IN HIS OWN RIGHT. BUT HE IS A REALLY SOUND, DOWN TO EARTH GUY, WHO WAS GREAT TO WORK WITH. THIS WASN'T JUST PLAYING MUSIC THIS WAS ABOUT BEING IN THE MUSIC. AND WITH ALL THE BACKING SINGERS ON STAGE, AND RAY COOPER ON PERCUSSION, PETE WINGFIELD ON PIANO, THIS WASN'T JUST ORGASMIC EITHER, IT WAS MULTIPLE ORGASMS, IT WAS BETTER THAN SEX. I COULD DO THAT ALL NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT.

PETE AND ANTHONY DONEGAN (ROCK ISLAND LINE)
LETS JUST SAY WE HAD EXTREME FUN, BY THIS POINT IN TIME WE WERE ON A MAGER HIGH FROM JOE, AND THE LEAD UP TO WHOLE NIGHT. WE HAD REACHED A POINT NOW WHERE WE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING ANY MORE JUST HOW MUCH FUN WE WERE HAVING, BECAUSE WITH SUCH A GREAT BAND BEHIND US, HOW COULD WE GO WRONG?! RAY COOPER WAS SUPURB AND HOW DO THINK YOU WOULD FEEL IF YOU TURNED AROUND AND SAW THOSE HUGE COTTON SWABS HE HAD FOR STICKS WHACKING FROM SIDE TO SIDE CRASHING THOSE CYMBALS. BLOODY GREAT THAT'S HOW! THIS WAS A MAGIC NIGHT FOR US AND WE WERE WORKING WITH MAGIC PEOPLE.

VAN MORRISON (LOST JOHN/JESSY JAMES/MIDNIGHT SPECIAL/GOODNIGHT IRENE)
"LONNIE ALWAYS CALLED HIM" (MAT THE HAT). WHAT A TRIBUTE TO HAVE THIS MAN. LONNIE RECORDED AND PERFORMEND WITH HIM MANY TIMES WITH GREAT PLEASURE, THANKS TO VAN HE PUT LONNIE BACK ON TRACK,(BACK TO HIS ROOT'S) & LONNIE WAS SO THANKFUL TO WHICH HE WOULD SAY SO EVERY KNIGHT ON HIS LAST TOUR, I REALY FELT LONNIE WAS STANDING BESIDE HIM ON THIS GREAT KNIGHT. THANK YOU VAN.

GOODNIGHT IRENE:
THIS WAS SO BEAUTIFUL TO HAVE VAN BRING ON STAGE ALL OF LONNIE'S FRENDS AND FAMILY TO SING THIS SONG IT WAS ELECTRIFYING EVERYBODY IN THE HALL WERE ON THERE FEET CHEERING FOR LONNIE.
GOD BLESS YOU LONNIE:

P.S. BETWEEN LONNIE'S FAMILY (PETER OAKMAN) (PAUL HENRY) (CHRIS HUNT) (STICKY WICKET) (MIKE PACE) (ROGER DUGELBY) AND (LONNIE'S THREE SON'S) WE WILL NOT LET YOU BE FOREGOTTON.

RtS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Flash Company
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 10:44 AM

Wow! Like most of you I started from there. In the '50's I found myself faced with a choice of pop music, which was rapidly becoming crap, and jazz, which wasn't.
Humph led to Chris Barber led to Lonnie led to Leadbelly, Woody and Pete Seeger. Various by-roads taken along the way, but I still get to see Chris whenever he is passing.
I always used Midnight Special, Goodnight Irene and a rather odd version of Wabash Cannonball in my singing days, even after I discovered English folk-music.
The legend will live on!

FC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 10:52 AM

I don't remember Rock Island line, as it only came out a week before my 3rd birthday (22nd July, if anyone's interested), and I never quite grasped Cumberland Gap (something to do with bacon?), but I had al his later hits by heart, and still burst into song at odd moments. Mind you, I can still do Charlie Drake's hits too, sound effects and all.

We owe him, all right.

Steve


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 05:39 PM

Anyone know if that session was recorded?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:07 AM

There´s another review of this concert on a german website:
www.saschakrieger.de
Sorry, I wasn´t able to come to this great night, too, but Sascha was ( and he seems to have another english teacher ;-) !!! )


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Skiffler
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:12 PM

Great review!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Klaus Müller
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 03:13 AM

That´s right.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:04 AM

apart from Goodnight Irene, what wouldn't I give to have heard Joe Cocker do Nobody's Child, Lonnie's version breaks my heart every time I play it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 12:54 PM

Yes, that´s right. Same with me. But I prefer Lonnie´s 1956 version of Nobody´s Child, the 1978 version is great music but too over-arranged for such a song.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,BIll Kennedy
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 04:30 PM

absolutely correct, Lutz, I'm thinking only of the 1956 version, not that forgettable overproduced 1978 recording. Throw it in the Thames (sorry Lonnie!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 04:56 PM

Yes, but the 1956 version is faboulus!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Col K
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 07:13 PM

And not only was he a brilliant artist, he was a lovely person as well. I once had the pleasure of talking to him after a gig and he was so happy that the crowds still loved him after all the years.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 05:14 AM

I agree. He was really a lovely person, too. Although many people in the business made other experiences as I know, I was lucky to have some chats with him during the four years of our "telephone friendship" ( from early 1999 until 2002 ) and it was wonderful. Of course, after I heard from his wife Sharon about his death, I regret not to have used his offer "call me when ever you want, but please not in the morning" more often. Well, that´s too late now, but a reason why we have worked on musical tributes for him since early 2003 ( first result is the german-british CD "Remembering Lonnie Donegan" with his eldest son Tony, his old mate Dickie Bishop and many others ) and why I also promote his posthum-release "This Yere De Story" in Germany for a few month.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,KM
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 12:37 PM

So sad that I never met him or saw him live on stage... :-(


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 12:13 PM

One should make next Lonnie Days every 3 November!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 01:47 AM

Regarding KM, yes, poor boy!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 01:48 AM

Regarding Gene: good idea! Let´s make every 3rd November to an international Lonnie day!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: GUEST,Lonnie Root
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 01:25 PM

I will be celebrating my namesakes holiday as well! Drink up lads!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: INTERNATIONAL LONNIE DAY
From: Captain Farrell
Date: 29 Jul 08 - 03:15 PM

Saw him twice Trowbridge Festival and Trimdon Labour Club simply the GREATEST


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: International Lonnie Day - July 13
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 03:40 AM

I'm not at all sure about Lonnie Donegan! Even, if he hadn't existed I'm sure the British beat boom would have still have happened. The Beatles, Cliff, Marty, Billy etc were all more interested in emulating Elvis than Lonnie. Compared with Ledbelly's version, Lonnie's "Rock Island Line" is of no real musically interest.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: International Lonnie Day - July 13
From: Megan L
Date: 30 Jul 08 - 03:46 AM

never could stand him.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 20 January 11:17 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.