Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Today 1931 Lonnie Donegan was born
Lonnie Donegan MBE (born Anthony James Donegan in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, on 1931_april_29 and died 2002_november_03) was possibly the most famous of the skiffle musicians with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is also known as the King of Skiffle and is often cited as a large influence on the generation of British musicians who became famous in the 1960s.
Quote by Paul McCartney : "He was the first person we had heard of from Britain to get to the coveted No. 1 in the charts, and we studied his records avidly. We all bought guitars to be in a skiffle group. He was the man."
Quote by Queens Brian May : "He really was at the very cornerstone of English blues and rock."
Check the official Lonnie Donegan webpage or the great 45-rpm.org.uk site about UK artists.
Here is a Lonnie Donegan's greatest hits selection but if you can buy a live album you will really feel the true fun in this kind of music.
03-Bring a Little Water, Sylvie
04-Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O
07-Puttin' on the Style
08-My Dixie Darling
09-Jack O' Diamonds
10-Grand Coolie Dam
11-Sally Don't You Grieve
13-Don't Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour
14-Battle of New Orleans
15-Sal's Got a Sugar Lip
16-My Old Man's a Dustman
17-I Wanna Go Home
20-Have a Drink on Me
21-Michael Row the Boat
24-The Party's Over
25-Pick a Bale of Cotton
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'Clickable' links are for you downloaders soooo convienent but the disadvantage is they don't seem to 'last' long.
The Blogger gets a lot of comments 'please re-up'...... Other, more appropriate/interesting comments, they sadly don't get.... :(
So you will have to do a little work to get the link.
This seems, in my opinion, the best deal between 'protecting' my links and the least effort for you.
Of course you understand to replace in r#pidsh#re twice the # in an a otherwise you don't have a 'valid' link !!
Paste this valid link in your browser-url and hit RETURN. You can also copy/paste the link into your 'downloadmanager'.
Pass to extract the file : 080429
The file is a small 60MB, 'cause the songs are only in low bitrate 128kbits.
Please donnut give a nasty comment about that, neither about the sleeve.
The next depends, amongst other things, on your security options in your browser and by so the ability to copy/paste the link.
When you see this in Google or Yahoo cache or by my Blog's search function read first the RED instructions at the top left of my Blog !
Direct link (after that go to the plain comment of this 2008_april article !) : JeansMusicBlog
Also possible : just click the 'post a comment' section here and you are able to copy/paste !
GFrank Povah - Western Australia
Suppose when one starts playing/singing one first imitates a style/person. Later one gets his own style.
In my opinion music has to be just fun. Think you made the right decision Frank.
Thanks and regards
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