Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Today 1931 Lonnie Donegan was born

A short while ago someone asked me for a particular song which turned out to be sung by a UK skiffle group beginning sixties. In the end of the fifties skiffle music was very popular in the UK. Lonnie Donegan was part of that 'movement'.

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.
Lonnie Donegan - Puttin' on the style_the greatest hits
01-Rock Island Line
02-Lost John
03-Bring a Little Water, Sylvie
04-Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O
05-Cumberland Gap
06-Gamblin' Man
07-Puttin' on the Style
08-My Dixie Darling
09-Jack O' Diamonds
10-Grand Coolie Dam
11-Sally Don't You Grieve
12-Tom Dooley
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
23-The Comancheros
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.

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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.
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Frank from Western Australia again - Donnegan came to Western Australia in the late 50s or early 60s. I'd been singing blues then for about 5-8 years but hearing him live (and on record) showed me that I could shake off the strictures of my Celtic musical heritage and sing freely and uninhibitedly without having to sound like a weak imitation of a southern Afro-American but at the same time demonstarte my loveof and respect for the music

GFrank Povah - Western Australia
Frank, I am not a musician myself.
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.
I guess in another sense, most musicians, and by that I mean composers, feel aroud for what suits the intensity of the song...often one goes back to a song ten or so years later and bang! one discovers a whole new approach to it, based on the degree of life experience one has had...same gain later on..I admit a feeling of intense revulsion for this guys music, but that is something I feel instinctively not having ever heard it, so I will come back and tell you how it felt...lol. Thanks for putting this up, and thanks to Frank Povah for the push...I have played blues for many years and found my own roots back to folk...which was my starting block...btw...I would love to hear some of your Celtic stuff. I am seriously Hooked! ...then again...whatever you have would be xcillent. Eric http://www.myspace.com/listening2jesus
Many thanks to you for this posting. I am in Malaysia and the oldies are getting ever so hard to find. Sad that people don't know how to say Thankyou......... Wel from me.. Here is a BIG "THANKYOU".........
Thanks and regards
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