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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry122 View Post
    Lonnie Donegan cover. And the title is absolutely true.
    True that!!! I believe that the Irish are the best lovers because they have the best music.
    Being Scottish I once thought the Scots had the best music but then somebody pointed out
    to me that when it comes to music the Irish are geniuses. They can play the Irish bagpipes
    and drink a pint of guinness at the same time. You can't do that with the Scottish bagpipes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyy View Post
    I thought I'd bring a little Australian calypso from the 60's.

    First there was a skiffle band called the Groop, They became an R&B pop band retaining the same name. This band morphed into a an Aussie super group called Axiom, which later combined with another group to form Mississippi. They perhaps didn't really like the Americanisation of their name and, when travelling to Geelong, not far from where I used to reside, they by-passed a town called Little River. The Little River Band was thus born.

    This is a song fro the first incarnation of the Groop.
    Nice bit of history Randy. That is a very infectious song. I was expecting more Double Entendres
    but perhaps it was all done rather innocently, but I was a bit suspicious that he had his fruit on display.
    You can get locked away for that you know :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wee_ginga_yin View Post
    This is a new departure for you Brian, putting together some chord
    melodies. Nice done... are you improvising them on the spot or have
    you been attending a course on how to do this kind of stuff.

    It certainly adds another string to your bow and I think it would be
    a useful skill to learn to throw in a little solo here and there to break
    up a strumming pattern.
    I improvise them but rehearse through them til I'm happy to record - then I apply my one take rule - I played Yellow Bird a lot better before hitting the record button.

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    We already heard a fine instrumental fingerpicked version of House of the Rising Sun played by Allen Tate.
    My version has a strummed uke as background and a tremoloed mando trying to sing the melody.

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    I'm glad Lonnie Donegan did this song, cause I used to love it when "Jumping" Bill Carlisle did it on the Grand Ole Opry. Had fun trying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisschross View Post
    We already heard a fine instrumental fingerpicked version of House of the Rising Sun played by Allen Tate.
    My version has a strummed uke as background and a tremoloed mando trying to sing the melody.
    Nice marriage between strumming and picking, and also a condensed history
    of Mr Donegan himself He had a resurgence in his career very late in his life,
    and featured a few times on Jools Holland Later show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recovering Bassist View Post
    I'm glad Lonnie Donnegan did this song, cause I used to love it when "Jumping" Bill Carlisle did it on the Grand Ole Opry. Had fun trying it.
    All right then I will then.
    In the UK after the war it was all big bands and Glen Miller style music
    When I heard that the next tune was by Victor Sylvestre, I turned the radio off.
    When Lonnie came on the scene he was doing music that nobody had ever heard
    of before. It was fresh and it was new. Little did we know that he was copying
    Leadbelly and Big Bill Broonzy. So it was through Mr Donegan that white boys
    got in touch with black music from the States... and from there we went back
    to the source.
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    first saw Lonnie Donegan 60 years ago when he filled in the interval of the Chris Barber traditional jazz band with his skiffle group.For us teenagers these old American folk and blues songs were fresh and vibrant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanat20 View Post
    first saw Lonnie Donegan 60 years ago when he filled in the interval of the Chris Barber traditional jazz band with his skiffle group.For us teenagers these old American folk and blues songs were fresh and vibrant.
    This song is a well loved folk song and has been sung by the Carter Family and Pete Seeger
    and many others. Depending on who sings it the verses may change but the chorus always
    remains the same. The Scottish singer Paolo Nutini has transformed the song by writing
    lots of new verses and keeping the chorus. A good song can metamorphose into something
    completely different and have a new meaning.
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    Every once in a while, a Season comes up that has a song I never thought I could do, but then I work and it comes through.

    One question for our host - can I assume that when you say 'Calypso' you are including 'Soca'? (soul calypso from Trinidad) I have a deep and abiding love for David Rudder, so I'd like to try some of one of his numbers.

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