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MG-20229: An Englishman Sings American Folk Songs / Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20229A MS1    MSI    A2    I
SIDE-B MG20229B MS1    MSI    B1    I



Comments

“Lonnie Donnegan” on front, but on all others (back cover, spine and label) “Lonnie Donegan”.

Inside The Groove

The legendary king of skiffle's only full-length album on Mercury.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Without any doubts, Lonnie Dongegan was a very important musician on British popular music in the middle-late 1950s. Everybody know his first huge hit “Rock Island Line”, released in 1956. I've heard that this was a hit both on the UK and USA.

This LP captures Lonnie Donegan's nice ensemble, a mixture of Skiffle, American Folk, Blues, Hillbilly and more, recorded circa 1956.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 14060 Wabash Cannonball (Carter) 1:55
A-2 14061 How Long, How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) 2:23
A-3 14062 The Wreck Of The Old 97 (Whitter - Noell - Lewey) 2:26
A-4 14063 Ramblin' Man (Donegan) 4:54
A-5 14064 Frankie And Johnny (Donegan) -
SIDE-B
B-1 14065 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O (B. Varley - Doug Whyton) 2:40
B-2 14066 Nobody's Child (Cy Coben - Mel Foree) 4:54
B-3 14067 I Shall Not Be Moved (Donegan) 2:23
B-4 14068 I'm Alabammy Bound (Donegan) 1:49
B-5 14059 Railroad Bill (Donegan) 2:21
B-6 14058 Old Riley (Donegan) 2:45

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Although the Ruppli's book mentions on these tunes as “Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, 1956?”, it's doubtful that Lonnie Donegan went to Chicago and recorded them. Below I'm including personnel of original Pye sessions, based on the discographic information seen at Lonnie Donegan's detailed web site.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW MUCH PRECISE INFORMATION ON THESE IF YOU HAVE ANY!

B-6:
Lonnie Donegan (g), Dick Bishop (g), Chris Barber (b), Ron Bowden (ds).
Recorded in London on January 11, 1956.

B-5:
same personnel as B-6.
Recorded on April 4, 1956.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4:
Lonnie Donegan (g, vo), Denny Wright (g), Mickey Ashman (b), Nick Nicholls (ds).
Recorded in August 22 or 23, 1956.

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Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20229 FRONT] [MG-20229 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20229 A] [MG-20229 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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