The Roots of Lonnie Donegan

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Lonnie Donegan created "skiffle" in Britain in the mid-'50s by adding a strong backbeat to traditional American folk tunes, setting the stage in that country for rock & roll. This collection offers some of the source recordings for Donegan's arrangements, and it makes for a delightful set. Included are songs by Josh White, the Carter Family, the Weavers, Lonnie Johnson, Leroy Carr, and Hank Williams. Also included is Grayson & Whitter's original 78 recording of the murderous Appalachian ballad "Tom Dooley," tracked some 30 years before the sanitized hit version made famous by the Kingston Trio. Check out "Ole Riley," by Leadbelly, to hear the template Donegan used...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Lonnie Donegan created "skiffle" in Britain in the mid-'50s by adding a strong backbeat to traditional American folk tunes, setting the stage in that country for rock & roll. This collection offers some of the source recordings for Donegan's arrangements, and it makes for a delightful set. Included are songs by Josh White, the Carter Family, the Weavers, Lonnie Johnson, Leroy Carr, and Hank Williams. Also included is Grayson & Whitter's original 78 recording of the murderous Appalachian ballad "Tom Dooley," tracked some 30 years before the sanitized hit version made famous by the Kingston Trio. Check out "Ole Riley," by Leadbelly, to hear the template Donegan used to break skiffle in England.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: CATFISH UK
  • UPC: 643247121925
  • Catalog Number: 219

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bring a Little Water Sylvie (1:00)
  2. 2 Alabama Bound - Woody Guthrie (2:24)
  3. 3 Wreck of the John B - The Weavers (2:25)
  4. 4 Darling Corey - The Weavers (1:57)
  5. 5 Go Tell Aunt Rhody - Sonny Terry (2:48)
  6. 6 Glory - Sonny Terry (2:38)
  7. 7 Ole Riley (2:32)
  8. 8 Diggin' My Potatoes - Sonny Terry (2:35)
  9. 9 Christmas Is Coming (Christmas Day) (2:52)
  10. 10 House of the Rising Sun - Josh White (3:00)
  11. 11 Rambler's Blues - Lonnie Johnson (2:56)
  12. 12 Rocks in My Bed - Lonnie Johnson (3:00)
  13. 13 Bewildered - Lonnie Johnson (2:54)
  14. 14 How Long, How Long Blues - Leroy Carr (3:01)
  15. 15 When the Sun Goes Down - Leroy Carr (2:58)
  16. 16 Let Your Light Shine on Me - Blind Willie Johnson (3:11)
  17. 17 Ace in the Hole - Bunk Johnson (3:17)
  18. 18 Tom Dooley - Grayson & Whitter (3:09)
  19. 19 My Dixie Darling - The Carter Family (2:58)
  20. 20 Keep on the Sunny Side - The Carter Family (2:50)
  21. 21 Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8) - Jimmie Rodgers (2:59)
  22. 22 The Gold Rush Is Over - Hank Snow (2:17)
  23. 23 Wedding Bells - Hank Williams (2:55)
  24. 24 Beyond the Sunset - Hank Williams (3:01)
  25. 25 This Train - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leroy Carr Track Performer
Blind Willie Johnson Track Performer
Lonnie Johnson Track Performer
Lead Belly Track Performer
The Carter Family Track Performer
Hank Snow Track Performer
Woody Guthrie Track Performer
Bunk Johnson Track Performer
Sonny Terry Track Performer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Track Performer
Technical Credits
Carl Sandburg Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Ronnie Gilbert Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Keith Briggs Liner Notes
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