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 The perspective of the past is a strange animal.

Recently I’ve been racking my brains to come up with little stories about my childhood, right up to the end of my teens. 982 woorden meer


0849 When The Sun Goes Down - Lonnie Donegan’s Skiffle Group With Chris Barber (1955)

Also known as In The Evening, this song was written by Lerory Carr. It was first recorded by him in 1935. Since then it has been recorded by Red Nelson, Wynonie Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles among others. 65 woorden meer


Bubblegum Music

I first discovered pop at a high point of bubblegum musicKazenetz and Katz were cranking out hit after hit with their stable of artists on Buddah Records. 307 woorden meer

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Chris Barber - The Ice Cream Man's in Town

“I scream, you scream,
everybody wants ice cream!”

They were the words I got back when the name Chris Barber was mentioned to friends and colleagues.  5.144 woorden meer


0630 Michael Row The Boat Ashore – Lonnie Donegan and His Group (1961)

This spiritual dates to the 1860s. It was recorded by Pete Seeger in 1956. Harry Belafonte, The Lennon Sisters, Bobby Darin and Trini Lopez have all recorded versions of the song. 43 woorden meer


Song Of The Week: "Rock Island Line" by Lonnie Donegan

Happy 2015, my musical geek squad. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Rock Era (a.k.a. music as we know it, since it effectively replaced the Big Band and Swing Era and has yet to morph into something else). 478 woorden meer

Song Of The Week

Exclusive Chris Barber Interview

His life reads like a who’s who of Blues:  Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Alexis Korner, Lonnie Donegan, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page are just some of the men that… 3.159 woorden meer