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GUEST,Hootenanny 2007 Ewan MacColl Bio - Class Act (715* d) RE: 2007 Ewan MacColl Bio - Class Act 11 Dec 19

Dave the Gnome

The recording played to you by your teacher was almost certainly by Alan Lomax and the Ramblers. When Lomax & MacColl joined in the Skiffle Craze. It was a strange mixture and I can quite easily understand how it mignt have put you off folk for life. The two jazz musicians involved were Bruce Turner on clarinet and Jim Bray on bass. The rest of the line up was Lomax, MacColl, Peggy Seeger Shirley Collins and Brian Daly. As I say a strange mixture, one which people might find surprising when they think about Ewan and Peggy's (supposedly suggested by Lomax) feelings about only singing the songs from your own background.
I had no problems with most of them when they did their own thing but mixed up this way it didn't work.
I do however realise that if you are trying to make a living as a musician then you take the work that you can get.

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