• Lonnie DONEGAN & LEINEMANN - Lonnie Donegan Meets Leinemann - The Complete Sessions

By the end of the 1960s, it might have seemed that Lonnie Donegan's career was going nowhere - but that career to date had been startling. Through the mid-1950s he had been the banjo player with Chris Barber's Jazz Band, with moments of glory as singer/guitarist of that band's 'Skiffle' unit. By the end of 1956, he was Britain's biggest 'Pop' sensation and as the decade finished, he had progressed from being 'King Of Skiffle' to an all-round entertainer with an enviable trail of record chart hits behind him. Who could doubt that the 1960s would continue in the same way? However, the march of musical progress had other ideas. The hits became harder to find, not entirely helped by Donegan's various changes of style. "The Party's Over", the penultimate chart success in 1962, summed up at least the record sales part of Donegan's career, the curtain being brought down a few months later with a return to old styles in "Pick A Bale Of Cotton". Ironically, the public had rejected the single which had been issued between the two, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"; revived five years later, in the gutsier hands of Tom Jones it became a Number One hit. Donegan didn't miss out entirely, however, as he had the copyright for the song safely tucked up in his own music publishing company. (Some years later, when Elvis Presley forgot that he was Elvis Presley and started imitating Tom Jones [for whom Presley was, ironically, his role model], he too recorded the song.)

Track Listing

Disc One
1. CASEY'S LAST RIDE
2. BOTTLE OF WINE
3. DIXIE DARLING
4. FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
5. TOPS AT LOVING YOU
6. GLORYLAND
7. LEINEMANN'S POTATOES
8. ME AND BOBBY McGEE
9. DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOUR
10. BECKY DEEN
11. JACK O'DIAMONDS

Disc Two
1. COUNTRY ROADS
2. ROCK ISLAND LINE
3. KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE
4. DIXIE LILY
5. LOUISIANA MAN
6. DEAD OR ALIVE
7. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
8. MULE SKINNER BLUES
9. ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS
10. LOST JOHN
11. HAVE A DRINK ON ME
12. DUBLIN O'SHEA

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/02/1999
UPC Bar Code No 604988035223

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Lonnie DONEGAN & LEINEMANN - Lonnie Donegan Meets Leinemann - The Complete Sessions

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