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Lonnie Donegan

FROM MY COLLECTION, SOME RECORDS  THAT ARE HARD TO FIND IN THE UK.

MUSIC

THE MUSIC ON THIS PAGE IS "NEW BURYING GROUND" FROM LONNIE'S FIRST LP "SHOWCASE" AND IT IS ALSO ON THE "BACKSTAIRS SESSIONS" EP

PRECIOUS LORD LEAD ME ON 1955

 

 

From 1955 with The Chris Barber Jazz band. 

Precious Lord, Lead Me On / Tiger Rag

Issued by Storyville records of Denmark on their Tempo label.

BACKSTAIRS SESSIONS 1955/6

                                                

Originally recorded in 1955, and released on The Jazz Today label by Pye.  Reissued within a year on The Pye Nixa label, Lonnie had now become a top name.  The Jazz Today version is getting harder to find.

ON A CHRISTMAS DAY 1956

  

Due to Lonnie's popularity Hoping to cash in Columbia issued this early Chris Barber recording, but with Lonnie's name prominate.

Lonnie Donegan

With Chris Barbers Jazz Band

 

 

 

Still a few copies about, but very hard to find in good condition.

FRANKIE & JOHNNY 1956/7

         

 

One of Lonnie's personal favourites.  Never issued as a single in The UK.

Taken from his 1956 LP Showcase

GLORYLAND 1959

                 

   This one is one of own favourites.

    Not issued in The UK.

This is "Over In The Gloryland" Not "I Ain't Got No Religion" often misnamed as Gloryland!                                                    

        

KEVIN BARRY 1959

        

 

Kevin Barry, one of the hardest to find. This was issued in Eire only, and banned by The BBC.  It is the tale of the youngest member of The IRA killed by British Troups

DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE IT'S FLAVOUR 1959

 

ANOTHER USA RELEASE ON THE DOT LABEL

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS 1959

 

POSSIBLY THE RAREST UK ISSUES. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PRESSING THAT WAS BANNED BY THE BBC, BECAUSE OF THE WORDS "RUDDY BRITISH" RERECORDED AS "BLOOMIN' BRITISH"

THERE IS NO OBVIOUS DIFFERENCE IN APPEARANCE TO EITHER VERSION.

LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE 1959

                  

ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVOURITES. ISSUED ON THE DOT LABEL IN THE USA IN 1959.

ANOTHER ONE NOT ISSUED HERE IN THE UK                               

       

MY OLD MANS A DUSTMAN 1960

      

 

ONE OF LONNIE'S BIGGEST HITS, AND PROBABLY THE BEST KNOWN. THIS COPY IS FROM THE GERMAN COMPANY METRONOME.

JUANITA 1969

 

 

 ON THE LEFT A RARE UK PROMO VERSION. ON THE RIGHT AN USA ISSUE ON LONDON OF MY LOVERLY JUANITA, WRITTEN BY LONNIE WITH HIS DAUGHTER IN MIND.

 PICK - A - BALE OF COTTON

               

A VERY RARE TEST PRESSING OF

PICK - A - BALE OF COTTON.

VERY MUCH DIFFERENT TO THE ONE RELEASED IN 1962.

 

CAJUN JOE 1965

 A GREAT SONG, CAJUN JOE, ISSUED IN THE US ON THE HICKORY LABEL

 

AUNTIE MAGGIES REMEDY 1967

 

 THE RAREST RECORDING IN MY COLLECTION.  THIS IS AN ORIGINAL ACETATE OF AUNTIE MAGGIES REMEDY

I'VE LOST MY LITTLE WILLIE 1975

 

 A VERY HARD TO FIND RECORD, I'VE LOST MY LITTLE WILLIE. BANNED BY THE BBC, JUST LOOK AT THE TITLE AND YOU CAN SEE WHY!  NOT ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!

 

 

 

 

 

DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE IT'S FLAVOR 1959

 USA ISSUED ON THE DOT LABEL IN 1959.

 THE B SIDE IS AUNT RHODY. 

 THIS WAS A HIT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC.

NOT EASY TO FIND IN THE UK.

FOR MORE HARD TO FIND RECORDS FOLLOW LINK BELOW.

ANOTHER CHEWING GUM 1977?

  THIS ONE IS AN US REISSUE ON THE GOLDIES 45'S LABEL. IT FEATURES ON THE B SIDE MAC & KATY KISSON WITH CHIRPY, CHIRPY, CHEEP, CHEEP.

VERY HARD TO FIND IN BOTH THE UK & US.

 

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