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GUEST,Dan Keding Origins: Logan English? (11) RE: Origins: Logan English? 12 Oct 04


My father-in-law was Logan English's cousin and they spent many summers together as boys in Kentucky. When I married my wife, Tandy Lacy, we visited Logan's mother at her home outside Paris, Kentucky where Logan grew up. During the course of our visit Corrilla asked me if I played the banjo. At the time I was horrible, now I've graduated to pretty bad. I did tell her I played a bit and she took me to Logan's old room and presented me with his banjo as a wedding gift. Its a mid 1920's Bacon and Day Silver Bell five string and it is beautiful - the case had play bills from his concerts - one of them is advertising a concert he did with Carolyn Hester in Woodstock, New York - and another from the World's Fair in New York. The banjo plays beautifully, has great tone and is way beyond what my skill deserves.

I have most if not all of his recordings including a Social Security album where he is being interviewed by Oscar Brand.

His mother and brother are dead now and the old home was bought by a friend of the family. I do know that his old 000 Martin was given to Bill Staines but I believe he has sold it.

Logan had a great voice and learned many of the songs on his earliest recordings from the people he grew up around in Kentucky. Nice to see his name mentioned here on the Cat.

Take care,

Dan Keding

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