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Thread #24581   Message #281974
Posted By: Stewie
21-Aug-00 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: Logan English's Story?
Subject: RE: Logan English's Story?
One of the first American folk-type records that I ever bought was by Logan English. The cover has fallen to bits, but the record still plays. It was on a label called 'Monitor': Logan English 'American Folk Ballads'. The songs included 'Muleskinner Blues', 'Shenandoah', 'Pretty Saro', 'The Dewy Dens of Yarrow', 'Mole in the Ground', 'Kentucky Moonshiner', Red Clay Country' and others. I recall my favourite at the time was his beaut rendition of 'Buck-eye Jim'. He was helped out by Eric Weissberg, Marshall Brickman and Martin Lorin - I have never come across the latter two elsewhere. The cover gives little biographical information apart from the fact that he was born in Henderson, Kentucky, and reared in Bourbon County.