The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49837   Message #2837214
Posted By: Vic Smith
12-Feb-10 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: Info: Ding Dong Dollar
Subject: RE: Info: Ding Dong Dollar
Interesting to see this album mentioned again as I have just been reading the second volume of Timothy Neat's biography of Hamish Henderson and have today I finished reading Alec Finlay's collected letters of Hamish Henderson, The Armstrong Nose. Both books deal with Henderson's disappointment that Ding Dong Dollar sold badly when it was first released all those years ago.
It has made me get my battered old copy of Ding Dong Dollar down from my vinyl shelves to play it again. Most of the songs seem transient and rather dated now and then shining above them all is Hamish's Freedom Come-All-Ye, one of the truly outstanding songs to come out of the folk revival.
Read the words at @displaysong.cfm?SongID=2131