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Thread #153916   Message #3608467
Posted By: Severn
09-Mar-14 - 11:44 AM
Thread Name: Pogues as gateway drug
Subject: RE: Pogues as gateway drug
I had a sister who was prewar and the rest of us were postwar. She listened to the likes of the. Weavers, Burl. Ives, Joe Glazer and Josh White along with Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry and whatever was on the hit parade, so I absorbed it and liked it from early childhood, quite a few years before I could start buying recordings of my own. She went through the Kingston Trio and The Limelighters and one day, brought home the first New Lost City Ramblers LP, which pushed me toward the real stuff. The local library had things like Jean Ritchie, Uncle Dave Macon, the Harry Smith Anthology to bring home. As soon as my eldest sister went to college, I had to go out and start buying records on my own and years and thousands of records, tapes and CDs later, Im still aquiring them. I have become The Librarian Incongruous of the Library Of Digress. The love of hard to find music fought me where to look and find it on the cheap by Nescessity