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Thread #168778   Message #4076601
Posted By: Lost Chicken in High Weeds
23-Oct-20 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: Ballad of Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: Ballad of Ewan MacColl
Well this is quite excellent. I've only discovered Ewan over the last maybe year or so, and have barely begun to scratch the surface of listening to his works. This gives me a lot more of the background I need to desire more digging in and to more appreciate what I'm hearing/experiencing. I can certainly relate to some of his social issues as well. Very informative and interesting, *much* appreciated.

Also, I didn't know Ewan wrote "Dirty Old Town", I just knew of it via The Pogues. And, Alan Lomax is among the interviewees! And, and...first time actually seeing Peggy perform! I'd heard her on a couple of records. You could really see her siblingship with Mike in her face at times. Man I dig her banjoin'. Again, very much appreciated.