Friday, January 25, 2013

Record #0246: The Grand Coulee Dam / Nobody Loves Like an Irishman – LONNIE DONEGAN & HIS SKIFFLE GROUP

Dot 15792 (original) USA, May 1958
Words & Music by:  Side AWoody Guthrie, Lonnie Donegan; Side B – Lonnie Donegan
Musicians: Lonnie Donegan (vocals and guitar), Jimmy Currie (guitar), Mickey Ashman (bass), Nick Nicholls (drums)
Recording sessions: Pinewood Film Studios, Buckinghamshire, UK, Nov. 1957
Highest chart positions:  UK #6

Another one from Britain’s biggest before the Beatles. This release didn’t do much in the States, but it was a fairly big one in the UK.

Bob Dylan also covered this Woody Guthrie original in Guthrie’s tribute concert in Carnegie Hall, Jan. 20, 1968.

List price:  Very Good+ is $10, Near Mint is $20

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