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Lyr Req: London Danny (Jez Lowe)

GUEST,Deni 09 Jan 03 - 11:14 AM
Partridge 09 Jan 03 - 11:32 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 09 Jan 03 - 12:12 PM
Mr Happy 09 Jan 03 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,RiGGy 09 Jan 03 - 12:38 PM
Bullfrog Jones 09 Jan 03 - 12:43 PM
Schantieman 09 Jan 03 - 01:25 PM
John Routledge 09 Jan 03 - 01:34 PM
Schantieman 09 Jan 03 - 01:35 PM
Charley Noble 09 Jan 03 - 02:16 PM
Leadfingers 09 Jan 03 - 09:01 PM
breezy 10 Jan 03 - 01:03 PM
GUEST,Bill 10 Jan 03 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,deni 11 Jan 03 - 07:24 AM
Deni-C 11 Jan 03 - 08:20 AM
Schantieman 11 Jan 03 - 10:29 AM
breezy 11 Jan 03 - 10:32 AM
nutty 11 Jan 03 - 12:25 PM
nutty 11 Jan 03 - 12:54 PM
Deni-C 13 Jan 03 - 07:27 AM
Schantieman 13 Jan 03 - 01:05 PM
Noreen 13 Jan 03 - 01:38 PM
COINWOLF 13 Jan 03 - 06:45 PM
Deni-C 15 Jan 03 - 08:42 AM
GUEST,Oz Childs 01 Dec 13 - 02:09 PM
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Subject: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: GUEST,Deni
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:14 AM

I bet hundreds of you know the answer to this, but I can't find it anywhere. He's got a terrific voice....Please help.

Cheers
Deni

Mad Rush


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Partridge
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:32 AM

I think its Jez Lowe


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:12 PM

Aarrrggghh - I have this on a tape somewhere but can't find it and can't remember! I know it's someone Irish, and have a feeling it could be one of Mary Black's brothers. If I can find it I'll post it -


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:27 PM

jez lowe


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: GUEST,RiGGy
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:38 PM

Mary's brother, MICHAEL BLACK, has been singing it around San Francisco for years.
He recorded it with brothers Shay & Michael on their CD WHAT A TIME
http://www.black-brothers.com/content/discography.htm
Riggy


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:43 PM

There's a clip of Jez Lowe singing it here.

BJ


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:25 PM

Certainly Jez - and I think he wrote it too.   Good song, like all of his.

Steve


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: John Routledge
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:34 PM

Yes - Jez Lowe was the writer - and he sings it quite well too :0)


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:35 PM

It's on his latest CD - Live at the Davy Lamp - and very good it is too.


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 02:16 PM

Jez Lowe, of course, if it's not already become traditional.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 09:01 PM

Jez Lowe wrote and first recorded the song. There are undoubtedly other recordings of the song , which might or might not be more pleasing to the individual ear.I personally would always give Jez the credit for the song.


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: breezy
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 01:03 PM

north - east of england paranoia from the pen of Jez L.
'Terrific voice' eh, tell Jez someone


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: GUEST,Bill
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 06:49 PM

Jez Lowe wrote and recorded it but I have also heard it sung by at least two other people locally. It has also been recorded by a group from Gilwern called Broadside(check them out)
Bill(the sound)


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: GUEST,deni
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 07:24 AM

i've listened to the Jez Lowe recording, and although it's lovely, it's not the one I'm on about. This was on one of the early Fairport recordings. The singer also does Diamonds and Pearls.

Help please
Deni


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Deni-C
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 08:20 AM

i've just had a quick surf and THINK I know the album title I heard the song on, Jewel in the Crown.

The name Steve Tilston crops up. He didn't sing it on the album, did he?

Thanks to everyone for answering.

Deni


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Schantieman
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 10:29 AM

I'm pretty sure Jez only wrote it a couple of years ago. I'll try and find out.

Steve


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: breezy
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 10:32 AM

Nichol?


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Subject: Lyr Add: LONDON DANNY (Jez Lowe)
From: nutty
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 12:25 PM

For those who don't know the song , here are the lyrics


LONDON DANNY

London Danny, you're a real bad penny,
The one man time has taught me I should fear
'Cause her you left behind, she said she would be mine
So why'd you have to come and show your face round here?

CHORUS: 'Cause she always said that time would make it right
And now I always hear her sighing in the night
And don't think I don't know, if you asked her then she'd go,
Oh, but please now, don't you take her from me, London Danny.

Well, I've learned to listen for your name round town
When people talk of your success in city life,
But I could never tell, if she heard them talk as well
And rued the day she ever was a poor man's wife.

My hands are black while yours are clean and clever
And there's ways you know to turn her pretty head,
When it's all that I can do, when my working day is through,
To let her heart beat me to sleep at night in bed.


and a sound clip of this song and others can be found here

Jez Lowe


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: nutty
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 12:54 PM

There is a full concert performance of Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies archived on this site.

CONCERT ARCHIVE


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Deni-C
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 07:27 AM

hi Breezy,

It could have been Nichol, but I went and listened to him and it didn't sound like the same singer. has anyone got Jewel in the Crown?

And nutty,

I think that should be London Danny you're a real bad penny.....

thanks for all the links. I've listened and it isn't Jez. Any more leads????


I know fairport has had lots of band members. it all gets confuso.

Cheers
Deni


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Schantieman
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 01:05 PM

"Jez wrote it in 1987 and put it on the Bad Penny album that came out then."   - this from Bev Sanders, then a Bad Penny.

(She keeps on turning up)

So there you are!

Steve


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Noreen
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 01:38 PM

Yes, Jez Lowe's London Danny is on Fairport's Jewel in the Crown (1995), all lead vocals are by Simon Nicol, with backing vocals from Peggy and Maart.

Simon's voice has matured and improved a lot over the years (some might say it had to) so if you've only heard his younger voice, Deni, you might not recognise it.


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: COINWOLF
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 06:45 PM

Jez Lowe is the songwriter of London Danny.

Jez was at Upton Upon Severn's first folk festival in 1989, (and he sang it then).

He is appearing at Upton's next festival with the Bad Pennies.

This year it is running from the 2nd to the 5th May.
(the First May Bank Holiday)

The festival is in a wonderful riverside setting with views of the Malvern Hills. (8 pubs in the town, camping, venues etc. all within walking distance.)

Last year we were visited by over 50 Morris sides, see the procession, see the dancing, join in the sessions.

See the line up at www.uptonfolk.org.

For fun, folk and frolic, come to this year's Upton.

See you there Mudcats!

Festival Cat


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Subject: RE: London Danny singer, who is he please?
From: Deni-C
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:42 AM

Thank you all, and a verbal bouquet to Mr Nichol for that singing. This is what confused me. I looked for more of his recordings and found a solo album, but as you say the voice was still good, but less rich somehow.


Thanks again for all the help.

Deni


Mad Rush


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: London Danny (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,Oz Childs
Date: 01 Dec 13 - 02:09 PM

I first heard it on a Black Brothers CD. But you can just hear that North Country accent when Jez sings it (for instance, "doant" for "don't"). He's written some great songs about growing up in County Durham, too. I think "high part of the town" is maybe the best.


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