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VARIOUS ARTISTS Blue Groove 1420 Banjoman - A Tribute To Derroll Adams ● CD $27.98
21 tracks, 78 mins, highly recommended Superb tribute to singer/ banjo player Derroll Adams an American folk musician who went to tour Europe in 1957 and ended up staying there until his death two years ago at the age of 75. He was a popular performer in Europe as well as a renowned and irascible character. He befriended many up and coming musicians in Europe and was a great inspiration and influence. This fine collection features song written by Derroll, traditional songs he liked to perform and several tribute songs written about him over the years. The performers here are mostly friends and associates of Derroll like Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Donovan, Arlo Guthrie, Ralph McTell, Wizz Jones and others and this tribute was the brainchild of Dutch singer/ guitarist Hans Theesink whose style here is most strongly influenced by Derroll. This set is beautifully packaged as a small hardbound book with a 60 page booklet with extensive notes including a biography, tributes and reminiscences by fellow performers, song lyrics and lots of photos of Derroll throughout the years as well as the performers featured here. (FS)

 

  

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