I'm most interested in how he felt about his time with Lonnie Donegan; was it something he was pleased to have been a part of, or was it too much 'at odds' with his preference for jazz? Jimmy was certainly a high-profile musician in '57-'58, holding down what was arguably the most important lead guitar 'chair' in British music.
How did he feel about Lonnie and their personal relationship? Why did he leave? He played with great taste and added considerable excitement to LD's music, and I've always felt that the music took a turn for the worse with his replacement.
I'll never forget that period when I was lucky enough to find myself touring the country (see my post earlier in this thread) with your father; I was Eden Kane's guitarist and Jimmy was a sideman with the irrepressible Red Price Orchestra - sheer lunacy all the way!
(Oh, and your dad did let me 'have a go' on the same Gibson ES-175 on which he'd recorded so many classic Donegan tracks - heady stuff for me!)
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