Danny Thompson by The Music Aficionado

I just discovered The Music Aficionado site, where Parts 1 and 2 of a series on the life and times of Danny Thompson have recently been posted:

I have been toying with the idea of writing an article about Danny Thompson for a while. His playing is a common thread across so many albums I cherish, that dedicating an artist profile article to him seemed inevitable. But where to begin, what to cover? There are over 400 album credits with his name on it, spanning almost six(!) decades. The task seemed monumental, given my inability to avoid digging deep into my chosen subjects. I finally decided to take the plunge and go for it. So here is the first article in a series (what else?) that will cover a few decades of his unique career. This one here is dedicated to his work in the 1960s.

The articles are detailed and very well written with many stories and YouTube links that I had not seen before (and many others I was happy to listen to again). See the articles at:

Danny Thompson: Part 1, The 1960s

Danny Thompson: Part 2, The Early 1970s

… and a couple of sample YouTubes (many more at the links above):

Davy Graham with Danny Thompson – Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now
Pentangle – Live performance from 1968
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