Portraits: John Strachan: Songs from Aberdeenshire
CAT # 82161-1835-2
1. The Hairst O Rettie 3:04 2. The Miller of Straloch 1:47 3. Glenlogie 2:18 4. The Beggar Man 2:53 5. Rhynie 1:24 6. The Merchant's Son 2:48 7. The Minister's Daughters They Were There 8. Fin the Bed Began tae Heat 1:55 9. Binnorie, O Binnorie 1:49 10. The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter 2:48 11. The Stootest Man in the Forty Twa 2:34 12. Bonny Udny 1:43 13. The Bonny Lass of Fyvie 2:23 14. Clyde's Water 2:43 15. The Laird O Drum 3:20 16. Robin Hood 17. MacPherson's Rant 1:29 18. Johnnie O Braidislie 1:41 19. The Guise O Tough 3:04 20. The Bogheid Crew 2:47 21. Harrowing Time 1:49 22. Where the Gadie Rins 1:41 23. Lang Johnnie More 12:58 24. I Had Some Far Better Verses Than That (interview)
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John Strachan John Strachan, an Aberdeenshire farmer born in 1875, was one of Scotland's greatest folk singers, yet this is the first album devoted entirely to him. Here he is in a collection of songs and stories both romantic and racy, all delivered in his inimitable Doric fashion. Portraits Throughout his career, Alan Lomax worked extensively with some of the greatest artists in folk music, many of whom he was the first to record. The Portraits series focuses in depth on these brilliant artists and heroes of traditional music. The Alan Lomax Collection The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Recordings by Alan Lomax and Hamish Henderson Remastered to 24-bit digital from the original field recordings.
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