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John Strachan: Songs from Aberdeenshire

John Strachan: Songs from Aberdeenshire (Rounder 11661-1835-2)

Songs from Aberdeenshire
John Strachan (1875-1958)

Rounder Records 11661-1835-2 (CD, UK, 2002)

Recorded by Alan Lomax and Hamish Henderson in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on July 16, 1951 except
[11, 22] recorded in Turiff, Scotland, on July 17, 1951 and [23] recorded in Fyvie on July 20, 1951;
Notes by Hamish Henderson and Ewan McVicar

Musicians

John Strachan, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Hairst o Rettie (Roud 3512; G/D 3:408) (3.04)
  2. The Miller of Straloch (Roud 503; G/D 3:452) (1.47)
  3. Glenlogie (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973) (2.18)
  4. The Beggar Man (Roud 119; Child 280; G/D 2:277; Henry H810) (2.53)
  5. Rhynie (Roud 3090; G/D 3:348) (with chorus) (1.24)
  6. The Merchant's Son (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303) (fragmentary, with introduction) (2.48)
  7. The Minister's Daughters They Were There (The Ball of Kirriemuir) (Roud 4828) (0.48)
  8. Fragments: Loch Leven Castle / Fin the Bed Began to Heat (Tail Toddle) / The Cuckoo's Nest (Roud 1506) (with commentary) (1.55)
  9. Binnorie, o Binnorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (1.49)
  10. The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (2.48)
  11. The Stootest Man in the Forty-Twa (Roud 1877; G/D 1:70) (with chorus) (2.34)
  12. Bonny Udny (Roud 3450; G/D 6:1089) (1.43)
  13. The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (2.38)
  14. Clyde's Water (Roud 91; Child 216; G/D 6:1231) (2.43)
  15. The Laird o Drum (Roud 247; Child 236; G/D 4:835) (3.20)
  16. Robin Hood and Little John (Roud 1322; Child 125) (0.42)
  17. MacPherson's Rant (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (1.29)
  18. Johnnie o Braidislie (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (with chorus) (1.41)
  19. The Guise o Tough (Roud 3800; G/D 3:378) (3.04)
  20. The Bogheid Crew (Roud 5406; G/D 3:409) (2.47)
  21. Harrowing Time (Roud 5587; G/D 3:421) (1.49)
  22. Where the Gadie Rins (Roud 5404) (with chorus) (1.41)
  23. Lang Johnnie More (Roud 3100; Child 251; G/D 2:246) (12.58)
  24. I Had Some Far Better Verses Than That (interview) (0.45)

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Various Artists, The Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music - Volume VI: Scotland, LP, Columbia SL-209, 1955

Various Artists, Heather and Glen: Folk Songs and Music from Aberdeenshire and the Hebrides, LP, Tradition TLP 1047, 1961

Various Artists, Songs of Seduction (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 2), LP, Caedmon TC1143, 1961; Topic 12T158, 1968; CD, Rounder 1778, 2000

Various Artists, Jack of All Trades (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 3), LP, Caedmon TC1144, 1961; Topic 12T159, 1968

Various Artists, The Child Ballads 1 (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 4), LP, Caedmon TC1145, 1961; Topic 12T160, 1968; CD, Rounder 1775, 2000

Various Artists, The Child Ballads 2 (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 5), LP, Caedmon TC1146, 1961; Topic 12T161, 1968; CD, Rounder 1776, 2000

Various Artists, Fair Game and Foul (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 7), LP, Caedmon TC1163, 1961; Topic 12T195, 1970

Various Artists, A Soldier's Life for Me (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 8), LP, Caedmon TC1164, 1961; Topic 12T196, 1970

Various Artists, The Muckle Sangs (Scottish Tradition 5), LP, Tangent TNGM 119, 1975, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX 9005, 1992

Jimmy McBeath, Tramps and Hawkers, CD, Rounder 82161-1834-2, 2002

Various Artists, 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh, CD, Rounder CD 1786, 2006

Various Artists, Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree, LP, Twos & Fews / Drag City DC488, 2011