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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

Various Artists, The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 3, CD, Sleepytown SLPYCD011, 2001

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