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Greatest Hits

The Clancy Brothers with Louis Killen: Greatest Hits (Vanguard VSD 53/54)

Greatest Hits
The Clancy Brothers with Louis Killen

Vanguard VSD 53/54 (2 LP, USA, 1973)

Best of the Vanguard Years
The Clancy Brothers with Louis Killen

Vanguard 79551-2 (CD w/ bonus tracks, USA, 2000)

The Clancy Brothers with Louis Killen: Best of the Vanguard Years (Vanguard 79551-2)

Musicians

Paddy Clancy, vocals, harmonica;
Tom Clancy, vocals;
Liam Clancy, vocals, guitar;
Louis Killen, vocals, concertina, spoons, banjo

with
Russ Savakus, bass;
Barry Kornfield, 6 & 12-string guitars, banjo;
Dick Romoff, bass [5, 7];
Don McLean, guitar, banjo [12, 14-15]

The CD's four bonus tracks are out-takes from the Clancy Brothers' recording of the Live! album with Bobby Clancy and Robbie O'Connell (Vanguard VSD 79445).

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Maid of Fife (2.20)
  2. Jug of Punch (Roud 1808; Henry H490) (2.56)
  3. Gallant Forty-Twa (2.16)
  4. Whistling Gypsy (3.09)
  5. The Leaving of Liverpool (Roud 9435) (3.53)
  6. Mountain Dew (1.44)
  1. The Nightingale (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a) (3.27)
  2. Roddy McCorley (3.12)
  3. Castle of Dramore (2.47)
  4. Father's Grave (2.08)
  5. Johnny McAldoo (1.39)
  6. The Irish Rover (2.16)
Side 3Side 4
  1. The Old Woman from Wexford (1.58)
  2. Bonnie Charlie (4.35)
  3. The Jolly Tinker (Roud 863) (1.59)
  4. Haul Away Joe (Roud 809) (2.19)
  5. The Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (3.32)
  6. The Mermaid (2.48)
  1. Kelly - The Boy from Killarn (2.31)
  2. Rosin the Bow (Roud 1192; G/D 3:698; Henry H698) (2.48)
  3. Whiskey is the Life of Man (Roud 651) (1.43)
  4. MacPherson's Lament (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (3.07)
  5. Whiskey, You're the Devil (2.11)
  6. Holy Ground (2.02)
CD Bonus Tracks
  1. The Wild Colonial Boy (Roud 677; Laws L20; Henry H750) (2.54)
  2. Johnson's Motor Car (1.51)
  3. Reilly's Daughter (1.59)
  4. Finnegan's Wake (3.05)

Acknowledgements

I copied the LP cover picture of Greatest Hits from the Clancy Brothers' discography at Nick Guida's fantastic The Balladeers website.