Matt McGinn  – “On The Road From Aldermaston” Album of The Week 18th March 2017

Matt McGinn  – “On The Road From Aldermaston” Album of The Week 18th March 2017

Mar 18, 2017

 

Album of the week  –  Matt McGinn “On The Road From Aldermaston” Complete Transatlantic Recordings (1966-1969)

Listen in from 2pm on Sunday 19th March, we celebrate Matt McGinn with a programme featuring exclusive interveiws and rare tracks.

 

 

 

“Although he died forty years ago, the reputation of Matt McGinn endures and even expands. Having left behind a dazzling legacy of more than five hundred songs, the life’s work of the man dubbed ‘Scotland’s Woody Guthrie  by Tom Paxton’ was commemorated in 2004 with a concert that was staged in New York on Broadway, where Pete Seeger suggested that ‘…if there’s a human race here in hundreds of years, people alive then will still be singing his songs ‘. One of the key figures of the folk revival in Scotland, McGinn was a prodigiously talented singer/songwriter who moved effortlessly between ribald humour, topical novelties, good-natured parodies, children’s verse, tender love songs and heavily politicised protest material. This 2CD anthology represents his four-year spell in the late Sixties with leading folk label Transatlantic, for whom he recorded a quartet of albums that contain many of his best-loved and most enduring songs  ‘ including ‘Coorie Doon’ and ‘Three Nights And A Sunday’, both of which would be included alongside the likes of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and Bob Dylan in the Smithsonian’s Top One Hundred Folk Songs of the 20th Century. This 2-CD, offers Matt McGinn’s entire output for the legendary Transatlantic Records for the first time. Taken from the original master tapes, many of the tracks have never been released on CD before”.

 

Disc: 1

  1. THE RED YO YO 2. WILLIE MACNAMARA    3. OLD JOHNNY BULL    4. BIG SAMMY
  2. THE FOOTBA’ REFEREE   6. BAN THE BEATLES    7. THE HEILAN’ MAN    8. THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON    9. MANURA MANYAR    10. THE GALLOWGATE CALYPSO    11. LOTS OF LITTLE SOLDIERS
  3. UNNER ALOW THE GROUND   13. ROB ROY MCGREGOR    14. MAMBO    15. THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE BORDER    16. MOANING    17. WE’LL ALL BE ANGELS    18. ON THE ROAD FROM ALDERMASTON    19. I.O.U.     20. THE BALLAD OF JOHN MCLEAN    21. THE KING AND THE KEY
  4. THREE NIGHTS AND A SUNDAY   23. ROSY ANNA    24. I’M LOOKING FOR A JOB    25. BIG WILLIE’S BLUES    26. THE BOYS FROM LISBON

 

Disc: 2

  1. HONESTY IS OUT OF THE FASHION   2. THE PEKINESE DOG    3. THE SASH/KEVIN BARRY
  2. THE DUNDEE GHOST   5. THE BALLAD OF THE Q4    6. BIDDIE MCGRATH    7. THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL    8. ROSIN THE BOW    9. TWO FOOT TALL    10. THE SEQUEL TO THE DUNDEE WEAVER
  3. NO NAY NEVER   12. THE BIG ORANGE WHALE    13. THE PILL    14. COORIE DOON
  4. I HAVE SEEN THE HIGHLANDS   16. Iâ™LL BE COMING HOME TO GLASGOW    17. THE CLEANSING MAN    18. THE WITCHES SONG    19. POLLY HAD A POODLE    20. LITTLE TICKS OF TIME
  5. SKINNY MA LINKY LONG LEGS   22. THE MAN IN THE MOON    23. BINGO BELLA    24. JOLLY RED NOSE    25. MORNIN’ ELEANORA    26. TRA LA LA TWEET TWEET    27. OOR WEE WEAN
  6. THE DUNDEE CAT   29. ETERNITY WILL SOON BE OVER    30. LOCH LOMOND

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