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Elspeth Cowie: Naked Voice

Elspeth Cowie: Naked Voice (Scotfolk SFCD01)

Naked Voice
Elspeth Cowie

Scotfolk SFCD01 (CD, UK, January 24, 2000)

Recorded at Kevock Digital Studios, Lasswade, Scotland, in 1999;
Front cover graphic by Lorne Bleriot from an original picture by Marc Marnie, Stagefright

Musicians

Elspeth Cowie, vocals;
Ronnie Lang, guitar [6, 13-14]

Tracks

  1. Cruel Mither (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193; TYG 73) (2.06)
  2. Fisherman's Wife (2.15)
  3. The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (Roud 197; Child 113) (2.16)
  4. Alison Cross (Roud 3212; Child 35) (3.15)
  5. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (3.06)
  6. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (Roud 19626) / Fotheringay (3.08)
  7. Dream Angus (2.18)
  8. Twa Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (4.43)
  9. Green Grow the Laurel (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab) (3.01)
  10. Guns & Drums (Roud 3137) (4.34)
  11. The Laird o' Elfin (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (3.36)
  12. The Glenlyon Lament (1.24)
  13. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (2.23)
  14. Wonderful World (1.59)
  15. Auld Maid in a Garrett (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab) (1.52)
  16. MacCrimmon’s Lament (Roud 5134) (4.16)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Ewan MacColl;
Track 6b Sandy Denny;
Track 7 words George Churchill, music trad.;
Track 12 trad. arr. Hugh S. Roberton;
Track 13 words Oscar Hammerstein II, music Jerome Kern;
Track 14 words Bob Thiele, music George David Weiss

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