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Revival in Britain Volume 1

Revival in Britain Volume 1 (Folkways FW 8728)

Revival in Britain Volume 1
Various Artists

Folkways Records FW 8728 (LP, USA, 1962);
Smithsonian Folkways FW8728 (CD/download, USA, 2007)

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Edited by Ewan MacColl;
Cover design by Ronald Clyne

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

Matt McGinn, Stan Kelly, Johnny Handle, Louis Killen, Alan Rogerson, Enoch Kent, Charles Parker

Tracks

Side 1Side 2

Matt McGinn

  1. O' Rourke (4.36)
  2. Under Alow the Ground (3.01)
  3. The Can o' Tea (2.59)
  4. Mumbo (2.03)
  5. Rum'll Hae to Do Today (1.56)
  6. Tam the Toff (1.45)
  7. I'll Gi'e You Your Whiskey Back Again (1.39)
  8. The Haunted Single End (2.48)
  9. My Father Was Born a Hebrew (2.03)
  10. This Is Our Land (2.07)
  11. They'll Never Work Nor Want (2.27)
  12. My Uncle Dan (1.48)

Stan Kelly

  1. Liverpool Town (2.41)
  2. The Old Mark II (1.28)

Johnny Handle and Louis Killen

  1. Farewell to the Monty (2.26)

Johnny Handle

  1. The Gaffer's Bait (2.02)
  2. The Stoneman's Lament (1.10)
  3. The Collier Lad Is a Canny Lad (1.39)

Alan Rogerson

  1. The College Valley Hunt (3.04)

Enoch Kent

  1. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (2.20)
  2. The Man in Charge of the Knob (3.09)
  3. Our Commonwealth Brothers (2.50)

Charles Parker

  1. No Room at the Inn (2.58)

> Cyril Tawney > Records > A Cold Wind Blows

A Cold Wind Blows

Cyril Tawney, Matt McGinn, Johnny Handle and Alasdair Clayre: A Cold Wind Blows (Elektra EUK 253)

A Cold Wind Blows
Songs in traditional styles composed and sung by
Cyril Tawney, Matt McGinn, Johnny Handle and Alasdair Clayre

Elektra EUK 253 (LP, UK, 1966)

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Recorded in Edinburgh, January 1966 (Matt McGinn); Newcastle, January 1966 (Johnny Handle); London, January 1966 (Alasdair Clayre); London, April 1966 (Cyril Tawney);
Produced by Joe Boyd;
Cover photo John Hopkins;
Cover design William S. Harvey

Musicians

Cyril Tawney: vocals [1, 8, 13, 18];
Alasdair Clayre: vocals [2, 5, 11, 15];
Peggy Seeger: guitar [2], banjo [5], concertina [11], dulcimer [15];
Martin Carthy: guitar [2];
Matt McGinn: vocals [3, 6, 9, 12, 16];
David Speirs: guitar [3, 6, 12], banjo [9];
Johnny Handle: vocals [4, 7, 10, 14, 17], banjo [7], accordion [10], melodeon [17];
Ellis Holliday: vocals [14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [CT] Five Foot Flirt
  2. [AC] Hawthorne Berries
  3. [MM] Get Up, Get Out
  4. [JH] Dust
  5. [AC] Tiny Newman
  6. [MM] The Champagne Flows
  7. [JH] The Trepanner Song
  8. [CT] On a Monday Morning
  9. [MM] Mr Rising Price
  1. [JH] Fill up the Pints Again
  2. [AC] Old Man's Song
  3. [MM] I've Packed up My Bags
  4. [CT] Sammy's Bar
  5. [JH] The Old Pubs
  6. [AC] A Cold Wind Blows
  7. [MM] Jeannie Gallacher
  8. [JH] Because It Wouldn't Pay
  9. [CT] The Oggie Man

Tracks 1, 8, 13, 18 written by Cyril Tawney;
Tracks 2, 5, 11, 15 Alasdair Clayre;
Tracks 3, 6, 9, 12, 16 Matt McGinn;
Tracks 4, 7, 10, 14, 17 Johnny Handle

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn: Take Me Back to the Jungle

Matt McGinn: Take Me Back to the Jungle

Matt McGinn: Take Me Back to the Jungle (RCA INTS 1240)

Take Me Back to the Jungle
Matt McGinn

RCA International INTS 1240 (LP, UK, 1971)

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Produced by Peter Kerr;

Musicians

Matt McGinn: vocals;
Alistair Watson: guitar, vocals;
Alex Sutherland: guitar, tambourine, vocals;
Dick Gaughan: mandolin, guitar;
Jimmy ‘Whiskers’ Greenan: whistle, bodhrán, stylophone, spoons and forks;
Les Honeyman: bass guitar, footbass

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Take Me Back to the Jungle (2.17)
  2. With Fire and With Sword (3.13)
  3. Tony Capaldi (2.25)
  4. Cead Mile Failte (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes) (2.23)
  5. The Little Carpenter (2.39)
  6. The Wurram and the Sparra (3.05)
  1. Hi Jack (2.40)
  2. Life Is a Fountain (2.22)
  3. Have a Banana (from Hava Nagila) (2.06)
  4. The Man They Could Not Hang (5.04)
  5. Tell Me What the Tea Leaves Tell Me (2.56)
  6. On the Beach at Portobello (3.17)

All tracks written by Matt McGinn except
Track 9 trad. arr. Matt McGinn;
Track 12 DeCurtis arr. Matt McGinn

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn: Tinny Can on My Tail

Matt McGinn: Tinny Can on My Tail

Matt McGinn: Tinny Can on My Tail (RCA INTS 1368)

Tinny Can on My Tail
Matt McGinn

RCA International INTS 1368 (LP, UK, 1972)

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Produced by Peter Kerr;

Musicians

Matt McGinn: vocals;
Dixie Reilly, ‘Marjorie Harrison’, Seamus Flafferty, Douggie Semple, Matt McIvor, Mike McCrossen, ‘The Banshees’

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Tinny Can on My Tail (2.50)
  2. The Gay Liberation (2.14)
  3. I've Packed Up My Bags (3.09)
  4. Skull and Crossbones (2.55)
  5. Lady Chat (1.51)
  6. Wi' Jimmy Reid and Airlie (1.46)
  1. Troubled Waters in My Soul (3.24)
  2. Yes Yes U.C.S. (1.29)
  3. In a Neat Little Town (1.59)
  4. Rich Man's Paradise (4.05)
  5. Get Up Get Out (1.30)
  6. The Ibrox Disaster (3.44)

All tracks written by Matt McGinn except
Track 5 Jim McLean

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn: The Two Heided Man

Matt McGinn: The Two Heided Man

Matt McGinn: The Two Heided Man (Emerald Gem GES 1079)

The Two Heided Man
Matt McGinn

Emerald Gem GES 1079 (LP, UK, 1972)

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Produced by Peter Kerr;
Recorded by Bob Sibbald at Edinburgh Police Club

Musicians

Matt McGinn: vocals;
John, Mike, Brian and Roy of the Waverleys

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Introduction by David Scougall (0.28)
  2. Height Starvation Song (song) (3.44)
  3. The Two Heided Man / Ra Dug Frae Ra Port / The Prime Minister / Timbuktu (poems and joke) (4.43)
  4. The Depth of My Ego (song) (3.09)
  5. The Silver Screw (story) (5.14)
  6. St.Columba and the Masons (song) (1.39)
  7. The Big Glasgow Polis (song) (2.38)
  1. The Big Effen Bee (poem) (2.18)
  2. The Foreman O'Rourke (song) (3.04)
  3. The Philosophy of Frun / Farrer and Murrer / The Black Velvet Hand (poems) (3.28)
  4. Snowball (song) (2.40)
  5. Ra Murrer of Five / My Farrer / The Tay / There Are Two Teams in Glasgow / The One Legged Man (poems and joke) (2.17)
  6. The Dog's Party (song) (1.41)

All tracks written by Matt McGinn except
Track 2 Adam McNaughton;
Track 6 Matt McGinn, Connolly, Harvey;
Track 10c Janet;
Track 12a trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn: The Two Heided Man Strikes Again

Matt McGinn: The Two Heided Man Strikes Again

Matt McGinn: The Two Heided Man Strikes Again (Emerald Gem GES 1120)

The Two Heided Man Strikes Again
Matt McGinn

Emerald Gem GES 1120 (LP, UK, 1974)

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Produced by Peter Kerr;
Recorded by Billy Lyall at Tudor Hotel, Airdrie, on 15 February 1974

Musicians

Matt McGinn: vocals;
Billy Davidson, Gavin Livingstone, Jackie Jennett, Jimmy Brown

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Benny Lynch (song)
  2. Billy Davidson's Twins (joke)
  3. The Big Shike (story)
  4. The Sugary Cake and Candy Man (song)
  5. The Buckin' Bronco (joke)
  6. A Tribute to McGonnegal (poem)
  7. The Bonnie Broon-Haired Lassie (song)
  8. The Royal Infirmary (poem)
  9. Janetta (song)
  1. Five Million Scotsmen Will Call (song)
  2. I Woke Up With the Dawning (poem)
  3. Frankie Vaughan (song)
  4. The Magic Shadow Show (song)
  5. Samson (story)
  6. The Teuchter (joke)
  7. Wally Brodie (poem)
  8. We Ain't Gonna Dig No More (song)
  9. I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago (song)

All tracks written by Matt McGinn except
Track 7 William Topaz McGonnegal arr. Cairnie, Matt McGinn;
Track 12 Jackie Jennett;
Track 13 Matt McGinn, Omar Kayyam;
Track 18 trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn: The Return of the Two Heided Man

Matt McGinn: The Return of the Two Heided Man

Matt McGinn: The Return of the Two Heided Man (REL RECD538)

The Return of the Two Heided Man
Matt McGinn

REL Records RECD538 (CD, UK, 2001)

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A compilation of all but two tracks from The Two Heided Man and The Two Heided Man Strikes Again.

Musicians

Matt McGinn: vocals;
John, Mike, Brian and Roy of the Waverleys;
Billy Davidson, Gavin Livingstone, Jackie Jennett, Jimmy Brown

Tracks

  1. The Big Glasgow Polis (song) (2.40)
  2. The Two Heided Man / Ra Dug Frae Ra Port / The Prime Minister / Timbuktu (poems and joke) (4.48)
  3. I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago (song) (3.49)
  4. The Silver Screw (story) (5.19)
  5. St.Columba and the Masons (song) (1.40)
  6. The Big Effen Bee (poem) (2.18)
  7. The Foreman O'Rourke (song) (3.06)
  8. The Philosophy of Frun / Farrer and Murrer (poems) (2.00)
  9. Snowball (song) (2.53)
  10. Ra Murrer of Five / My Farrer / The Tay / There Are Two Teams in Glasgow / The One Legged Man (poems and joke) (2.19)
  11. The Dog's Party (song) (1.39)
  12. Benny Lynch (song) (3.22)
  13. Billy Davidson's Twins (joke) (2.20)
  14. The Big Shike (story) (5.45)
  15. The Sugary Cake and Candy Man (song) (2.37)
  16. The Royal Infirmary (poem) (0.54)
  17. Janetta (song) (2.59)
  18. Five Million Scotsmen Will Call (song) (3.27)
  19. I Woke Up With the Dawning (poem) (0.28)
  20. The Magic Shadow Show (song) (2.47)
  21. Samson (story) (2.34)
  22. The Teuchter (joke) (0.32)
  23. Wally Brodie (poem) (0.17)
  24. We Ain't Gonna Dig No More (song) (1.29)
  25. The Depth of My Ego (song) (3.11)

All tracks written by Matt McGinn

Tracks 1-2, 4-11, 25 are from The Two Heided Man (Emerald Gem GES 1079, 1972);
Tracks 3, 12-14 are from The Two Heided Man Strikes Again (Emerald Gem GES 1120, 1974)

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn: The Best of Matt McGinn Volume 2

Matt McGinn: The Best of Matt McGinn Volume 2

Matt McGinn: The Best of Matt McGinn Volume 2 (Greentrax CDTRAX253)

The Best of Matt McGinn Volume 2
The RCA International Years
Matt McGinn

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX253 (CD, UK, 2003)

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Produced by Peter Kerr;
Album remastered by Peter Haigh, Pier House Studios, Edinburgh;
Sleeve design by John Slavin at DesignFolk

Musicians

Matt McGinn: vocals;
Session musicians on the two albums see above;
Track 13:
  Billy Davidson: guitar;
  Marie Boyd: trombone, harmony vocals;
  The Linconnaires: vocals

Tracks

Take Me Back to the Jungle (RCA INTS 1240, 1971)

  1. Take Me Back to the Jungle (2.17)
  2. With Fire and With Sword (3.13)
  3. Tony Capaldi (2.25)
  4. Cead Mile Failte (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes) (2.23)
  5. The Little Carpenter (2.39)
  6. The Wurram and the Sparra (3.05)
  7. Hi Jack (2.40)
  8. Life Is a Fountain (2.22)
  9. Have a Banana (from Hava Nagila) (2.06)
  10. The Man They Could Not Hang (5.04)
  11. Tell Me What the Tea Leaves Tell Me (2.56)
  12. On the Beach at Portobello (3.17)

From the EP Magic Shadow Show (Moonbeam M/M BR 110, 1973)

  1. The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede (3.01)

Tinny Can on My Tail (RCA INTS 1368, 1971)

  1. Tinny Can on My Tail (2.50)
  2. The Gay Liberation (2.14)
  3. I've Packed Up My Bags (3.09)
  4. Skull and Crossbones (2.55)
  5. Lady Chat (1.51)
  6. Wi' Jimmy Reid and Airlie (1.46)
  7. Troubled Waters in My Soul (3.24)
  8. Yes Yes U.C.S. (1.29)
  9. In a Neat Little Town (1.59)
  10. Rich Man's Paradise (4.05)
  11. Get Up Get Out (1.30)
  12. The Ibrox Disaster (3.44)

All tracks written by Matt McGinn except
Track 9 trad. arr. Matt McGinn;
Track 12 DeCurtis arr. Matt McGinn;
Track 18 Jim McLean

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn: On the Road From Aldermaston

Matt McGinn: On the Road From Aldermaston

Matt McGinn: On the Road From Aldermaston (Cherry Tree CRTREE018D)

On the Road From Aldermaston
Complete Transatlantic Recordings 1966-1969
Matt McGinn

Cherry Tree CRTREE018D (2 CD, UK, 2017)

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Produced by Bill Leader and Nathan Joseph;
Compiled and annotated by David Wells and Leigh Jones;
Design and artwork by Andy Morten for Pepperbox

Musicians

Matt McGinn: vocals;
Session musicians on the two albums see above;
Track 13:
  Billy Davidson: guitar;
  Marie Boyd: trombone, harmony vocals;
  The Linconnaires: vocals

Tracks

CD 1

Matt McGinn (Transatlantic XTRA 1045, 1966)

  1. The Red Yo Yo (2.50)
  2. Willie Macnamara (2.02)
  3. Old Johnny Bull (2.39)
  4. Big Sammy (3.20)
  5. The Footba' Referee (2.56)
  6. Ban the Beatles (3.19)
  7. The Heilan' Man (4.01)
  8. The First Man on the Moon (3.02)
  9. Manura Manyar (3.00)
  10. The Gallowgate Calypso (2.35)
  11. Lots of Little Soldiers (2.42)
  12. Unner Alow the Ground (1.58)

Matt McGinn Again (Transatlantic XTRA 1057, 1967)

  1. Rob Roy McGregor (2.38)
  2. Mambo (2.38)
  3. The Rolling Hills of the Border (3.40)
  4. Moaning (2.02)
  5. We'll All Be Angels (3.41)
  6. On the Road From Aldermaston (2.49)
  7. I.O.U. (2.33)
  8. The Ballad of John McLean (3.41)
  9. The King and the Key (2.28)
  10. Three Nights and a Sunday (3.07)
  11. Rosy Anna (1.53)
  12. I'm Looking for a Job (2.35)
  13. Big Willie's Blues (2.08)

Single (Transatlantic TRA SP 15, 1967)

  1. The Boys From Lisbon (2.51)

CD 2

Honesty Is Out of the Fashion (Transatlantic XTRA 1071, 1968)

  1. Honesty Is Out of the Fashion (2.44)
  2. The Pekinese Dog (2.51)
  3. The Sash / Kevin Barry (2.30)
  4. The Dundee Ghost (2.43)
  5. The Ballad of the Q4 (3.19)
  6. Biddie McGrath (2.06)
  7. The Leaving of Liverpool (Roud 9435) (2.54)
  8. Rosin the Bow (Roud 1192; G/D 3:698; Henry H698) (3.05)
  9. Two Foot Tall (2.33)
  10. The Sequel to the Dundee Weaver (1.48)
  11. No Nay Never (2.21)
  12. The Big Orange Whale (1.37)
  13. The Pill (1.58)
  14. Coorie Doon (3.38)

Single (Transatlantic TRA SP 19, 1968)

  1. I Have Seen the Highlands (3.43)
  2. I'll Be Coming Home to Glasgow (1.50)

Little Ticks of Time (Transatlantic XTRA 1078, 1969)

  1. The Cleansing Man (2.19)
  2. The Witches Song (2.06)
  3. Polly Had a Poodle (1.40)
  4. Little Ticks of Time (3.24)
  5. Skinny Ma Linky Long Legs (2.37)
  6. The Man in the Moon (2.35)
  7. Bingo Bella (2.52)
  8. Jolly Red Nose (2.48)
  9. Mornin' Eleanora (1.48)
  10. Tra La La Tweet Tweet (1.35)
  11. Oor Wee Wean (2.16)
  12. The Dundee Cat (2.02)
  13. Eternity Will Soon Be Over (2.35)
  14. Loch Lomond (RoudBS B90605) (3.00)

All tracks written by Matt McGinn except
Track 54 Watt Nicoll;
Tracks 33-34, 36, 56 trad. arr. Matt McGinn

> Folk Music > Records > Matt McGinn

Other records with Matt McGinn

Various Artists, The Iron Muse: A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music, CD, Topic 12t86, 1963

Edinburgh Folk Festival Vol. 1 (Decca LK 4546) Various Artists, Edinburgh Folk Festival Vol. 1, LP, Decca LK 4546, 1963

Edinburgh Folk Festival Vol. 2 (Decca LK 4563) Various Artists, Edinburgh Folk Festival Vol. 2, LP, Decca LK 4563, 1964

Various Artists: If It Wisnae for the Union (Greentrax CDTRAX5005 Various Artists, If It Wisnae for the Union, STUC Centenary album, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX5005, 1995

Transatlantic Folk Box Set (Sanctuary SMEDT137) Various Artists, Transatlantic Folk Box Set, 3 CD, Sanctuary SMEDT137, 2004

Anthems in Eden (Castle CMXBX1030) Various Artists, Anthems in Eden: An Anthology of British & Irish Folk 1955-1978, 4 CD, Castle Music CMXBX1030, 2006