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Scotland

Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor

Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor: We Belong to Glasgow

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  • We Belong to Glasgow
    • 1970 - Fontana 6438 033 LP
  • Side One
    1. The Barras (Jim McLean)
    2. Two Heids
    3. Ally-Bally-Bee
    4. Ma Wee Gallus Bloke
    5. There Is A Happy Land/Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny/I Sent Her For Breid
  • Side Two
    1. The Govan Billiard Hallsong
    2. I'll No Marry You
    3. Nancy Whisky
    4. Kelvinhaugh
    5. Three Craws

  • Musicians
    • Robin Hall: vocals
    • Jimmie MacGregor: vocals, guitar, mandolin
    • Brian Brocklehurst: Contra bass
    • Bobby Campbell: Fiddle
    • Alistair McDonald: Banjo

Sleeve Notes (Excerpts)

Robin and Jimmie started singing in folk clubs when there were no more than four in Britain. There are now thousands. Since their first impromptu duet (in Vienna of all places) they have taken their songs to Israel, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, New Zealand, Czechoslovakia, Australia, Russia, Hungary and every corner of Britain and Ireland. They have long since lost count of their concert, radio and television appearances, and their repertoire is now numbered in four figures. Greek. Hebrew, English, American and other exotic items flavour the basic mixture of Scottish and Irish songs. Some of their LP's have been very simple, resting on Jimmie's guitar alone for accompaniment, while others have featured some quite sophisticated treatments and backings. On this record, however, they are really back home; geographically, musically, emotionally. Glasgow is their town, and these are their songs. Some of the items on this record have been known to them since childhood, while the more recent compositions are absolutely in character. This is the Glasgow idiom. Take it from Robin and Jimmie.

JIM McLEAN 1970