image

Scotland

Watt Nicoll

Watt Nicoll: Watt A Night

image

  • Watt A Night
    • 1969 - Transatlantic XTRA 1089 LP
  • Side One
    1. The Crude Word
    2. Wee Bird
    3. Pound In the Hand
    4. Dawn Talk
    5. The Ballad of Graham Brown
    6. Plumbers and Jiners
  • Side Two
    1. Ballad of Wee Dan
    2. Horny Bull
    3. A Whisky History
    4. Whisper Away
    5. Never Drink the Water
    6. Bonny One
    7. Queen's Own Household Cavalry

  • Musicians
    • Watt Nicoll: vocals, whistle, ocarina
    • Ian McIntosh, Bob Eaglesham, Mike Whellans, Ally Bain, Stanley Thompson
    • Doreen Swan & John Ballard: Vocals
  • Credits
    • All songs written by Watt Nicoll

Sleeve Notes

Do you like a good belly laugh?
Are you patriotic, sentimental or a romantic?
Do you like good company and belting great choruses?

Then you're my kind of person and I've always believed that, if you could get afew hundred people like us into a hail, a few pints and a couple of halfs inside them, and the right kind of exciting musicians you could have one helluva good night, and, if it happened to be recorded it could make one helluva fantastic record.

On this L.P. I sing and play and generally make myself heard, I have the pleasure of introducng my favourite person, Doreen, as a recording artiste along with our nephew, Wee Johnnie Ballard, to say nothing of world champion strong man Graham Brown, but this is really misrepresentation for, although it's credited to me it isn't purely my record, it's a keepsake for three hundred people who all 'jined in' to have a 'BOMB' of a night.

It was recorded in the Ardencaple Hotel, Helensburgh where we had a bus load of Geordies frae Newcastle, dozens frae Fife, Edinburgh, Glesca, Dundee, Aberdeen, Oban and even one frae Auchenshugle. We had sentimentals which filled us wi emulsion, we had singing and laughing, music, belly laughs and belly dancing right through tae six in the morning and it's all here just as it happened, a recording of three hundred great people — 'Watt a Record' — 'Watt a Night'

Transatlantic Records and Watt Nicoll offer their thanks to the management and staff of the Ardenca pie Hotel, Rhu, Helensburgh, for their assistance.