Alex Campbell   •   Alex Campbell Sampler

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  • Alex Campbell Sample
    • 1969 - Transatlantic TRA SAM 6 LP (UK)
  • Side One
    1. Been On The Road So Long (Campbell)
    2. I'm A Rover
    3. The Overgate
    4. Round Cape Horn
    5. Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Guthrie)
    6. My Old Gibson Guitar (Campbell)
  • Side Two
    1. Love Is Teasing
    2. Glesca Peggy
    3. John Gordon
    4. Kissing In The Dark
    5. My Singing Bird
    6. Why Oh Why (Guthrie)
    7. Don't You Put Me Down (Campbell)

  • Credits
    • Cover by Brian Shuel
    • All tracks: Trad. Arr. Alex Campbell, unless otherwise noted.
  • Track Sources
    • Track: 1 is from Been on The Road & The Night Visiting Song (1965)
    • Tracks: 2, 3, 7-10 are from Alex Campbell (1965)
    • Tracks: 5, 6, 12, 13 are from My Old Gibson Guitar (1966)
    • Tracks: 4, 11 are from Yours Aye, Alex (1966)

Sleeve Notes

For many years now Alex Campbell has been probably the best loved, most booked, most warmly applauded, laughed with and longed for performer on the British folk club circuit and this sampler LP is truly a cross section of the material that has made him so popular with audiences throughout the country. It ranges from the touching Woodie Guthrie ballad "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos", takes in two of Alex's own compositions, both firm favourites in British folk clubs. "Been On The Road So Long" and "My Old Gibson Guitar", to the traditional Scots songs that Alex puts over so well in his inimitable style.

Folk audiences are fickle like any other audience, but no performer has been so consistently in demand in British clubs throughout the 1960s and this record is sure to be a treasured possession of his many fans.