Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor

Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor: By Public Demand

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  • By Public Demand
    • 1966 - Fontana TL5349 LP
    • 1966 - Philips 6382 124 LP
    • 1966 - Fontana FJL-502 LP
  • Side One
    1. Enniskillen Dragoon
    2. Sinner Man
    3. Love's A Teasing
    4. The Frog and the Mouse
    5. Lullaby for a Mucky Kid
    6. Haunted Single End (Matt McGinn)
    7. Tapuach Hineni
    8. Donald Don
  • Side Two
    1. The Gallowa Hills
    2. Times Are Getting Hard
    3. Drinking Gourd
    4. Fal-o-ro, We're Sailing
    5. Corrie Doon (Matt McGinn)
    6. Dirty Old Town
    7. Roddy McCorley

  • Musicians
    • Robin Hall: vocals, guitar
    • Jimmie Macgregor: vocals, guitar
    • Cedric West: guitar
    • Brian Brocklehurst: bass
    • Bill Mcguffie: piano
    • Derek Grossmith: piccolo, clarinet and flutes
    • Bobby Orr: drums
  • Credits
    • Produced by Iain McFadyen

Sleeve Notes (Excerpts from the Fontana release)

Some of the songs on this record have been in our repertoire for several years, while others are comparatively recent additions. They have one thing in common, however; and that is that they have all been requested over and over again, either by word of mouth, on scribbled notes handed up in concert intervals, or in letters to the various radio and television shows in which we have been involved. Until now, our choice of songs for our recordings has always been completely personal, but on this album, we are delighted to offer the items which you have asked for; and we're pleased to say that there isn't one of which we disapprove. Our accompaniment normally consists simply of my own guitar and mandolin, and Robin's guitar, but on this occasion we have utilized the various talents of some of the finest session musicians in the country, and by doing so, we feel that we have achieved a very satisfying variety of sounds; from the simplicity of my own guitar with double bass, on The Frog And The Mouse to the all-out effort on Haunted Single End. The musicians were; Cedric West on guitar, Brian Brocklehurst on bass, Bill McGuffie on piano, Derek Grossmith on piccolo, clarinet and flutes, and Bobby Orr on drums, with my own guitar filling in on all tracks. The accompaniments were directed by Ian Sutherland, who took our own basically simple chord sequences and harmonics and arranged around them, most skillfully and sympathetically. Ian Sutherland's skill, and the talent of the musicians under his direction, made this recording session one of the most interesting and exciting we have undertaken. The record was produced by Iain McFadyen.

  • Notes:
    • The "Phillips" release is dated 1964 on the record label, yet the sleeve notes (see below excerpt) state "concert appearances, circa 1966".
    • In comparing catalog numbers with The White Heather releases, it's clear that the Phillips "1964" release is a misprint.

Sleeve Notes (Excerpts from the Phillips release)

This record represents a selection of the most requested songs performed by Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor on the various radio and television shows they were involved with, and at their concert appearances, circa 1966.