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soundtrack of glasgow

Postby THA G-MAN » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:56 pm

what is your favourite song or album that reminds you of glasgow? mine has to be the blue niles "hats",no matter where i am in the world i listen to it when feeling a wee bit homesick!
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Postby onyirtodd » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:16 pm

The Shipyard Apprentice (Archie Fisher/ Bobby Campbell) is my favourite song about Glasgow. The 'it was tears that made the Clyde' line gets me every time.


You'll find the lyrics at http://www.dickgaughan.co.uk/songs/texts/shipyard.html
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Postby Josef » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:09 pm

Life in a Scotch Sitting Room Volume II - Ivor Cutler.
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Postby lynnski » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:30 pm

I do like 'Mother Glasgow' as done by Hue and Cry. I thought it was an old traditional song, surprised to find it's actually modern. I have a hankering to hear that now. It's one I'd love to try at karaoke but I think I'd clear the pub! :oops:
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Postby cheesylion » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:34 pm

lynnski wrote:I do like 'Mother Glasgow' as done by Hue and Cry. I thought it was an old traditional song, surprised to find it's actually modern. I have a hankering to hear that now. It's one I'd love to try at karaoke but I think I'd clear the pub! :oops:


The one that I would choose as well. It's a fantastic song and one that I do quite frequently when I'm out working. Although another I would choose would be 'Glasgow' by Billy Connolly, if you haven't heard it track it down, it's brilliant!
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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:42 pm

cheesylion wrote:
lynnski wrote:I do like 'Mother Glasgow' as done by Hue and Cry. I thought it was an old traditional song, surprised to find it's actually modern. I have a hankering to hear that now. It's one I'd love to try at karaoke but I think I'd clear the pub! :oops:


The one that I would choose as well. It's a fantastic song and one that I do quite frequently when I'm out working. Although another I would choose would be 'Glasgow' by Billy Connolly, if you haven't heard it track it down, it's brilliant!


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=c3xdu4n4oD8
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Postby lynnski » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:42 pm

Haven't heard that one will go a-Napstering right now! Who did that one 'Caledonia', it was in an advert. It's a tad cheesy, but I likes it :D Is 'Hats' the album with 'Tinseltown in the Rain' on it? That's always in the back of my head on a rainy day.
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Postby AlanM » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:47 pm

Caledonia has been recorded by a few different folk
Frankie Miller, Dougie MacLean and Fish have all recorded it.

I think it was the Dougie MacLean version that was used in the Tennents' ad many years ago
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Postby cheesylion » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:57 pm

That's quite freaky Alex, I was actually watching that video earlier tonight! I was searching youtube for Deacon Blue stuff and that's one that popped up.

Lynnski, the most famous version of 'Caledonia' was by Frankie Miller, who is (as far as I am concerned) the greatest singer ever to have come out of Glasgow, if I had even half of his talent I would be happy!! Go napster-ing for some of his stuff, you'll love it. His version of Jim Reeves 'He'll have to go' is something else and a duet he did with a singer called Sarah Bettens (although called Sarah Beth on the record) called 'Why don't you try me' is another great one.
The original version of 'Caledonia' is by Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie McLean and is a more accoustic based song, equally good though.
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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:04 pm

I was introduced to it the other night and have just replayed it three times.

Agree with all the other suggestions but can't choose between them and would add Deacon Blue - Dignity.
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Postby lynnski » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:11 pm

Hmmmmmmmmmm... I think Deacon Blue had many much better songs than Dignity. It is stupendously good, don't get me wrong! But I think there are better (NOT Real Gone Kid!!) I'm pretty sure it's the Frankie Miller version of 'Caledonia' that I like. Somehow I've sidetracked myself on napster and am now listening to Genesis. It's disturbing how many good songs they actually had!! EEK!! I'm old!! ::):
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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:15 pm

Think about it Lynnski - Dignity - Glasgow theme ::):

Not saying it is there best just that it is one of my Glasgowish songs :wink:
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Postby lynnski » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:25 pm

Troo, very troo :D
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Postby cheesylion » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:30 pm

My favourite Deacon Blue song is 'When will you (make my telephone ring)'. Rather happy, going to see them in Nov at the C.A.
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Postby lynnski » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:31 pm

That is a very. very good one. I think I will give in and go see them. I'm having quite a nice wee nostalgia trip tonight, me likee!!
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