Thursday, September 29, 2011

Old Blind Dogs - The Gab o Mey (Scotland 2003) @320



Old and blind maybe, but certainly not lame! Another superb album from the Dogs, with Jim Malcolm’s gorgeous vocals leading the tremendous talent. One of Jim’s greatest assets is to be able to sing even the best-known of songs, and still reveal previously missed meanings - simply because he sings the story, not the folkiness. With a night-visiting song, a sea-chanty, and a bothy ballad amongst others, Jim’s talent can be well appreciated. Wonderful music to back him up, and instrumental sets, with whistles, cittern, bass, fiddle, guitar, percussion, Galician and Border pipes. Smooth vocals, resonant instrumentals, the best of today’s Scottish folk.


01. Monymusk Lads,
02. A Wild Rumpus,
03. Bogie's Bonny Belle,
04. The Whistler,
05. The Wisest Fool,
06. Archie Beag,
07. The Breton & Galician Set,
08. Lads O the Fair,
09. Lochanside,
10. Rolling Home


Jim Malcolm (guitar, harmonica, lead vocals)
Aaron Jones (bouzouki, bass, backing vocals)
Jonny Hardie (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, backing vocals)
Rory Campbell (whistle, border pipes, guitar, harmonica, backing vocals)
Fraser Stone (drums, percussion)
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5 comments:

Cian said...

Thank you so much. I had never heard of these guys until you introduced them to me.

Peter said...

Thanks very much! OBD are great, and just get better.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for all the beautiful music you post here. Best regards from a descendant of the Vikings (now living peacefully).

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. Good Scotland music.

CrimsonKing said...

NEW LINK:

The Gab o Mey


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