Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dick Gaughan - Call it Freedom (Scotland 1988) @VBR


Re-up

One of Scotland's greatest trad artists, guitarist Dick Gaughan is known as a diehard Socialist leftie, as well as one of the world's greatest guitar flatpickers. His career has ranged from straight trad to a brief fling at Celtic rock, and then into a near-complete submersion into politcal song during the Thatcher-Reagan years of the 1980s. His records have softened ever so slightly since those days, although his political commitment remains strong. A powerful and charming live performer, Gaughan is sure to bring a tear to your eyes, either because of some sad tale of woe, a particularly beautiful melody, or perhaps a particularly daft joke.


01 - Bulmer's fancy-The silver spire
02 - Shipwreck
03 - What you do with what you've got
04 - Ludlow massacre
05 - That's the way the river runs
06 - Amandla!-Call it freedom
07 - When I'm gone
08 - Seven good soldiers
09 - Fifty years from now-Yardheads


Dick Gaughan : Vocal, Guitars
Elaine C. Smith : Vocal
Fos Patterson : Keyboards
Tomas Lynch : Uillean pipes, Whistle
Brian McNeill : Fiddle
Allan Tall : Saxophone
Mike Travis : Drums, Percussion
Dave Bulmer : Accordeon


13 comments:

CrimsonKing said...

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Call it Freedom (RS)
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Call it Freedom (MF)

Password: folkyourself.blogspot.com
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lugworm said...

Great post. Thanks for the share.

nzguy said...
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Anonymous said...

Hi CrimsonKing.

I have a request. Do you have the Flight 2 album by the Wild geese?

A really nice trad record, but my vinyl copy is ia bit too damaged.

Thanks in advance.

Jan from the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks.

nzguy said...

Great!

This is the actual track listing for this rip:

01 - Bulmer's fancy-The silver spire - Shipwreck
02 - What you do with what you've got
03 - Ludlow massacre
04 - That's the way the river runs
05 - Amandla!
06 - Call it freedom
07 - When I'm gone
08 - Seven good soldiers
09 - Fifty years from now-Yardheads

Anonymous said...

Nice thanks

CrimsonKing said...

Sorry Anonymous.
I dont'have this Wild Geese album.

Twil said...

Thank You for this one, much appreciated

BB said...

25 years on from issue & 50 years from now is still current in Britain.

Anonymous said...

Dear Crimson King, thank you so much for this album, it is fantastic. I first heard Dick Gaughan years back on a student radio show in Montreal. The album I heard that night is one I cannot find at all, is there any chance you have it and can upload it? It is 'Live in Edinburgh'. thank you so much and thank you for this blog.

CrimsonKing said...

NEW LINK:

Call it Freedom


Password: folkyourself.blogspot.com
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musiclover said...

Thanks for all the Dick Gaughan albums!

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