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• Although he died forty years ago, the reputation of Matt McGinn endures and even expands. Having left behind a dazzling legacy of more than five hundred songs, the life’s work of the man dubbed “Scotland’s Woody Guthrie” by Tom Paxton was commemorated in 2004 with a concert that was staged in New York on Broadway, where Pete Seeger suggested that “…if there’s a human race here in hundreds of years, people alive then will still be singing his songs”.

• One of the key figures of the folk revival in Scotland, McGinn was a prodigiously talented singer/songwriter who moved effortlessly between ribald humour, topical novelties, good-natured parodies, children’s verse, tender love songs and heavily politicised protest material.

• This 2CD anthology represents his four-year spell in the late Sixties with leading folk label Transatlantic, for whom he recorded a quartet of albums that contain many of his best-loved and most enduring songs – including ‘Coorie Doon’ and ‘Three Nights And A Sunday’, both of which would be included alongside the likes of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and Bob Dylan in the Smithsonian’s Top One Hundred Folk Songs of the 20th Century.

• This 2-CD, offers Matt McGinn’s entire output for the legendary Transatlantic Records for the first time.

• Taken from the original master tapes, many of the tracks have never been released on CD before.

DISC ONE:

1. THE RED YO YO

2. WILLIE MACNAMARA

3. OLD JOHNNY BULL

4. BIG SAMMY

5. THE FOOTBA' REFEREE

6. BAN THE BEATLES

7. THE HEILAN' MAN

8. THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON

9. MANURA MANYAR

10. THE GALLOWGATE CALYPSO

11. LOTS OF LITTLE SOLDIERS

12. UNNER ALOW THE GROUND

13. ROB ROY MCGREGOR

14. MAMBO

15. THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE BORDER

16. MOANING

17. WE’LL ALL BE ANGELS

18. ON THE ROAD FROM ALDERMASTON

19. I.O.U.

20. THE BALLAD OF JOHN MCLEAN

21. THE KING AND THE KEY

22. THREE NIGHTS AND A SUNDAY

23. ROSY ANNA

24. I'M LOOKING FOR A JOB

25. BIG WILLIE'S BLUES

26. THE BOYS FROM LISBON



♣ 1-12 : The album Matt McGinn, Transatlantic XTRA1045, released 1966

♣ 13-25 : The album Matt McGinn Again, Transatlantic XTRA 1057, released 1967

♣ 26 : Single, Transatlantic TRA SP 15, released 1967



DISC TWO:

1. HONESTY IS OUT OF THE FASHION

2. THE PEKINESE DOG

3. THE SASH/KEVIN BARRY

4. THE DUNDEE GHOST

5. THE BALLAD OF THE Q4

6. BIDDIE MCGRATH

7. THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL

8. ROSIN THE BOW

9. TWO FOOT TALL

10. THE SEQUEL TO THE DUNDEE WEAVER

11. NO NAY NEVER

12. THE BIG ORANGE WHALE

13. THE PILL

14. COORIE DOON

15. I HAVE SEEN THE HIGHLANDS

16. I’LL BE COMING HOME TO GLASGOW

17. THE CLEANSING MAN

18. THE WITCHES SONG

19. POLLY HAD A POODLE

20. LITTLE TICKS OF TIME

21. SKINNY MA LINKY LONG LEGS

22. THE MAN IN THE MOON

23. BINGO BELLA

24. JOLLY RED NOSE

25. MORNIN' ELEANORA

26. TRA LA LA TWEET TWEET

27. OOR WEE WEAN

28. THE DUNDEE CAT

29. ETERNITY WILL SOON BE OVER

30. LOCH LOMOND



♣ 1-14  : The album Honesty Is Out Of The Fashion, Transatlantic XTRA 1071, released 1968

♣ 15-16 :  Single, Transatlantic TRA SP 18, released 1968

♣ 17-30 : The album Little Ticks Of Time, Transatlantic XTRA 1078, released 1969




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