Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Corrie Folk Trio & Paddie Bell

"The Promise Of The Day" 1965

The title of the album is a line from "The Uist Tramping Song". It was their first album in stereo and "The Uist Tramping Song" gives the three male voices very distinct stereo separation. On this album there are two sea shanties, and only one Jacobite song. For the first time Roy Williamson is given a lead vocal (Verdant Braes O' Screen) but his voice is weak compared to later albums. In the liner lines by W Gordon Smith he is cast in the role of an absent-minded scholar. Paddie Bell sings "Fear A Bhata", with the chorus in Gaelic. Their singing of "Killiecrankie" was recorded on film and broadcast on "The White Heather Club" at about the time that this album was recorded.

Line-up:
Roy Williamson (vocals, concertina), Ronnie Browne (vocals, guitar), Bill Smith (vocals), Paddie Bell (vocals, banjo). Acoustic guitars, mandolin, bandurra and penny whistle are heard but no credits are given. Guests: Archie Fisher plays banjo on "Roddy McCorly", Robin Brock plays acoustic bass. Recorded in stereo. Produced by W Gordon Smith. Running time: about 35 minutes.

Tracks:
1. My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
2. Shoals O' Herrin' (Ewan MacColl)
3. The Trooper and the Maid [Child Ballad 299]
4. Whistling Gypsy [Child Ballad 200]
5. Queen Mary (vocal by Paddie Bell)
6. The Leaving of Liverpool
7. Uist Tramping Song (Bannerman / MacDonald)
8. Johnnie Lad
9. Roddy McCorly
10. Verdant Braes O' Screen
11. Around Cape Horn
12. Fear A Bhata (vocal by Paddie Bell)
13. Killiecrankie
14. Jock Hawk's Adventures In Glasgow

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharenall is closed so is there any chance of this being reposted? I personally would be grateful. Many thanks.

02 November, 2008 10:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this should say Bill Smith vocals, guitar and Ronnie Browne, vocals. I have read that Browne didn't play an instrument until Smith left and the Corrie Folk Trio became a duo. Also in videos you can see Smith with a guitar.

28 October, 2012 08:53  

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