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Thread #89267   Message #1695055
Posted By: GUEST,Guest, Big Tim
16-Mar-06 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sleepytoon / Sleepy Toon (Norman Kennedy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: (Hiring Fair) Sleepytoon
Just received the "I Little Thocht My Love Wid Leave Me" CD.

Tracks are, Dainty Davie, Jock o Hazeldean, The Plooman Laddies, Busk Bonnie Lassie, Binnorie, Brennan on the Moor, Nancy Whisky, Flooers o the Forest, Haughs o Cromdale, Smelly Ghost (story), Gallowa Hills, Gypsy Laddies, Peacock's Close, I Little Thocht My Love Wid Leave Me, Mouth Music/Puirt a Beul.

Recorded in Boston (US) in 1999.

The sleeve notes include,
"Norman Kennedy is one of Scotland's finest traditional singers with a unique repertoire of folk songs and ballads. Born and brought up in Aberdeen, he was a neighbour of the great ballad singer Jeannie Robertson and during the evolving folk scene of the 1960s he picked up many songs from her and from other singers such as the bothy ballad singer Jimmy McBeath and the traveller and street singer Davie Stewart.

In 1966, he moved to live in the USA after representing Scotland at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival where he was an immediate success with the "folkies" and the academics alike. The former loved his relaxed easy style, while the latter recognised a deep knowledge and understanding of the songs, which went way beyond book learning. And 36 years later he has lost none of that magnetism".