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Remember Colin Scot?

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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,phillip.subkow
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 10:28 PM

Hi,
   I first saw Colin Scot at the Slade Folk Club in Hazelslade, in 1970.
The club was run by Jean & Laurie Ward.
He always had a large following, and you needed to get their early to get a seat. Luckily my mom was friends wit Jean Ward, and she would save us seats!
I was introduced to Colin Scott backstage at Burntwood Baths, a few years later, by Jean Ward, amazing guy!
I used to follow him around the local folk circuit.
I've got most of his albums, one on Cd.
I've just ordered in mint condition a copy of his Just Another Clown album!
Brilliant performer! R.I.P. Scotty

Regards
Phil Subkow


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Dave Harris
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:22 PM

I remember Colin from the days when he played the folk clubs in and around Brighton and after the gig would be happy to go back to a punters flat for a drink and more socialising. He was a fantastic folk artist and as others have said, he got people to join in and he told his jokes and impressions brilliantly. A great entertainer and I’m proud to be able to say that I knew him if just a little bit as I played at some of the same gigs as he did as floor singer. I’m saddened to learn that he passed so long ago now. He was a nice guy! I don’t know who might read this but it is meant as a tribute.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 03:02 PM

Graham Thistlethwaite
Colin after leaving Canada went to CA and pot the prime spot in Disney World. His Mum and Dad lived in Oakdale CA. His father told me that Colin wrote a song for the American Natives for which he was made an honorable member of a tribe. The LP was Band due to it's content as references were made in the song about infected blankets being given to the American Indians as they were not resident to small pox.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Malc2311
Date: 20 Nov 17 - 02:59 AM

Just bumping this thread back as I'm undertaking some research into Scotty's career, beginning with his time back in Disneyland, circa '64, and then through the mid-'60s Parisian phase with The What's New, before he began his journeying around the folk clubs of the 70s and 80s.
If anyone has any particular in depth detail, either relating to his recordings or his performances then I'd love to hear from you !
Contact: Malc2311@sky.com
Now, back to the music...


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,frank vennell
Date: 22 Aug 17 - 02:11 PM

scottie was a great friend and a god father of my eldest child


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Richard Thomas
Date: 26 Sep 16 - 10:10 AM

I was one of the organisers and resident group at The Rovers Folk Club in Bishop's Stortford where Scotty was one of our regular guest artists. I have wonderful memories of terrific evenings there. Often, afterward a group of us would go back to Mac's (one of our floor singers and the current organiser of StortFolk - the successor to our club). One night Scotty came back with us and he was playing tracks from his new LP - 'Just Another Clown'. I remember hearing 'A Simple Song' for the first time that evening through a haze of alcohol and cigarette smoke... a very moving experience and a warm memory. I am glad to say that my son (now in his mid-30s) has inherited my taste in music and only a few nights ago I found him listening to that very LP (yes, on vinyl!). So Scotty - we all loved you and you live on in our memories.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 14 May 16 - 12:20 PM

I was talking about Scotty only this week so it's great to find this thread. I first heard him on Noel Edmunds Sunday morning show and subsequently bought the album in a local record store in West Wales - much reduced! I moved to Trowbridge and went to Peewee's (mentioned earlier by Johnny Morris). Scotty was playing there the next week. Peewee and Alan Briars (Village Pump) were amazed I had two albums but did not know him. I met him the next week and have fond memories of a warm man and a fantastic performer. He did several gigs in the small room, some songs in complete darkness - it hid the tears. I saw him at the VP festival, late 80s I guess, and he captivated the large audience but got slated in a Folk Roots review for being way past his best. If that's true, I wish I'd seen him at his best.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,John Bethune
Date: 28 Mar 16 - 11:27 PM

I guess 'Scotty' was the kind of person that went in and out of people's lives. I remember asking members of the Strawbs in a pub in London in 1977, 'what happened to Colin Scot?' the response was, 'Ah Scotty, he went in the wrong direction didn't he?' (No Internet, then, of course!! Long ways away!)
His music was brilliant, individual, inspiring; thought provoking. I think he's still alive somewhere; about to pick up his guitar.

    John Bethune
   
   Still play his music a lot


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,John Green
Date: 05 Dec 15 - 12:50 PM

Saw Scotty many times in Wolverhampton.

The last time was at the Goodyear Club on the Stafford Road. Must have been in October 69. He was coming to my 21st but had to cry off for a booking.
Love his poem
Thoughts from London.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 21 Nov 15 - 07:32 PM

Saw Scot so many times on the Midlands "folk scene" mostly with loved family friends who are nolonger with us.
Highlights were a packed pub on the release of his second album when I got signed copies for me and my mother and a strange gig in the bar of some Birmingham hotel when he played a full set to about 10 people.
Would have loved to see him again.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Davey Mullen
Date: 21 Nov 15 - 01:00 AM

It was 1972. I was a member of the guitar club at Stanely Green High School, Paisley, Scotland. My art teacher had just moved to teach in another school and invited us to a concert there. It was to be held in her classroom and I was asked by my music teacher to be the support act to Colin Scot. At the tender age of 15, I sang and played the full version of "American Pie." The walls were adorned with paintings done by pupils - "Welcome to Paisley, Scotty," was the message on them all. In a darkened room, with only a few spotlights and no P.A. system, it was indeed an intimate affair. After doing my bit, raffle tickets were sold, the prize being Scotty's debut album. Accompanied by Jo Partridge on six string acoustic, Scotty, with a Yamaha twelve string, delivered a performance to be remembered. I'll always remember that day - "passionate" and "soulful" are a few of the words I'd use to describe his act. When the show ended, Scotty and Jo spoke to me and I got their autographs.

The following year, I won the music prize and left school, then formed a rock band and started gigging. However, a few years later, I left and started writing and performing my own songs, as well as covering other compositions, including some by Scotty. In 1979, I entered the Melody Maker Contest solo section, won the Scottish heats and went on to be British runner-up. I always wanted to meet Scotty again. I bought all his album releases and saw him play again in the mid-seventies as support to King Crimson at the Glasgow Apollo. I'd heard he was living in Amsterdam and owned a pub there and it was my intention to venture over to visit. I was saddened to hear of his death in 1999, only discovering the news when I heard Allan Taylor's song "Scotty" from the album "Colour to the Moon." Alan, like many others, had great respect for him. Scotty's contribution to the folk and music scene was, to say the least, vast. And, as a person, he was - to echo the words of many - a true gentleman. I am very proud to be part of that day, thirty six years ago, when something special happened in a school classroom somewhere in Scotland.

R.I.P. Scotty.

Davey Mullen


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Kees
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 05:56 AM

Message for John Lewis,I can help you with the song,what's your e-mail address?
Regards Kees,France.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Bob Quinn
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 03:33 PM

Martin Hall - strong Wolverhapton accent. Songwiting partner of Scotty's and also Peter Garbriel. Close friend of his.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Bob Quinn
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 03:04 PM

Edward, Charley and Me referred to the childrenn (Scotty's long-time lady)Jo's wonderful boy and girl. Jo was a great lady. I remember the days in Kensington and also Amsterdam with great love. To this day a wonderful part of my life. When he visited me in Los Angeles in the eighties, I was very concerned for him. I have only now discover his passing.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 13 - 07:53 AM

Would Anyone Have The Word and Hopefully the chords To "Edward And Charlie and Me"

I need them For a Kids Session At The Red Hill Folk Club In Brisbane, Australia.

It Would Be Much Apreciated.

John Lewis

Paul Brazier's Brother


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Coen Bos
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 02:21 PM

Found the audio file of tha party too ""chemise" is included


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Coen Bos
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 09:37 AM

@cornelis vlaar

Dank voor je mailtje heb het per abuis verwijderd, kun je het nog een keer sturen?

Dank je wel....

Sorry,

Coen


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Coen Bos
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 09:23 AM

Just scanned and "OCR'd" the newspaper article (from "de Noord Amsterdammer) it actually is an intvieuw, with text, quoted, as said by Colin.

It must have been published in abt. 1973' interviewer Huub Klompenhouwer, who died à couple of years ago, à couple of pictures are there as well, with an anouncement in the local Hoorn paper of his performance in Jajem (november 29, 1989)

Given time I shall translate it into English, the radio recording is à live performance in probably Folk fairport, in which hè also sings Edward and Charlie and me .

If anybody is interested..........I have digitalised it.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 05:18 PM

That was recorded at.... Sorry......


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Coen Bos
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 05:17 PM

Hello,

I did find one cassette recording of a radio recording in Holland (part) i am awaiiting some software to try and recover some stuff Thatcher was recorder at à party at my place in Amsterdam in about 1973


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Coen Bos
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 05:46 AM

Sorry, tablet....., should read: lament and couple of years ago!


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Coen Bos
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 05:43 AM

P.S. In case anybody has soms query's, one can contact me at:

coenbos7@gmail.com

I have Out of the blue and Just another clown on vinyl.(inside cover songtexts of Edward and Charley and me and lamentabele), i am trying to find the digitalised recordings of the tapes I made à couple of yards ago.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Coen Bos
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 03:30 AM

Hi there, just found this site, I remember Colin Scot very well, I used to visit "the Folk Fairport" in Amsterdam in the early seventies at a very high rate and he played there very often.

I did thoroughly enjoy his "act" and the duettes with Mike Silver.

Actually I had the two for dinner a couple of times at my parental home in Amsterdam.

I have got some private recordings somewhere on cassette, one of a party at my house and 1 of a part radio concert in about 1974 (VPRO, I think) Furthermore I got some scraps from news papers.

As far as I can hear...it sounds very much like him... he also did an "explanatory" and "final" note on a -dance- mix CD of '96 by Mecado, it was called "mix '96" and of course the profile tyre centre advert.

That party was very special, I had another "folk" band play there -Luke Warmwater- and even some guys from CBS made a call to listen to Colin.

The last time I saw him was in the late eighties/early nineties in Hoorn a pub called Jajum, and after that I had to read in the paper that he died...suc
hg a shame, got a couple of his records on vinyl.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: andrew e
Date: 08 Apr 13 - 06:55 AM

Hi Claire,

email me. andrewjemmetatgmail.com


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 05:43 PM

I had the fantastic experience of meeting Colin scot and Lesley in the late 80s or early 90s. He came overto the uk and stayed with a friend of my then boyfriends family. Until this point I had never heard of him, but he soon be ame a familiar face around Chasetown in Staffordshire. He toured the circuit of folk clubs for a short while and my boyfriend and his friend played guitars with him on stage at several of the gigs. My fondest songs I remembered were Lebanon and Edward and Charlie and me. I would love to get hold of a copy of the lyrics to these songs as I found them both so poignant.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Richard Lightowler
Date: 01 Apr 13 - 02:45 PM

I used to run The Old Crown Folk Club in Lichfield along with Rob Dodd and Archie Hall in the early 70s. Just got back into music and playing a few pub gigs and found this thread as I play a few of scottys songs and was looking for words to bound to leave me now.
Great memories of too much booze, very hot curries {faals} after the gig, and as I was a tobacco rep in those days, my house being full of non tobacco smoke when Scot stayed with us!!!
Reading the threads rekindled many memories of him,and I still have his 2 LPs some where along with Jasper Carrotts, Fred Wedlocks, and numerous other folk club performers from those days.

Patrick Small, singer from Bristol, left a thread. Has anyone got contact details for him as we lost touch.
rlightowle@aol.com for info please.
Richard


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 06:12 AM

"drinking tale" not tea!
"Tay", not tale" which doesn't make sense.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,johnmclarens
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 09:39 AM

If the "quin" or someone knows him please let him know I am looking for him.Likewise for Penny Collins,Chris Palmer,Joe Johns and even Edward and Charlie.There are more but for now these names will do.thks.Hear is my address.johndmclarens@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,John McLarens
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 02:13 PM

My name is John McLarens. I was very close to Scott, in fact I lived with him and sweet Penny Collins in London. I travelled with him all over England on his one night gigs. I had the ability to make him laugh when he was "down." There is so much I could tell about our friendship but the main reason I signed on was to contact old buddies. If penny or Chris and Di even Regulus are out there or someone knows where I can find them I would be eternally grateful. I miss him very much. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: andrew e
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 11:05 PM

Some old videos of CS here in a group called The What's New.
Hardly recognised him at first!

http://www.garagehangover.com/?q=WhatsNew


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,David 'Brillo' Etheridge
Date: 27 Sep 11 - 10:56 AM

Hi Andrew and John,
thanks for the queries -yes, I'm still playing -both double bass and fretless and fretted 6 string electric basses (heavens!), as well as conducting the Cotswold Big Band, the Crown Phoenix Big Band and the West Midland Light Orchestra - a 55 piece jazz orchestra. I would never have believed that I would have ended up this way!
I still have the odd folk connection; I recorded and arranged the second album I did with Miriam Backhouse in 2009 - a mere 32 years after the first one! As a write, Mim's currently touring the country for three months until going back to South Africa, so you can get the resulting CD from her on her gigs.
All of which is slightly off the subject of Scotty, but Mim's arrangements are an extension of the first faltering steps I made in 1973 on 'Out of the Blue'.
By the way, you're right about the odd version of 'Man who called himself Jesus' -I originally planned it to have a really driving rhythm to suit the Mellotron and Strings and Robin Cable put an awful half time laid back James Taylor rhythm section on it (nothing wrong with that per se, just wrong for the song in this case), so it pulls in several different directions at the same time. The end is swamped in reverb to cover up a slightly sloppy ending!

Very best wishes to all,
Brillo


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 02:49 PM

Thanks Anna. Great photo, typical Scotty pose.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 02:40 PM

a few songs from 1977

http://web.me.com/heekesen/Fritzzel/Downloads/Artikelen/2008/5/5_Colin_Scot,_Dordrecht_1977.html


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: andrew e
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 04:21 AM

David (Brillo), I remember seeing you at a Colin Scot gig somewhere in London,probably 1971 or 1972. I may even have been a floor singer.
Out Of The Blue was a disappointing album. Not your fault of course!
Just listening to it now. Got it off the net. Must be from an LP.
Can hear the clicks!
Pitch isn't too good. Sounds like he couldn't hear the "backing" very well, and he's constantly a bit flat. The other two albums were OK.
Terrible version of "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus", which used to be so good the way he played it live.

Scotty used to say he shared a flat with James Taylor, and then went on to sing "Fire And Rain"


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 04:13 AM

Brillo, great to hear from you. Are you still playing?


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Mandy
Date: 13 Aug 11 - 10:23 PM

Does anybody know that Scotty wrote and recorded a song for the maiden voyage of the Cunard's Queen Elizabeth way back when! He also sang it on the maiden voyage. He was so bloody clever!
To answer a question earlier: Edward and Charley (Charlotte) were Jo Johns beautiful babies and Scotty was not their father.
My question is who did Scotty share a flat with in Earl's Court?


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,David 'Brillo' Etheridge
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 10:02 AM

Hi folks,
I worked with Scotty from 1972 onwards and was on the 'Out of the Blue' album recorded in 1973. I'd seen Scotty around 70/71 at my local folk club (Hitchin). In 1972 I went up to Bounds Green folk club with my then girlfriend and introduced myself; I'd seen Scotty at the 71 Cambridge Folk Festival and mentioned that I'd been there working with Diz Disley (Diz's name could open all sorts of doors in the folk scene at that time!). Scotty invited me along to a gig at Hendon folk club, which was at the Rubby club and miles from the centre of Hendon! Tube to Hendon Central, a bus ride up the A41 half way to Mill Hill, and then walk, carrying my double bass! We had a great time, and so I ended up gigging regularly around the London area, and havign the privilege of hearing Scotty perform new songs for the very first time to audiences (and to me -I had to work out the bass parts on the fly....)
By later on in the year the 'Just Another Clown' album had been recorded: ostensibly produced by John 'hold down a chord' (who remember the TV series?) Pearse, the result was, according to Scotty, rather rough, so Robin Cable (Elton John's engineer) was brought in to rescue the recordings and add overdubs.
Scooty signed to a new management company, one of which was Jamie Granger (son of actor Stewart Granger) and the finished album was signed to Warner Bros, celebrated with a boozy cruise on the Thames that even got an envious mention in Melody Maker's 'Raver' column.
By the summer of 73 plans were afoot to decamp to Saturn Sound Studios in Worthing to record 'Out of the Blue', and just after I finished my tour with Diz and Grappelli, I went down to Worthing to start recording. I played double bass, mellotron and arranged and conducted the string section on the album.
Things began to go downhill rather on the recording. Robin Cable's hobby of jumping traffic lights at speed had finally come home to roost and he was on pain killers through the recording. Add to that the overdubs and mixing at Trident studios, where Robin mixed at insane levels (Motorhead had nothing on him!) and the resulting album at times bears little relationship to how it sounded when we recorded it.
I last saw Scotty in the late 70s at a gig at the Half Moon in Putney. He's lost none of the genius, warmth and sheer entertainment value you could get from thids ultimately loving and human being. Soem may ask why he wasn't more successful: part of it may be that he got star struck by some of the people he was dealing with and lost direction. Ironically enough I saw him get really upset at how Jonathan Kelly was surrounded by sycophants at a prestigious gig and lost his inner direction, yet Scotty may not have realised the same thing was happenign to him when thrust into the limelight.
A shame, but we are where we are, and I look back with affection for the guy and the great times and gigs we had. I'll look forward to seeing him in the great folk club in the sky, together with Diz, Fred Wedlock and Isaac Guillory and all the others we've lost over the years.
THAT will be a great moment.

Best wishes to all fellow Scotty fans,

David (Brillo)


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Ginger Bill
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 10:55 AM

I was looking for some lyrics of Scotties and came upon here.

Scottie was one of the most generous men I have ever met. As as 16 year old he helped advised and introduced me to so many people. He encouraged, cajoled and listened. I remember clearly the first singing of Lament in a beer tent at the Cambridge Folk Festival. He had the verses written on 2 sheets of paper and he played the song for the first time to me and Mike Rogerson-Smith. Later listening to Ray Glynn add the haunting lead guitar sustained me through dark days.

His voice was tempered by the Gitane cigarettes he introduced us to and his pure joy of living his life

I sang Lament at an acoustic club recently and the look on the faces of the young players was what Scottie would have loved.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Natasha Gerson
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 02:40 PM

I knew Scot and Lesley via the Stalhouderij Theatre company in Amsterdam. Scot wrote the title song to a video film I made. I used to stay in their house and look after their cat when they were away. Saw him play lots of times in the String and the Scotia. Scot was a lovely, big&bighearted person. I loved his music. My favorite song that Scot wrote is 'Take me away'. I used to sing 'Edward and Charlie and me' to my kids when they were little, only I'd sing 'Emile and Sofie and me'. Years after his death you would still hear his voice on the commercial for the 'Profile Tyre Centre'. Nowadays they have a voice that I still think of as the 'Fake Scottie'. Nobody can emulate that voice...


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,ray
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 02:42 PM

to: Gordon, check-out post dated 30th Oct..... Scotty's albums and record labels are listed by a guest. Good luck, Ray guitarist with Scotty late 70's early 80's.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: alanabit
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 02:26 PM

The last Waterhole is where I caught his set in 1981, I think. Was that place a dive! Fun days!


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Gordon
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 08:55 AM

I remember Scotty from The Old Bakery (later became the Last Watering Hole) in the mid seventies. I saw him once a week for about 6 months and he always had time or made time for a few words and occasionally a longer chat over a drink and a big fat aromatic smoke. I am so sad he has gone but so glad he passed through my life, I will always remember the kindness and generousity he showed to the clueless kid I surely must have been at that time. I had an album of his - Mister Blue? - which he signed for me. Sadly I no longer have it but I would dearly love to hear him again and would be grateful if anybody could assist. gmgee@gmx.com


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,The Badgeman
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 07:23 AM

Joe Whittaker .... was asking after Paul Brazier, as far as I know he is OK and last time I actually saw him was at the Strawbs 40th anniversary weekend at Twickenham in September 2009 .....

A couple of years previously he was performing early morning on Deal beach as one or two or three or four or more, blew the cobwebs away of a rather long boozy night of celebration after watching a show the night before.

"The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" by Strawbs as you have probably never quite heard it before .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67dyZDGZ9vg .....

PS Paul is the one without guitar, if you don't recognise him.

Try Strawbs yahoo discussion group "Witchwood" if you want to try to get in touch. I know Paul was very much part of the "furniture" and helper when Colin was gigging.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 06:45 PM

How nice to see Piers Hayman posting on here, long time no see. Didn't you used to live near Gerrards Cross, before you went to the land of the long white cloud?
Do you remember Pete Ballan, and Ursula Wadey his MOther? I seem to think you were aquainted.
Run into Curly Goss down there? ;)


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 06:40 PM

Patrick Small I remember Scottie from the 70s. He was a regular visitor to the Arts Centre Folk Club in Bristol. It was very sucessfully run by Pam Tobin and it featured a one man two girl trio known as White on Black as its resident entertainers. Whenever Scottie was booked you new you were in for a rare treat, and I can still see him on stage belting out 'Sandy' . I think his encores probably lasted longer than the set . The last memory I have of Scottie is picking him up in my battered ford 'pop' and transporting your man to the railway station . As his train began to move Scottie leaned out of the window and gave me a five pound note . For the petrol, he said . I told him I did'nt want it and gave it back 'Jesus Christ man said Scottie,take it and as the the train gathered speed he threw the note back again. That was my last memory of Scottie he and I throwing this fiver back and forth as the train gathered speed . Safe journey Scottie.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 12:29 PM

Yeah, I remember Colin Scott. Scotty and I were very good friends. I don't remember when or where we met but we were both living in London. I don't remember a lot of thinks trying to keep up with him.   At the time I had a 1961 Volvo and he and I traveled everywhere from Scotland to Italy at breakneck speed with the occasional case of Newky Brown(Newcastle) on the back seat and hash wafting through the car. Gig after gig he delivered a powerful infectious set. I loved to watch him lift audiences. His music and his tales made him a great entertain. I don't remember a bad gig. I miss him.
I also lived him and his lady for about a year in Amsterdam, Christine and her dog Boris the tekelhund - dachshund. The adventures continued there.

Martin Hall was a co-writer and good friend of his. He wrote a disparaging poem lambasting me for selling out to the world by accepting a gig (Polydor International in Hamburg) out of fear. And then honored by asking me to be godfather for his daughter, Alice. Love to hear from or about Martin and Jo Johns his enduring lady in London and a wonderful person.

Scotty and I just lost touch.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Piers Hayman
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 02:56 PM

I remember Colin from the Folk Fairport in Ansterdam, probably around 1974. Sad to hear he has passed on.
I remember Derek Brimstone from the UK in the 60s, but then, Nobody's as old as Derek Brimstone. Except perhaps me?
Piers NZ


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: andrew e
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:55 PM

I met Martin Hall in London sometime in 1971 I think. A friend of mine chased him up after hearing Scot sing "Do The Dance Now Davey" and "You're Bound To Leave Me Now".
I had a tape of Colin Scot singing these[a home recording] and also "Mrs. Willis" and "She's So Pitiful".
No idea where the tape is now.
I mentioned earlier that I met Colin Scot first in Morocco in 1971.

I've no idea where Martin Hall is now.


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,Joe Whittaker
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 12:29 PM

My enduring memory of Scotty was picking up the bar bill for his drinks consumption when I ran Exeter Uni Folk Club 1970-1973.He was the only guy I ever met who drank Gin and ( a little ) Tonic in pint glasses. He was always booked as the first act after Freshers Week and never failed to fill the Long Lounge to full capacity - circa 250. Buddy Holly medlies, Do the Dance Now Davey ( which I still sing regularly ), Analine , Hey Sandy, Mr Blue, Sans Chemise Sans Pantalon and so much else to remember him. We all know what we have gained and lost by his parting.

Paul Brazier of Brighton started a tribute website a few years back which has been stagnat for a long time - anyone know about Paul and whether he is OK ?

Also Martin Hall - poet from Birmingham who wrote Davey - anyone know his whereabouts ?? Happy to be contacted on joe2you2joe@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
From: GUEST,NickS
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 12:32 PM

Saw Colin many many times in many folk clubs and gigs around the Midlands, including one in Wolverhampton when about half a dozen turned up - he still payed a brilliant set.

Pretty sure more than once he made it clear E&C were his children

Nick


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