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Del Ahanti and Craig?

GUEST,Dalua 11 Nov 20 - 02:03 PM
cnd 13 Nov 20 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,Modette 13 Nov 20 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,Dalua 13 Nov 20 - 04:01 PM
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Subject: Song of the Sea - Del Ahanti and Craig?
From: GUEST,Dalua
Date: 11 Nov 20 - 02:03 PM

Dear Forum

A curious request here: following the death of my father, I've found among his effects this recording on cassette. Two young chaps are depicted on the sleeve - one with some kind of banjo, the other a guitar. The location seems to be Liverpool's Albert Dock (distinctive chimney of the Pump House); and I suspect that the tape was bought there in the earlyish '80s.
The tape reference number is RTS 1441 and the rest of the text on the sleeve is
Anglo American Music c Bernie Shorr
Gary & Mark - Waterloo Studio, Stockport

Tracks:
Side 1
1. Liverpool my Liverpool
2. Limey
3. Albert Dock
4. Shipmates
5. Windy City

Side 2
1. Liverpool Bound
2. England Expects
3. Liverpool Lady
4. The Buccaneer
5. Song of the Sea

None of the songs is credited to anyone - and I've not found them anywhere else, which makes me wonder whether the two performers wrote them.

Playing it again after all these years has left me feeling rather nostalgic - my father having been an old sea-dog and a Liverpudlian.

Anyhow, I'm wondering if anyone has heard of these chaps, as there seems nothing on the net about either the performers of the songs.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Del Ahanti and Craig?
From: cnd
Date: 13 Nov 20 - 11:13 AM

Dalua,

I've never heard of them, so I'm no help there, but in my opinion, the best way to find more about this is to post the album on discogs.com.

If you need any help, you can send the pictures to me and I can create the listing for you.

What that does is it creates a page for the artists which other people can contribute to, and if someone else has the album or knows the artists they can create a page for it to. Think of it as a sort of Wikipedia for albums.

Sounds like it was probably a self-produced album from a local group. I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote the songs -- it allows them to not have to pay other songwriters for royalties.


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Subject: RE: Del Ahanti and Craig?
From: GUEST,Modette
Date: 13 Nov 20 - 11:48 AM

Are you sure the first name isn't Delahunty? That's a County Clare surname derived from Ó Dulchaointeach.


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Subject: RE: Del Ahanti and Craig?
From: GUEST,Dalua
Date: 13 Nov 20 - 04:01 PM

Thanks for the replies:
The names on the sleeve are (capitals as on the original) 'DEL AHANTI and CRAIG'.

I think beyond doubt it is a small-scale local release, sold by the performers while on their pitch at the Dock. Who Bernie Shorr, the copyright holder, is I also have no idea.

I'll have a look at discogs.

On reflection, more likely perhaps to be mid to late '80s

Please to hear any further thoughts!


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Subject: RE: Del Ahanti and Craig?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 20 - 11:02 AM

Do a search of Google Images with the following:

liverpool my liverpool, 45 vinyl release, 1981

A picture of the 45 rpm vinyl A-side appears on the upper-left hand corner of the screen that comes up for me.


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Subject: RE: Del Ahanti and Craig?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 09:08 AM

I remember the tape, you’re right about it being the Albert dock, my late mum bought it from there in the 80’s. I loved that tape, but have never managed to find it since.


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