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Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)

GUEST,Jay Ball 18 May 02 - 11:07 AM
Sorcha 18 May 02 - 01:24 PM
Kernow John 18 May 02 - 04:01 PM
Kernow John 18 May 02 - 04:07 PM
rich-joy 19 May 02 - 05:24 AM
Sorcha 19 May 02 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,Jay Ball 19 May 02 - 09:54 AM
GUEST,Jay Ball 19 May 02 - 10:00 AM
Kernow John 19 May 02 - 05:57 PM
rich-joy 20 May 02 - 05:58 AM
GUEST 20 May 02 - 09:30 AM
tooligan 20 May 02 - 05:06 PM
rich-joy 21 May 02 - 04:46 AM
harvey andrews 21 May 02 - 11:39 AM
Jim Dixon 23 May 02 - 11:32 AM
tooligan 23 May 02 - 12:45 PM
Kernow John 23 May 02 - 03:52 PM
Kernow John 23 May 02 - 04:03 PM
GUEST,Mr Happy 02 Mar 05 - 07:25 PM
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Bigh 06 Sep 08 - 09:39 AM
Mr Happy 07 Sep 08 - 07:42 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 08 Sep 08 - 03:06 AM
Kevin Sheils 08 Sep 08 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,dave preston 25 Sep 08 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,Craig Bruce 13 Oct 08 - 04:45 PM
GUEST,C S Cook 26 Nov 08 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,Carol Hatchett 05 Mar 09 - 04:58 PM
John MacKenzie 05 Mar 09 - 05:26 PM
Mr Happy 03 Sep 09 - 04:54 AM
Mr Happy 03 Sep 09 - 08:55 AM
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GUEST,Guest Tony Fraser 24 Feb 11 - 05:01 PM
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From: GUEST,Jay Ball
Date: 18 May 02 - 11:07 AM

I heard the following song (lyrics approximate!) in folk clubs around Newbury, Berks., UK, in the late 60s:

Walking lightly, smiling slightly,
you come back looking slightly faded.
Morning sunshine shining brightly
on your lips of faded red.

CHORUS:
And you know darn well, I know you completely,
And you can't fool me, you can't fool me.

Your hair is tumbling, ?????????
Walk on by you painted lady.
Your hands are fumbling, your lips are mumbling,
Trying to find some words to say.

I'd love to know the full lyrics of this song, and anything else at all about it please. Thanks. Jay jay@rite.fslife.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 May 02 - 01:24 PM

No luck.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLIGHTLY FADED (David Campbell)
From: Kernow John
Date: 18 May 02 - 04:01 PM

I'm sure I've posted these before but couldn't find them.
SLIGHTLY FADED
David Campbell(Guyana)

(D)Walking tightly, (G)swaying slightly
You (A)come back looking (D)slightly faded
Morning sunshine, (G)shining whitely
(A)On your lips a (D)faded red

Ch
But you know darn well
I (G)know you comp(D)letely
And you can't fool (Em)me
You (A)can't fool (D)me

Your brain is burning your eyes are turning
From me they can't face me squarely
In this morning all my learning
Says things aren't what they should be

Your hair is tumbling your hand is fumbling
For the ring I gave you wildly
Onwards stumbling your lips are mumbling
Trying to find the words for me

No use talking keep on walking
Move on fast you sporting lady
On your night beat good times stalking
Go on being what you should be

But you know darn well ('Cause we've been here before)
I know you completely (And it's one time too many)
And you can't fool me (And you can't fool me)
You can't fool me

This is supposedly a true story of when David Campbell discovered that the lady he was engaged to was earning her living as a prostitute.

KJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: Kernow John
Date: 18 May 02 - 04:07 PM

Jay,
I just noticed you mentioned Newbury in your post. If it was at Newbury Folk Club you heard this song it may well have been by a guy called Terry Munday and myself. We visited Newbury on a couple of occasions during the late '60's and this song was part of our gig-list.
Regards
KJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: rich-joy
Date: 19 May 02 - 05:24 AM

This song was also popular in Australia's Northern folk scene in the 80's - e.g. Top End Folk Club in Darwin, sung by the group, Tropical Ear and in Mt Isa, sung by Chris Buck, I think ...
Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 May 02 - 09:39 AM

e mail sent


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: GUEST,Jay Ball
Date: 19 May 02 - 09:54 AM

I was amazed to see replies to this query as I haven't heard the song for about 30 years! Many thanks to all who replied! Does anyone know if there are any recordings of it? Jay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: GUEST,Jay Ball
Date: 19 May 02 - 10:00 AM

I do remember Terry Munday; I used to sit at the door and take the entrance money at Newbury Folk Club around 1969- ah, but those were the days! Many, many thanks for the lyrics and information- can't believe I've found them after 30 years of partly knowing the song! About your name: I live in Cornwall now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: Kernow John
Date: 19 May 02 - 05:57 PM

Jay somewhere I have a tape of Jackie and Bridie singing it.
I'll try and find it.
BTW I am at Mullion on the Lizard. Look me up at www.folksession.co.uk
Regards KJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: rich-joy
Date: 20 May 02 - 05:58 AM

I recently found an old LP record in a charity shop by the Guyanan author, David Campbell.
"Hello!" I thought, "This bloke looks like a folkie!!"
So I paid my dollar and gave it a new home - but it doesn't have "Slightly Faded" on it, I'm sorry to say!!
Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 02 - 09:30 AM

Rich-Joy
You lucky person which one was it? I think he only made two. I had both but they were claimed by others in my past.
John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: tooligan
Date: 20 May 02 - 05:06 PM

It was a great favourite of mine when it was sung by Doug Porter in the Mid Seventies on his many Forces tours in Germany. Anyone remember Doug. The last time I heard he was seriously ill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: rich-joy
Date: 21 May 02 - 04:46 AM

"I had both but they were claimed by others in my past."

Hi! Guest John - I know that scenario well!!!

My lucky find David Campbell LP is on Astor - GGS 921 - from Transatlantic Records Ltd - and is self-titled, is his first, from 1966, recorded in London - Martin Carthy on guitar and Jack Fallon on bass, as well.
Cheers! R-J

PS - I've just learnt from the cover that he's not Guyanan, but "Guianese"!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: harvey andrews
Date: 21 May 02 - 11:39 AM

tooligan...Doug Porter died of a heart attack just a few months ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 May 02 - 11:32 AM

Kernow John: Your original posting was here. Except there you spelled his name "Cambell" and you suggested he might be from Ghana.

In searching for songs in the Forum, it's a good idea to use the Forum Search, which you can get to from the drop-down menu at the top of every thread page. This search only looks at MESSAGE (not thread) TITLES, also known as SUBJECT LINES. Most people don't use the subject line when they post, so it defaults to "RE: [ThreadName]", but even if you didn't put the song title in the subject line, there is a good chance that a JoeClone has changed it by now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: tooligan
Date: 23 May 02 - 12:45 PM

Thanks Harvey. He (and you) were big influences in my early days. I was just finding out about all the different kinds of music and humour going on in the Folk scene and was very priveleged out at RAF Bruggen to meet great entertainers from all walks of folk. I hope, and people have told me I have, inspired others in the same way. Cheers Doug!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: Kernow John
Date: 23 May 02 - 03:52 PM

Jim
Thanks for finding the link. I am aware of all you posted but for some reason on the night we searched the goods didn't appear.
Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: Kernow John
Date: 23 May 02 - 04:03 PM

Rich-Joy
As you can see from Jim's post I never got David's birthplace right.
People used to tell me he had a chip on his shoulder and was sullen. I never saw that side of him and whenever we met he just used to laugh as he knew I would screw up the intro.
Mind you not too long ago it was my pleasure to introduce to a folk club audience a lady who in the not to distant past was a feller. So I did all the blurb and said welcome "ladies name" give HIM a big hand.
The said artist just winked, laughed and proceeded to entertain us brilliantly.
KJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 02 Mar 05 - 07:25 PM

Thanks to all above for info.

A dear fiend sins this great song & I always thought it was a Stones sog.

She says her frend heard it from Jackie & Bridie as above, but having looked at the many refs on web for D. Campbell- seems a fascinating individual.

Thanks again, I'll be on the lookout for more of his songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,David Barrett
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 06:13 PM

Amazing what you can find when you do a search!

A couple of weeks ago I tracked down, online, two members of a late-1960s trio called The Lonesome Travellers, Graham Cooper and Steve Rostron (and yes, the third member was the late Doug Porter).

In 1971 a College friend had their LP, which had "Slightly Faded" on it, plus beautiful versions of Gordon Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain" and "Canadian Railroad Trilogy", and the story of a Crimean War hero, "The Ballad of William Coffey VC". I'd copied the LP (via speaker & mic) to reel-to-reel, and from that (via speaker & mic) to cassette, and the 30+ year-old cassette of incredibly muddy music is now disintegrating. Through the kindness of Graham and Steve I may get a replacement before long.

If David Campbell is still around anywhere, could someone thank him from me for writing a hauntingly beautiful song. And thankyou, Kernow John, for giving the lyrics here.

David Barrett (Midnight)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: Bigh
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 09:39 AM

Does anyone know the whereabouts of David Campbell? His 'Slightly Faded' lyrics, first heard sung by 'The Pennine Folk' at the 'Bush' in Hyde, Cheshire around 1967 remains poplar today.
I was one of a rare breed who dared to ignore 'Jenks' at the MSG when booking David to perform at my club - Staley Folfolkclub in Millbrook Stalybridge.David stayed with our family for 3nights and spurred our son Mike in his early attempts at playing guitar.
We've lost touch with David and would be very interested in what he's doing in this 21st century.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 07:42 AM

http://www.davidcampbellarts.com/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 03:06 AM

I remember seeing David Campbell at The Lamb(?) Folk Club in Liverpool 30 odd years ago. I was mightily impressed! He sang some great songs beautifully, and was a great communicator - Talk about having the audience eating out of the palm of your hand! I often wondered where he disappeared to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 11:08 AM

Gosh, a name I haven't heard (well not in relation to that particular DC) for many years, probably about 1971/2. I used to sing "It's Only Morning" from his 2nd UK Transatlantic album. Can't quite recall all the lyrics now but have started to dig through the brain cells!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,dave preston
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 05:53 PM

I remember doug porter and CGraham Cooper being in a midland band which may have been Group four.. ( harvey may remember this as it was jus before he teamed up with Graham)They also so sang hte song about Witchcraaft in Ancater ( somebody's last ride) I've eben trying ot put hte lyrics to SLIGHTLY fADED down for quite a while and I'm pleased other people remember it. I remember seeing Doug/Graham et al at Moor Farm Notts and at the Watnall folk club (early 70s) Both clubs run by hte late David Brindley who had a great repetoire including Lazlo Fayre ( A song I would dearly love to reproduce) so if you have any hints on hte lyricss I'm interested
Dave Preston


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Craig Bruce
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 04:45 PM

I have a copy of the lonesome travellers album with slightly faded on it and it's got fairytale lullaby as well which is another cracking cover version by them.

I have fond memories of Doug as whenever he came over to Germany he always came to stay with us. My dad was great mates with Doug and Graham Cooper. My dad Brian used to perform on the folk scene in Germany as he was in the Army based over there.

I went to see Doug shortly before he died and he had his health problems but he was still Doug, He couldn't wait to show me his recording studio and he was still focused on his music it was fantastic to see him.

I believe Graham is living in Spain now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,C S Cook
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 04:12 PM

You can find out what David is up to at:-

www.davidcampbellarts.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Carol Hatchett
Date: 05 Mar 09 - 04:58 PM

I remember Doug... and Graham and Steve too. I used to go and see The Lonesome Travellers every Sunday night at the Pennine in Derby. Really happy, inspiring, warm and friendly evenings, with lots of amazing guest artists. Many years later I even went on a date once with Doug! The whole of the Last Tramride is a fabulous album, I still listen to it quite often now... I think it mentions on the sleeve notes where they got the song from. I have a vague feeling too that Doug did another version of Slightly Faded on one of his solo albums, but I'll only have a cassette of that somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Mar 09 - 05:26 PM

Well I have started singing 'Slightly Faded' again, after a gap of 20+ years. Thanks for reminding me of it.

J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 04:54 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 08:55 AM

David Campbell singing here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_v6jX0MiM4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 09:06 AM

He's singing the chorus different to the one Jackie & Bridie did.

'course, he wrote the song, so he's entitled to do it whatever way he wants.

Maybe it's a new version, anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Kenn Nairn
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 07:03 PM

Dave Campbells' LPs that I have are: -
Young Blood TRA 153; Mr Everywhere on Mercury 20168 SMCL /138 167 MCY; AND sUN wHEELskl 5139


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Kenn Nairn
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 07:22 PM

Dave Campbells' LPs that I have are: -
Young Blood TRA 153; Mr Everywhere on Mercury 20168 SMCL /138 167 MCY; and Sun Wheel SKL 5139. Some how I doubt that any spare copies are lying about though.
If there was a way of putting an MP3 of them on the net legally, so as to ensure any fees due were paid; I would be happy to do so. I got the impression from Dave when he was at Sussex University folk club that he had vowed never to record "Slightly Faded" so it was great to be reminded of his great voice singing it on you tube - I don't suppose that it is available to down load for a fee somewhere?
The same goes for "The First Tramride" by The Lonesome Travellers - Sad to hear Doug has died - he was signing himself "Dougal" when they visited Keenfolk back in the early seventies (Booked as I recall, through the folk artist agent called Jasper Carrot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Dick B
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:33 AM

I have this song on an EP called Young Folk recorded in the late 1960,s by Barbara Bunning


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: alex s
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:28 AM

excellent. Merci,Monsieur L'Heureux


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 02:20 PM

hi all terry munday passed away 3 years ago r i p tery. stephen burrows


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Guest Tony Fraser
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 05:01 PM

I have a tape of Doug Porter singing at the Borderers Folk Club at RAF Bruggen, Germany, which includes this song. I was stationed at RAF Bruggen in the mid seventies so I probably must know you Tooligan.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLIGHTLY FADED (David Campbell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 10:46 AM

The lyrics sung in the video at YouTube (see link by Mr Happy) are different from the ones posted above. Here's what I heard in the video:

SLIGHTLY FADED
David Campbell

1. Swaying slightly, walking tightly,
You come back looking slightly faded,
Morning sunshine, shining whitely,
On your lips a faded red.

CHORUS: But we've been here before
And one time too many,
And you can't fool me.
You can't fool me.

2. No need for you to tell me true
What kept you on this long night from me.
Something in your eyes this morning
Tell me where you have to be.

3. No use crying, no use lying,
Your words this time round just can't reach me.
Spread your wings and keep on flying.
Go on, be what you must be.

REPEAT VERSE 1.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 11:18 AM

The comments attached to the video show that the video was uploaded by David Campbell himself, and that he changed the song.

He posts at YouTube under the name "marakakore" and his YouTube channel is here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/marakakore

That page has this information about him:
    Born in Guyana, South America, of Arawak Indian and Portuguese ancestry. Resident of Vancouver, Canada. Song writer/singer/guitarist/poet/picture maker/prose writer/blogger/photographer/maker of videos/recording artist[29 albums]/student of life and conscious journeyer.
    Country: Canada
    Occupation: Song writer/singer/Guitarist/Poet/Video Maker
    Interests: Walking/blogging/making walking sticks/story telling.
    MORE BIO INFO: 2 Life Time Achievement Awards...5 Books.
    Music: Please check playlists re different subjects covered.
Furthermore, he has a Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/davidcampbellsongmaker

Two albums at CDBaby:

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DavidCampbell

And a blog:

http://www.wadili.blogspot.com/

He's obviously a multitalented and interesting guy.

By the way, the video gives the web address www.davidcampbellarts.com--which is the same address given a couple of times above.

I tried to go to that site and Google tells me:So I clicked on that address and the web site is about an artist (of drawings and paintings) and his CV doesn't say anything about music, so I conclude it's a different guy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,German Jones
Date: 11 Dec 12 - 11:35 AM

During David's visit to Liverpool, these guys (click the link) must've seen him as they recorded one of his songs for their EP/album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laVrlB2zhdc

After hearing this tune I'm itching to hear the original from the transatlantic album


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,Tony Fraser
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 08:18 AM

Tony, I was at Bruggen at the same time as you -Mac was compere at the Borderers and I also recorded Doug once. I think it was the night we were all recorded for the radio (BFBS) Of course I’ve lost my recording overthe years and the reel to reel that played it. Do you remember any of the other members? Do you have contact with any of them? Mike Walker (I was known as Mick at the time. Bythe way does anyone know which model of Martin guitar Doug was playing at that time - it wa a beautiful sounding instrument


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slightly Faded (David Campbell)
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 08:55 AM

David visited our Club in Dunoon in the sixties, if I remember correctly he made several return visits....we were all impressed.


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