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Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??

JenEllen 17 Sep 02 - 02:22 PM
John MacKenzie 17 Sep 02 - 03:57 PM
Murray MacLeod 17 Sep 02 - 07:18 PM
GUEST,Les b(uk) 17 Sep 02 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,Les B(UK) 17 Sep 02 - 07:32 PM
JenEllen 18 Sep 02 - 11:56 AM
buttonbox 24 Feb 03 - 01:49 PM
RunrigFan 23 Sep 11 - 04:17 AM
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Subject: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: JenEllen
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 02:22 PM

My sweetie recently gave me a rescued Jimmy Shand and his Band LP, and the search for other information has left me stumped. Is there anything other than the Cameron biography easily available to someone in the States? What are other recordings I should look for? Is there any recording that you might think to be definative Shand? (Mudcat searching only left me with a couple of obituary threads and a delightful "Don't sit on my Jimmy Shand's" song)
squeezeboxed thanks for any information,
~JE


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Subject: RE: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 03:57 PM

The Jimmy Shand canon is a long and distinguished one, right from the early days when he used to record old 78s on the Beltona label. I'm surprised that you didn't find too much info on the net about him. He was an institution on the scottish country dance music scene. Try this site for recordings available
You might also try the Radio Scotland site, which you can access through www.bbc.co.uk, and by clicking on the Radio Scotland link you can access current radio programs. Try Take the floor, which is a Saturday evening programme introduced by Robbie Shepherd, who is himself a bit of a Scottis institution. If you want any info PM me. Good luck.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 07:18 PM

There are some great Jimmy Shand stories. "I see you keep a bee" is obviously the best known, but I heard rather a good one recently, forgive me for any liberties taken with the facts...

Apparently, there was a fiddle/violin convention being held in Edinburgh in the early nineties, attended by luminaries from all over the world. Yehudi Menuhin was there , and while trying out one of the fiddles on offer played a couple of Paganini caprices.

In the middle of Menuhin's impromptu performance, Scottish dance band leader Ian Powrie walked in and listened to the tail end. After he had finished, to rapturous applause, Powrie turned round to his companions and declaimed, " Y'know, that man's good enough to play with Shand"

Murray


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Subject: RE: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: GUEST,Les b(uk)
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 07:27 PM

Hi, The Shand family are reissuing some of his old recordings on cd and are available only from them.
details from the web site
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: GUEST,Les B(UK)
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 07:32 PM

Whoops! I don't know why that did't work, try again.
website Sir Jimmy Shandif the link didn't work the address is http://www.Jimmyshand.com Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: JenEllen
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 11:56 AM

Thanks guys, this should be fun. You're the greatest.
~JE


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Subject: RE: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: buttonbox
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 01:49 PM

Hi
The shand family have set up a website www.jimmyshand.com and are contactable by email. They are also issuing many of sir Jimmy's recordings on CD and publishing some of his many compositions for the first time - well worth looking at!


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Subject: RE: Jimmy Shand Discography or Info??
From: RunrigFan
Date: 23 Sep 11 - 04:17 AM

http://www.jimmyshand.co.uk/

This is much better site tbh


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