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Thread #115584   Message #2809955
Posted By: GUEST
12-Jan-10 - 09:39 AM
Thread Name: Remember Colin Scot?
Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
I stumbled across the following recordings of Colin Scot today, and was trying to find out more about a favourite performer whom I'd forgotten about when I saw your thread as well.

The tracks on....

http://web.mac.com/heekesen/Fritzzel/Downloads/Artikelen/2008/5/5_Colin_Scot%2C_Dordrecht_1977.html

....were recorded in Dordrecht (Neths) at about the same time I used to go watch him at Folk Fairport in A'dam in the mid-70s. All the songs are there that I remember so fondly: Ce Soir (including the calypso riffs in the second half of the track that began my love affair with that genre), Cash and Dylan, Nonsense, Candy Man etc. Must have seen him a dozen times or so, always a good night out with friends. He was a born entertainer, a bloody good musician, and a very warm person (he would come and chat with the guests during the breaks).

I'm very sad to hear he's passed away, though not entirely surprised about the circumstances. The world is definitely a better place for his contributions.