Mudcat Café message #4014924 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6827   Message #4014924
Posted By: GUEST,akenaton
22-Oct-19 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: Hamish Imlach (1940-1996)-info, songs, etc.
Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach (1940-1996)-info, songs, etc.
Knew Hamish quite well in the sixties, he is well known for his comedy stuff and was a born entertainer like Connolly, but at heart he was a blues man as Al has noted. I loved Hamish's live performances of "black is the colour and his blues style guitar...there was a blues thread through everything he did even the traditional Irish and Scottish stuff. I miss his booming laugh, the fags stuck in the neck of the guitar and the cold twinkling eyes. Larger than life and one of the old time minstrels, only a very few left and they are fading fast.
While we argue about semantics that generation of entertainers WERE the revival to everyone except the inner circle.