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Big Al Whittle 27 Sep 06 - 10:42 PM
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Subject: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 10:42 PM

Sorry if this is duplicating - I have had a root around, but have been unable to find a copy of Reminiscences Of A Fat Folk Singer by Hamish Imlach.

If anybody could point me in the correct direction, Iwould be grateful. Sorry if somehow I have neglected the bleeding obvious!
thanks in advance
big al whittle


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: eddie1
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 01:51 AM

Is this not the sub-title of "Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice" which I think is long out of print?
Ewan McVicar worked with Hamish on this and, a search on Mudcat should lead you to him. He might have some ideas as to where you can get a copy.
I can't check on anything as my copy is with Len Partridge, 400 miles away in Edinburgh. Hamish was always billed as "The big man of Scottish folk music" but he signed it for me "To the real big man of Scottish folk music". I'm 6'7"
Good luck with the search.

EddieA


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST,DaveS at Work
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 02:38 AM

Al,
If you are in Nottingham City centre sometime then the Angel Row library had a copy some years ago.


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 03:47 AM

Cod Liver Oil And The Orange Juice went out of print after the first edition and because of possibly family dispute will never be reprinted.

Some years ago I downloaded my version without the photos for a very small fee from Ewan McVicar.

eric


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST,Ballyholme
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 02:27 PM

The poor binding of the book probably ensured that most copies have fallen apart by now. Finding a second hand copy is most unlikely. A downloaded version from Ewan McVicar sounds like the best option.


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 03:07 PM

I got my copy off eBay after a year of having "Hamish Imlach" as a favourite search.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 03:19 PM

Anybody got the link for Ewan McVicar? I wrote to Edinburgh fringe office, and they have e-mailed back, asking me who he is!

ho hum!


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Effsee
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 03:22 PM

This from the "Unsolicited Plug" thread :- ewanmcvicar@compuserve.com


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 04:34 PM

thanks

al


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST,Fiona Hood
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 06:30 PM

There was no family dispute. We have looked at having the book republished. Ewan put the words up on the net and I have been meaning to get the photos scanned and sent to Ewan but unfortunately with family and working life have not yet done so. It is great to see so many people still interested in the book. This will spur me on to get scanning.

Fiona (daughter of Hamish)


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 07:15 PM

I hope the originals of the photos still exist.

I've got a copy (acquired only a few weeks ago) and the photo reproduction is not much better than the glue. Scan those and you'd get a moire-fringed mess.


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 03:24 AM

Please accept mu humble appologies Fiona, stupid of me just to repeat a rumour.
Please please re-publish, there is so much interest it would be a certain big seller.

eric


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 04:54 PM

Fiona, I second Eric's request (the second, not the first :-)), and might even be able to provide a few good photos from the last years. Muriel has my eMail addy. Hope you're all well.


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST,Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 09:06 PM

I would certainly buy the book if it came back into print: I recently bought the double CD "Cod Liver Oil and the Orange juice - The Transatlantic Anthology" which has a biography and some photos in the CD sleeve. I'm singing and laughing along to it in the car.
I'm pretty sure I got the details of how to obtain it off another thread on Mudcat, and very reasonable it was too! On Sanctuary recods CMDDD1369.


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: nutty
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 04:06 AM

A COPAC search came up with the following result .........
( university students in the UK can make an inter-library request to borrow this material)

Main Author:        Imlach, Hamish
Title Details:        Cod liver oil and the orange juice : remininscences of a fat folk singer / Hamish Imlach & Ewan McVicar ; introduction by Christy Moore
Publisher:        Edinburgh : Mainstream, 1992
Physical desc.:        190 : ill : ports ; 24cm, pbk
ISBN/ISSN:        1851585125
Subject:        Imlach, Hamish
Folk music
Scotland
Other Names:        McVicar, Ewan
Document Type:        Autobiography

For holdings information select a library from those below. Those marked with an asterisk give current availability.

Held by: British Library ; Cambridge* ; National Library of Scotland ; National Library of Wales



Main Author:        Imlach, Hamish
Title Details:        Sonny's Dream
Publisher:        Glasgow : Lismor Recordings, 1985
Physical desc.:        1sound disc : 33 and 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Note:        Programme notes on container by Hamish Imlach
Title taken from container
Contents: Cod liver oil and the orange juice (3.33) / Imlach-Macdougall -- The ballad of William Brown (2.26) trad. -- Mary Anne (4.24) trad. -- The reprobate's lament (3.03) trad. -- Salonika (2.50) trad. -- Kisses sweeter than wine (3.36) / Campbell-Newman -- The smokers song (2.22) /Imlach-Ross -- Sonny's Dream (4.15) / Hynes -- If it wasn't for the union / McGinn -- The parcel of rogues (3.58) trad. -- I didn't raise my son to be a soldier (4.05) trad. -- Goodbye booze (3.18) trad. -- D.Day dodgers (3.20) / Henderson -- Seven men of Knoydart (2.07) / Henderson
Subject:        Music - Scotland
Music - Ireland
Folk music
Music - Canada
Other Names:        Black, Mary
Mackintosh, Ian
Whellans, Mike
Document Type:        Sound recording (music)

For holdings information select a library from those below. Those marked with an asterisk give current availability.

Held by: Glasgow*


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 05:08 AM

Fond memories of Hamish in Bermuda when I was working there - He did a couple of concerts and had most of a week relaxing -midway twixt UK and USA . he spent a lot of time in the bar we were singing in !


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 09:14 PM

William Brown, trad?


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 06:26 PM

what a great book. Borrowed it from Manchester library years ago and have not come across it since. Would love to see it in print again.


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST,david
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 08:30 AM

i am in the middle of buiding a website dedicated to scottish folk music, this will contain info on people like matt mcginn & hamish imlach amongst many more. anyone with any memories of info on these people, please forward on to pictaviagroup@yahoo.co.uk , i will be happy to publise your memories of these great men, also if this book is republised i would be happy to stock it on my online shop, e-mail for details


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:38 AM

Dammit! I've seen a copy for sale on e-Bay (UK) in the last couple of days. I've just looked again and can't find it - presumably sold. Sorry!


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Subject: RE: Hamish Imlach Biography
From: Pistachio
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:48 PM

Saw him twice in Berlin in the late 70s got a photo somewhere, Hamish signed it but over the years the ink faded.... hope I find the pic when 'spring cleaning'.
Got his CD 'The Definitive Transatlantic Collection' in front of me, from within the sleevenotes I quote
"I think I have an allergic reaction to leather. I find that every time I wake in the morning with my shoes on I have a headache"

'lifted' from the obituary written by Ewan McVicar and published in the Guardian Newspaper.
What a man.
H.


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