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Is this really Archie Fisher?

16 Nov 11 - 04:43 PM (#3258379)
Subject: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Tunesmith

Below is a link to Youtube with a performance by Archie Fisher; however, it doesn't sound like Archie to me.

Is that you Archie?


16 Nov 11 - 04:54 PM (#3258384)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Reinhard

Yes. It is from the Trailer album "The Fate o' Charlie: Songs of the Jacobite Rebellions" by Archie Fisher, Barbara Dickson, and John MacKinnon.


17 Nov 11 - 08:53 AM (#3258691)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: GUEST,kenny

"Fate O'Charlie" was released in 1969, I believe. That's him, OK.


17 Nov 11 - 09:32 AM (#3258712)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Tunesmith

I just can't hear Archie in there!
If this indeed Archie, it sounds - to me - as if he's probably impersonating another singer's vocal style, mannerism etc.
Could that possibly be the case?


17 Nov 11 - 03:54 PM (#3258888)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Irene M

I am with Tunesmith. That sounds like someone trying to sound like Archie.


17 Nov 11 - 07:46 PM (#3259022)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Dave MacKenzie

It sounds like Archie doing a McColl impression! (not unknown)


18 Nov 11 - 02:45 AM (#3259127)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Tunesmith

Yes, I could hear McColl in there!
I wonder if Archie was going through a "McColl" phase?


18 Nov 11 - 03:03 AM (#3259130)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Tunesmith

I've listened to the recording again, and I think it's way the word "Geordie" is pronounced at the end of the verses which really confuses me.
That's not the way Archie would pronounce it.
Indeed, I've got to the point where, even if Archie came on and said that it was indeed him, I would believe it!


18 Nov 11 - 03:48 AM (#3259142)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Kevin Sheils

Not sure how that was recorded - via a mic placed near the speakers (?). It sounds as if the turntable may be running a little slow compared to my memory of the vinyl. Which may explain the oddness.

I'll dig it out and play mine for comparison when I can fight through the rubbish in my spare room.


18 Nov 11 - 11:09 AM (#3259385)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Jim McLean

Yes, it does sound like Arcie doing a piss take on MacColl's phoney Scottish accent .


24 Nov 11 - 08:42 PM (#3263030)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: GUEST,archie fisher

Yup itsmeee


25 Nov 11 - 02:53 AM (#3263113)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

If that last poster was indeed Archie, would he shed some light on the fact that, for a number of posters, it doesn't sound like him!


25 Nov 11 - 05:57 PM (#3263522)
Subject: RE: Is this really Archie Fisher?
From: Ross Campbell

Poor transcription from a 42-year-old record? Or you just haven't listened to enough Archie Fisher (were such a thing even possible)?