JIMMY SHAND and his Strict Tempo Band

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Having enjoyed the previously posted collection of Jimmy Shand recordings immensely, I was happy to come across this LP which I had forgotten was in my collection. Being a little Shand crazy lately, I decided to transfer and post it as a companion to the "King of the Melodeon Men".
The LP was produced for the North American market, and received the following notice in the July 1, 1957 issue of Billboard:

One of Scotland's most popular bands makes it's North American debut in this Capitol of the World album. Shand's jaunty accordion solo work and "strict tempo" are showcased on a group of lively Scottish country dance tunes: Merrily Dance (sic) the Quaker's Wife," "Primrose Polka," etc. Authentic Celtic wax for the specialty market.

Includes jacket and label scans.

Tracks:

1. My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
2. Birks Of Invermay
3. St. Bernard Waltz
4. Teviot Brig (Jig)
5. De'il Amang The Tailors
6. Lord Hume's Reel
7. Primrose Polka
8. The Cumberland Reel
9. The Duke Of Perth (Broon's Reel)
10. The Glasgow Highlanders (Strathspey)
11. The Gordon Waltz
12. Merrily Danced The Quaker's Wife (Jig)

*download here*

3 comments:

Ray Leo said...

What so folk music! In a way that these Scottish rhythms are part of American music... This clarifies many things. It is certainly a festive music to dance and drink it. Thank you for the disk. Mr. Eleanor from Spain (I follow your blog unconditionally).

Lonesome Lefty said...

Glad you enjoyed Mr. Shand!

Dirk Bill said...

Wonderful stuff! "King of the Melodeon Men" is still live but this link has expired. Please re-up when you can so I can enjoy them both!