Mr. G. Hassan

"The Bungo Boy"
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland



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Ding Dong Dollar: Anti-Polaris and Scottish ~ Glasgow Song Guild
From the brilliant Folkways this is as important a piece of Scots cultural history
as the Alan Lomax albums.

The decision to sight Polaris in Scotland in the early 1960s led to a wave of protests: a growth of CND activities, and the linking of the new left, nationalism and folk music. And this led to a whole swathe of songs being written and appropriated for protest and opposing Polaris.

This is a gem of an album capturing some of those pieces of our history: We Dinae Want Polaris, The Polis o Argyll, and Camp in the Country. A delight from beginning to end.
A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable by Ian Crofton
This is an outstandingly researched and compiled dictionary which deserves superlatives and compliments to Ian Crofton and Birlinn the Publishers.

It is a wide ranging guide to Scottish culture, idioms, sayings, reflections, myth and folklore. The range, history and insights are adeptly chosen, with an impressive array of quotes from less well known sources. History is covered, recent events, the Broons, Oor Willie, football, current politics and lots more.

Reading through this book you are guaranteed to become more informed in so many ways about the many aspects, identities and human qualities of Scotland. It is testament to Crofton and Birlinn that in today's… Read more
A Tribute To Caetano Veloso ~ Various Artists
A Tribute To Caetano Veloso ~ Various Artists
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was moved to write a short review of this having seen the two star review.

This is a beautifully put together and crafted album: a joy from start to finish, with the Caetano tracks and who covers them carefully chosen.

What is delightful about this album is the combination of Brazil's current stars - Seu Jorge, Ceu - with tasteful Western stars. A loving exploration of Caetano and Brazilian music.