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The Joe Gordon Folk Four

Joe Gordon was interested in Scottish folk music from an early age, and like so many musicians, his first instrument was the moothie or mouth organ (harmonica). He later took up guitar and sang with a skiffle group. He was asked to form a group by the BBC, and regularly broadcast on TV and radio in the early 1960s.

I'd be interested to hear more about this group. Any more info, email me.

 

Records:

 

Joe Gordon Folk Four: Barnyards o' Delgaty (78 and 45, POP 591, n.d.)

Side One: Barnyards o' Delgaty
Side Two: Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl


 

Joe Gordon: Gotta Travel On (78 and 45, POP 600, n.d.)

Side One: Gotta Travel On
Side Two: Ho Ro my Nut Brown Maiden


 

Joe Gordon: Dream Lover (78 and 45, POP 634, n.d.)

Side One: Dream Lover
Side Two: Dance to your Daddy


 

Joe Gordon Folk Four: The Work o' the Weavers (78 and 45, POP 654, n.d.)

Side One: The Work o' the Weavers
Side Two: The Day We Went to Rothsay O


 

Joe Gordon Folk Four: The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie (78 and 45, POP 678, n.d.)

Side One: The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
Side Two: Twa Heids are Better than Yin


 

Joe Gordon Folk Four: Football Crazy (45rpm, POP 737, n.d.)

Side One: Football Crazy
Side Two: By the Bright Shining Light of the Moon


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Joe Gordon Folk Four (EP, HMV 7EG8454, 1959)

Side One: Johnnie Lad; Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coatie
Side Two: Coulter's Candy; Riding Doon Tae Glesca Wi' Ma Soor Milk Cairt

All songs traditional

Joe Gordon (guitar, vocals), George Hill (electric guitar), Dick Campbell (bass), Callum Sinclair


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The Gay Gordon (LP, HMV CLP1379, 1960)

Side One: If You Will Marry Me; Govan Is a Busy Place (Roddy MacMillan); Yithenside; Donald Blue; Ludgin' Wi' Big Aggie; Scarlet Ribbons; Barnyards O' Delgaty
Side Two: You're Me Wee Gallus Bloke Nae Mair; Afford Vale; The Wedding o' McGinnes Tae his Cross-Eyed Pet (Willie Kemp); Bonnie George Campbell; Kitty Birdie/Three Men Went A Hunting/The World Must Be Coming to an End; The Rovin Baker of Milngavie; The Fox; The Highland Chorus

All songs traditional except where indicated

Joe Gordon (guitar, vocals), plus unknown group (possibly George Hill (electric guitar), Dick Campbell (bass), Callum Sinclair).


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Winching Songs (EP, HMV 7EG8545, 1960)

Side One: Kissin' In the Dark; Fair Annie
Side Two: The Wee Toon Clerk; The Road and the Miles To Dundee

All songs traditional

Joe Gordon (guitar, vocals), plus unknown group (possibly George Hill (electric guitar), Dick Campbell (bass), Callum Sinclair).


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The Ball of Kirriemuir (single, HMV 45-POP962, 1962)

Side One: The Ball of Kirriemuir (trad)
Side Two: Bonnie Scotland (Bell)

Joe Gordon (guitar, vocals), plus unknown group.



The Gordon Family (CD, Ross Records CDGR, 1993)

Includes: The Rose of Allandale; The Wee Toon Clerk; Dark Lochnagar; The Holy City; Craigieburn Woods

Joe Gordon (guitar, vocals), Sally Logan (vocals), Scott Gordon (accordion)