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Matt McGinn

(1928-1977) Scottish songwriter/singer
Some of Matt's recordings are detailed below.
With thanks to Susanne Kalweit.


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The Iron Muse ('63)
Edinburgh Vol.1 ('63)
Edinburgh Vol.2 ('64)
Tonight At the Attic ('66)
Matt McGinn ('66)
Best Scottish ('67)
Honesty Is Out of the Fashion ('68)
Little Ticks of Time ('69)
Sampler ('69)
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Scots Sampler ('70)
Take Me Back to the Jungle ('71)
5,227,706 Scotsmen ('71)
Tinny Can On My Tail ('72)
The Two Heided Man ('72)
2 Heided Man Again ('74)
Wellies ('74)
Screwtops ('75)
Best Scottish Folk ('78)

Great Scots Sampler

The Great Scots Sampler (Transatlantic TRA SAM 17, 1970)
with Hamish Imlach, Archie Fisher, Watt Nicoll, Ian & Lorna Campbell

Side One: Rolling Hills of the Border (McGinn); Loch Lomond
Side Two: I Have Seen the Highlands

All songs traditional unless otherwise noted

Take Me Back to the Jungle (RCA International INTS 1240, 1971)

Side One: Take Me Back to the Jungle; With Fire and with Sword; Tony Capaldi; Cead Mile Failte; The Little Carpenter; The Wurram and the Sparra
Side Two: Hi Jack; Life is a Fountain; Have a Banana; The Man They Could Not Hang; Tell Me What the Tea Leaves Tell Me; On the Beach at Portobello

All songs written by Matt McGinn

Les Honeyman (bass)

5,227,706 Scotsmen Can't Be Wrong! (TRA SAM 22, 1971)
Hamish Imlach and Watt Nicoll)

Side One: Skinny Malinky Long Legs (McGinn); Two Foot Tall (McGinn)
Side Two: Biddie McGrath (McGinn); The Cleansing Man (McGinn); The Footba' Referee(McGinn)

Tinny Can On My Tail (RCA International INTS 1368, 1972)

Side One: Tinny Can On My Tail; The Gay Liberation; I've Packed Up My Bags; Skull and Crossbones; Lady Chat (Jim McLean); Wi' Jimmy Reid and Airlie
Side Two: Troubled Waters In My Soul; Yes, Yes, U.C.S.; In a Neat Little Town; Rich Man's Paradise; Get Up, Get Out; The Ibrox Disaster

all songs by Matt McGinn except where otherwise indicated

Two heided Man

The Two Heided Man (Emerald Gem GES 1079, 1972)

Side One: Introduction; The Height Starvation Song (Macnaughtan); The Two Heided Man; Ra Dug Frae Ra Port; The prime Minister; Timbuktoo; The Depth of My Ego; The Silver Screw; St Columba and the Masons (McGinn/Connolly/Harvey); The Big Glasgow Polis
Side Two: The Big Effen Bee; The Foreman O'Rourke; The Philosophy of Frun; Farrer and Murrer; The Black Velver Band (Janet); Snowball; Ra Murrer of Five (trad); My Farrer; The Tay; There Are Two Teams In Glasgow; The One Legged Man; The Dog's Party

all songs by Matt McGinn except where otherwise indicated

Backed by The Waverleys

Two Heided Man Again

The Two Heided Man Strikes Again (Emerald Gem GES 1120, 1974)

Side One: Benny Lynch; Billy Davidson's Twins; The Big Shike; The Sugary Cake and Candy Man; The Buckin' Bronco; A Tribute to McGonnegal; The Bonnie Broon Haired Lass (McGonnegal, adpt Cairne/McGinn); The Royal Infirmary; Janetta
Side Two: Five Million Scotsmen Will Call; I Woke Up with the Dawning; Frankie Vaughan (Jennet); The Magic Shadow (McGinn/Kayam); Samson; The Teuchter; Wally Brodie; We Ain't Gonna Dig No More; I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago (trad)

all songs by Matt McGinn except where otherwise indicated

Matt McGinn (vocals) with Jimmy Brown, Billy Davidson, Jackie Jennet, Gavin Livingstone

If It Wasnae for Your Wellies! (XTRA 1144, 1974)
with Billy Connolly, Hamish Imlach, Bobby Eaglesham, Watt Nicoll, Ian Campbell Folk Group

Side One: Bingo Bella (McGinn)

Screwtops Are Falling On My Head (PYE PKL 5527, 1975)

Side One: Intro by Matt McGinn Junior; Granda; The Cradle of Civilisation (including Cider Wi' Yer Maw, Ma Darlin' Is a Charlie and My Dearest My Darling (Davidson)); My Wee Auntie Sarah; Crofter Story; Suzie
Side Two: Screwtops (including Leaving In a Police Van (Davidson) & Amazing Grace (trad arr McGinn)); Gaelic Joke; Heiderum Hauderum; Maggie Might; Glaswegians Would (McGinn Jr); Two Wee Germs; Somebody's Wean; The Schmitt Family; Nelly May (J Herd)

all songs by Matt McGinn unless otherwise indicated

Matt McGinn (vocals) with Jim Dorans, Billy Davidson, Alex Hutton, Shug O'Rourke, Alex Osborne. Recorded live at The Bonny Prince Charlie, East Kilbride, February 1975

Transatlantic Best of Scottish Folk

Best of Scottish Folk (Transatlantic MTRA 2003, 1978)
with Hamish Imlach, Alex Campbell, Owen Hand, Ian Campbell Group, Isla Cameron, Watt Nicoll, Archie Fisher, Dave Swarbrick, The McCalmans

Side Two: I Have Seen the Highlands

Other recordings:

Matt McGinn Again (Transatlantic XTRA 1057)