A mining disaster song by collector and revival stalwart Norman Bucnah, M.P. The tune is apparently a variant of "Skipping Barefoot Through The Heather".
This air was composed by Jim as part of some music commissioned by BBC Scotland for a television documentary.
3. To India
This song of Rod's remembers how the people of Dundee and India were once linked by the jute industry. Rod himself was born in Calcutta.
4. Skirlie Beat
This instrumental takes its name from a Highland dish (Skirlie) composed of oatmeal fried with onions.
5. The Heilanman's Umbrella
A railway bridge in Argyle Street - part of Glasgow Central Station - which provided a sheltered meeting place for displaced Highlanders, gives its name to this instrumental by Jim.
6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
One of Ewan MacColl's finest compositions, this love-song crossed over into the pop charts and enjoyed huge international
success some years ago.
7. Doon In The Wee Room
Rod contributed a few verses to this melting-pot of a song, which has evolved at the hands of Glasgow singers and musicians. The French verse was made up to celebrate a visit to Lorient Festival (Breton not being taught at Glasgow schools, unfortunately).
8. The Song Of The Clyde / The Shipyard Apprentice
Kenneth MacKellar's famous hit present a rosier vision of life beside the River Clyde than the Shipyard Apprentice, which describes a worker's experiences in the days when "Clyde-built" was a powerful recommendation.
THE EASY CLUB are: Jack Evans, John Martin, Rod Paterson, Jim Sutherland.
Guitars & cittern: arch-top acoustics by Stefan Sobell.
Sobell Semi: active electric semi-acoustic six-string instrument by Stefan Sobell.
Whistle: Howard Low D.
Bass: JayDee Mark King.
Percussion, arranged and played by Jim Sutherland on this record, comprised: congas, bodhran, African bongos,
darbuka, fundeh, China cymbals, snare drum, bass drum, floor tom, crotales, claves , bells, rattles, hand-drums, reco-reco.
Engineered by Beeg Al at REL Studios.
Mixed by Beeg Al.
Produced by The Easy Club.
Photography by Dave Harrold.
Sleeve design by Jim Hutcheson.