A must for music-lovers, this is the only reference book to include all Scots-born or bred bands, solo artists and record labels. From Glasgow-born skiffle king Lonnie Donegan in the 50s to the emergence of Travis in the late 90s, Scotland has produced some memorable music in the last half-century. Including Belle and Sebastian, Lulu, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Shand, George Chisholm, Aly Bain and Evlyn Glennie, this meticulous guide is the first to combine rock, pop, folk, traditional, jazz and classical music in one volume. Martin Strong (of The Great Rock Discography fame) guides you through a plethora of fascinating facts and figures with his trademark acidic patter and caustic wit. Over 500 Scottish artists grace these pages. The inclusion of some names, such as David Byrne and Mark Knopfler, may come as a surprise, but the former Talking Head and the leader of Dire Straits were born in Dumbarton and Glasgow respectively. Packed full of information?biographies, album ratings, track listings, group line-ups and UK/US chart positions?this coffee-table breaker proves that Scotland is, and has been for some time, alive with the sound of music. Lists every track recorded by hundreds of artists. Recommendations for must-have recordings. Comprehensive biographies.The Complete Guide to Scotlanda#39;s Music Makers Martin Charles Strong ... a#39;EVIL COMES FROM THE NORTHa#39;. were formed in October I99H in Stenhousemuir and Falkirk. ... were 2/3rds of late 90a#39;s trio PENTOTHAL (alongside MARTIN GILLON) who issued the WEST COASTa#39; EP and sold it at gigs for Ap1. ... MICHAEL made up for the disappointment by releasing a few home-made cassettes (mid- late 90a#39;s).
|Title||:||The Great Scots Musicography|
|Author||:||Martin Charles Strong|
|Publisher||:||Mercat Press Books - 2002|