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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

IRISH HUMOROUS AND POPULAR SONGS


with Martin Crosby


FIESTA RECORDS
FLPS 1693
1962
STEREO





SIDE A:



AFTER PHIL THE FLUTERS
BALLYHOE
TIPPERARY DAISY
SKIBEREEN
KNOCKMAROON
GILHOOLEY'S GRAMAPHONE
CARRIG RIVER

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SIDE B:



ROSE OF KILLARNEY
MOLLY FLYNN
KERRY LONG AGO
ALL THE LITTLE CHICKENS
OULD COUNTY DOWN
PATSY FAGAN
WILD RAPAREE

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Editor's note: I'm starting to believe that the only difference between the Polish and Irish is that the latter have better looking hats. Think about it...the jig and polka are pretty similar, both cultures imbibe way too much in the spirits, have bad music (save for Chopin), play second fiddle to a superpower, are provoked to senseless anger and pretty much are goofy as all hell. Seeing as I'm half Polish and everybody who is white in America claims an Irish heritage we can see why I turned out as I did. The music on this record is standard fare but the echoing vocals make this sound older than 50 years old but doesn't make it any less enjoyable and actually makes it as good as it is.

3 comments:

caseypd63 said...

You forgot to mention that the Irish are better looking. Other than that, I think you're observation is spot on. :-0

R. O. said...

Irish and better-looking go together about as well as hawt British chix. We all know better than that!

Unknown said...

The scrawlings in the runout area of my copy (100% identical to the photos here) bear the numbers "4-2-81." Thus, I believe this is a 1981 recording. BTW, I'm of Polish-Irish descent, and the music isn't all that bad if you have enough to drink, and get into the spirit of it. :) There is another version on the same label with a lower catalog number that may be an earlier release.