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The Best of Irish Rovers

The Best of Irish Rovers

by The Irish Rovers The Irish Rovers
The Best of Irish Rovers

The Best of Irish Rovers

by The Irish Rovers The Irish Rovers

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Overview

Somewhere between Bing Crosby's vocal novelties back in the '40s and the current popularity of dance troupes like Riverdance and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, the flag of Irish music was held aloft in North America during the '60s by the success of the Irish Rovers. Patterning themselves after the Clancy Brothers (another popular group during the folk boom of the late '50s and early '60s), the group scored their 15 minutes of fame with the children's novelty, "The Unicorn," included here on Best of Irish Rovers. But the group was no children's novelty act, as witnessed by the preponderance of straight-ahead Irish drinking songs that spice up this 16-track collection. Highlights include "The Irish Rover," "Whiskey on a Sunday," "Mrs. Crandall's Boarding House," Lucy Simon's "Winken, ' Blinken' and Nod," "Nancy Whiskey," "Goodbye Mick and Goodbye Pat," and Gordon Lightfoot's "Did She Mention My Name." Those who are only familiar with the group's one big hit will find much to love in this collection. Excellent notes from Todd Everett, too.


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Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/1999
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811195823
catalogNumber: 11958
Rank: 30512

Tracks

  1. The Unicorn
  2. Liverpool Lou
  3. The Orange And The Green
  4. Lily the Pink
  5. Did She Mention My Name
  6. The Irish Rover
  7. Whiskey On A Sunday (The Puppet Song)
  8. The Biplane "Evermore"
  9. Mrs. Crandall's Boarding House
  10. Winken, Blinken and Nod
  11. Goodbye Mrs. Durkin
  12. The Black Velvet Band
  13. Years May Come, Years May Go
  14. The Marvelous Toy
  15. Goodbye Mick And Goodbye Pat
  16. Nancy Whiskey

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