Hamish Imlach
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1940-02-10
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Hamish Imlach

Hamish Imlach Biography (Wikipedia)

Hamish Imlach (10 February 1940, Calcutta, British India - 1 January 1996, Motherwell, Scotland) was a Scottish folk singer. He was born in Calcutta to Scottish parents but claimed to have been conceived in Glasgow, Scotland. Although his commercial success was limited, he influenced many other artists, including most notably John Martyn, Billy Connolly, and Christy Moore. In Central and Northern Europe Imlach enjoyed a strong reputation as a vivid live artist. Particularly in Denmark and Germany his live performances were much cherished.

He had his biggest hit in the late 1960s with "Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice", a scurrilous and hilarious take on the American gospel standard "Virgin Mary Had a Little Baby" written by Ron Clark and Carl MacDougall. The song was for a time banned by the BBC as it was assumed to be full of double meanings, but at one point became the most requested song on British Forces Radio.

He was described by Ewan McVicar, the Scottish storyteller and singer, as "a raconteur who taught Billy Connolly, a singer who taught Christy Moore, a blues guitarist who taught John Martyn".

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Cod Liver Oil And Orange Juice
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Black is the Colour
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Black is the Colour
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The Zoological Gardens
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The Zoological Gardens
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Goodbye Booze
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Goodbye Booze
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Sonny's Dream
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Sonny's Dream
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A Twelve Pence Piece Ain't a Shilling Anymore
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A Twelve Pence Piece Ain't a Shilling Anymore
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WHISKEY YOUR’E THE DEVIL
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WHISKEY YOUR’E THE DEVIL
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The Dundee Cat
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The Dundee Cat
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Clive's Song
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Clive's Song
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