William McCulloch - 7 Scottish Monologues: A chance for a new generation to hear some of Willie McCulloch's comic Scots monologues. Willie's day job was a rate-collector for Paisley Council. He was interested in amateur dramatics and opera, appearing in a number of comic roles. He became a professional entertainer, and for twenty five years travelled throughout Scotland and beyond, reciting his monologues to hugely appreciative audiences. The monologues were also popular when released on 78rpm records in the 1940s. On this CD made from some of these old 78s we have collected seven of his monologues. The Provost, When Agnes Got Married, The Singing Lesson, Follow Follow - Rangers ,The Family Album, At The Hospital, The Deputation to the Minister. Here's a wee sample from the latter..."" It wis late yae winter's nicht when oor beadle Patie Blaurch cam wallochin an whazzling in at my gate an', drapping exhausted intae a chair he says, "Oh, I canna keep it frae ye ony longer I hae wrastled wi' a guilty conscience for weeks noo, and the thocht o't's fair killing me. So cam oot wi' me an ye'll hear the terrible scandal. The meenister - aye, I'll say it supposin it should choke me - the meenister has got a fiddle....."
This CD has been produced a records made over sixty years ago. There may be a few slight imperfections associated with the age of the original material, but we have tried to make the sound quality of the CD as clear and crisp as possible. We hope that you will agree with us that the quality of the music still shines through.