“Them Belfast Gypsies” by Belfast Gypsies - album review

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TJR says

A fine splinter group from Them, so much so that many people who bought the record were fooled into thinking that it actually was Them. Which is probably the biggest compliment they could receive. Or the biggest complaint that could be levied. The cheeky title and deliberately ambiguous cover design did much to create the confusion, as did the band’s rough brand of R n B and Jackie McCauley’s vocal stylings which were almost certainly the neatest Karaoke tribute to Van Morrison ever. Just to complete the illusion “Gloria’s Dream” is simply “Gloria Part 2”. This is a strong set, with 7 originals and 5 covers. Seems a shame that the splinter would themselves split in November 1966. They go down in history as the band who split BEFORE their debut album was released!

The Jukebox Rebel
09-Jul-2008

A1 [02:13] 8.2.png Belfast Gypsies - Gloria’s Dream (Jackie McAuley, Ken McLeod, Kim Fowley, Mark Scott, Pat McAuley, Ray Henderson) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [03:02] 6.6.png Belfast Gypsies - The Crazy World Inside Me (Jackie McAuley, Ken McLeod) Soul Ballad
A3 [03:31] 6.3.png Belfast Gypsies - Midnight Train (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [03:50] 4.8.png Belfast Gypsies - Aria Of The Fallen Angels (Jackie McAuley, Ken McLeod, Mark Scott, Pat McAuley) Pop Ballad
A5 [03:48] 6.4.png Belfast Gypsies - It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
A6 [02:20] 6.7.png Belfast Gypsies - People, Let’s Freak Out (Jackie McAuley, Ken McLeod, Mark Scott, Pat McAuley) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:27] 5.9.png Belfast Gypsies - Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [04:51] 6.1.png Belfast Gypsies - The Last Will And Testament (Jackie McAuley, Ken McLeod, Mark Scott, Pat McAuley) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [03:19] 6.3.png Belfast Gypsies - Portland Town (Derroll Adams) Soul Ballad
B4 [02:05] 6.0.png Belfast Gypsies - Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) (Donovan Leitch) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [04:13] 7.3.png Belfast Gypsies - Suicide Song (Jackie McAuley, Ken McLeod, Mark Scott, Pat McAuley) Pop Ballad
B6 [02:32] 6.6.png Belfast Gypsies - Secret Police (Kim Fowley, Doug Waltner) Blues Rock / Soul Rock




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