Thomas Fraser - Just Call Me Lonesome - CD

Thomas Fraser - Just Call Me Lonesome - CD

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Twenty five newly selected tracks from the late, great Thomas Fraser of Shetland, remastered from the original family archive and newly-discovered tapes. There are five traditional reels included on the new album along with two examples of Thomas’s mandolin playing – the first time this has been released anywhere.

Another new feature is Thomas’s lead guitar playing, of which there are a number of examples. Karl Simpson, Thomas's grandson who oversaw the arcive releases says "I was fascinated to learn that when Thomas was performing these lead breaks (around1956), guitar solos in this context were virtually unheard of anywhere in the UK. Music author Duncan McLean has written a very informative piece on the tracks for the sleeve notes. He has done some great research – it is really interesting to learn of the provenance of the songs which Thomas chose."