Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Meet Danny Wilson

One of the more underrated and under-recognised outfits to emerge from the fertile Glasgow-pop scene of the late 80s is the three-man Danny Wilson, who took their band name from the title of a Frank Sinatra film.

Melding classic straghtforward pop sensibilities with clever touches of Steely Dan-like jazz-rock and Celtic folk, Danny Wilson made two polished, poppish albums (1987's "Meet Danny Wilson" and 1989's "Be Bop Mop Top") which charted modestly, and then broke up. At lest frontman Gary Clark went on to have a fairly respectable career as a songwriter.

Two of their more well-known numbers can be listened and viewed here: the bittersweet "Mary's Prayer" and the effervescent "Davy".


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