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Burgess was a kind of Jascha Heifetz of the Scots pipes, a child prodigy who by 15 had won the Gold Medal for pibroch — the heart of ceol moir, the esoteric classical music of the Scots pipes. This extremely welcome CD, drawn from Burgess's first two '70s LPs for Topic Records, contains superb examples of both ceol moir and the rich heritage of reels, strathspeys and other dance forms. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi


Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

From Freddie & the Dreamers to Peter and Gordon, John Burgess was one of the British chaps most likely to be standing behind the glass supervising the twirling of knobs on the mixer. The sweet sound of the Hollies' harmony may be a pleasure, but Burgess also went farther into the sweet horizon, producing a record entitled "Lollipop" by the Sweet. It gets worse. Tracks by the Sweet have shown up on a split-disc with another Burgess project, a daffy duo who call themselves the Pipkins and wear large...
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