I can do no better than offer a repeat post from February 2014:-

James Kirk wrote the finest single ever recorded by Orange Juice. In fact, as regular readers will know, it is my strongly-held view that Felicity is the finest single ever recorded by any Scottish band or singer.

In 1985, James Kirk rather surprisingly came out of his self-imposed retirement and, adopting the name Memphis, wrote and recorded what rather sadly turned out to be a one-off 45 for the Swamplands label that was being run by Alan Horne (ex Postcard).

mp3 : Memphis – You Supply The Roses
mp3 : Memphis – Apres Ski

Here’s the instrumental version of the a-side that was made available on the 12″ release.  It was sent to me back in 2014 by Hugh, a then regular reader from France, and it was in response to my general plea for a digital copy as I only had the 7″ version in the collection.

mp3 : Memphis – I’ll Supply The Wine



2 thoughts on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #205 : MEMPHIS

  1. This is one of my favorite singles from the 1980s. There’s a uniqueness to You Supply The Roses that makes it feel fresh while still a bit nostalgic. Kirk sings with a confidence and exhuberance that heightens the impact. It’s all the best of 80s Scottish Pop Music in just under 4 minutes.

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