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Selection of Will Starr CDs. Click on the product links for more information on each CD.

Will Starr - The Very Best of 1945 to 1951 [CD]

Will Starr - The Very Best of 1945 to 1951 [CD]

Price: 8.47

Ref: LEGACY02CD-B

The very best of Will Starr 1945 to 1951. The tracks on this CD are a selection of the best which he made for the Parlophone label between 1945 and 1951.

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 1 [CD]

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 1 [CD]

Price: 8.47

Ref: SLPYBUD01-B

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 1. This is volume one of three CDs of Will and his Band recorded during the mid 1960s when he was at the peak of his career.

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 2 [CD]

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 2 [CD]

Price: 8.47

Ref: SLPYBUD02-B

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 2. This is volume two of three CDs of Will Starr and his Band recorded during the mid 1960s when he was at the peak of his career.

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 3 [CD]

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 3 [CD]

Price: 8.47

Ref: LEGACY09CD-B

Will Starr - King of Scottish Accordionists Vol 3. This is volume three of three CDs of Will Starr and his Band recorded during the mid 1960s when he was at the peak of his career.

Will Starr - Musette Memories [CD]

Will Starr - Musette Memories [CD]

Price: 8.47

Ref: LEGACY05CD-B

Will Starr - Musette Memorie. The tracks on this Will Starr CD are a selection of the continental style recordings which he made for Robert Wilson's Thistle of Scotland label in the mid 1960s.

Will Starr

Will Starr

The legendary Will Starr was born William Starrs in the little mining village of Croy in Stirlingshire on 27th April 1922. Will was second eldest son in a family of five girls and three boys and it was along with his sister Rose, at the age of nine, that he started off on the road to success. At the small “go-as-you-please” village talent competitions of the time Will played the melodeon and Rose sang. These competitions were one of the highlights of the year for the host community and would attract competitors and large audiences from surrounding districts and beyond.

Will cut his first 78 single for Parlophone in the 1940s on a Stradella Cooperativa. It was an own composition in a Continental waltz style and at that point in time was unnamed. Asked what it was to be called Will settled for the name of his current girlfriend and the unforgettable “Jacqueline Waltz” entered the Scottish Dance music repertoire. It was the first of two dozen 78s he released on that label and about ten LPs on the Thistle and Pye labels.

It was on tour with Robert Wilson’s White Heather Group that most people first came into contact with the strikingly handsome, clean-cut young Will Starr. Immaculately dressed the kilt or occasionally trews for his many stage appearances he created the image remembered today. Bearing in mind that his music was entirely unaccompanied, Will was still able to captivate both musicians and non-musicians alike with his blistering performances on what had previously been seen only as the humble melodeon.

Will Starr, truly King of the Scottish Accordionists.

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