Strange fruit - Gary Farr

Strange fruit
Strange Fruit' is a great undiscovered work of the acoustic rock / classic rock genres, cited by some as a minor masterpiece. In the late 60's Gary Farr made the transition from leader of R&B outfit The T-Bones to a noted singer-songwriter. Recording an album for Marmalade Records, Farr then signed to CBS Records in 1970, recording this sole album for the label. Sessions featured contributions from RICHARD THOMPSON on lead guitar and leading lights of the underground MIGHTY BABY. Unavailable on CD for many years, 'Strange Fruit' is a record made by an often overlooked singer-songwriter made available once more by Esoteric Recordings and is certain to appeal to all who adore acoustic music both melancholic and uplifting. The reissue also features the first ever CD appearance of the single edit of 'Revolution of the Season'.
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In The Mud / Old Man Boulder / Strange Fruit / Margie / Revolution Of The Season / About This Time Of Year / Down Among The Dead Men /Proverbs Of Heaven And Hell / Old Man Moses/ Sweet Angelina Bonus Track -Revolution Of The Season (Single Version)
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Steady Gettin' It: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 3CD Edition
•    Back in the mid-Sixties, The Artwoods were one of the most vital, impressive R&B bands on the circuit, fronted by Art Wood (elder brother of future Faces/Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie) and also boasting future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord, renowned drummer Keef Hartley, guitarist Derek Griffiths and bassist Malcolm Pool.

•    Between 1964 and 1967, the band recorded seven singles, the ultra-rare EP Jazz In Jeans and a nearly as scarce LP, Art Gallery, mostly for Decca but also for Parlophone and Fontana (the last under the pseudonym St. Valentine’s Day Massacre). Their records have long been coveted by fans of 60s beat, R&B and Mod music.

•    Keep Lookin’ is the most comprehensive anthology of The Artwoods’ recordings to date. Alongside all of the band’s A’s and B’s, this 3-CD boasts four previously unissued early acetate recordings by the Art Wood Combo, several BBC radio sessions with unique tracks and a long-lost live recording in Denmark from that tail-end of their career.
 
•    The compilation benefits from the involvement of the band’s guitarist Derek Griffiths and basisst Malcolm Pool, plus legendary blues producer Mike Vernon.

•    The sound quality of The Artwoods’ recordings has never sounded better, due to some exemplary remastering and resourcing of some of their rarer tracks.

•    This vital addition to the collection of any discerning Sixties fan boasts a superbly designed and annotated bumper booklet.

NB: This title is released July 28 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE

ART WOOD COMBO ACETATES:
1.    CHICAGO CALLING
2.    HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
3.    TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOU *
4.    KANSAS CITY *

ARTWOODS A’S AND B’S:
5.    SWEET MARY
6.    IF I EVER GET MY HANDS ON YOU
7.    OH MY LOVE
8.    BIG CITY
9.    GOODBYE SISTERS
10.    SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO
11.    I TAKE WHAT I WANT    
12.    I’M LOOKING FOR A SAXOPHONIST DOUBLING FRENCH HORN WEARING SIZE 37 BOOTS

JAZZ IN JEANS EP:
13.    THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’
14.    A TASTE OF HONEY
15.    OUR MAN FLINT
16.    ROUTINE

ARTWOODS A’S AND B’S:
17.    I FEEL GOOD
18.    MOLLY ANDERSON’S COOKERY BOOK
19.    WHAT SHALL I DO
20.    IN THE DEEP END
ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE 45:
21.    BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME
22.    AL’S PARTY

BBC SESSION 17.08.65:
23.    SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE *
24.    INTERVIEW
25.    GOODBYE SISTERS *
26.    SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO *

BBC SESSION 10.05.66:
27.    CAN YOU HEAR ME *
28.    INTERVIEW
29.    I TAKE WHAT I WANT *
30.    JUMP BACK *

* = PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO

ART GALLERY LP:
1.    CAN YOU HEAR ME
2.    DOWN IN THE VALLEY
3.    THINGS GET BETTER
4.    WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
5.    I KEEP FORGETTIN’
6.    KEEP LOOKIN’
7.    ONE MORE HEARTACHE
8.    WORK WORK WORK
9.    BE MY LADY
10.    IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY
11.    STOP AND THINK IT OVER
12.    DON’T CRY NO MORE

BBC SESSION 08.08.66:
13.    ONE MORE HEARTACHE *
14.    INTERVIEW
15.    I FEEL GOOD *
16.    THINGS GET BETTER *

BBC SESSION 16.12.66:
17.    STOP THINK IT OVER *
18.    IN THE DEEP END *

BBC SESSION 18.03.67:
19.    IN THE DEEP END *
20.    WHAT SHALL I DO *
21.    DAYTRIPPER *
22.    STEADY GETTING’ IT *
23.    DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON/
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY *

* = PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE

LIVE - FUNNY PARK, DENMARK 1967:
1.    STEADY GETTIN’ IT     *
2.    KEEP LOOKING *
3.    I NEED YOUR LOVING *
4.    LOVE HAVE MERCY-BONY MORONIE-LOVE HAVE MERCY *
5.    BE MY LADY     
6.    DAYTRIPPER *
7.    HOW LONG BLUES *
8.    SHAKE  *    
9.    TIC TAC TOE *
10.    SONG OF THE JOURNEYMAN *
11.    BLACK MOUNTAIN *
12.    (I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION *

* = PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
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The Mike Cotton Sound
The Mike Cotton Sound started life as an acclaimed trad-jazz band before evolving into a jazzy Mod/R&B combo in 1963.

Issued in 1964, the band’s eponymous debut album is now a legendary rarity, with copies changing hands for up to £600. This is the first time it has ever been reissued on CD!

This long-overdue reissue also boasts some 15 bonus tracks, taken from all their singles A’s and B’s plus a rare live recording. 

Included are subsequent singles of a more soulful persuasion, such as their dynamic cover of Bob & Earl’s ‘Harlem Shuffle’, the first of a string of singles fronted by charismatic American R&B vocalist Lucas.

Mike Cotton has cooperated fully with this release, providing quotes for the sleeve-notes as well as images of rare photos and cuttings.

Among the various line-ups of The Mike Cotton Sound were Dave Rowberry (later in The Animals), Jim Rodford (later Argent, The Kinks) and Derek Griffiths (ex-Artwoods). 

Please Note: This title is released 19th January 2015 and will not be dispatched until this date.

TRACK LISTING:

1. WATERMELON MAN
2. CHINESE CHECKERS
3. LOVE POTION NO. 9
4. SO WHAT
5. HOW LONG CAN THIS GO ON
6. MOANIN’
7. NIGHT TRAIN
8. PILLS
9. THIS LITTLE PIG
10. PRETTY THING
11. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
12. I DON’T WANNA KNOW

BONUS TRACKS
13. MIDNITE FLYER (as Mike Cotton Band)
14. ONE MINT JULEP (as Mike Cotton Band)
15. ROUND AND ROUND
16. BEAU DUDLEY
17. MAKE UP YOUR MIND
18. I’VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU
19. HARLEM SHUFFLE
20. LIKE THAT
21. STEP OUT OF LINE 
22. AIN’T LOVE GOOD, AIN’T LOVE PROUD 
23. WE GOT A THING GOING BABY 
24. SOUL SERENADE 
25. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK 
26. MOTHER-IN-LAW 
27. HARLEM SHUFFLE (Live)

Tracks 21-23, 25, 26 as Lucas & The Mike Cotton Sound

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