7.12.2008

The Shotgun Express: I could feel the whole world turn round (1966, Rare R&b)

A short-lived R&B touring show formed in London in late 1966 which worked the clubs and ballrooms. The two vocalists were backed by Dave Ambrose (bs), Peter Bardens (keyb'ds), Mick Fleetwood (drms), Peter Green (gtr), John Moorshead (gtr) and Phil Sawyer (gtr). Bardens, Fleetwood and Green had all previously been in the Peter B's. Although they only released two 45s in the UK an eponymous album of their material was released in France (Columbia ESRF 1864). Upon their demise Rod Stewart (who left in February 1967 before their second single) joined The Jeff Beck Group, Beryl Marsden had earlier been in She Trinity and also recorded as a solo artist. Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood joined John Mayall's Bluesbreakers briefly before forming Fleetwood Mac; Dave Ambrose headed for The Brian Auger Trinity and Peter Bardens was with The Love Affair and Mike Cotton Sound before forming Village.

Indian Thing, is a good Booker T type instrumental, which featured some fine organ work from Bardens and some meaty guitar from Phil Sawyer, is certainly worth a listen. Curtains is a good Hammond organ instrumental.

Ok, dont get confused with the first chords of track 1 & 3 ! Ja! cause, you`ll get sorprised, but after you give a whole listen to this one, you ll want more Hammond sounds... yeah...
Play it loud ! ! Nice female vocals, orchestal arrengments, and... a great Hammond use-abuse! ! !
Dig it... Peter Green here... uff.

LINK: Play "indian thing" very loud ! ! !

10 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Thanks again guys for all your comments/support
Dig this beauty, if you want to put some extra info or more details of an lp, please, be my guest! do it here in the comments! every comment is welcome! !

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henry said...

another chapter i missed - this time early Rod the Mod ... i was aware of Steampacket, but not this one ... Ah, the education continues, thankfully. All the best to you and yours, Pablo. take care and again, thanks for the lessons!!

Adam said...

Massively diggin' The Shotgun Express good to have you back Pablo. Have to nip round to my mates with this....NOW!!!

Mateus Paul said...

Incrível!
As músicas instrumentais são alucinantes!
Ótima banda. Adorei!
Alguém saberia dizer se eles tem algum disco ou somente este EP com 4 temas?
Obrigado.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

somente este EP. I ll be searching for more. There`s a couple of more things about them... but almost impossible to find ! ! let me know if YOU find something yes ? ajaja

Take care.

Mateus Paul said...

Obrigado Pablo.
De fato, não achei quase nem uma informação no grande óraculo (o Google...), se conseguir achar mais material, certamente, farei o upload para que possa ser postado no blog!
Um abraço!

Sr. Mondongo said...

Oooostia! No sabía yo que tenías esto por aquí. Lo había buscado alguna vez pero nunca encontrado. Gracias Pablo!!

Mondongo

hippy-djkit-dj fanis said...

I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR PETER GREEN AND THE REST OF THE GROUP!!!
THANKS
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!

HIPPY-DJKIT

Delta said...

Outstanding collection

Anonymous said...

Great one! Many thanks..
Zeno