On the reissue of Neil Ardley’s 1973-recorded compendium of compositions by Mike Taylor, we look back with Dave Gelly at the only too brief life of one modern British jazz’s most original, if elusive masters …
The 'Syd Barrett of jazz,' British composer, pianist, songwriter, Mike Taylor died tragically young, leaving just two albums, as well as co-writes with Ginger Baker for Cream’s Wheels Of Fire album, to his name. Taken from Neil Ardley’s master tapes, this is their critically-acclaimed tribute to a master of his art by friends and colleagues, themselves representing a cross-section of the cream of modern British jazz talent of the day.
Fronted by composer/performer Pierre Tubbs and recorded by him and friends at his parents’ garage in leafy Surrey in the late '60s, The Jeeps had clearly been listening to the embryonic Surf Sound of The Beach Boys along with other US acts such as The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Four Seasons when the faders were pushed up on this catchy set.
We're so pleased to be releasing the wonderful 40th anniversary celebration of The Korgis lovely song, 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' in both digital single and video formats. Enjoy this lovely little film (and personal tribute to sci-fi cult movie, 'Sunshine') in James's solo cover of his own song ...
In 1980, The Korgis stormed the charts worldwide with the classic ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’. Now this iconic song is back for its 40th anniversary in a beautiful, srtipped-back rendering by its writer and original singer, James Warren.
We’re thrilled to be releasing on its 40th anniversary one of the most beautiful hit songs in decades in writer and singer James Warren’s stripped-back version of his song ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’.
One of the most important figures in modern British jazz comes to Singsong Music this month via three critically-acclaimed releases bearing his name and imprimateur.
Recorded live on tour in the United States between 2010 and 2011, ‘Making Tracks’ features 19 songs including The Yardbirds’ hits “For Your Love”, “Five Long Years” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor” together with later numbers. Original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar) are in fine form along with lead guitarist Ben King, vocalist Andy Mitchell and bassist Dave Smale.
Big thanks to 0dayrox for a great review of Robin George’s 2020 solo release here at Singsong Music …
TREASURES FROM BEHIND A LOCKED DOOR… Kevin Ayers archivist, Martin Wakeling and album compiler Marvin Siau reflect on the personalities participating on Singsong Music’s re-release of “The Happening Combo”.