Artist: Steve Ellis
Title: The Last Angry Man
Steve Ellis is one of the defining voices of British music, his throaty vocal styling often likened to that of Steves Marriott and Winwood, all under the spell of the great Ray Charles.
From his time fronting ‘60’s charters The Love Affair, to helming ‘70’s rock acts Ellis and Widowmaker, to recording a slew of acclaimed solo albums in the ‘80s and beyond, he has remained ‘on song’ and unbending in his search for perfection.
‘The Last Angry Man’ was recorded in 1977/78 with A-List talent including guitarists, Albert Lee (Heads, Hands & Feet, Emmylou Harris), Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy) and Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker, Wings) with Family’s Roger Chapman on backing vocals.
David Courtney producing, the album spanned blues, rock, country and pop, the songs including Ellis originals, Courtney compositions, a horns-driven cover of Sam Cooke’s “Soothe Me” and a rocking take of the song that took him to No 1 in the Hit Parade back in 1968, “Everlasting Love”.
On ‘The Last Angry Man’, Steve Ellis evidences the road subsequently taken, and just how far he had come as an artist.
Steve talks about the making “Overlasting Love”
‘Last Angry Man’ available now for download and streaming via this link
- Life User
- Hear Your Woman
- Hang On Joey
- Rag and Bone
- Everlasting Love
- Wind And A Lady
- Soothe Me
- Why Do The Good Guys Die
- The Last Angry Man
- Save All The Encores (B side, “Rag and Bone” single)