Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On This Day 22 April

In 1960 Jimmy Page persuaded Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds to record at RG Jones - a demo Studio in Putney.

1960 Jimmy Page at RG Jones Studio with Chris Farlowe
R.G. Jones is one of the longest running studios in Britain.  The facility was located at Morden Manor when Jimmy Page was there with Chris Farlowe in 1960 (it was moved to Wimbledon in 1969 where it operated until 2001). The studio produced demo records for the Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Springfields, Englebert Humperdink, Tom Jones, the Bee Gees and others.

Chris Farlowe sang on three tracks from Jimmy Page's Death Wish II soundtrack (1982), as well as Hummingbird, Prison Blues and Blues Anthem on Page's album Outrider (1988).

Farlowe is considered by some to be one of the most underrated British soul & blues influenced singers ever.  I consider Outrider to be one of the most underrated albums ever.  

♪ Money (Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds 1960) SoundCloud
♪ Hypnotizing Ways (Oh Mamma) (Death Wish II 1982 YouTube 
Prison Blues (Outrider 1988 YouTube 

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