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Re: Honky Tonk Part 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:59 pm
by NormanD
The photo, I think, is from the live outside broadcast on Clapham Common in 1977 or 78. The Crickets turned up, driven in a limo. We can see Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison. And would that be the top of Rita Ray's head?

Re: Honky Tonk Part 2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:02 pm
by Garth Cartwright
Roger Armstrong has done a good job. Definitely several tunes here I have not previously heard (or even been aware of). One little mystery remains - Charlie managed Ian Dury during the Kilburn days (he was a fan), had Ian live with him and family for a bit and did very well off Rhythm Stick as Ian recorded a song for the B side that Charlie held the publishing on (as a belated "thank you" according to Charlie). And Charlie loved some of Ian's recordings and they remained friends over the decades. Yet Ian is not on either HT album but Elvis Costello is on this one. And while Charlie did originally play Elvis's 76 demo they later fell out and Charlie disliked his music to the point of stating that "he's the one artist I regret helping." I will ask Roger when I next bump into him if there was a problem licensing Ian as there are lots of tales of friendship here - Johnnie Allen even pens a note of thanks to Charlie in the sleeve notes!

Re: Honky Tonk Part 2

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:38 pm
by NickH
Former Radio Ping Pong guest Sean Rowley played 4 tracks (Archie Bleyer, Elvis, Rico & Paul Kelly) from this great new compilation during his BBC Kent show last Saturday night.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0291c5r

Re: Honky Tonk Part 2

PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:40 pm
by alister prince
Came in last night to hear Prof Longhair being played on Gideon Coe on 6 Music. Full credit given to Charlie, Honkytonk and Ace. Excellent.
Aly

Re: Honky Tonk Part 2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:54 pm
by john poole
NormanD wrote:Let's discuss more important matters such as whether Dennis Turner was better than Clyde McPhatter.
The original recording of 'Lover Please' by the Rhythm Steppers is worth a listen, I think. I'd not heard it before, but I discovered it posted on this site (click on the title under the label shot for MP3)
http://oldwax.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/lover-please.html

Re: Honky Tonk Part 2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:39 pm
by will vine
Very busy and very short. Interesting too, but I think I might stick to Billy Swan's own version. Thanks for posting it though John.

Re: Honky Tonk Part 2

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:01 pm
by alister prince
Yup, I liked that, especially the guitar work. Thanks John. I like Billy Swan's version too. There again, Clyde's is pretty mean...
Aly