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Noir - We Had To Let You Have It - 1971 - Dawn

Released in 1971 on the Dawn label, this is the only known album from the British progressive group. Barry Ford was a member of Clancy in the mid-seventies, and Merger in the late seventies. It's a low-key release with above average guitar work. Quite a good album. Any info appreciated.


2. Hard Labour
3. Beggar Man
4. In Memory Of Lady X
5. How Long
6. System
7. Indian Rope Man
8. Ju Ju Man


Tony Cole - Keyboards
Barry Forde - Drums & Vocals
Gordon Hunte - Guitars & Vocals
Roy Williams - Bass


Egan Ehlers said...

I used to listen to this on Radio Nova. They played it there it seemed every day. Nova is big on playing obscure music, and many of their favorite tracks are not available anywhere. I'm extremely sad I missed this one. Any chance of a re-up?

Egan Ehlers said...

This was even better than I would have hoped. Several excellent tracks on here. Thanks a million. Made my day.

A.O.O.F.C said...

You're welcome, Egan. What other stuff did Nova play, as I'm very interested in this type of music. I'm sure there are many undiscovered gems out here that people would be interested in.

Egan Ehlers said...

Nova has a habit of playing out of print singles by very obscure but very good acts. The songs were often amazingly beautiful. Since it's a very eclectic station, the list of good songs is pretty long. The best ones from my 'Find" list are:
Pat Bowie w/Charles MacPherson "Feeling Good" from the album Out of Sight. This song is available on a Nova Compilation but the album doesn't seem to exist anymore.
Batsumi "Lishonile" from a South African EP called Moving Along. I'd kill to get this.
Rena Sinakin "Make Music" from an unknown album. The single appears on another Nova comp but the album is MIA.
FBI "Taking About Love" Song is on several comps, but no sign of the album.
Something newer they played was the Roots "Coming To Break You Off (Yam Who Remix)" This was vinyl only and is out of print.
On the dancier side they used to play 4-Siders "Deep in Blue (Olivier Kaiser Mix)" Very cool track.
They also have a version of Etta James doing "Gloomy Monday" that I've never found.
Jazz Liberatorz "Always Something"
Elastic Band "Change"
Movies In Motion "It's Just the Same"
Sharkboy the "Valentine Tapes" album. This one is more like quirky indie rock.
There are others but I can't think of them right now.
If you have a "find" list, let me know some of the songs. I'm curious.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi! Egan. Some very obscure stuff there. I've never heard any of this music but I would like to. I'll do some research. Keep checking back, & TVM

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi! Egan. I've had no luck locating these records and I'd really like to hear them. If anybody has any info, please post a comment. TVM.

Egan Ehlers said...

Some of the songs I actually have, but I am looking for full albums. This Charles McPherson/Pat Bowie tune is an example. They are doing "Feeling Good" which is a jazz standard. I can't believe she is basically unknown. Her voice is so clear and pure she sounds like a violin. But she never overdoes the vocal, never goes in for showy oversinging like you get on almost all American pop/jazz music today. I'd love to get the rest of this record, and I hear she even put out a second one.


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