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Roger Chapman & The Shortlist

Roger Chapman & The Shortlist - Live In Hamburg - 1979 - Line (Germany)

The glossy sounds of Roger Chapman's solo debut (Chappo) are replaced here by renditions that crackle with energy. This album, originally an August 1979 radio broadcast, pairs a hard-hitting band with Chapman's gruff vocals, and it was demonstrative of Chapman's dedication to his R&B roots with covers of Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Thanks to this album's lineup of the Shortlist (Mel Collins, Tim Hinkley, Jerome Rimson), even the ballads rock. © Patrick Little, allmusic.com

This album has been released on many different labels, with bonus tracks, different track listings, and even as a 23 track double CD. The original concert was recorded live at the Markthalle, Hamburg on August 28th 1979 for radio. The edition posted here is the 1979 German Line label version. It's a 128 version and sound quality is only fair, however Roger Chapman / Family live albums are few, and this is at least, a fair sound document of the great man live in concert.


1. Moth To A Flame - Roger Chapman
2. Keep Forgettin' - Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
3. Midnight Child - Roger Chapman
4. Who Pulled the Nite Down - Roger Chapman
5. Talking About You - Chuck Berry
6. Short List - Mickey Jupp
7. Can't Get In - Roger Chapman/Bob Tench
8. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - Willie Dixon
9. Let's Spend The Night Together - Mick Jagger/Keith Richards


Roger Chapman - Vocals
Geoff Whitehorn - Guitar
Jerome Rimson - Bass, Vocals
Tim Hinkley - Keyboards
Stretch - Drums
Mel Collins - Saxophone
Helen Hardy & Kathy O'Donaghue - Backing Vocals


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


p/w aoofc

Anonymous said...

thank you,can never get enough CHAPPO

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

Thanks, Anon. I wish more people would liten to Chappo's terrific music. The guy's a legend, and a true hero of rock music. TTU soon

Anonymous said...

Great post.Great musician,but litlebit forgotten.I'm waiting for Chappo's box set(4 cd's).Many regards from Bobi.

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

How are you Bobi? Thanks for comment, and great to hear from another Chappo supporter. I haven't heard the 4 CD set, but am looking forward to it. TTU soon

drfeelgoed said...

I had this album on vinyl, thanks!

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

Howzitgoin'?, drfeelgoed. Thanks for comment from another "Chappo" fan. TTU soon. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Great music!

Bobthoven Floyd

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

No probs, Bobthoven Floyd. Thanks for comment, and keep in touch