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Hummingbird - We Can't Go On Meeting Like This - 1976 - A&M Records

This album is full of really good dynamic playing. The rhythms are great, and there are some nice funky soul/jazz touches. Musicians include guitarist, Bernie Holland who once played with the late, great Mike Patto, Hummingbird's founder, the great bassist and guitarist, Bobby Tench who played with Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, Roger Chapman, Eric Burdon and many more, the brilliant keyboardist Max Middleton, who played with Kate Bush, the late John Martyn, Jeff Beck, etc., and the great session vocalist and ex-Blue Mink member, Madeline Bell. Almost forgot to mention that "The World's Greatest Drummer", the shy and retiring Bernard "Pretty" Purdie plays here too! "We Can't Go On Meeting Like This" was a successful album in the mid seventies, but is almost forgotten now. Listen to the band's "Diamond Nights" album


A1 Fire And Brimstone - Clive Chaman, Ian Samwell 4:57
A2 Gypsy Skys - Max Middleton 5:17
A3 Trouble Maker - Ian Samwell, Bobby Tench 3:14
A4 Scorpio - Bernie Holland 4:14
A5 We Can't Go On Meeting Like This - Ian Samwell, Bobby Tench, Max Middleton 4:19

B1 The City Mouse - Clive Chaman 4:45
B2 A Friend Forever - Clive Chaman 5:30
B3 Heaven Knows (Where You've Been) - Ian Samwell, Bobby Tench 4:01
B4 Snake Snack - Clive Chaman 4:25
B5 Let It Burn - Bernie Holland, Ian Samwell, Bobby Tench 4:59


Guitar - Bernie Holland
Vocals, Guitar - Bobby Tench
Guitar - Robert Ahwai on tracks A1, A2, B1, B4
Bass, Harmonica - Clive Chaman
Keyboards, Synthesizer [Moog] - Max Middleton
Drums - Bernard Purdie
Backing Vocals - Joanne Williams , Liza Strike , Madeline Bell


Hummingbird were a British rock band, formed in 1974 by Bobby Tench of The Jeff Beck Group and Streetwalkers fame. Hummingbird recorded three successful albums, released by A&M using Ian "Sammy" Samwell as their record producer.The original line up included members of the second Jeff Beck Group, vocalist and guitarist Bobby Tench,keyboardist Max Middleton, bassist Clive Chaman, drummer Conrad Isidore and second guitarist Bernie Holland. At the start of sessions for their first album they were joined by Jeff Beck for a brief period but he did not contribute to the album and left to work on his own project. After the first album Bernie Holland was replaced by guitarist Robert Awhai and drummer Bernard Purdie replaced Isidore on the next two albums,vocalists Madeline Bell and Liza Strike were brought in to complement the band. They found success mainly in the USA, also in Europe and Japan.


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


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Anonymous said...

something's not working ? can't find out what it is. please can you check ? thanks by the barking dog

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

Hi. The rapidshare link is ok. The password is aoofc What's the problem? Cheers, & come back to me

Anonymous said...

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don't know what to do. too bad & never mind. compliments for the blog & excellent music taste, cheers mate. the barking dog

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

Hi, Anonymous. I never use itunes. I haven't got an Ipod. I use a Samsung YP-Z5 which is brilliant. It accepts all media formats, and sound quality is great. I never got satisfactory sound in Itunes format. However, you don't need to convert mp3 files to anything for it to work on iTunes or your iPod, but if you wanna convert them to iPod format, which is Mp4, or AAC, using iTunes, go to
Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Importing> then choose Import Using: to AAC.. then right click the song you want to convert In iTunes and click Convert Selection

Anonymous said...

thanks very much for your exhaustive answer. cheers
the barking dog

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

Hi, TBD. Cheers!...Sorry for the novel!

diamonddave said...

Been looking for this for a while - some great players on it - Thanks. Great blog and keep on rockn in the free world!

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

Howzitgoin' diamonddave. Thanks, & rock on!