Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - Studio Time (2018) [FLAC]
Label: Edsel Records
Format: CD, Album, Digipack
Released: 28 Apr 2018
Style: Blues Rock
01. Beds Are Burning 4:23
02. Open The Door 3:20
03. You're The One 3:01
04. Going Up The Country 3:08
05. Long Comma Viper 2:47
06. My Wife Can't Cook 3:52
07. I'm Shorty 3:59
08. Got Love If You Want It 4:44
09. Shoes 3:52
10. Dr Watson Mr Holmes 3:08
11. These Kind of Blues 4:21
12. Blue Light Boogie 3:44
13. Skiing Blues 4:37
14. Santa Baby 2:53
15. Jazz Walk 4:40
Musicians on track 3 and track 8 are the same as on the bonus tracks ( 15 and 16 ) on the US release of Anyway The Wind Blows.
Geof Grange ; Lead Vocal, Harmonica
Chris Johnson ; Drums
Bill Wyman ; Bass
Terry Taylor ; Guitar
Andy Fairweather Low ; Guitar
Nicky Hopkins ; Piano
Nick Payne ; Saxophone
Nick Payne plays only on track 3 from The Studio Session 1987.
Recorded On 26th March, 1987 At Bray Studios, Berkshire.
Bill Wyman put together his ten-piece Rhythm Kings ensemble after leaving the Rolling Stones in 1992.
The band has a core rhythm section, but features a revolving combination of all-star guest front men and women.
These recordings feature the talents of Gary Brooker, Georgie Fame, Beverley Skeete, Terry Taylor, Mike Sanchez, Andy Fairweather Low, Martin Taylor, Chris Stainton and Albert Lee.
This special set of studio recordings, the first ones to be issued since 2004, gathers up fifteen outtakes from eight different sessions, including two songs from as far back as March 1987 (before the actual formation of the Rhythm Kings).
These previously overlooked and unheard gems have been newly mixed for this album by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor.
The booklet contains all the musician credits.
It's a very eclectic selection of songs, from Midnight Oil to Canned Heat to Dan Hicks, via classics by Willie Dixon, Slim Harpo, Jimmie Rodgers, Louis Jordan and Don Covay, and some originals - there's a solo song by Georgie Fame, "Skiing Blues", and "Jazz Walk", a Wyman/Fame co-write.