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  • Jones Tom - Soul Man 1965 – 1966 – 1967 (LP)


    A regular visitor to the BBC studios throughout the 60s, the sessions he cut there reflect his personal preference for covering Stax, Atlantic and Motown material. This LP features performances of songs made famous by, amongst others, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles and Jimmy Reed. 

    Recording dates: Can I Get A Witness 01.02.65; Whatcha Gonna Do 29.06.65; Treat Her Right, In The Midnight Hour 23.11.65; Sticks And Stones, Stupidity 27.05.66; What’d I Say, Shake 14.11.66; Land Of 1000 Dances 23.02.67; Barefootin’ 06.03.67; Big Boss Man, Do It Right 18.04.67; Got To Find My Baby 17.07.67; Don’t Fight It, Money Honey, Good News 27.11.67.

    The first incarnation of the Squires is featured on the 1965 recordings. Tony Mabbett, Frank Chapman, trumpets; Doug Firth, tenor sax; Mickey Gee, Dave Cooper, guitars; Vic Cooper, keyboards; Vernon Hopkins, bass; Chris Slade, drums.

    In 1966, Tom Jones’s manager Gordon Mills took the decision to replace the brass section with a keyboard player and the band was pared down to a four piece. Mickey Gee, guitar; Vic Cooper, keyboards; Vernon Hopkins, bass; Chris Slade, drums.

    The November 1967 recordings feature the Ted Heath Band with the Squires retained as the rhythm section.

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