The Bystanders | Copyright control | tc501
Released on Chess through their arrangements with British label Pye, The Bystanders were a pop group from South Wales who had a number of releases and regular radio spots on the BBC. The group reformed in 1969 as the rock group Man. The exact lineup on this recording is unknown: can anyone help, please?
Track listing: Searchin’ For A Woman – Albert King | Bad Luck Blues – Albert King | So Close – Otis Rush | Callin’ For My Darlin’ – Albert King | I Can’t Stop – Otis Rush | Won’t Be Hangin’ Around – Albert King | I’m Satisfied – Otis Rush | All Your Love – Otis Rush | You Know My Love – Otis Rush | Merry Way – Albert King | Wild Women – Albert King | Murder – Albert King | So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush | California – Albert King
The web site 45 Friday discovered that the two tracks on Chess 2086 – Soul Rangers/Kickball by Willie Tell and The Overtures were originally issued on another label, Marquee 2061, from Detroit. It is thought that the group are the same session musicians who play on the few recordings issued on Marquee. The names credited on the label are R. Dunson, D. Warren, E. Fountaine and C. Cisco (Carl Cisco). Precise details are unknown: can anyone assist, please?
Facebook | Freedom of Spirit | tc500
We understand that singer Billy Watkins is the Rev. Billy Watkins, who is understood to be deceased. Can anyone confirm that the image above is of the correct person, and does anyone have biographical data, please.
Sherrill Roecker | Copyright control | tc570
Sherrill Weiss (Sherrill Roecker) of New Jersey near Philadelphia was born in 1942 and died in 2004.
Her father was the light classical singer Eddie Roecker (1910-1975), a veteran of Broadway, radio and television as well as recordings.
Sherrill married lawyer Allan Joseph Weiss and they lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her one Argo recording was licenced from Swan Records of Philadelphia.
Sarah McLawler | Copyright control | tc498
Jazz and rhythm and blues pianist, organist and singer Sarah McLawler Kimes was born on August 9, 1926 and died on September 12, 2017.
Her professional career as a singer began in 1946 and she was closely associated with Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Gene Ammons and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
Sarah McLawler | Uncredited | tc499
The Windy City Four, date unknown | The Windy City Four | tc497
First formed in 1929 and still going, The Windy City Four is a well known gospel group (often more than four) who recorded for Checker during the 1960s. The exact lineup of the group on the Chess recordings is unknown. Can anyone help, please?
The Windy City Four on Facebook