Paddy, Klaus and Gibson

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Paddy,Klaus and Gibson | copyright control | tc507

Paddy, Klaus and Gibson were a short lived Liverpool-based group comprising Paddy Chambers, Klaus Voormann and Gibson Kemp. Their record was made by Pye Records in the UK and leased to Chess for US distribution.

Mr Voormann is well known for his art work, having designed the cover for The Beatles’ Revolver LP.

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Wilko Johnson

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Wilko Johnson | Daily Mirror | tc573

English singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor John Peter Wilkinson (Wilko Johnson) was born on 12 July 1947 and is best known as a member of the 1970s pub rock/rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood. In 2014 Chess released an album (“Going back home”) and single he recorded with Roger Daltrey, with considerable success. He is still active in music.

Kim Tolliver

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Kim Tolliver LP cover | Chess Records | tc505

Kim Tolliver is a blues and R&B singer from Tennessee who mainly lived in Cleveland, Ohio. She recorded a number of unsuccessful singles for small labels including Sureshot and Rojac. She also recorded under the name of Kimberly Briggs. She left the music business to go into real estate, but is known to have fallen into illness. The lady’s current whereabouts are unknown.

Miff Mole

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Miff Mole | Bix Beiderbecke.com | tc491

Jazz trombonist and band leader Irving Milfred “Miff” Mole was born on 11 March 1898 and died on 29 April 1961 after a long period of ill health. He is known to have been a major influence on bandleaders Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, and is closely associated with many of the leading orchestras of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He recorded for Premium Records in 1950.

Terry Timmons

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Terry Timmons | Collection of Robert Pruter/Clemson/Copyright control | tc489

Singer Teresa Walker (Terry Timmons) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 12, 1927 and died on 3 August 1970, aged 43.

She was discovered by Paul Gayten and became a singer with his band. She moved to Chicago and became a singer with Memphis Slim’s band The Houserockers.

Thanks to Marc for finding the video.

Chuck Bernard

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Chuck Bernard | Copyright control | tc486

Chicago singer and songwriter/A&R man Chuck Bernard was from St Louis, Missouri, where he first came to note as a member of a doo wop group called The Blue Notes. It is understood that they were not the Blue Notes of Harold Melvin fame. In 1964 he became signed to Satellite/St Lawrence Records where as well as performing management roles, he also made recordings. When Satellite folded in 1967 Chess acquired all the assets. He went on to record for other labels without enormous success. This artiste’s current whereabouts are unknown; can anyone help, please?

Elliott Shavers

Saxophonist and singer Elliott Shavers, whose real name is believed to be Elliott Chavers, led an instrumental band who made a number of records in the early 1960s, some of which were distributed by Chess. Elliott Chavers was born in Waco, Texas on November 15, 1930. He relocated to Los Angeles where the recordings are thought to have been made, including surfing music instrumentals. Mr Chavers is thought to be deceased.

Can anyone provide any more information about this artist, please?

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