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.

The Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays | Restored by Google Archive | tc503

The Blue Jays were a doo-wop group mainly noted for their version of the old song “The White Cliffs of Dover” which was released on Checker. The Blue Jays are understood to have been Leon Peels, Van Richardson, Alex Manigo or Manigeault and Leonard Davidson. Leon Peels was born in 1936 and died in 1999.

The Bystanders

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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?

Sherrill Roecker

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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.

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Tommy Tucker and the Federal Reserve

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Tommy Tucker and the Esquires | Iowa Rock and Roll | Restored by Google | tc490

This rock group from Iowa is understood to have also recorded under the name of Tommy Tucker and the Esquires, whose line up is understood to have included Mark Boals, Al Kuehl, Garry Wright, Tom Welby, Tommy Tucker and Fred Ell.

Slim Saunders

Sylvester “Slim” Saunders Jr. was a New Orleans vocalist whose recording of “Lets Have some fun” was recorded in New Orleans and leased to Chess for national distribution in 1954.

Sylvester Saunders,Jr. was born in New Orleans on December 24, 1929 and died on September 14, 1998. His nickname is also known to be “Sil” and could have been credited incorrectly on the Chess record label. He was buried at Roch Cemetry, New Orleans. His discs were recorded by Cosimo Matassa.

Many thanks to Marc for the information concerning this artist. Paul

Cosimo Vincent Matassa was an American recording engineer and studio owner, responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings, who was born on 13 April 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States and died on 11 September 2014.