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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dick Lovejoy's Original Southside United - Vol. 1

Styles : R&B, Blues, Reggae
Released : 2010

1 - Flip Flop And Fly
2 - In The Dark
3 - Don't Lie To Me
4 - Oh What A Price #1
5 - Softly Softly #2
6 - Ain't No Love
7 - Put The Blame On Me
8 - Something On Your Mind
9 - Heart To Heart
10 - Ain't Nobody's Business
11 - Bring It On Home
12 - Love Letters
13 - Who Will Your Next Fool Be
14 - Blues Bug
15 - It Hurts Me Too
16 - Can't Get The Stuff
17 - Southside Skank - Outro

SOUTHSIDE started life as a modest four piece band recruited by Dick Lovejoy on drums, fronted by Geraint Watkins on piano and vocals, backed by guitarist Jimmy Roche together with bass player Roger Sutton. All accomplished musicians, they enjoyed a common interest in Rhythm & Blues. Although not originating from the area, all had found themselves based in South London, centred in and around Brixton. Indeed, the band took it's name from Clapham Common 'SOUTHSIDE' - not the most original name - more a reflection of the band's location and genre. The band started playing at local Pubs and clubs and quickly built a regular enthusiastic following.

After a short while, Roger Sutton was enticed away by Rolling Stone Charlie Watts to play with Rocket 88. Roger's place was filled by Ian Ellis who had just completed a Savoy Brown tour. After a while, Geraint also took time out to record and tour with Shakin' Stevens and later moved on to become an 'in demand' sideman for many other major artists. Geraint's place was filled by Diz Watson, another charismatic singer and keyboard player. Meanwhile, as the band continued to grow in popularity, a Brass section was added. Local heroes Steve Waller and Stevie Smith jammed regularly with the band. Steve Waller became a permanent addition, blending in perfectly with his superb guitar playing and outstanding vocals.

Over a period, SOUTHSIDE became a 'musicians band' that just 'had to be seen'. With a repertoire that was never highly rehearsed or arranged, SOUTHSIDE also became a band that everybody wanted to play with. With this scenario, the band met up with many good friends, some old, some new. As a result, every gig was a blast from start to finish - the music not always tight but always exciting - while reflecting a 'genuine blues' feel.

*from azzul

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