Saturday, September 16, 2006

Gary Farr "Take Something with You"
(UK Acid Folk/Blues 1969)

Biography:
Gary Farr began his music career playing folk and blues in English south coast pubs and clubs. He was persuaded to form an R&B band which, having adopted the name the T-Bones, secured the resident slot at London's Crawdaddy club, previously the home of the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds. Farr led several versions of the T-Bones before dissolving the group in 1967. He joined former Blossom Toes drummer Kevin Westlake in a short-lived duo, the Lion and the Fish, before recording his debut solo album, Take Something With You. This excellent set featured contributions from members of Mighty Baby and the aforementioned Blossom Toes, while a similar line-up was responsible for the singer's second collection, Strange Fruit, which also featured guitarist Richard Thompson. In 1972 Farr moved to America where he completed a third album at the famed Muscle Shoals studio. He subsequently became resident in Los Angeles, but despite continuing to write material, the singer has made no subsequent recordings.

4 Comments:

Anonymous leno - said...

thanks .... heard a couple of songs from his Addressed to Censors of Love (was that the Muscle Shoals lp?) this should be interesting. thanx.

16 September, 2006 04:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he actually recorded a pretty polished rock album in LA for A&M with a group he fronted called LION in the 80s. Worth hearing.

16 September, 2006 13:33  
Blogger rock of lamb said...

Thanks - some good songs in there. Mighty Baby seems to have been the backing band on a bunch of different albums...they keep popping up. Maybe this doesnt fit, but...do you have Mighty Baby's "Jug of Love"? Would you post it? Not on CD yet...

Thanks again!

17 September, 2006 05:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi , thanks for posting . needed to hear this to compare to strange fruit . compares well .....!

22 February, 2009 07:47  

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