Friday, November 24, 2006

John Dummer's Oobleedooblee Band
"Oobleedooblee Jubilee" 1973


This blues outfit formed in the Summer of 1967 in London. By the beginning of 1968 Tony Walker and Roger Pearce had both quit the music business. The line-up ( was playing a solid Chicago-styled blues. In July 1968 they turned professional. By now Steve Rye had departed for Simon and Steve and Tony McPhee, a friend of Dave Kelly's, came in on guitar. However, McPhee's stay was brief - a few month later he left to join The Groundhogs. Their two albums for Mercury are the most sought-after by collectors.

Dummer followed this with Music Band, a venture with violinist Nick Pickett, which achieved little here but had a French hit with Nine By Nine.

Shortening their name to John Dummer they signed to Vertigo recording Blue, with a cover designed by Roger Dean. The music was still competent blues-rock, but nowhere near as good as their earlier late sixties offerings on Mercury. Then, teaming up again with his original guitarist Dave Kelly, Dummer recorded Oobleedooblee Jubilee with a country-influenced band.

Sample pic: 1, 2

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, "Nine by Nine" was very successfull in France because this track has been used in a commercial (for a cheese!). Most people thought it was a Django Reinhart piece. The CD reissue in the late '90 by Night and Day was successfull, too.

Armute

26 November, 2006 06:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post! Have the LP in my collection and have always enjoyed it. Thanks for your hard work.
Gary

26 November, 2006 09:44  

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