Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Keith Christmas

"Stories From The Human Zoo" 1976





















Following the release of Brighter Day Keith moved to Los Angeles where he would record his second and final album for Manticore Records. Stories From The Human Zoo was produced and engineered by Michael Boshears and features an amazing array of American musical talent in the shape of Steve Cropper and Donald 'Duck'Dunn from the legendary Booker T And The MG's and also contributions from Snuffy Walden, David Kemper and Wendy Waldman. The album was released both in America and the UK and again a single was lifted from the album coupling the tracks the Dancer with Astronaut. The single whilst becoming somewhat of a collector's item didn't make the charts. Following this release Keith returned to a more low key approach both in recording and gigs and in 1981 retired from the music scene until his reappearance in the late eighties when he re emerged and has continued to write and perform up to the present.

4 Comments:

Blogger Witchseason said...

Well now, there's another nice one, me old mate.

I haven't heard this album (or 'Brighter Day'), I'm too much in love with Pigmy and Fable Of The Wings and dared not find out what happened to KC when he went to a major label. I will listen to it now, though.

Another shameless plug for *my* blog - although most of the tracks from KC's first albums are available on a single CD, there are a few that were omitted and I posted those a few months ago - see http://witchseason.blogspot.com/2007/05/number-of-people-have-asked-me-to-post.html

You don't have Brighter Day as well, do you?

24 October, 2007 00:42  
Blogger Lizardson said...

ok, i'll post "Brighter Day" soon

24 October, 2007 00:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant thanks - can never have enough Keith Christmas!!

Heard some live tracks once such as "Robin Head" not sure where they came from - can anyone help and perhaps even upload these please??

Best Wishes

Dominic

24 October, 2007 01:23  
Blogger Witchseason said...

Yep - check the link in my previous comment. The live 'Robin Head' is there, with some other live tracks I got from KC's own site.

24 October, 2007 16:06  

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