SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY'S POP MUSIC INFLUENCE: ON THE MUSIC N MEMORY TRAIL IS MY OWN BLOG N ROLL PROJECT. NOSTALGIA IS PERSONAL HISTORY N PICTURES TELL STORIES. (I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOU-TUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS OR IMAGES. THEY ARE UPLOADED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. MOST ARTICLES AND SOME IMAGES ARE ORIGINAL, COPYRIGHTED AND LABELLED SUCH. KNOWLEDGE IS FREE. COPYRIGHTS ARE NOT. ANDY YOUNG. November, 2008).





Sunday, August 23, 2009

Expresso Bongo Cliff - Birth Of Rock n Roll

It is a beautiful image indeed and a vinyl piece that any Cliff Richard fan might want to keep. But it is this particular one that is worth keeping (SEG 7971). It is a mono recording and an EP by Columbia/EMI Records, Middlesex, England.
The flip side of this cover has a write-up on Richard's meeting with Columbia recording manager Norrie Paramor and a synopsis of the movie which starred Laurence Harvey and Sulvia Syms.
The birth of a rock n roll singer in Britain usually started in a Soho coffee bar, the 2i's, which made old Compton Street the mecca for every aspiring musician. According to Lewry/Goodall, the birth of British rock n roll went directly in the most famous pop film of the era, Expresso Bongo. True or false?
Side 1 of this record has Love and A Voice In The Wilderness and Side 2: The Shrine On The Second Floor with Bongo Blues.
Reference: The Ultimate Cliff/P Lewry/N. Goodall (1996).
Image/original article: Andy Lim Collection.

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