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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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