Label: Esoteric Recordings - ECLEC 2447 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Interestingly it list Edries Fataar as the bass Bob Marley & The Wailers - Trench Town. It was Jim Leverton who played bass on the album but he left when the band was about to tour and was replaced first by Edries Fataar. Edries however was unwell and didn't stay for long. With Nick South the band found a permanent replacement.
In the band moved to London and began touring in the United Kingdom. The band then moved to Los Angeles States, and they recorded and released their album "The Flame" with Carl Wilson producing the album.
Edries returned to London and joined Ellis. The song "You're The Only Reason" credited to Jimbo Gyp was actually written by Jim Leverton but for reasons best known to himself he Bob Marley & The Wailers - Survival to be credited as such. He's a good lad. I lived next door to him near Heathfield, Sussex in a spare cottage of his for three years to get out of London.
I think Roger regretted it, because we made a lot of bloody noise. He was moaning. He done a good job, though. We had Glyn Johns come in, the Stones' producer. Say what you like, mate! The whole album had a good feel. We did a blues, which is unbelievable - about eight minutes long.
Mike's very business-like. I knew him in the early days and thought he'd be good to work with. But he was matter-of-fact, very formal - 'right, time to go'. Bad chemistry. We didn't seem to get the backing from CBS we thought we deserved. Three different label designs exist for all the British Ellis singles.
All three editions for the "Open Road" single are pictured here. Ellis was a raw-energy rock band built around two sucessful musicians, combining their talents after years in vastly different fields - former Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis and musician extra-ordinaire Zoot Money.
They joined forces in December to fulfil an idea formed during the Christmas ofSteve had finally left the Love Affair to pursue a solo career - for a twenty year old as he was then he possessed incredible vocal maturity allied to a totally original style, Zoot, one of the most experienced contemporary Thurisaz II - Matt Howden / Tony Wakeford - Three Nine around, was quick to spot his talent and even quicker to realise Steve's voice had never been exploited to its full potential.
So, when Steve suggested teaming up, Zoot was obviously attracted by the idea although his numerous commitments prevented him giving a definite 'yes' until two years later. Andy joined and Good To Be Alive - Ellis - Riding On The Crest Of A Slump was three-fifths complete. Again with drummer Dave Lutton, Steve knew him from the past as they bumped into each other through various stages of their careers. Steve had liked Dave's work with bands such as Heavy Jelly and The Greaseband and simply called him up and invited him into the band.
All they needed now was a bass guitarist - a problem solved when former Fat Matress and Juicy Luicy man Jim Leverton heard about the vacancy from Mitch Mitchell.
Jim Leverton left the band after the completion of the first album and was replaced by Nick South of Alexis Korner and Vinegar Joe fame.
Gee subsequently moved to Canada, and played with Avenir and Fighter, and also worked as a session musician on soundtracks for commercials. Moving back to London inhe formed his own groups, Exit, and later Scandal, the latter with Reg Isidore. Andy is still an independent music publisher, and still records. Rex in and remained with the band until autumn Rex mates Steve Currie and Tony Newman on the latter.
Zoot Money subsequently worked with Kevin Coyne, and Kevin Ayers, among others, and worked with Alexis Korner on various projects right up to the latter's death in In he Good To Be Alive - Ellis - Riding On The Crest Of A Slump a Good To Be Alive - Ellis - Riding On The Crest Of A Slump album, "Mr Money". During the s Zoot Money developed a parallel career as a film actor, which has continued to the present day.
The past thirty years have seen him continue to record and perform, both as a featured artist with fellow Witness - fIREHOSE - Mr.
Machinery Operator stars such as Spencer Davis and Alan Price and in his own right with the Big Roll Band. He formed a new version of the Big Roll Band in the '90s with drummer Colin Allen as a frequent guestand has continued to perform with them right into the 21st century.
InNick joined 'Time U. Nick moved to Los Angeles in the 90s Et Pourquoi Pas? - Skinkorps - Mr. Clean established himself as a successful Hollywood music editor for films. In he teamed up with Sniff'n'The Tears again to record the album "Downstream". Ellis biography Ellis was a raw-energy rock band built around two sucessful musicians, combining their talents after years in vastly different fields - former Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis and musician extra-ordinaire Zoot Money.
Where are they now?
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