Apr 30, 2009

PEDDLERS - THREE IN A CELL (CBS 1968) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve + 4 bonus




The Peddlers first met in a Manchester music shop. All three were looking for a new venture after their previous bands had folded. Following the teaming up the band began rehearsals with the clear intention of developing a new approach. Phillips described their syle as "blues based with a touch of rock and jazz ............ we are trying to set trends".The debut single "Let the Sun Shine In/True girl coupled an energetic r&b track with an uncomfortable attempt at merseybeat and started a run of five more singles and an EP for the Philips label, most of the which are collected on the 1968 compilation album "The Fantastic Peddlers". Highlights of which include Phillip's "Whatever Happened to the Good Times" and "Anybody's Fool".
In 1966 the group began a residency at Annies Room in London also playing the Scotch of St James and the Pickwick where the groups first album "Live at the Pickwick" was recorded. The album is a perfect "you are there" document of the mid-sixties London club scene complete with a trying hard to be hip Pete Murray introduction and a semi celebrity audience.
The Peddlers reputation as a live attraction spread and after becoming the first Brits to play the Flamingo in Las Vegas a deal with CBS was signed. The first album for CBS "Freewheelers" contained eleven cover versions of mainly standards with one original song. The follow up "Three in a cell" followed suit although this time Phillips provided four of the eleven tracks. The group also continued to release regular singles several of which were minor hits...[net]
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The Peddlers were an underrated group who had in Phillips an excellent musician, vocalist and writer and in Martin and Morais a rhythm section second to none. They left behind some great records, a enviable live reputation and were a true sound of the 60's.
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11 comments:

6D Music said...

Your last 2 posts are brilliant..MORE Peddlers!!! Thank You..Great work here. CZ

6D Music said...

Your last 2 posts are brilliant..MORE Peddlers!!! Thank You..Great work here. CZ

frumious bandersnatch said...

I've never heard this band but I'm curious. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful blog. So, thanks a lot !!!

Gerard said...

Thank you!

Jem said...

I just recently found your blog. What a great site. I have been sifting through your past posts and have found a ton of great music.
I had not heard of the Peddlers before and might well have passed this album by, but your podcast played "Say No More". What an amazing song! I downloaded the album immediately. Thanks for all the hard work. I look forward to hearing what you unearth next.

Georgie Hirezola said...

You know...Peddlers LPs are not an ..easy listening at all!!!!!!
You have to be years listening to all kinds of music from all the decades..jazz, original casts,soundtracks,blues, early soul r&b,vocal 50's e.t.c & not just recently rock & pop hits....to find out how GREAT & UNIQUE was this group!
Thanks++++++++

Copacetic47 said...

this album was my introduction to the Peddlers ... great memories ... thanks!

Anonymous said...

Many Thanks!

Maricarmen said...

solo falta "three for all" y estariamos listos. thanx for your great blog

Anonymous said...

possibility of re-uping this album?

many thanks

Newlyner said...

They don't come much better than The Peddlers.
Many Thanks