Did a duo gig with Gordon Smith in Fulham last night. Gordon tells me he is going to do some more recording for Mike Vernon, who is re-releasing Gordon’s Blue Horizon albums. The gig went fine as usual, with both of us sharing the vocals and Gordon managing to include a couple of guitar instrumentals in his classy style. He is so easy to work with, though normally I dislike duo work.
Widespace records have promised the first “Got Blues If You Wannit” cds later this week. Chris sings on four tracks including two different takes of one of Dino Coccia’s songs. The basic line-up is Shakey Vick, Vocal and Harp, Al Vincent, guitar, Jim Mercer Bass and Vocals and Dino Coccia on drums. Other guests include Alan Glen, guitar and harp and Dave Briggs, Guitar.
I’m currently trying to sort out Paypal as a way of making buying cds easier. Hope to get it sorted soon.
Chris Youlden is now out of hospital and undergoing therapy at home.
The good news is that Chris Youlden is much better. He’s had all the tubes out and is now out of intensive care, back on a general ward. He can talk again and is on solid food. Thank’s for your good wishes.
The new Shakey Vick album will be available on Widespace Records, (also available via Vicksboro Records). It features three songs by Chris Youlden, including an alternative take, making four Youlden tracks as well as six other tracks by Shakey Vick and bassist Jim Mercer, with guests including Alan Glen etc.
The other news is that Chris is making recovery again, albeit slowly.