Johnny Kidd and The Pirates – The Johnny Kidd Memorial Album/Your Cheating Heart
2 on 1 CD – £9.99
Catalog No. BGOCD580
- Originally released in 1970 and 1971 respectively on the French Columbia Pathe Marconi record label and now available for the first time as a 2 on 1 CD
- With his Pirates, Kidd turned out recordings valued among the best R'n'R/R&B to emerge from the UK. 'Please Don't Touch' has been covered many times.
- Feel the subtle power of 'Shakin' All Over' via the opening guitar figure, Kidd's moody vocals and haunting lyrics that really sent 'quivers down the backbone.'
- After a 'mutiny' in the ranks, the new crew's hard grafting paid off and saw the group riding high in the charts once again with the Beat classic 'I'll Never Get Over You'; ironically amongst groups of the Merseybeat Boom that Kidd and his Pirates once inspired.
- A host of unreleased tracks from 1964 from an aborted album show off the group's powerful sound. The Pirates, Mick Green, Johnny Spence and Frank Farley, reformed recently and still do the occasional gig, beltin' out their brand of R&B plus of course favourites like 'Shakin' All Over'
- Full sleevenotes by Chris Woodford
- The Johnny Kidd Memorial Album: 1. Shakin' All Over 60 2. I Can Tell 3. Linda Lu 4. Let's Talk About Us 5. Hungry For Love 6. I'll Never Get Over You 7. So What 8. Please Don't Bring Me Down 9. Send For That Girl 10. Whole Lotta Woman 11. Please Don't Touch 12. Shop Around 13. I Want That 14. Doctor Feelgood 15. Restless 16. Shakin' All Over 65
Your Cheating Heart: 17. Your Cheating Heart 18. Longing Lips 19. Baby You Have Got What It Takes 20. Gotta Travel On 21. Weep No More, My Baby 22. Feelin' 23. Jealous Girl 24. It's Got To Be You 25. The Fool 26. Don't Make The Same Mistake As I Did 27. Big Blon' Baby 28. Then I Got Everything 29. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 30. Magic Of Love