The Family Dogg: A View From Rowland's Head - Sympathy (CD)
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|Family Dogg, The - A View From Rowland's Head - Sympathy (CD) CD 1|
|01||Sympathy||The Family Dogg|| |
|02||Julie's Just Gone||The Family Dogg|| |
|03||In The Ghetto||The Family Dogg|| |
|04||Today Killed A Man||The Family Dogg|| |
|05||Pattern People||The Family Dogg|| |
|06||Save The Life Of My Child||The Family Dogg|| |
|07||Reflections (Of Your Face)||The Family Dogg|| |
|08||Run Run Run Fly Fly Fly||The Family Dogg|| |
|09||Moonshine Mary||The Family Dogg|| |
|10||You Were On My Mind||The Family Dogg|| |
|11||Arizona||The Family Dogg|| |
|12||A Way Of Life||The Family Dogg|| |
|13||Sweet America||The Family Dogg|| |
|14||A Place In The Sun||The Family Dogg|| |
|15||So Sad||The Family Dogg|| |
|16||Child Of Clay||The Family Dogg|| |
|17||I Wonder||The Family Dogg|| |
|18||Like Janis||The Family Dogg|| |
|19||Bethel Town Mission||The Family Dogg|| |
|20||Coat Of Many Colours||The Family Dogg|| |
THE FAMILY DOGG
The Family Dogg is self explanatory.
The 'Family' consists of five members, three boys and two girls, all solo vocalists who each `do their own thing' during the course of day to day existence, who get together for recording and other necessary purposes, to form a close-knit vocal harmony group unlike any other. This difference is inherent in the structure of the Dogg;
Five solo voices, each with a particular character of its own, when blended in conjuction with the others produces an original and versatile sound. A sound of today. Five fine voices, five distinct personalities all with a 'family' common interest - to achieve success and recognition as performers. Steve Rowland, by trade a successful recordproducer (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky Mick & Tich, The Herd, P.J. Proby etc.) and in his home country America as well in Spain known as a singer and actor, is the originator, founder member, leadsinger and obviously producer of the act.
To say the group was formed is untrue, it was more a happening. Mike `Zac' Hazlewood writes lyrics to Albert `Laz' Hammond's melodies, the partnership proving succesful with numbers like 'Little Arrows' by Leapy Lee and 'Make Me An Island' by Joe Dolan. It was through this talent they met Steve, who much to his amazement had already been introduced to Albert in their Spanish groupy days, both were fronting various home grown acts.
The relationship between the trio began by working sessions as backing vocalist with Steve producing and grew into the concept of the Dogg. The automatic choice for number one girl singer was Zooey, who has known and worked with Steve ever since he arrived in this country from Spain, in 1966. She has the most effervescent personality and the highest harmony. line. By day she works sessions, tours with various 'names' as backing voice and makes beautiful clothes.
Girl singer number two was far more difficult since not only the balance of harmonies had to be just right to fit the existing four, but also she had to compliment Zooey in looks and personality. Ireen Sheer was found, the perfect match not only for Zooey, but for the whole group. The group now is complete. Dogg? Also self explanatory-Steve Rowland's favourite creature. Two 'g's' - we feel three is ostentatious. Stop end.