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The third release in our CD series 'The Brits Are Rocking'! 1-CD with 36-page booklet, 31...more

King Size Taylor: Dr. Feelgood - The Brits Are Rocking Vol.3 (CD)

The third release in our CD series 'The Brits Are Rocking'!

1-CD with 36-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time about 78 minutes.
  • The third artist in our series with British rockers is called King Size Taylor!
  • This Bear Family CD features Taylor's complete recordings from 1963/64 for the German labels Philips, Polydor and Ariola.
  • The third protagonist from 'The Brits Are Rocking' series is accompanied by The Dominos and The Shakers.
  • Taylor became famous in Germany through his Star-Club appearances.
  • He always stood for Rock 'n' Roll and less for Beat!
  • Bonus tracks: four private recordings in good quality from 1958, first time on CD!
  • Linernotes in the 36-page booklet by Ashley Wood, an expert on the British R&R scene, based on a recent interview with 'King Size' Taylor.
  • Pure listening pleasure guaranteed!
With 'Dr. Feelgood' Bear Family presents a long overdue album: the first CD compilation with all recordings of 'King Size' Taylor for Polydor (as The Shakers) and Ariola (as King Size Taylor & The Dominoes).
Especially here in Germany, King Size Taylor was known in the early sixties as a regular guest in Hamburg's Star-Club. In the Hanseatic city he had more than 250 performances between 1962 and 1964 and recorded exclusively in Germany during this time. Due to the creation of legends around the young Beatles, King Size Taylor also ran under the popular label 'Beat'. But on closer inspection Taylor was and always remained the real rocker from the British Isles.

After his first musical attempts in a skiffle band (1957), the guitarist and singer, who was born in Liverpool on November 12, 1939, soon after founded a rock 'n' roll formation, which performed under King Size Taylor And The Dominos from 1960 onwards and moved to Hamburg in 1962. Ariola released live recordings from the Star-Club. A somewhat later album, 'Let's Do The Slop, Twist, Madison, Hully Gully ...' was released by the German Polydor company - under the pseudonym The Shakers. Single releases were issued in Great Britain as well, including Money, Whole Lotta Lovin'and Hippy Hippy Shake. Like the other numbers on the LPs, these songs were cover versions of the hottest rock and R&B originals of the time.
After the band broke up, Taylor went back to England, where he was unable to continue the great success of his days in Hamburg.

In addition to the recordings for Ariola and Polydor, the CD on Bear Family contains four rare, previously little known recordings from 1958, which were recorded in the living room of a band member in Liverpool at the time and are of astonishingly good quality. The liner notes in the thick 36-page booklet were written by Ashley Wood, an acknowledged expert on the British rock 'n' roll scene. Edward 'Ted' Taylor was recently interviewed by him.
We hope you enjoy these top-class recordings and great British rock of the early sixties.

Also available:
Tommy Steele – BCD17581          Billy Fury – BCD 17583





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  • Interpret: King Size Taylor

  • Album titlle: Dr. Feelgood - The Brits Are Rocking Vol.3 (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Preiscode AH
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5397102176036

  • weight in Kg 0.115
King Size Taylor - Dr. Feelgood - The Brits Are Rocking Vol.3 (CD) CD 1
01Heeby JeebiesKing Size Taylor
02All Around The WorldKing Size Taylor
03Dr. FeelgoodKing Size Taylor
04She Said YeahKing Size Taylor
05Hippy Hippy ShakeKing Size Taylor
06Hello JosephineKing Size Taylor
07Slow DownKing Size Taylor
08Sweet Little SixteenKing Size Taylor
09Never In A Hundred YearsKing Size Taylor
10MoneyKing Size Taylor
11Bad BoyKing Size Taylor
12Sherry BabyKing Size Taylor
13Whole Lotta Of Lovin'King Size Taylor
14StupidityKing Size Taylor
15Long Tall SallyKing Size Taylor
16Domino TwistKing Size Taylor
17Short On LoveKing Size Taylor
18Memphis, TennesseeKing Size Taylor
19Mashed Poatatoes And Hot PastramiKing Size Taylor
20Lipstick, Powder And PaintKing Size Taylor
21Slippin' And Slidin'King Size Taylor
22Twist And ShoutKing Size Taylor
23Dizzy Miss LizzyKing Size Taylor
24I Can TellKing Size Taylor
25Fortune TellerKing Size Taylor
26You Can't Sit DownKing Size Taylor
27I'm LateKing Size Taylor
28Sad And BluesKing Size Taylor
29Saw My Baby With Another GuyKing Size Taylor
30MatchboxKing Size Taylor
31Good Golly Miss MollyKing Size Taylor
King Size Taylor November 12, 1939 - December 23, 2022 Ted Taylor aka King Size Taylor... more
"King Size Taylor"

King Size Taylor

November 12, 1939 - December 23, 2022

Ted Taylor aka King Size Taylor left this earth on 12/23/22 at the age of 83! According to his sons, he fell asleep peacefully. 

Born on the twelfth of November 1939 in Liverpool, England, King Size Taylor started his musical career in the second half of the 1950s in the skiffle group 'The James Boys', but soon turned to the more popular rock & roll music and formed the band 'King Size Taylor & The Dominoes'. The band had their first guest appearance at the Hamburg 'Star-Club' in 1962 and many more were to follow. In a conversation Ted told me that he had played exactly 542 gigs in the Star-Club and thus had the most gigs altogether in Germany's most popular music club! Record contracts with the companies Polydor, Philips and Ariola followed quickly and the band often went after the live performances, which often ended at 01:00 o'clock at night, into the studio to make recordings! King Size Taylor accompanied with the Dominoes also Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins on their England tours in 1964!

King Size Taylor & The Dominoes eventually broke up in 1964 and Ted went back to England! Even if the band was called a so-called 'Beat Group', it was always more a Rock & Roll band and had nothing to do with the sounds of the 'Beatles', 'Swinging Blue Jeans', 'Searchers' and 'Hollies', among others, and the great commercial success thus unfortunately failed to appear. This fate Taylor shared not least with the companions Tony Sheridan and Lee Curtis, but Ted never struggled with it and dedicated himself again to his profession as a butcher, but played live gigs again and again and never completely said goodbye to music!

Now we say goodbye to him .... We were lucky and honored to work with him on his 'The Brits Are Rocking' CD (BCD17603) and the 10inch LP 'Taylor Made' (BAF14011) and he supported us with many anecdotes, information and photo material and, according to our impression, really enjoyed the projects! 

Ted was a great man with a full life and always cheerful and helpful - we will remember you very well,

Nico Feuerbach for Bear Family Records

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Customer evaluation for "Dr. Feelgood - The Brits Are Rocking Vol.3 (CD)"
31 May 2022

grazie bear

buone canzoni

28 May 2020

Heartily recommended!

Coming hot on the heels of the Tommy Steele and Billy Fury releases in this series, Bear Family Records have put out a CD release of Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes 1960's rockers. Unlike most of the Liverpool groups of the early '60s, Kingsize and the boys could rock authentically American-style and they never became one of the top 'beat' groups. Commercially, this probably worked against them, but listening to these recordings today the songs have an 'edge' that acts like the Searchers never had.
So, what treats lie in wait for the listeners? Well, it's got all the hot tracks they recorded for Decca, Phillips and Polydor — including the magnificent 'Stupidity and 'Bad Boy'- which have graced the
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stages of IFTW on many an occasion. Their take on The Dovells"You Can't Sit Down' makes the original sound pedestrian by comparison. I've always loved their version of the early Billy Joe Royal's 'Never In A Hundred Years' which shows what an amazingly tight band they had in '62. Kingsize's exquisite falsetto really pushes this to a higher level and why it wasn't released in the UK could be considered as an unsolved crime of the last century.

Along with the 27 original 60's tracks are four songs recorded in Dominoes' piano player Sam Hardie's house in 1958. With a driving piano from Sam and bass from Bobby Thompson, Kingsize powers through 'Good Golly Miss Molly' and 'Matchbox'. How these stayed only as a 78 Acetate and not released through a major company seems unbelievable 60 years later. Only Cliff and Terry Dene were rockin' so authentically at this time, with the latter smothered by Decca's session men. The last two songs are penned by Sam and Kingsize and are brilliant. Homegrown (and home recorded) RnR from '58 which is better than 99% of the British major releases of the time. All recorded with one microphone (like Baker Knight's 'Bring My Cadillac Back'), they sound raw and, boy! Do they rock? Betcha they do. As always with Bear Family releases, the presentation is first class. A 36-page booklet, full of photos from Kingsize's own archives, well written liner notes and, finally, accurate session details make this an important release. I heartily recommend.

21 Mar 2020

Sehr schöne Werkschau eines STAR CLUB-Künstlers

Mit fast 80-zig Minuten sehr ausführliche und gelungene Zusammenstellung von King Size Taylor - einem DER Star Club-Interpreten aus den "guten alten Rock'n'Roll-Zeiten". Die 31 Titel umfassende Werkschau zeigt King Size Taylor mit seinen beiden Begleitbands "The Dominoes" und "The Shakers" auf dem Höhepunkt seines musikalischen Schaffens. Der Klang ist durchweg sehr gut, auch die fünf zum Schluss mitgelieferten, bisher unveröffentlichten Demos können da erfreulicherweise mithalten. Das umfangreiche Booklet bietet ausführliche Linernotes von Ashley Wood, einem Kenner der britischen R&R-Szene, basierend auf einem aktuellen von ihm geführten Interview mit »King Size« Taylor. Leider nur englischsprachig, gute Englischkenntnisse sind daher eher von Vorteil.

Weniger bekannt dürfte sein, dass in den Begleitgruppen von King Size Taylor - den Dominoes und den Shakers - zwei Musiker spielten, die teilweise sogar mit eigenen Bands am Start waren. Howie Casey - der Saxophonist - startete mit "Derry & the Seniors", ab 1961 "Howie Casey & the Seniors", bevor er später als Studio- und Livemusiker unter anderem bei Produktionen und auf Tourneen von Paul McCartneys Band "Wings" und bei "ABC" mitwirkte. Ausserdem war er beim einzigen Album "Malice In Wonderland" der britischen Rock-Band "Paice Ashton Lord" (Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord) als Begleitmusiker aktiv - zusammen mit seiner Frau Sheila McKinlay - die er damals in den 1970-ziger Jahren als Session- und Live-Musiker der Sangestruppe Les Humphries Singers kennengelernt hatte. Und hier schliesst sich der Kreis zum King Size Taylor-Schlagzeuger Gibson "Gibbo" Kemp - auch dieser war für die "Les Humphries Singers" als Schlagzeuger tätig. Auch seine musikalische Vorgeschichte kann sich sehen lassen: Drummer bei "Rory Storm And The Hurricanes", vormals verheiratet mit Astrid Kirchherr - der Schöpferin der "Beatles"-Frisuren, lernte er später die Schwedin Tina Kemp kennen, die auch als Solo-Interpretin, aber vor allem als eine der vielen, internationalen Sängerinnen und Sängern der "Les Humphries Singers" bei dieser sehr erfolgreichen Gesangstruppe von 1970 bis 1974 aktiv war. Zusammen betreiben Tina und Gibbo Kemp heute in Hamburg das "Kemp's" - ein schönes, britisches Pub mit Livemusik.

10 Mar 2020

long overdue release

a real rocker and a real fine bloke

10 Mar 2020

The Greatest Rocker from Liverpool

BOOOOOOOOM! The first collection ever which includes only his Rock & Roll material - he in fact was and still is a real Rocker and true gentleman! He had such a tight back-up band and he once told me that they recorded the whole 'Shaker's Twist-Club' abum during one night! He definitely belongs to 'The Holy Grail Of British Rock & Roll'! This is a must for every true Rock & Roll fan and defo not only for the 'Union Jack Scooters'! Well done Bear Family - I'll have a drink on y'all tonight! Cheers!

10 Mar 2020

The Brits Are Rocking !!

Gut das es Bear Family gibt, lass den Briten ihren Brexit, wir haben The Brits Are Rocking !!

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King Size Taylor - Dr. Feelgood - The Brits Are Rocking Vol.3 (CD) CD 1
01 Heeby Jeebies
02 All Around The World
03 Dr. Feelgood
04 She Said Yeah
05 Hippy Hippy Shake
06 Hello Josephine
07 Slow Down
08 Sweet Little Sixteen
09 Never In A Hundred Years
10 Money
11 Bad Boy
12 Sherry Baby
13 Whole Lotta Of Lovin'
14 Stupidity
15 Long Tall Sally
16 Domino Twist
17 Short On Love
18 Memphis, Tennessee
19 Mashed Poatatoes And Hot Pastrami
20 Lipstick, Powder And Paint
21 Slippin' And Slidin'
22 Twist And Shout
23 Dizzy Miss Lizzy
24 I Can Tell
25 Fortune Teller
26 You Can't Sit Down
27 I'm Late
28 Sad And Blues
29 Saw My Baby With Another Guy
30 Matchbox
31 Good Golly Miss Molly