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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

  • Price code AH
  • Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • Year of publication 2020
  • EAN: 5397102176036

  • weight in Kg 0.115
King Size Taylor - Dr. Feelgood - The Brits Are Rocking Vol.3 (CD) CD 1
01 Heeby Jeebies King Size Taylor
02 All Around The World King Size Taylor
03 Dr. Feelgood King Size Taylor
04 She Said Yeah King Size Taylor
05 Hippy Hippy Shake King Size Taylor
06 Hello Josephine King Size Taylor
07 Slow Down King Size Taylor
08 Sweet Little Sixteen King Size Taylor
09 Never In A Hundred Years King Size Taylor
10 Money King Size Taylor
11 Bad Boy King Size Taylor
12 Sherry Baby King Size Taylor
13 Whole Lotta Of Lovin' King Size Taylor
14 Stupidity King Size Taylor
15 Long Tall Sally King Size Taylor
16 Domino Twist King Size Taylor
17 Short On Love King Size Taylor
18 Memphis, Tennessee King Size Taylor
19 Mashed Poatatoes And Hot Pastrami King Size Taylor
20 Lipstick, Powder And Paint King Size Taylor
21 Slippin' And Slidin' King Size Taylor
22 Twist And Shout King Size Taylor
23 Dizzy Miss Lizzy King Size Taylor
24 I Can Tell King Size Taylor
25 Fortune Teller King Size Taylor
26 You Can't Sit Down King Size Taylor
27 I'm Late King Size Taylor
28 Sad And Blues King Size Taylor
29 Saw My Baby With Another Guy King Size Taylor
30 Matchbox King Size Taylor
31 Good Golly Miss Molly King Size Taylor
Nach ersten musikalischen Gehversuchen in einer Skiffle Band (1957) gründete der am 12. November... more
"King Size Taylor"

Nach ersten musikalischen Gehversuchen in einer Skiffle Band (1957) gründete der am 12. November 1939 in Liverpool geborene Gitarrist und Sänger bald darauf zusätzlich eine Rock ‚n‘ Roll-Formation, die ab 1960 unter King Size Taylor And The Dominoes auftrat und 1962 gen Hamburg zog. Ariola veröffentlichte Liveaufnahmen aus dem Star-Club. Ein etwas später aufgenommenes Album, ‚Let’s Do The Slop, Twist, Madison, Hully Gully ...‘ erschien bei der deutschen Polydor – unter dem Pseudonym The Shakers. Singleauskopplungen wurden auch in Großbritannien veröffentlicht, darunter Money, Whole Lotta Lovin‘ und Hippy Hippy Shake. Wie auch die anderen Nummern auf den LPs waren diese Songs Coverversionen von seinerzeit angesagten Rock- und R&B-Originalen.

Nach der Auflösung der Band ging Taylor zurück nach England, wo er allerdings nicht an den großen Erfolg seiner Tage in Hamburg anknüpfen konnte.

Besonders bei uns in Deutschland war King Size Taylor in den frühen Sechzigerjahren als regelmäßiger Gast im Hamburger Star-Club bekannt. In der Hansestadt absolvierte er zwischen 1962 und 1964 mehr als 250 Auftritte und nahm während dieser Zeit ausschließlich in Deutschland auf. Durch die Legendenbildung rund um die jungen Beatles lief bei uns King Size Taylor ebenfalls unter dem populären Etikett ‚Beat‘. Doch bei etwas genauerer Betrachtung war und blieb Taylor stets der waschechte Rocker von den Britischen Inseln.

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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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Tracklist
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