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I have often wondered why no enterprising cd reissue company has never issued a 'best of' the back-catalogue of Tony Blackburn singles and album cuts yet.
If memory serves,he was a carabret singer just prior to joining Radio Caroline in 1964 as a disc jockey. Throughout his radio career he has issued some quite good albums and singles which never see the light of dawn now.He recorded for Fontana, MGM, Polydor and RCA Victor amongst others,and released a single under the name of Kenny Gamble.
Tracks such as "Don't Get Off That Train", "Its Only Love", "So Much Love", "Chop Chop" plus his album tracks would make a great cd don't you think?
Add in the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra track 'Beefeaters' in both its original single form and revised slowed down form with 'Arnold', and mixed in with some timely Radio Caroline & Radio London,radio jingles, and I'd be off down the shops(ok...purchase via the interweb) to get a copy.
Do I have the support of the entire PC Advisor readership to approach Cherry Red Records with this idea?
Big L 266
You answer you own question when you say
"no enterprising cd reissue company has never issued a 'best of' the back-catalogue of Tony Blackburn".
If there was any chance whatsoever of such a thing selling then you can bet your life that it would have been done.
Mind you I don`t think that TB was as bad as he was made out to be by some in the media. He was just a sort of character that everyone loved to hate but only because someone somewhere thought it a good joke to slag him off all the time. It just sort of snowballed from there.
nagadef you don't know what Tony Blackburn represents, i use to listen to the coolest DJ around who is Tony Blackburn he was the bet in my time way back in the 1970's and the 1980's until the beeb got rid of him.
Big L you have my permission and my blessing, it would be good to hear him with all that soul funky music a class by itself yes indeed it would great to hear than the boring dj's you get today ie to many commercials not enough music.
Tony was and will always be a class by itself. The man played music that other radio stations were scared to play.
oh come on pc forum whats wrong with Tony hes a class by itself and he always played groovy music.
bring back Tony bring back Tony
You've got more chance of getting a "Best of Tony Blair" cd (and speaking personally I would prefer it)!
@ Big L 266 "and released a single under the name of Kenny Gamble "
Probably a typo, but it was as Lenny Gamble that he recorded the single " Anything she wants me to do"
Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff were responsible for the "Philly Sound" ( to rival Motown ? ) and had major hits with the O'jays, Harold Melvin etc...
I used to like TB as a DJ but for me as a singer it's a NO NO !
I just found a CD with 'the best of Tony Blackburn'
It was blank :D
1.ronaldonald....I didn't mean get TB back playing soul,I meant a 'best of' cd of TB singing from his music back-catalogue!Tony Blackburn for Radio 2! Hear!Hear!
2.morddwyd....What a cheek! Tony Blackburn for PM and I am unanimous in that!
3.Eargasm....Oops!I've got tribble with my spilling mistooks agoon! Of course it should've been Lenny Gamble!Gamble & Huff of the 'Philly' sound especially in the late 60s and most of the 70s were brilliant. We really do need a TB 'best of' honest!
4.KremmenUK....Not THAT Kremmen of the StarCorp with Carla and the professor who can't pronouce his 'rrrsssss'? A blank 'best of' cd indeed! Tsk! Tsk!
Time for a petition on the No.10 website.
Big L 266
Will it feature Arnold on backup woofs...?
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