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STONE THE CROWS - STONE THE CROWS / ODE TO JOHN LAW / TEENAGE LICKS / ONTIN-UOUS PERFORMANCE (ANGEL AIR) Stone The Crows were amongst the top British bands of the early Seventies and boasted two fine vocalists in Maggie Bell and Colin Allen. Les Harvey was rated amongst the top guitarists of that time too.

The first two albums, originally released in 1970 and 1971, include The Touch Of Your Loving Hand, I Saw America, Sad Mary and Raining In Your Heart.

The band though were dealt a massive blow on May 3, 1972, when Les was electrocuted onstage at the Swansea Top Rank club and died.

The band elected to carry on and brought in Jimmy McCulloch from Thunderclap Newman to finish the recording of the Ontinuous Performance album.

Although the album sold well, Maggie Bell said: "The fire had gone out of us - when Les died we lost something, so in 1973 we split."

This is a two-CD packages with two Stone The Crows albums on each.

ALL ABOARD - 25 TRAIN TRACKS CALLING AT ALL MUSI-CAL STATIONS (ACE) Kicking off with the excellent The Freedom Riders by Harold Jackson and The Jackson Brothers, this compilation CD contains plenty more train related goodies.

Pick of the bunch are The Memphis Train by Rufus Thomas, Last Train To San Fernando by Johnny Duncan and the Blue Grass Boys, The Train From Kansas City by The Shangrilas (brilliantly produced by Shadow Morton), and One Way Ticket To The Blues by Neil Sedaka.

Then there's Janes Brown & The Famous Flames' Night Train, James Carr's Freedom Train, Little Walter's Up The Line and Country Line Special plus a very rare Dusty Springfield track, Won't Be Long.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Sep 20, 2015
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