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Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra And Chorus - Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra And Chorus


















Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra And Chorus- Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra And Chorus - 1971

from Bilboard.com
Best-known as the drummer in Elton John's early-'70s backing band, Nigel Olsson was born February 10, 1949, in the small Cheshire (now Merseyside) town of Wallasey, England. As a teenager, he lived in Sunderland, where he sang lead in a group called the Fireflies and took up the drums when their regular drummer quit. At 17, he and good friend Mick Grabham successfully auditioned for the psychedelic pop band Plastic Penny, which released two albums from 1968-1969 and scored a hit with "Everything I Am" before disbanding. Olsson subsequently joined the Spencer Davis Group, which was reeling from the defection of frontman Stevie Winwood; the gig was short-lived as Davis broke up the band before the end of 1969, but Olsson met bassist Dee Murray, who would become his favorite rhythm section partner. Looking for work, Olsson filled the drum slot in Uriah Heep for part of the 1970 debut album Very 'eavy, Very 'umble, but soon left to concentrate on session work. He and Murray had been playing with Elton John on the young singer/songwriter's demos and they both joined his touring group in the spring of 1970. Olsson played on most of John's early-'70s classics, including Honky Chateau, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy. After the latter was released in the spring of 1975, John sought to shake up his backing band by replacing both Olsson and Murray.

Olsson had released a solo album in 1971 called Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra and Chorus and in the wake of his departure from John's group, he cut a self-titled album for John's Rocket label. Another eponymous effort followed for Columbia in 1978 and after a switch to Bang, Olsson scored a hit single in 1979 with "Dancin' Shoes" (from the album Nigel). 1980 saw the release of a follow-up LP, Changing Tides, as well as Olsson's membership in the Tremblers, a group uniting Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits fame with the Captain & Tennille's Daryl Dragon. Also that year, Olsson and Murray were invited to rejoin John's touring band, where they remained until 1984. Despite extensive session work throughout the '70s, Olsson was far less active in that area during the '80s, spending more time on writing and producing. In 1991, he and ex-John guitarist Davey Johnstone formed the group Warpipes, which released the album Holes in the Heavens the following year before breaking up when their label went bankrupt. Olsson spent much of the '90s away from music, aside from the occasional recording session, but in 2000 he rejoined John's band once again and the following year he released a sequel to his debut, Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra and Chorus Vol. 2: Move the Universe


01. Sunshine Looks Like Rain
02. I'm Coming Home
03. Nature's Way
04. Hummingbird
05. Some Sweet Day
06. I Can't Go Home Again
07. And I Know In My Heart
08. We've Got A Long Way To Go
09. Wierdhouse
10. China

Nigel Olsson - Vocals, Drums, Percussion
B.J. Cole - Guitar [Dobro], Steel Guitar
Mick Grabham - Guitar, Percussion
Caleb Quaye - Guitar, Keyboards
Dee Murray - Bass
Kathi MacDonald - Vocals
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Jeff Titmus, Stuart Epps - Percussion
Claudia Linnear, Doris Troy, Kathi McDonald, Liza Strike - Backing Vocal






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13 comentários :

Javanes disse...

OGs, sonzeira. Obrigado.

Apenas para informar, este post não foi atualizado no Valvulado...nem em outros blogs.

Atenciosamente
Java

Only Good Song disse...

Uma baita raridade, não é?Só não vale vcs chamar de "prog" (rs)
Um som + anos 70 que este é impossivel.
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Sobre as atualizações, eu reparei que em alguns atualizam na hora, outros após várias horas.
Mas também se deixar de atualizar, não tem problema. Eu não tô esquentando a cabeça com isso, pq tanto faz eu receber 1 visita ou 1000, o feedback é (quase sempre) o mesmo.
+/- como deve acontecer no de vcs,

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Javanes disse...

Sem dúvida uma raridade.
E acho que é Prog (brincadeira)...

O que eu quis dizer é que seu post não está aparecendo na lista de Blogs, não está sendo atualizado...

Abraços

Only Good Song disse...

Eu entendi. Mas se vc vai la no CrhisGoesRock e alguns outros ele está atualizado.
Deve ter dado algum tilt.

Esquentanão, pq eu não tô esquentando hehe

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Breu disse...

Removi e adicionei de novo! Agora tã OK. Abraços.

Breu disse...

Discaço!!!! Ouvi o dia inteiro hoje. E nas classificações super elaboradas, é um Rock Blues com pinceladas Folk Prog Psicodélicas!
abraços ao OGS e Java

Only Good Song disse...

Sabia que iriam dizer que era PROG.... hehe

SuperBillie1 disse...

Thank you very much for Nigel Olsson !

Keep on rockin'

Frank

Only Good Song disse...

Hey Frank!
Thx for your comment and enjoy.

Mário Marinato disse...

Salve. Sabe de algum lugar de onde pode-se baixar esse disco? Valeu.

Only Good Song disse...

@Mário,
Os caras deletaram mais de 140 gb do YANDEX,
Me dê 1 ou 2 dias eu vou reupar.

Mário Marinato disse...

@Only Good Song

Valeu! Se tiver mais coisas relacionadas ao pessoal que já tocou com o Elton John, te agradeço.

Você conhece o disco The Bread and Beer Band, da banda de mesmo nome? É uma banda formada pelo Elton John no início da carreira dele. Só gravaram esse disco, que acabou nunca sendo lançado. Uns anos atrás começou a rolar na internet graças a uns vasculhadores de raridades. A gravação é bem ruim, mas vale a curiosidade.

Se você não tiver e quiser, posso upar em algum lugar pra você.

Abraço.

Only Good Song disse...

Eu já vi esse disco rolando como sendo um bootleg. Mas como eu já não tenho baixado boots há muito tempo, eu com certeza devo ter passado batido.
Eu vou dar um confere no youtube e ver qual é.
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