Linda Lewis: Hampstead Days

Linda Lewis: Hampstead Days

Label: Troubadour
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1.      Red Light Ladies  (Lewis)

2.      Feeling Feeling  (Lewis)

3.      More Than A Fool (Lewis)

4.      What Are You asking Me For (Lewis)

5.      Gladly Give My Hand(Lewis)  

6.      Lark  (Lewis)      

7.      Been My Best (Lewis)

8.      Little Indians (Lewis)

9.      It’s The Frame (Lewis)

10.   The Funky Kitchen (Lewis)

11.   Rock-A-Doodle-Doo (Lewis)                   

12.   On The Stage (Lewis)                                 

13.   Old Smokey   (Lewis)                                 

14.   Gladly Give My Hand (Lewis)                

15.   What Are You Asking Me For (Lewis)     

16.   Water Baby (Lewis)                                   

17.   If I Could   (Lewis)                                                        

18.   Not A Little Girl Anymore (Kupka, Bartlet, Castilo)

19.   I Do My Best To Impress (Lewis)

20.   Love Where Are You Now (Samwell, Tench)

21.   The Cordon Blues      (Lewis)

22.   It’s In His Kiss (Rudy Clark )

 

Tracks 1-10 Paris Theatre 4th May 1973    (Linda solo acoustic)

Tracks 18-22 Paris Theatre Studio London 30th May 1975

 Musicians

Robert Ahwai- Guitar, Derek Austin –Piano, Jerry Conway- Drums, Steve Gregory- Flute

Phillip Chen- Bass, Darrel Lee Que-Congas

Tracks 11-17 Radio Sessions

Tracks 11, 15, 16, Recorded 13.06.73 Broadcast   18.06.73 David Hamilton

Tracks 12, 17      09th January 1974     David Hamilton

Tracks 13 & 14     07th November 1972     Jimmy Young

  • For the very first time unreleased Radio One in concert and sessions from one of the early seventies best British female singer songwriters. During this period Linda released worldwide chart topping albums “Lark” “Fathoms Deep“ & “Not a little girl anymore” which had the top 5 hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic “ (Remember the Days of)
  • The old school yard “ (written for her by her then boyfriend Cat Stevens), “Rock-a –doodle doo”, “Old Smokey” & “It’s in his kiss”.
  • Linda went on to appear in the top ten more than another dozen times before the end of the decade.
  • Whilst recording these sessions and concerts Linda also did backing singing work to keep the money coming in with clients such as David Bowie (Aladdin Sane), Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (Best Years of our Lives ) whilst also appearing on the various TV shows at the time Like Top Of The Pops, Supersonic two shows on which she made over 50 appearances !
  • Due to the success of Cherry Red Records re issuing of all of Linda’s albums public demand is high for unreleased material.
  • Linda Is performing a Hits & More show the day before release date at London’s Jazz Café this will be her first show in many years and is expected to sell out very quickly.
  • Linda herself has been interviewed for the liner notes on this album and the packaging features unseen photos from renown photographer Peter Sanders
  • Reviews will appear in Record Collector, Uncut, R2, Mojo, Shindig,

Design  Les Clark

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