12 RSL 188 Lonesome man blues (King of the ghetto)

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Catalogue number12 RSL 188
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TitleLonesome man blues (King of the ghetto)
ArtistDavid Kelly / Peter Filleul
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionVery Good Plus
BBC records label codeB
BBC Records and Tapes label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Records and Tapes
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Distributed / printed byEMI Records
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas View all other tracks listed as Dramas.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codes12 RSL 188 A-1U-1-1-x1 Tim Toig
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Lonesome man blues3.02
A2Breaking in / Ghettolands / S. Sleaze / Ladders prey / Wolf van jack4.46
A4S. Sleaze
A5Ladders prey
A6Wolf van jack
B1Riverside rendezvous / Country bag / Long hot summer4.29
B2Burning up / Urban D. K. / Blues for matty4.27
B3No tears for Sadie / Flying away2.05
B4Burning up
B5Urban D. K.
B6Blues for matty
B7No tears for sadie
B8Flying away
Total length of media 18:49.

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Dave Kelly (Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals)
Peter Filleul (Keyboards)
Paul Jones (Harmonica)
Mark Feltham (Harmonica - Ghettoland)
Bob Hall (Piano)
Liz Kitchen (Percussion)
Andy Brown (Bass)
Bob Jenkins (Drums)
Martin Allen (Tabla)

Arranged by

Dave Kelly
Peter Filleul

Engineered by

Richard Chamberlain
Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Mike Felton
Rob Biggs

Produced by

Dave Kelly
Peter Filleul

'King of the Ghetto' - written by Farrukh Dhondy, produced by W. Stephen Gilbert, directed by Roy Battersby.

So you have a cracking, gripping, original television serial telling the story of two young whites and their relationship with the Bengali community around London's Brick Lane. You've firmly rejected the Ravi Shanker approach. But what kind of note do you strike in approaching composers to provide a score for the serial ? The story's about ordinary people, people struggling with universal problems on the streets and in their homes-housing itself, schooling for the kids, work and ready money, love and sex and friendship, power and organisations, business and big bucks, an identity. In the end we wanted a people's music, an idiom that anyone's heart could be touched by. Few musicians in Britain play and sing blues like they were meant by the pioneers in black America. But Dave Kelly's voice and slide guitar are the real thing, even though they're English. Put Peter Filleul's imagination and keyboard alongside and the result is a blues-based score that is by turns gutsy, ricky, disturbing and deeply affecting. We're sure we've struck the right note: lots of them. (W Stephen Gilbert)

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