Mouse

Mouse was an English hard-rock/psych band that released the album Lady Killer on Sovereign in 1973. This was the second of three one-off rock combos during a four-year period for jazz guitarist Ray Russell, who preceded Mouse with Running Man in 1972 and followed with Chopyn in 1975. Members: Alan “Al” Clare (lead vocals, keyboards), […]

Chopyn

Chopyn were an English art-rock band that released the album Grand Slam on Jet Records in 1975. The band paired veteran jazz-rock guitarist Ray Russell with singer/songwriter Ann Odell. Members: Denny McCaffrey (vocals), Simon Colclough (vocals), Clyde McMullen (bass, vocals), Ann Odell (keyboards, vocals), Simon Phillips (drums), Ray Russell (guitar, vocals, sitar) Odell had released […]

Rock Workshop

Rock Workshop was a British brass-rock and blues band that released the 1970–71 CBS albums Rock Workshop and The Very Last Time. The first features Scottish singer Alex Harvey, pre-Sensational Band. Guitarist Ray Russell arranged both albums, which also feature trumpeter Harry Beckett. Members: Alan Greed, Alan Rushton, Alex Harvey, Bob Downes, Brian Miller, Bud […]

Cliff Richard ‎– Silver (1983)

Silver is a studio album by English pop/rock vocalist Cliff Richard, released in 1983 on EMI Records. Though derived from the album’s opening cut, the title also paid reference to the singer’s “Silver Jubilee,” as 1983 marked his 25th year in the music business. In the U.K., the album was briefly issued as a double […]

Judie Tzuke ‎– Welcome to the Cruise (1979)

Welcome to the Cruise is the debut album by English songwriter/vocalist Judie Tzuke, released in 1979 on Rocket. Stateside, the album was titled Stay With Me Till Dawn to capitalize on the popular closing ballad. Tracklist: A1. “Welcome to the Cruise” (4:58) A2. “Sukarita” (3:29) A3. “For You” (2:42) A4. “These Are the Laws” (4:45) […]