B.B. Blunder - Worker’s Playtime (expanded) 2 x CDs

SKU 23-ECLEC 22793
“Following the demise of the legendary Blossom Toes in December ’69, guitarist Brian Godding and bassist Brian Belshaw backed vocalist Julie Driscoll at two London concerts in early 1970, along with drummer Barry Jenkins. The second of these concerts took place at The Roundhouse on 27th February 1970. A highlight of the performance was a rendition of Godding’s rousing composition ‘New Day’, a song recorded by Blossom Toes but sadly not released. The concert was enthusiastically reviewed by the underground press prompting the event organiser, Peter Swales, to propose the band re-record ‘New Day’.
By this time Jenkins had departed and so former Blossom Toes drummer Kevin Westlake stepped in. Recording sessions took place at Olympic Studios with guest contributions from musicians such as Julie Driscoll, Mick Taylor and Brian Auger along with jazz musicians Marc Charig and Nick Evans.
Adopting the band name BB Blunder, the album was released in May 1971. A fine work with progressive and jazz influences with excellent material such as ‘New Day’, ‘Sticky Living’ and the epic ‘Seed’ (a track also featured on the classic sampler ‘All Good Clean Fun’) it failed to make a commercial impact and BB Blunder disbanded, leaving a legacy of this wonderful album.
This Esoteric Recordings edition has been remastered and is expanded to include two previously unreleased tracks recorded for the BBC Radio 1 Sounds Of The ‘70s programme which featured a different band line-up with vocalist Reg King (formerly with The Action), keyboard player Nick Judd and drummer Chris Hunt. The set also has an additional CD of out-takes from the Olympic Studios recording sessions.

Track Listing:
Workers’ Playtime
1 Sticky Living
2 You’re So Young
3 Lost Horizons
4 Research
5 Rocky Yagbag
6 Seed
7 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
8 Rise
9 Moondance
10 New Day
Bonus tracks
11 Go Have Yourself A Good Time (BBC Radio Sounds of the 70s session 1971) (with Reg King) (previously unreleased)
12 Sticky Living (BBC Radio Sounds of the 70s session 1971) (with Reg King) (previously unreleased)

DISC TWO: Session Out-takes
1 Backstreet
2 Freedom
3 Black Crow’s Nest
4 When I Was In The Country
5 A Hard Day’s Night
6 Come On Eyes
7 Snippet With Tippett
8 Square Dance
9 Earache
10 Robots
11 Waltz
  • LabelEsoteric
  • UPC5013929479388
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