Sound Bites & Double CD Set

 

IBC sessions CD Greenford CD

 

The CD covers above are two collections of The Presidents' mono recordings.

"The IBC Studio Sessions" double CD set features 25 tracks (including both sides of the band's 1964 Decca release) which were produced and engineered by Glyn Johns.

"The Greenford Tapes" is a double CD set featuring 34 tracks recorded live in July 1965, at the Oldfield's Hotel, Greenford, Middlesex.

All tracks (some from acetate demo disks) were re-engineered and digitally remastered by Paul Willmott, at Oswald's, Somerset, Bermuda.

The following selection of tracks, chosen to include every member of the band between 1959 to 1965, can be heard by clicking on the red stars:

Don't You Know
(CD: Glyn Johns Sessions)
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Pat Lavelle (voc); Ken Headley (guit); Robin Mayhew (guit); Colin Golding (bass); Phil Cunliffe (drs)

Milk Cow Blues
(CD: Glyn Johns Sessions)
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Martin Johnson (voc); Robin Mayhew (guit); Colin Golding (bass); Phil Cunliffe (drs)

Sandstorm
(CD: Glyn Johns Sessions)
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Ken Headley (guit); Robin Mayhew (guit); Colin Golding (bass); Phil Cunliffe (drs)

African Waltz
(CD: Glyn Johns Sessions)

star Ken Headley (guit); Robin Mayhew (guit); Colin Golding (bass); Phil Cunliffe (drs)
Palisades Park
(CD: Glyn Johns Sessions)

star Ricky Tyrrell (voc); Robin Mayhew (guit & voc); Tony Finch (guit); John Styles (keys); Tony Busson (bass); Eddy Patterson (drs)
Wooly Bully
(CD: The Greenford Tapes)

star Robin Mayhew (voc & guit)); Martin Cowtan (guit); Tony Busson (bass & voc); Eddy Patterson (drs); Eric Archer (harm & voc)
Hurtin' Inside
(CD: The Greenford Tapes)

star Robin Mayhew (voc & guit); Martin Cowtan (guit); Tony Busson (bass & voc); Eddy Patterson (drs), Eric Archer (harm & b/up vocals)
Eight Days a Week
(CD: The Greenford Tapes)

star Robin Mayhew (voc); Martin Cowtan (guit); Tony Busson (bass & voc); Eddy Patterson (drs); Eric Archer (harm & voc)
Let the Sun Shine In
(CD: Glyn Johns Sessions)

star Ricky Tyrrell (voc); Robin Mayhew (guit & voc); Tony Finch (guit); Tony Busson (bass & voc); John Styles (piano); Eddy Patterson (drs); Brian Whyles (harm).
Candy Man
(CD: Glyn Johns Sessions)

star Ricky Tyrrell (voc); Robin Mayhew (guit), Tony Finch (guit), Tony Busson (bass); John Styles (piano); Eddy Patterson (drs); Brian Whyles (harm).

Two compositions by Ken Headley, produced and recorded by Robin Mayhew, in 2006:

Slide Rule © star Martin Cowtan (lead guit);  Robin Mayhew (12 str. rhythm guit);.    Tony Busson (bass); Robin Mayhew (strings, keyboard, drs.)
Crantock © star Martin Cowtan (lead guit);  Robin Mayhew (12 str. rhythm guit);. Tony Busson (bass); Robin Mayhew (drs)

Watch this video, made live at a partial band reunion in December 2016:

More Love Required
star Tony Busson (bass guit), Ed Patterson (drs), Robin Mayhew (vocal, guit), Olly Mayhew (guit).


The Presidents on YouTube and on CD

In the mid-60s when The Presidents signed with Decca Records they submitted an acetate recording of "She Said Yeah", a song written by Roddy Jackson and Sony Bono, for possible release ... but it mysteriously disappeared. Incredibiy, almost 53 years later the acetate recording was discovered, prompting surviving band band members to get together and make a YouTube video of a studio performance of this classic song.
Look and listen to She Said Yeah!

The original acetate version is included on the soon to be released (June 29 2018) Ace Records' latest Planet Beat compilation of previously unreleased 1960s tracks from the Shel Talmy Vaults. Click here for full details and to order this CD

Watch The Presidents performing these titles on YouTube:

Candy Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrArc-VcWkk
Milk Cow Blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5BSaTOHmdM
Wooly Bully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcCbJqJ7qUY

Buy The Presidents music on CD:

The Presidents: The IBC Studio Sessions
plus
The Presidents: The Greenford Tapes

These double CD sets are available for £10.00 plus £2.00 post and packing each. Payment accepted by cheque, money order or PayPal.

Click here to purchase by email. Submit your order including your and full postal address, phone number and email address.

Click here to purchase using PayPal via The Music Store on Robin Mayhew's website.

The Candy Man Story

The late Brian Matthews retells the Candy Man story on this segment of BBC Radio2's 'Sounds Of The Sixties' programme. Listen here.



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