Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
We continue this time with Fred “Kermit” Dellar’s November 1995 notes in the CD insert, where we have just reached the word “Confusing?”, and where we start again.
“Confusing? The arrival of his Island Records debut album in 1967 didn’t help a bit. Titled “Sunshine Super Frog”, it claimed to feature Wynder K. Frogg. Which suggested that someone was unsure of how to spell the would-be star’s name. Additionally, while the sleeve claimed that the record was produced by Rolling Stones’ soundshaper Jimmy Miller, the label advised thatit was “Produced by Chris Blackwell”. In truth, it’s likely that the truth lay somewhere inbetween. For the Froggy one’s organistics were dubbed onto backing tapes made either in New York (as claimed) or Jamaica (as rumoured at Island Records), Island supremo Blackwell probably being responsible for the backdrops while Miller supervised the outfront sound.
All that was certain was that Weaver/Frog knew his way around R&B in a manner such that Booker T of Jimmy McGriff would have been proud to call their own.”
More next time, after a short break for Easter.