Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
More now from Chris Welch’s 2008 notes in the CD insert:
“Moody: “The band formed at the beginning of ’68 and by October the bass player had left for domestic reasons. However, we knew a great sax player called Ron Asbery, who had just formed a group called Back Door with bass player Colin Hodgkinson. They were working at a Redcar night club backing cabaret artists. They also played jazz fusion music with Back Door.
“Colin was the Jimi Hendrix of the bass guitar. Apparently he was a big influence on Stanley Clarke. When we started to record our second album, John McCoy asked Colin if he would come down and play on it. I think this album is more representative of what Tramline could do. The first album was a little naive and unplanned. The second album was still bluesy, but had more direction and the sound Colin gave to the band was something else.
“The first track [which is of course the one on the sampler] is a tune from Traffic’s second album. “We were all fans of Traffic and John suggested we did our version of “Pearly Queen”. Our version has a more intense guitar solo than Steve Winwood’s and it was released as a single. The next number “Sweet Satisfaction” was influenced by Jimi Hendrix, I suppose! When you listen to this album you can hear we were having fun. A lot of the tracks were done “live” in the studio and the album only took a couple of days to make.”
More next time.