Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Bo Street Runners, 1960's RnB
-when the blues was in black and white
Formed in 1964 in Harrow, Middlesex, England, the Bo Street Runners initially comprised John Dominic (vocals), Gary Thomas (lead guitar), Royston Fry (keyboards), Dave Cameron (bass) and Nigel Hutchinson (drums). Within months of forming they recorded a self-financed EP that was sold at Harrow's Railway Hotel, where the group held a residency. When Cameron's mother sent a copy of the disc to the producers of ATV's Ready, Steady, Go!, the Bo Street Runners were added to the list of competitors in the show's talent contest, "Ready, Steady, Win!". The group won, securing a prized contract with Decca Records. "Bo Street Runner" duly became their debut single, but despite the publicity, it failed to chart. Glyn Thomas and Tim Hinkley then replaced Hutchinson and Fry, while Dave Quincy was added on saxophone. Two singles for Columbia Records ensued, "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do" and "Baby Never Say Goodbye", the latter of which lost out to the original version by Unit Four Plus Two. Thomas was then replaced by Mick Fleetwood, and with Quincy departing for Chris Farlowe, the reshaped Bo Street Runners released a version of the Beatles' "Drive My Car" in January 1966. Fleetwood was then replaced in turn by Alan Turner and Barrie Wilson, and when Dominic opted to manage the group, Mike Patto joined as vocalist. The Bo Street Runners disbanded late in 1966, after which Patto recorded a solo single, "Can't Stop Talkin' 'Bout My Baby". The b-side, "Love", represented the final Bo Street Runners recording. Patto was reunited with Hinkley in the Chicago Line Blues Band, before joining Timebox, who in turn evolved into Patto.Not to be confused with the American band of the same name.
BO STREET RUNNERS \Soul Agents\ nowhere groups
01 Bo Street Runner (version 1) - BO STREET RUNNERS02 I Just Want To Make Love To You - BO STREET RUNNERS03 Shame, Shame, Shame - BO STREET RUNNERS04 The Lonely Avenue - BO STREET RUNNERS05 Tell Me - BO STREET RUNNERS06 Bo Street Runner (version 2) - BO STREET RUNNERS07 Tell Me What You're Gonna Do - BO STREET RUNNERS08 And I Do Just What I Want - BO STREET RUNNERS09 Baby Never Say Goodbye - BO STREET RUNNERS10 Get Out Of My Way - BO STREET RUNNERS11 Drive My Car - BO STREET RUNNERS12 So Very Woman - BO STREET RUNNERS13 Love - BO STREET RUNNERS14 Jump Back - BO STREET RUNNERS15 Shimmy Shimmy Ko-ko-bop - BO STREET RUNNERS
16 Mean Woman Blues - SOUL AGENTS17 I Just Want To Make Love To You - SOUL AGENTS18 Let's Make It Pretty Baby - SOUL AGENTS19 The Seventh Son - SOUL AGENTS20 Don't Break It Up - SOUL AGENTS21 Gospel Train - SOUL AGENTS
22 Green Eyes - nowhere group23 I Need You - nowhere group24 Nonsense And Misery - nowhere group
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