Peddlers, The

Also known as Peddlers

Short biography of Peddlers, The: The three members of the Peddlers Roy Phillips, Tab Martin and Trevor Morais first met in a Manchester music shop. All three were looking for a new venture after their previous bands had folded. Following the teaming up the band began rehearsals with the clear intention of developing a new approach. Phillips described their syle as "blues based with a touch of rock and jazz ............ we are trying to set trends". The debut single "Let the Sun Shine In/True girl coupled an energetic r&b track with an uncomfortable attempt at merseybeat and started a run of five more singles and an EP for the Philips label, most of the which are collected on the 1968 compilation album "The Fantastic Peddlers". Highlights of which include Phillip's "Whatever Happened to the Good Times" and "Anybody's Fool". In 1966 the group began a residency at Annies Room in London also playing the Scotch of St James and the Pickwick where the groups first album "Live at the Pickwick" was recorded. The album is a perfect "you are there" .. of the mid-sixties London club scene complete with a trying hard to be hip Pete Murray introduction and a semi celebrity audience. The Peddlers reputation as a live attraction spread and after becoming the first Brits to play the Flamingo in Las Vegas a deal with CBS was signed. The first album for CBS "Freewheelers" contained eleven cover versions of mainly standards with one original song. The follow up "Three in a cell" followed suit although this time Phillips provided four of the eleven tracks. The group also continued to release regular singles several of which were minor hits. The last album for CBS 1970's "Birthday" came complete with risque cover with the music ranging from folk to jazz. Back at the Philips label the group released the excellent "Three for all" which included "Tell the world were not in" and "The Lost Continent" from "Three in a Cell" album. The next release was "Georgia on my Mind" a straight reissue of "Live at the Pickwick" and was followed by the ambitious "Suite London" recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. After Morais quit the group and with new drummer Paul Johnston in tow The Peddlers released their final album "Live in London". The mid seventies however was a different place and the group called it a day soon after "Live in London" was released. The Peddlers were an underrated group who had in Phillips an excellent musician, vocalist and writer and in Martin and Morais a rhythm section second to none. They left behind some great records, a enviable live reputation and were a true sound of the 60's.

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  2. http://www.myspace.com/thepeddlersjazztrio
  3. www.royphillips.org
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Peddlers, The - Three In A Cell Three In A Cell 11
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1968 CBS
2 Peddlers, The - The Fantastic Peddlers The Fantastic Peddlers 12
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1968
3 Peddlers, The - Part One Part One 17
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1992 Columbia
4 Peddlers, The - Freewheelers Freewheelers 12
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1967
5 Peddlers, The - The Fantastic Peddlers The Fantastic Peddlers 12
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Contour
6 Peddlers, The - The Best Of The Best Of 11
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1971 CBS
7 Peddlers, The - Part Two Part Two 15
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1992 Columbia
8 Peddlers, The - Birthday Birthday 9
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1969 CBS
9 Peddlers, The - Birth Birth 2
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1969 CBS
10 Peddlers, The - Suite London Suite London 13
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1972 Philips
11 Peddlers, The - Suite London Suite London 12
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1972 Odeon
12 Peddlers, The - Birth Birth 2
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1969 CBS
13 Peddlers, The - 'Live' In London 'Live' In London 9
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1974 EMI
14 Peddlers, The - Girlie Girlie 2
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1969 CBS
15 Peddlers, The - Three For All Three For All 12
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1970-08-07 Philips
16 Peddlers, The - Sing Me An Old Song Sing Me An Old Song 2
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1973 Philips
17 Peddlers, The - Suite London Suite London 13
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1972
18 Peddlers, The - Let Me Be Turned To Stone / Hello Sophie Let Me Be Turned To Stone / Hello Sophie 2
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1971 Philips
19 Peddlers, The - Suite London Suite London 12
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1973 Stateside
20 Peddlers, The - Honey Come Back Honey Come Back 2
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1970 CBS
21 Peddlers, The - Tell The World We're Not In / Rainy Day In London Tell The World We're Not In / Rainy Day In London 2
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1970 Stateside
22 Peddlers, The - Birthday Birthday 13
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2008 Air Mail Archive
23 Peddlers, The - Birth Birth 2
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1969 CBS
24 Peddlers, The - Girlie Girlie 2
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1969 CBS
25 Peddlers, The - Irresistable You Irresistable You 2
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1967 CBS
26 Peddlers, The - That's Life That's Life 2
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1969 CBS
27 Peddlers, The - Thank God Thank God 2
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1970 Stateside
28 Peddlers, The - Is There Anyone Out There Is There Anyone Out There 2
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1974-03-11 EMI
29 Peddlers, The - Peddlers Power Peddlers Power 12
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1972 Odeon
30 Peddlers, The - Three In A Cell Three In A Cell 11
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1968 Epic
31 Peddlers, The - Birthday Birthday 9
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1969 CBS
32 Peddlers, The - Peddlers Power Peddlers Power 12
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1972 Odeon
33 Peddlers, The - Birthday Birthday 9
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1969 CBS
34 Peddlers, The - Georgia On My Mind Georgia On My Mind 13
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1970 Fontana
35 Peddlers, The - Birth Birth 2
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1969 CBS

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