Thursday, August 01, 2013

Hank, baby

Hank Marvin is touring his Gypsy Jazz show across NZ in October, and Graham Reid has an interview with the Shadows guitar legend over here.

I discovered Hank's blazingly funky song Sunday for Seven Days on a great EMI compilation from 2005 called Scorched earth: Rock grooves 1969-1975. It covers everything from Ike and Tina Turner, to Steve Miller Band, the Sadistic Mika Band, Joy of Cooking, and Lothar and the Hand People.

Compiled by Chas Chandler and Stuart Kirkham, this Hank Marvin track was off his first solo album from 1969, after the Shadows split. The album peaked at #14 in the UK charts, and this tune was on one of the singles off it. It apparently also shares its name with a 1964 episode of Steptoe and Son.

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