Thursday 2 February 2012

R+B Keepers: Live at the National Hotel

We've been digging into the live tracks the past few days, so why stop now?

The R+B Keepers were a Nash fixture from 1981 until ’84 (with a six-month hiatus in there). Ex-Bee Ronnie Champagne sent in a whack of live recordings, which may have been released on cassette back in the day (history is a bit hazy on the point, it seems.)

The Band:

G.W. Montana (a.k.a. Grant Sim): vox & tele
Uncle Nicki Montana (a.k.a. Peter Clark): vox & bass
Ronnie Montana (a.k.a. Ronnie Champagne): vox & guitar
Luke Paulman (a.k.a. Paul Lukeman ): vox & sax
Rob Hate (a.k.a. Rob Hayter): skins & tubs
Buzzy Montana (a.k.a. Brad Spaz): live sound
Mr. Miles Arthur Jones: cassette recorder

Track listing:

All My Love is Lovin'
Got to Be Mine
Statesboro Blues (McTell)
Money (That's What I Want) (Strong)
Tobacco Road (Loudermilk)
You Got to Live
On Any Sunday
New Day Yesterday
Bee Who You Want to Bee
Can't Judge a Book (Diddley)
Who Do You Love? (Diddley)

Thanks a metric tonne for sharing these songs, Ronnie!

It's the bees' knees!

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