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Alex Harvey - 1969 - Roman Wall Blues


Alex Harvey was a Scottish rock musician. With The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, he built a reputation as an exciting live performer during the 1970s glam rock era. His musical roots were in Dixieland jazz and skiffle music, which enjoyed considerable popularity in England and Scotland during the late 1950s. From 1958-1965, he was the leader of Alex Harvey's Big Soul Band, playing blues and rock and roll songs and spent considerable time touring in the United Kingdom and Germany. He also won a competition that sought "Scotland's answer to Tommy Steele." Harvey became strongly identified with British rhythm and blues music, although he was equally able to play rock songs. After leaving the Big Soul Band, he briefly tried for a solo career, but with little success. By 1967, he found a positive direction for his career when he became a member of the pit band in the London stage production of the musical Hair. This band recorded the live LP Hair Rave Up which contained Harvey originals and other songs not from the stage show. In 1970 Harvey formed Rock Workshop with Ray Russell; their first, self-titled album contained an early version of "Hole In Her Stocking",later to appear on Framed. Harvey remained with "Hair" for five years. Roman Wall Blues is an album  made after the Soul Band, and his time in the Hair pit band. This album was released in 1969 and contains one song from Hair ("Donna"), plus some Harvey originals he would later re-record ("Midnight Moses", "Roman Wall Blues", "Hammer Song").

01 - Midnight Moses
02 - Hello L.A.
03 - Broken Hearted Fairytale
04 - Donna
05 - Roman Wall Blues
06 - Jumping Jack Flash
07 - Hammer Song
08 - Let My Bluebird Sing
09 - Maxine
10 - Down At Bart´s Place
11 - Candy

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