Label: Western Star Recording Company - WSRC 014 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Rockabilly, Skiffle
Joe Meek was Britain's first independent record producer, and one of the first in the world to receive recognition as such. A quiet, creative child, he already knew by the time he was eight or nine that he wanted to do something with sound and electronics. He made his first recording in his early teens - an acetate of brother Eric's girlfriend singing a currently popular dance tune.
Joe moved to London in the mid's. At first he took odd jobs at TV repair shops, but very shortly found his way to being a junior engineer for studios such as IBC. Joe made many recordings there with British jazz legends such as Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Humphrey Lyttleton, No More Blues - Various - Deluxe Mix 2007 - Bose Blue Note Records Festival even designed the mixing desk in the control room.
By the late 's, Joe had already accumulated a great deal of recording equipment of his own and was providing rehearsal space for well known artists, recording songs of his own and working with other then-unknown artists. Joe had an uncanny knack of spotting "image" a mile off. Around the turn of the decade, Blue began work on what was to become his home and studio until his death in LImmensità - Mina - Una Voce, Un Cuore He rented an apartment in North London's Holloway Road.
What Joe has accomplished over a mere 10 years is all facts and history, and a well produced tribute to Blue Beat - Various - Joe Meek Should Inherit The Earth Volume 2 man and his legacy is a very welcome idea if you ask me, even though it's not the first tribute to Joe and it will certainly not be the last either.
Being a Joe Meek fan himself, all he had to do was set his teeth in the project. Most of the singers are backed by The Western All-Stars, a selection of great musicians from Alan's stable. There's a total 25 great renditions of classic British pop songs, very well packed and with extensive track-by-track liner notes by Geoff Barker.
A delicious collection! Western Star Recording Company P.
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