Sunday, 15 September 2013

Everything Is Beautiful - Jack Hawkins Orchestra & Singers (1973)


Here you are, as promised, an old blog favourite, a new rip from a better condition copy, found at a local record fair!

Lots of fun from start to finish, it is a reissue of an earlier LP called Psychedelic 70′s on the Plexium label, an album I have never found out there, but I have found this one twice!

According to internet write ups from the original LP, it was recorded in 1970 live at the Locarno Ballroom in Blackpool!

It is the only place to find '30-60-90' as featured in the classic movie 'Get Carter'. Other highlights are the organ filled freakbeat 'Billy's Bag', funky covers of 'Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp' and 'Dancin' In The Street'.

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

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  2. Thanks very much!

  3. Thank you very much for Jack Hawkins sound.

    Best regards,

  4. Thanks for the new rip, great piece of Blackpool dance hall heritage.

  5. Jack called me to join his band in the 90s! The money was shite so I turned him down.
    Did you know that he is featured in the dancehall scene in the original 'Get Carter'? His name is on the billboard as they enter the club/

  6. Amazing!Just found this now.I was the lead guitarist on there.

    1. Hi Billy!

      Thanks for making contact.

      It is great to hear from someone who actually played on one of my featured albums! The album is one of my personal favourites, I love all the playing, particularly the guitar, the organ and the drums. The album retains the live atmosphere shown so well in the nightclub scene from Get Carter when 30-60-90 is playing!

      I hope hearing the album again brought back some good memories for you and would love to hear any further insights you could give into the album and whether any of the information in the above article is accurate!

      Thanks again,