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Down By Jetty [Import]

Dr. Feelgood Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Canvey Island, Essex, was an unlikely birthplace for Britain's finest R&B band. Its bleak industrial skyline set against the cold waters of the Thames estuary, keeps it from inclusion in most holiday brochures, but in the 1960's it was home to teenage friends Lee Collinson, Chris White and John Sparkes.

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Product details

  • Audio CD (13 Jan 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Toshiba EMI Japan
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

1. She Does It Right
2. Boom Boom
3. More I Give
4. Roxette
5. One Weekend
6. That Ain't No Way to Behave
7. I Don't Mind
8. Twenty Yards Behind
9. Keep It Out of Sight
10. All Through the City
11. Cheque Book
12. Oyeh!
13. Bonie Moronie/Tequila [Live]

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oyeh! Oyeh! Oyeh! 6 July 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There seem to be a lot of so-called "classic" albums getting the deluxe two-disc treatment at the moment and this is one of the few that deserve it. The band's debut album is well-known for being a mono recording at a time (1974) when that was supposed to be a thing of the past. Yet it remains their best studio album, bettered arguably only by the live set, "Stupidity". Including a stereo mix of the album here is therefore arbitrary but inevitable. It stands up well enough and you may even prefer it if you're not familiar with the original, but it is after all the mono version that made the band successful.

Wilko Johnson wrote most of the material and clearly hit a rich vein with stripped-down rhythm beauties such as "She Does It Right". Better still though are the bonus tracks all of which are well up to standard, including a run of live recordings at the end. And then of course, there's "Route 66"...British rhythm and blues at its finest. It's almost worth buying two copies.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate R&B Album 9 Mar 2012
By Keith M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Dr. Feelgood's 1975 debut album Down By The Jetty is a near-perfect rendition of real rhythm and blues, delivered by one of the most exciting bands that ever graced any stage or recording studio. Whilst the Feelgoods follow-up to this album, the album Malpractice, was also a great record, as indeed was their live album Stupidity, for me, they never equalled this stunning debut recording. Of course, thereafter once the Feelgoods' legendary guitarist Wilko Johnson left the band in 1977 they were a shadow of their former selves (which, given that Wilko wrote most of the songs and provided their near-unique guitar sound, is not surprising).

Canvey Island-based Dr. Feelgood were, rightly, best known for their two stunning frontmen. Wilko Johnson (real name John Wilkinson) was (and still is, in fact) one of the most original guitarists around (although he had learnt his technique from that of one of his heroes, guitarist Mick Green from the band Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and later The Dakotas) and one never ceased to be amazed at how he managed to achieve such a complex guitar sound (normally playing at least two guitar parts simultaneously, whilst apparently just strumming the instrument!). The remarkable singer and frontman Lee Brilleaux (real name Lee Collinson) was the other half of this great band's dual aural and visual attack, strutting around the stage in his ever-dirtier trademark white jacket (sometimes suit), playing a mean harp on selected songs (at which point Wilko took on lead vocal duties), and just generally acting the hooligan - all the more surprising to then hear this articulate man speak in his gentleman's voice!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic! 9 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
When I first bought this on vinyl, it just blew me away with its energy and no nonsense delivery, and when I saw the band play live, it was a breath of fresh air in a stuffy prog rock world. Hearing it again now, I realise what an influence Wilco had on the yet to come punk rock guitar sound. This is genius stuff!
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW. This is well worth Getting! 21 Jan 2001
Format:Audio CD
Listen People. This is a total classic. If you missed out on it on vinyl then buy it now! The CD version just makes all the best beats, all the best riffs and all the best tunes come out better. A must for all Feelgood fans from days gone by. Order it now! No really. NOW!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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Wilko Johnson had always adored Johnny Kidd & The Pirates and especially their guitar player Mick Green - and tucked away on the B-side of their 1964 hit "Always & Forever" (HMV POP 1269) was an obscure cover version of a Piano Red song from 1962 on Okeh Records called "Doctor Feelgood" (Red's group was actually called Dr. Feelgood & The Interns). Wilko chose this apt name for his new rockin' band - and a kick ass British rhythm 'n' blues legend was born.

The line up for their debut was:
LEE BRILLEAUX on Lead Vocals and Harmonica
WILKO JOHNSON on Lead Guitar and Vocals
THE BIG FIGURE on Drums and Vocals (real name John Martin)

This 2CD June 2006 COLLECTORS EDITION is a celebration of their explosive 1975 debut album "Down By The Jetty" - and is an absolute peach of a reissue - it really is. There's a lot on offer here, so let's get to the details:

Disc 1 (56:33 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 13 are the album "Down By The Jetty" issued in January 1975 on United Artists UAS 29727. It was deliberately recorded and issued in MONO. 11 of the 13 tracks are Wilko Johnson originals complimented by two covers "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker and the Larry Williams/Champs duo of "Bonie Moronie/Tequila".
"Bonie Moronie/Tequila" ends the album and was recorded live at Dingwalls in 1974 (some of the rest of that live set now turns up on Disc 2 - see below).

Track 14 is "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66", a Bobby Troup/Nat King Cole/Chuck Berry cover version and the non-album B-side to their debut 7" single in the UK "She Does It Right" issued November 1974 on United Artists UP 35760. The A-side opens Side 1 of the album.

Tracks 15 to 18 are Previously Unreleased MONO Studio Outtakes from the sessions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just brilliant!
Published 3 days ago by Alex Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album, first Dr Feelgood music in my collection ...
Fantastic album, first Dr Feelgood music in my collection I will be adding to it. Every track is strong especially Cheque Book buy it you won't be disappointed.
Published 29 days ago by Mark Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars rockin at the jetty
who cant like this album its a classic
Published 1 month ago by Big Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars A CD wouldn't do it right
Even a multi-disc reissue with bonus tracks and stereo mixes - this is music that needs a little surface noise.

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Published 3 months ago by will_de_beest
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Bought for my uncles 60th birthday, he absolutely loves it to the point everyone else is fed up with hearing it, really good album though
Published 6 months ago by Teresa Simcock
5.0 out of 5 stars Feelgood.
Brand new copy of an awesome album.

It's true what they say, it sounds better on vinyl!

This is the start of a Dr Feelgood album collection, better than any... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Oldbikerboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Pared down RnB by local boys
I came to this via American blues, Dr Feelgood hold their own even in this company at this distance in time.
Published 12 months ago by Jester
5.0 out of 5 stars Down by the Jetty
Classic Dr Feelgood album that everyone should own . Good solid tight album . Well Recommended Buy it now :-)
Published 13 months ago by M Saunders
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what the Doctor ordered
First time I watched Dr Feelgood perform was on a BBC2 recording of them at Queen Mary College (QMC) on the Mile End Road. Punchy rhythm, hard-hitting vocals. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Alan Robert Lancaster
5.0 out of 5 stars the first record i ever bought
This album is the first album i ever bought, at the age of 11, my brother went down to Woolies and got it for me , the first one was warped and wouldn't play so we had to go back... Read more
Published 16 months ago by thomas hingley
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