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A beautiful noise, best appreciated at high volume.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Unearthed (Audio CD)
Jackie Lomax is a long-lost/never found gem. One of the best white R&B/soul voices to have come out of the sixties and seventies, he was unappreciated at the time and unheard of today and what a shame that is for lovers of great blues/soul/pop music. He started out as the lead vocalist and bass-player in the Undertakers, the rockingest, stompingest live act to come out of Liverpool (and that includes the Beatles). They were signed to Pye Records at the height of Merseybeat but were mismanaged and badly advised, especially in relation to which tracks would best represent them on singles: all those singles are here, and apart from JUST A LITTLE BIT, their only chart entry, every B-side is stronger than the A-sides foisted upon them by their record label. They failed to make any commercial impact and after a spell in America they split up. In addition to the eight sides issued as singles by Pye and both sides of their only US single, this CD contains an album's-worth of material recorded in 1965 but never released until UNEARTHED. British R&B, pop, prototype Freakbeat, whatever category the tracks might fall into, it's a beautiful noise and best appreciated at high volume. Wonderful stuff.