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    The world and his mother probably know all about them, but does anyone have amny recommendations of albums other the than 'The Exciting Daly Wilson Big Band ' - which is pretty pant wettingly good in my books up with Harry Roche's 'Spiral'.
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  • #2
    personally i don't like any of their other records, but the exciting LP is one of my all-time favourites. the rest get a bit funk/disco-by-numbers and aren't as out-there nutty as Exciting. kerrie biddell did some solo LPs too, don't know what they're like tough. maybe dj sheep can help out here?
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    • #3
      Sorry to sound like an idiot but these are Australian right?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (sermad @ Jan. 18 2004,21:27)]Sorry to sound like an idiot but these are Australian right?
        Yep&#33;
        Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (theeman @ Jan. 18 2004,21:09)]kerrie biddell did some solo LPs too, don&#39;t know what they&#39;re like tough.
          For what it&#39;s worth, she&#39;s probably best known to us Poms as the female vocalist on the theme from &#39;Sons and Daughters&#39;. What that makes her solo stuff like, one can only imagine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Jan. 18 2004,22:05)]
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (theeman @ Jan. 18 2004,21:09)]kerrie biddell did some solo LPs too, don&#39;t know what they&#39;re like tough.
            For what it&#39;s worth, she&#39;s probably best known to us Poms as the female vocalist on the theme from &#39;Sons and Daughters&#39;. What that makes her solo stuff like, one can only imagine.
            Her solo LP has a Sly stone cover, think it&#39;s Sing a simple Song, Fairly good by my recolection. Bit of a shouter ala the bird from 10 wheel drive, Genya Ravan (prob. the incorrect spelling).
            You can't take a stocking offa bare leg

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            • #7
              yeah - they have about 6 other LPs, mostly big band covers i.e. Shaft, 2001 etc.. there are some good moments on a couple of them. In some ways they&#39;re bit of a novelty as they were sponsored by benson &amp; hedges and the album jackets are layered with their cigarette  logo &amp; photos of them performing with big ol signs behind them etc .. by the sounds of it Ed is using the one I gave him to serve beandip

              &#39;the exciting&#39; is one of my white whales - not an easy one to track down these days, I do get surprised when I see it popping up amongst the &#39;weekend finds&#39; of peeps all over the spot (UK &amp; US) so they must have sold a few copies of that one

              generally though the DWBB wasn&#39;t the cream of the aussie 70s crop for discerning vultures - Dj Sheeps &#39;ish&#39; listings over at soulstrut are more indicative of the better stuff - Judy Bailey, Bruce Clarke, Brian Brown etc etc

              Kerrie Biddell has a solo Lp which I think is called &#39;just the beginning&#39; - it features a cover of sing a simple song, I see this one around a bit &amp; might start scooping one or two for trades if the price is right/people are interested. She was featured on one or two DWBB LPs as was Marcia Hines..

              Sheep &amp;/or Bruce Highway might be along in a bit and have some more to add




               

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              • #8
                Yep, they&#39;re australian. &quot;Live at the Cellblock&quot; is also good (reddish cover). If you&#39;re patient you can find their LPs on the cheap, as they were popular in their home country. &quot;The Exciting&quot; has at least a US pressing as well and is coveted by &quot;beatheads&quot; for the break that Siah (and others) flipped. Other than that it&#39;s hit or miss. Their one with covers of &quot;shaft&quot; and &quot;2001&quot; is especially bland in my opinion.

                I&#39;ve had the biddell with &quot;sing a simple song&quot; on it... quite a scorcher but the rest of the LP is... how do you say it... a &quot;bit naff&quot; I traded it for a kynard LP or something.

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                • #9
                  hopefully I&#39;ll be bringing some of these back to the UK in a couple of weeks. Only hit one market so far and picked up:

                  Daly Wilson Big Band - Exciting (double)
                  Ayers Rock
                  Renee Geyer - same (double)
                  Jeff St John&#39;s Copperwine - Joint Effort
                  John Cadman Trio - on the harbour
                  Kerrie Biddell (double)

                  Claude Denjean - Open Circuit (double)
                  Ellen McIlwaine - We the People (double)
                  Blue Mink - A Time of Change
                  Rock Workshop - The Very Last Time
                  T. Ondera and the Onderas - Rock and Drums/Free
                  J.O.B. Orchestra - Open the Doors to your Heart

                  we&#39;ll see what turns up&#33;

                  cheers all
                  We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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                  • #10
                    nice finds john&#33;

                    i&#39;d agree in regards to the daly wilson lps, the first two are deffo the ones, even &#39;on tour&#39; has some moments but as for the later stuff... i can&#39;t listen to it. i heard a rumour that they gave &quot;In Australia 77&quot; away at concerts, which would explain why you see those shit things everywhere here. as for kerrie biddell, her first self titled lp had &#39;sing a simple song&#39; on it, the original is on Bootleg and there was a later release on budget label Summit with a different cover. The next lp &#39;Only the Beginning&#39; has a passable version of Bill Withers &#39;Harlem&#39; on it with something of a break and a curious version of &quot;Peaches en Regalia&quot; with Kerrie singing the melody. apart from that there&#39;s a thing from 79 with a jazz outfit called &#39;compared to what&#39;, it&#39;s nothing special, and a forgettable 1 sided 45 with her singing a promo ditty for a local banking institution.

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                    • #11
                      Yes, yes... very nice finds John, I just picked up that Rock &amp; Drums - Free on the weekend also... John Cadman&#39;s a sweet find as is all that other stuff&#33; What markets you be hittin&#39; ??

                      I don&#39;t have much to add... On the trade tip, US heads seem to dig the &quot;Too Good For A One Night Stand&quot; joint??? The Exciting is undoubtably the DWBB&#39;s best LP... there are a few different pressings also:

                      The first Australian pressing had a green record label and the cover has a sticker with Kerrie Biddel&#39;s name on it. First saw this at Bruce Highway&#39;s crib and recently sourced a copy. The pressing seems a little better.

                      Second Australian pressing has the standard blue Festival label. No sticker on cover. I only turn this one up about once every 4-6 months.

                      US pressing has imprinted on the front &quot;&#036;3.29&quot; in little design on the right hand corner. Thick cardboard cover, nice clean pressing.

                      *PLUG* My website &quot;The Tasman Connection&quot; opens finally on this Sunday night, the URL is &quot;http://www.bombhiphop.com/tasman/&quot;

                      Lots of tasty stuff. 50 Aussie records reviewed (including all DWBB albums), complete audio and cover scans, Aussie 45s spotlight, label discography&#39;s, resources, interviews, stacks of wax for trade, and more shit to come&#33;

                      peace.

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