Some of the guests might be a bit better than others, but the band is lively, there's more grit than you'd expect for an all-digital production, and Cotton has moments where he simply smokes. He's constantly a joy to hear; listen to how he breaks into "Jingle Bells" during "The Creeper" and try not to smile. Sure, this isn't the first James Cotton album you should get, or even the fifth, but if you've been a longtime fan, you'll have fun with this.
Monkey on My Shoulder James Blunt: Return to Kosovo. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Live performance has continually remained a central part of the band's output. James were formed in in Whalley Range , Manchester, when Paul Gilbertson persuaded his friend Jim Glennie to buy a bass guitar and form a band with him.
Their line-up solidified when Gavan Whelan joined on drums. They played a string of gigs under the names Venereal and the Diseases and Volume Distortion before settling on the name of Model Team International, then shortened to Model Team. They performed mostly improvised material derived from jam sessions , supporting the Fall at an early gig at Manchester Polytechnic. Vocalists and other musicians drifted rapidly in and out of their line-up until the band encountered Tim Booth at a student disco.
Gilbertson invited him to the band's scout hut in Withington to join the band as a dancer; he was soon promoted to lead singer. After a brief period under the name Tribal Outlook, the band renamed themselves James in August He offered James an album deal with Factory, but the band, by now a settled live act, were worried about tarnishing their material in the studio and settled instead for a three-track EP. Although they were now being touted as the "next big thing", several complex issues slowed their progress.
Gilbertson's drug problems presented the band with no choice but to ask him to leave. Booth and Glennie had joined a sect named Lifewave that imposed many restrictions on their lifestyle and threatened the band's stability. The first two EPs would later be collected as Village Fire. Their third release, the Sit Down EP no relation to the song of that name came out in February and was followed by their debut album, Stutter , in July of that year.
The album almost went unreleased, but after a slight remix to sound more radio-friendly, Sire released it in September , over a year after its initial completion.
However the album only reached number James had by this point earned themselves a reputation as a live act and had built a solid fanbase. Sales of James T-shirts were particularly successful in Manchester even before they reached the Top In November , drummer Whelan became involved in an on-stage fight with Booth  and was asked to leave the band.
He was replaced by David Baynton-Power a few months later. New singles " Sit Down " and " Come Home " became strong hits in the independent charts, and the latter featured on the compilation album Happy Daze.
The album Gold Mother was intended to be released on Rough Trade but the owner of the label, Geoff Travis , believed James could only reach an audience of 20, to 30, The band believed they had more potential than this and bought the rights to the album from Rough Trade.
A successful winter tour in attracted a deal with Fontana Records ,  and the band ended a difficult decade on an optimistic note. Gold Mother was released in June just as the ' Madchester ' movement, with its wave of popular Manchester-based indie bands, focused public attention on James and won them mainstream recognition.
A dated movement that never had enough spotlight-time to fade, Chicago house music started in underground clubs where DJs and dancers tried to marry disco to the weird new machines that grew legs in the '80s. The marriage played like one in a John Cassavetes movie: fitful, strained, electrifying, full of loud arguments and tender regret. Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby. Clyde Otis , Ivory Joe Hunter.
Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4. All I Needed Was the Rain. Sid Wayne , Ben Weisman. Elvis Sings Flaming Star. Elvis' Golden Records. All That I Am. Sid Tepper , Roy C. Ben Weisman , Buddy Kaye. Fred Wise , Ben Weisman. Blue Hawaii. Queen Lydia Lili'uokalani. Separate Ways. Katharine Lee Bates , Samuel A. Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden. C'mon Everybody. Harum Scarum. Any Day Now. Bob Hilliard , Burt Bacharach. Kissin' Cousins. Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3.
George David Weiss , Aaron Schroeder. Are You Lonesome Tonight? Lou Handman , Roy Turk. Raised on Rock. King Creole. Baby Let's Play House. Double Trouble. Dolores Fuller , Larry Morris. Roy C. Bennett , Sid Tepper. Frankie and Johnny. It Happened at the World's Fair. Sid Wayne , Sherman Edwards. A Big Hunk O' Love. Elvis' Christmas Album. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. Fred Rose. Leo Robin , Ralph Rainger. Richard Rodgers , Lorenz Hart. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Fun in Acapulco. Bridge Over Troubled Water.
That's the Way It Is. Sherman Edwards , Sid Wayne. Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man. How Great Thou Art.
Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2. Can't Help Falling in Love. Mac Davis , Billy Strange. Love Letters from Elvis. Ben Weisman , Sid Wayne. The Climb. Jerry Leiber , Mike Stoller. Girl Happy. Frederic E. Paradise, Hawaiian Style. Doin' the Best I Can. Doc Pomus , Mort Shuman. Luther Dixon , Clyde Otis. Don't Ask Me Why.
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1. Charles Singleton. Don't Leave Me Now. Aaron Schroeder , Ben Weisman. Down in the Alley. Early Morning Rain. Easy Come, Easy Go.
Save The Day - The Living End - Roundhouse 2001 + Runaway Boys Demos (Vinyl), Pass It On - The Wailers - Burnin (Vinyl, LP, Album), Carlos Santana - Amor Devocion y Enttega (Vinyl, LP), Handyman - Finnigan - Dirty Comedy (Vinyl, LP), Fame - David Bowie - The Best Of Bowie (Vinyl, LP), New Life - Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell (CD, Album), Fuckin Stretch - DJ Japan - The Devil Himself EP (Vinyl), Thunder Lord - Midwinter (4) - Enthrone In Blizzard (CD, Album), Tell Them, Take My Life And Let It Be - Beth Whalley - Folk Singer (Vinyl, LP, Album), Different Society - Court Martial - Demos & Singles 81 / 82 (Vinyl, LP), Давно В Любви - Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Вера Фирсова, Павел Лисициан, Вероника Борисенко, А, Upon Another Earth - John Keating - Space Experience (Cassette, Album) Sleaziness - Oren Bloedow - Oren Bloedow (CD, Album)