Freitag 2. März 2018: TONY SHERIDAN und andere: SA-CD TONY SHERIDAN & OPUS 3 ARTISTS
Opus 3 CD 24001, Deutschland.
Track 1: Ende 2007: Opus 3 Studio, Stockholm, Schweden: TONY SHERIDAN: Tell Me If You Can (Paul McCartney / Tony Sheridan) (3:13). Track 2: Maria Winther: Muscovado (4:48). Track 3: Bottleneck John: Numbers On the Sun (4:23). Track 4: Yamina: Travelling Through the Night (3:37). Track 5: Therese Mercedes: Myrhed He Said Yeah (3:37). Track 6: Nick Malmestrom: Julie Julie (3:01). Track 7: Ende 2007: Opus 3 Studio, Stockholm, Schweden: Tony Sheridan: Indochina (4:51). Track 8: Maria Winther: Open Road (4:31). Track 9: Roger Ekman: The Music Must Go On (4:45). Track 10: Maria Winther: Serene Is All (5:23). Track 11: Bottleneck John: Skinny Minnie (Bill Haley / Rusty Keefer / Milt Gabler / Catherine Cafra) (3:17). Track 12: Tony Sheridan: The Puzzle (2:38).
Musiker: Tony Sheridan (Gesang, Gitarre); Bottleneck John (Dobro-Gitarre); Robert Carlsson (Schlagzeug); Filip Ekestrubbe (Klavier, „Pump“-Orgel); Roger Ekman (electriktrische Bassgitarre, akustische Bassgitarre); Bjorn Jansson (Tenor-Saxophone, Sopran-Saxophon); Peter Melin (akustische Gitarre, elektrische Gitarre); Bert Ostlund (akustische Gitarre, elektrische Gitarre), Orgel, Wurlitzer, Klavier); Hakan Tingshagen (Schlagzeug); Anna Wallgren (Cello).
Welche Musiker bei welchen Songs mitwirkten ist nicht bekannt.
The Opus 3 Tony Sheridan story:
In 1964, about three years after he had performed and recorded with the Beatles in Hamburg, he returned from a tour with a great band to record what was for us an unforgettable Rhythm & Blues album „Just a little bit of Tony Sheridan“.
In 2006 my old friend Anders Aslund who shared my interest in Tony’s work, joined me on a trip to Hamburg where Tony was still living, to start discussions on future possibilities to make a record.
A further visit to Hamburg early in 2007, but this time together with Roger Ekman, a long time associate of Opus 3 Records, who was much appreciated by Tony as producer and bassist.
After several meetings we realized that we had discovered a great many wonderful songs, literally a ‘treasure-trove’ of songs including for example „Tell Me If You Can“ which Tony Sheridan had written with Paul McCartney during their time in Hamburg.
The album concept:
Later in 2007 Tony came up to the Opus 3 Studio in Sweden and we recorded two songs together. Tell Me If You Can and „Indochina“ – a song relating to his experience when he performed for the US soldiers in Vietnam during the ’70s.
Sadly, Tony died at the beginning of 2013, leaving us not only with memories but also recordings which we had made of just him and his guitar in his home in Hamburg. These songs are in effect the jewels in a musical treasure created by Tony Sheridan. A treasure not locked in a vault collecting dust, but an album performed by Opus 3 artists giving exposure to Tony’s creativity. The inclusion of „Skinny Minnie“ was because it was known to be one of his biggest hits.
Roger Ekman was the driving musical force and responsible for the many different arrangements, later joined by guitarist Peter Melin. On the drums we have Robert Carlsson who was also very good in finding the right grooves!
Recording & Mixing Equipment: Microphones: AKG C 24 (Stereo), AKG C 12 VR (Vacuum tube condensers), AKG / C 414 B-TL II, AKG D12, Beyerdynamic M160, Coles 4038, RCA44A, Shure SM57 / Shure SM76, Electro Voice RE20, Thuresson stereo condenser CM504 and Thuresson / condenser CM402 / Microphone Preamplifiers: Thuresson 4-channel, custom made and AMEK 9098. / Analog Audio Console: Sony MX-P61 / Digital Equipment: RME Fireface 800 and ADI-8 Convertors / Daw: Reaper / Monitor Speakers: Totem Acoustics, Mani-2 Signature.