Tony Sheridan and various artists Opus 3 artists perform a treasure trove of gems. Artists include Maria Winther, Yamina, Bottleneck John, Roger Ekman and more.
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!
Features: • High Quality 180g Vinyl LP • Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering • LP cut at CALYX Mastering in Berlin • Gatefold jacket
Musicians: Tony Sheridan, guitar Peter Melin, acoustic & electric guitars Bert Ostlund, acoustic & electric guitars, organ, Wurlitzer and piano Bjorn Jansson, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone Filip Ekestubbe, piano, pump organ Anna Wallgren, cello Bottleneck John, dobro guitar Roger Ekman, electric & acoustic bass Robert Carlsson, drums Hakan Tingshagen, drums
Selections: Side A: 1. Tell Me If You Can - feat. Tony Sheridan: vocal 2. Muscovado - feat. Maria Winther 3. Numbers On the Sun - feat. Bottleneck John 4. Travelling Through The Night - feat. Yamina 5. He Said Yeah - feat. Therese Mercedes Myrhed 6. Julie, Julie - feat. Nick Malmestrom
Side B: 1. Indochina 2. Open Road - feat. Maria Winther 3. The Music Must Go On - feat. Roger Ekman 4. Serene Is All - feat. Maria Winther 5. Skinny Minnie - feat. Bottleneck John 6. The Puzzle - feat. Tony Sheridan: vocal