Celebrating Birmingham's Popular Music History
Would later become Moonknight
Another of the bands I engineered for, just found some of the gig tapes I did at the time.
I will try to post a track or two when I get a chance.
This is the best news I have heard for a very long time!
Bess were a fantastic band that I loved to see down at the Barrell Organ – should have been so much more successful.
Many of the songs & their performance remain so clear in my memory from Give me your love to the end of night singalong to “Can’t you feel it?”.
I’ve searched in vain to find any recordings of the band over the years & so the thought of hearing some tracks again is simply brilliant.
I was roadie and mixer with bess 1973/74 and played the barrel organ every tuesday night as resident band and sometimes used our gear for different act there with me mixing for them. i would like to find out more as i left the band about 1975/76 to get married
Any news on when we might hear the Bess tapes?
Here is a link to recording of Bess at the Barrel Organ, a bit raw and a long intro, a bit of a surprise at the end (reused tape!!!)
Link corrupted this should work
Just listened to the whole set – absolutely brilliant!
It must be 36 years since I last heard those songs live in the Barrel Organ.
And those tunes were still all so familiar.
Great times from a great band.
Thanks for sharing this gold dust!
Glad you liked it.
bess did have a girl singer at one time called val . she could sing the arse off any singer in brum. oldf.
bess did have a girl singer at one time called val . she could sing the arse off any singer in brum.
i know she has tapes
Thanks for the reminder, I remember her.I do not think she was with the band very long.
I THINK THE BAND BROKE UP AND VAL AND HALF THE BAND JOINED THE GUITARIST FROM SLENDOR LORIS AND FORMED A BAND CALLED FEY RAY
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