TitleAuthor
Live In Concert 1975Kokomo
CatalogueMLP 01CD (UK)
Product1998 major League Productions ltd
Release Date1998
Recording DateSaturday 6th December 1975
Recording LocationLeicester Polytechnic
by the Realsound Mobile
ProducerMike Dixon
Recording Engineer
Arrangement
Mixing Date
Mixing Location
Mixing EngineerAlan Bailey(Live)
John Moon(Live)
Mastering LocationHiltongrove
(London)
Mastering Engineer
Archive MaterialPeter Hubbard
Project Coordinator
Vocal Cordinator
Equipment
Management
Cover Art CreditsColin Fuller/Redferms(Photo)
Gita(Design,Art)
TunesWriterTime LengthCopyright
1.Feeling GoodTony O'Malley5:17Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
2.Do It RightKokomo4:20Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
3.Little GirlFrank Collins4:40Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
4.I'm Sorry BabeAlan Spenner4:26Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
5.AnytimeNeil Hubbard4:15Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
6.Use Your ImaginationAlan Spenner4:44Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
7.Without MeFrank Collins/Dyan Birch/Tony O'Malley4:01Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
8.Percy's SongMel Colloins5:47Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
9.With Everything I Feel In MeAletha Franklin9:54Carlin Music Corp.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
10.AngelC.Franklin4:56Carlin Music Corp.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
11.Rise And ShineFrank Collins6:46Rock Music Co Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
12.I Can Understand ItBobby Womack7:21United Artists Music Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(UK)Ltd
Kokomo Line-Up
NamePartComentCourtesy
Tony O'MalleyVocals,Keyboards
Neil HubbardGuitar
Alan SpennerBass,Vocals
Mel ColinsSax
Dyan BirchVocals
Frank CollinsVocals
Paddy McHughVocals
John SusswellDrums,Percussion
Notes
KOKOMO were formed in May 1973.Their name coming from on Aretha Franklin song 'First Snow in Kokomo'(a small town in indiana,USA).

Tony O'Malley (lead vocals/keyboards) was playing in the Mick Cox band with Terry Stannard(drummer) and when he decided to again link ur with Frank Collins,Dyan Birch and Paddy McHugh(Vocalists) the foundations of Kokomo has begun. Tony had earlier worked with the three vocalists in the late sixties pop harmony band Arrival scoring two top twenty hits-Friends(#5 in Feb'70) and I Will Survive(#14 in July'70).

Jim Mullen(Guitar) having previously played with Pete Brown & Piblokto and Brian Auger Oblivion Express was intriduced to the band by Terry Stannard follwing their association in the band Vinegar Joe.

Alan Spenner(bass) and Neil Hubbard(guitar) ahd both worked together before with Joe Cocker & the Grease Band,Neil also having played in an earlier version of Juicy Lucy.

Mel Collins(sax) started out in the band Circus before being discovered by Robert Fripp one night of the Marquee and drafted into King Crimson. Several line up changes later Mel moved to the band Snape,Alvin Lee and a variety of session work before joining Kokomo.

Jody Linscott(congas) was working as a waitress at Dingwalls and heard the band during sound checks before being drafted in to complete the line up and Kokomo was formed.

Touring on the new 'pub rock' circuit in 1974 was followed later in 1975 by a much publicised joint headline slot on the Nayghty Rhythms Tour with Dr Feelgood and Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers,each band headlining on different dates.

With a solid live reputation and a 100,000 advance,kokomo were signed to CBS and entered the studio to record sessions for their first album.These sessions spread over a three month period resulted in the album 'KOKOMO'(CBS 80670) which contained nine tracks and was released in Jan'75 to good reviews.

After touring the album in the UK,Europe and the States including an appeaance at the Reading festival,the band made several personal changes.Terry Stannard was replaced on drums by American John Susswell.Shortly after,Jim Mullen and Jody Linscott also departed to complete the re-shuffle.

A second album-Rise and Shine (CBS 69229) also containing nine tracks was recorded over a shorter two weeks period in Miami and released in Junuary 1976 to mixed reviews.

The live set was recorded on a short tour to promote this upcoming release and features songs from both albums plus some previously unrecorded tracks.It is also the first live material to be released by a great live band-KOKOMO.

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