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#2. HANK MARVIN/ BRUCE WELCH (& OTHERS) 23 ENTRIES



#2A. Hank Marvin/ Bruce Welch 12 Entries

Overview
1961 MIDNIGHT // BIG BOY
1962 THE GIRLS // KINDA COOL // ALL DAY
1963 FOOT TAPPER // SHINDIG
1964 THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES // DON'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
1966 WILL YOU BE THERE
1968 HERE I GO AGAIN LOVING YOU
1992 LONESOME MOLE

Given the closeness of these two founding members, it is surprising perhaps that there were so few joint instrumentals, though FOOT TAPPER was to prove to be an absolutely essential part of the group's repertoire from the moment it appeared. The pair came out with a clutch of fine beat-styled vocals in 19641966 a facet of their talents that might have been profitably taken further.

1961 B-Single:
MIDNIGHT
The group's answer to SLEEPWALK, this was the slow side of the No. 6 FBI Single, the first Single to have both sides written by group-members since JET BLACK / DRIFTIN' in 1959. MIDNIGHT was cast in the role of a Brazilian A-side in 1962.

1961 LP:
BIG BOY
A boisterous closing track on the chart-topping debut LP, it was an A-Single in France (1962) and a B- in Argentina (1961).

1962 EP:
THE GIRLS
From EP The Boys. Not nearly as popular as the title track composed by Bennett Welch & Marvin, it was adopted as B-Single in Australia this year, and also in Turkey.

1962 LP:
KINDA COOL
A piano-led piece on the second LP, Out Of The Shadows, successor to STAND UP AND SAY THAT on the first, but the latter was the work of Hank Marvin alone. KINDA COOL would put in an appearance as a Turkish B-Single.

1962 B-Single:
ALL DAY
The flipside of the No. 1 DANCE ON!, this featuring bouzoukis.

1963 EP/ LP:
FOOT TAPPER
The EP (September 1963, but previously on the chart-topping LP Summer Holiday in January) and Single (March 1963, No. 1) versions are different, though not radically so.

1963 A-Single:
SHINDIG
A No. 6 impressive, given the pronounced move away from non-vocal material in the Singles charts.

1964 LP:
THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES; DON'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
The first two Shadows vocals from the Marvin-Welch team were also the only vocal tracks on the No. 2 LP Dance With The Shadows. DON'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD/ THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES made up a Canadian Single in 1964.

1966 B-Single:
WILL YOU BE THERE
The flipside of the elegant but dated instrumental A PLACE IN THE SUN, which nonetheless made No. 24.

1968 LP:
HERE I GO AGAIN LOVING YOU
One of two vocals on the group-penned No. 30 Album Established 1958.

1992 LP:
LONESOME MOLE
The original is to found on the 1971 LP Second Opinion from Marvin, Welch & Farrar. This live recording by The Shadows from 1975 was not released until 1992, on the CD Live At The Paris Olympia.

#2B. Hank Marvin/ Bruce Welch & Others 11 Entries

It is in this category that Jet Harris' capability as a Shadow seems truly to shine: his involvement (the extent of which is admittedly unknown) in the creation of the evergreen FBI, NIVRAM, GONZALES and SHADOOGIE.

John Farrar

1975 LP:
LADY OF THE MORNING
1992 CD:
FAITHFUL
2004 CD:
MY HOME TOWN
Three Marvin Welch & Farrar numbers, the first coming out initially as a May 1971 A-Single, the second as a January 1971 A-Single, and the third as a track on the February 1971 No. 30 LP Marvin Welch & Farrar. The three entries above are all live performances, the first two from the concert mentioned at the close of the previous section (released on a 1975 LP and a 1992 CD respectively), the last from the Final Tour 2CD/ DVD.

Jet Harris

1961 EP:
SHOTGUN
On the debut EP, the chart-topping The Shadows. At the time credited to 'Jon Allen', now known to be the work of Marvin/ Welch/ Harris. SHOTGUN was originally marked out as an A-Single (FBI took its place); it served as such in Germany and Finland (1962), and as a B-side in France (1963).

1961 A-Single:
FBI
The No. 6 Single, credited at the time to 'Peter Gormley', now known to be the work of Marvin/ Welch/ Harris.

1961 LP:
NIVRAM; GONZALES; THEME FROM A FILLETED PLACE
Three numbers from the top-selling LP The Shadows. NIVRAM was used for A-Singles in Sweden (1963) and Belgium (1972), for B-Singles in Holland (1962) and France (1975); GONZALES was an A-Single in France/Belgium (1961), Italy (id.), and also in Japan (1964), the B-side of that pulling in THEME FROM A FILLETED PLACE.

Jet Harris/ Jim Goff

1961 B-Single:
BACK HOME
This was the mellow flipside of the thrusting No. 3 THE FRIGHTENED CITY, written with help from artist friend Jim Goff. France put out the Single BACK HOME/ THE STRANGER in 1961.

Jet Harris/ Tony Meehan

1961 B-Single:
362436
The B-side of the No. 1 KON-TIKI.

1961 LP:
SHADOOGIE
From the top-selling debut LP. Not surprisingly, between 1961 and 1973 this number was made into a lead Single in France, Turkey, Argentina, Italy, Belgium and France (all with different flipsides); a B-side to QUATERMASSTER'S STORES in Denmark (1961).

Note: red font = vocal track



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