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Why Not

Artist Ellis
Title Why Not
Release Date 2015-12-24
Genre Rock > Rock > Blues Rock
Copyright © MiS
Country GERMANY

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Follow up to their first album, produced by blues producer legend Mike Vernon

Steve Ellis: "Roger Daltrey's role was taken by Mike Vernon for 'Why Not?'. That's got three/four good tracks but the rest didn't work out. We did a blues, which is unbelievable - about eight minutes long. Mike's very business-like. I knew him in the early days and thought he'd be good to work with. But he was matter-of-fact, very formal - 'right, time to go'. Bad chemistry. We didn't seem to get the backing from CBS we thought we deserved. I wrote this single, 'El Doomo', and the head of CBS was going to sue the charts because it got to No. 50 in 1974 and didn't budge for three weeks."

Personnel:
Steve Ellis - vocals
Andy Gee - guitar
Dave Lutton - drums
Nick South - bass
Zoot Money - keyboards, guitar, vocals
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Guests:
Colin Allen - percussion, drums
Maggie Nichols, Julie Tippett - vocals
Boz Burrell, Mike Patto, Roger Chapman - vocals


Produced by Mike Vernon with Ellis

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