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Monday, January 2, 2012

Balham Alligators

By Lillies Ohlsson
SESSIONS

1983 unknown, UK – Balham Alligators (Producer: Vick Keary)
001 OH MARIE Streetheart SH 001
002 SACRE BLEU Streetheart SH 001
1987 Ideal Sound Studios, ?, UK – Balham Alligators (Geraint Watkins [vcl/keyboards/accprdion], Robin McKidd [vcl/gt/fiddle], Gary Richard [vcl/gt], Pete Dennis [bass], Kieran O´Connor [drums/percussion] + Ron Kavana [gt/harmonica/mandolin/percussion] The Panic Bros/Reg Meuross & Richard Morton [bck vcl]. Producer Ron Kavana)
003 BALHAM 2 STEP Special Delivery SPD 1002
004 HEY HEY HO HO SPD 1002
005 MALHEREUSE SPD 1002
006 SUGAR BEE SPD 1002
007 TENNESSEE BLUES SPD 1002
008 JOHNNY B GOODE SPD 1002
009 OH SIOBHAN SPD 1002
010 LET´S DANCE SPEC 45001/ SPD 1002
011 LOUISIANA SPD 1002
012 SCOTLAND/ALLONS A LAFAYETTE SPEC 45001/ SPD 1002
013 TACOS SPD 1002
014 LITTLE LIZA JANE SPD 1002
015 HOBO BLUES/BALHAM 2 STEP (reprise) SPD 1002
1988 Ideal Sound Studios, ?, UK – Balham Alligators (Geraint Watkins [vcl/keyboards/accordion/cajun accordion/piano/clavinet], Gary Richard [vcl/gt/ac gt], Peter Dennis [bass gt], Kieran O´Connor [drums/percussion], Robin McKidd [fiddle/gt/vcl], Jimmy McKidd [vcl–1]. Producers Balham Alligators, David Kenny)
016 CAJUN WALK -1 SPD 1018
017 SWAMP SPD 1018
018 BIG MAMOU SPD 1018
019 I DON´T WANNA BE IN LOVE SPD 1018
020 LOVE HAS NO PRIDE SPD 1018
021 ALLIGATORS GRINNING SPD 1018
022 IT´S MY OWN BUSINESS SPD 1018
023 DIGGY DIGGY SPD 1018
024 WHAT´VE YOU GOT TO LOSE? SPD 1018
025 FINE FINE FINE SPD 1018
026 FEEL LIKE A FOOL SPD 1018
1990 [live[ Half Moon, Putney, London, UK – Balham Alligators (Geraint Watkins [vcl/keyboards/accordion], Robin McKidd [vcl/gt/fiddle], Gary Richard [vcl/gt], Arthur Kitchener [vcl/bass], Kieran O´Connor [drums/percussion], Ron Kavana [harmonica/mand/percussion])
02601 WHAT WE´VE GOT TO LOSE BUT 003
02602 SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD BUT 003
02603 LAWDY MISS CLAWDY BUT 003
02604 CALDONIA BUT 003
02605 SACRE BLEU (testament de la Jean Jacques) BUT 003
02606 WHITE LIGHTENING BUT 003
02607 DIGGY DIGGY BUT 003
02608 AT THE HOP BUT 003
02609 HOBO BLUES BUT 003
02610 BALHAM TWO STEP BUT 003
02611 OH MARIE BUT 003
1996 Bonaparte Rooms ,Twickenham, ?/The House In The Woods, Bletchingley, ?/The Weavers Arms – Stoke, Newington – Balham Alligators (Geraint Watkins [vcl/gt/accordion/piano], Gary Richard [vcl/gt], Paul Riley [bass gt], Bobby Irwin [drums], Robin McKidd [vcl/fiddle], Gator Aid: Bill Kirchen [gt/trombone-1], Steve Donnely [gt-2], Pete Thomas [drums-3], Nick Pentelow [baritone sax/clarinet-4], Martin Belmont [ac gt-5]. Producer Paul Riley)
027 ALLONS ROCK N ROLL Proper PRPCD-1
028 BAYOU TECHE PRPCD-1
029 GOTTA HAVE MONEY PRPCD-1
030 MALHEREUSE PRPCD-1
031 BIG BAD DOG PRPCD-1
032 SECRET LOVE PRPCD-1
033 CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD PRPCD-1
034 TOO MUCH PRPCD-1
035 THE LAST WALTZ -5 PRPCD-1
036 HOT ROD -2 PRPCD-1
037 HONKY TONK PRPCD-1
038 JOHNNY B GOODE -1-2-3-4 PRPCD-1
1997 The House In The Woods, Bletchingley, Surrey, UK – Balham Alligators (Geraint Watkins [vcl/piano/accordion], Martin Belmont [ac gt], Gary Richard [gt], Paul Riley [bass gt/double bass], Robin McKidd [fiddle], Bobby Irwin. Producer Paul Riley)
039 CUVEE CAJUN Emporo EMPRCD-719
040 BAYOU POM-POM Emporo EMPRCD-719
041 GUERRE CIVILE Emporo EMPRCD-719
042 GRAND TEXAS Emporo EMPRCD-719
043 WET AND SWAMPY Emporo EMPRCD-719
044 ROSIE CHEEKS Emporo EMPRCD-719
045 CHER MAMA Emporo EMPRCD-719
046 COLINDA Emporo EMPRCD-719
047 JOLE BLON Emporo EMPRCD-719
048 LACASSINE Emporo EMPRCD-719
049 DIGGY LIGGY LO Emporo EMPRCD-719
050 LAST WALTZ Emporo EMPRCD-719
051 BALHAM TWO STEP Emporo EMPRCD-719
052 LACHE PAS MES PATAS Emporo EMPRCD-719
053 BIG MAMOU Emporo EMPRCD-719
054 HOBO BLUES Emporo EMPRCD-719
055 GOODNIGHT IRENE Emporo EMPRCD-719

ALBUMS
Special Delivery [UK] SPD 1002 Balham Alligators: Balham Two Step; Hey Hey Ho Ho; Malhereuse; Sugar Bee; Tennessee Blues; Johnny B Goode; Oh Siobhan; Let´s Dance; Louisiana; Scotland/Allons a Lafayette; Tacos; Little Liza Jane; Hobo Blues/Balham Two Step (reprise) - 87
Special Delivery [UK] SPD 1018 Life In The Bus-Lane: Cajun Walk; Swamp; Big Mamou; I Don´t Wanna Be In Love; Love Has No Pride; Alligators Grinning; It´s My Own Business; Diggy Diggy; What´ve Got To Lose?; Fine, Fine, Fine; Feel Like A Fool – 88
Hound Dog [UK] BUT 003 Live Alligators: What We´ve Got To Lose?; Six Days On The Road; Caldonia; Sacre Bleu (testament de la Jean Jacques); White Lightening; Diggy Diggy; At The Hop; Hobo Blues; Balham Two Step; Oh Marie – 90
Proper Records [UK] PRPCD-1 Gateway To The South: Allons Rock N Roll; Bayou Teche; Gotta Have Money; Malhereuse; Big Bad Dog; Secret Love; Cash On The Barrelhead; Too Much; The Last Waltz: Hot Rod; Honky Tonk; Johnny B Goode – 96
Emporio Records [UK] EMPRCD-719 Cajun Dance Party: Cuvee Cajun; Bayou Pom-Pom; Guerre Civille; Grand Texas; Wet And Swampy; Rosie Cheeks; Colinda; Jole Blon: Lacassine; Diggy Liggy Lo; Last Waltz; Balham Two Step; Lache Pas Mes Patas; Big Mamou; Hobo Blues; Goodnight Irene -97 (reissued in 1999 on Proper Records PRPCD-05 as A Po´-Boy `n` Make It Snappy)

SINGLES
Streetheart [UK]
SH 001 Oh Marie / Sacre Bleu – 83
Special Delivery [UK]
SPEC 45001 Let’s Dance / Scotland - 87

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