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    A UNIQUE BILLY JENKINS PRODUCTION, SLEEVE LAYOUT, MANIPULATION & PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK CORKER

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AS WE DON'T HAVE THE RIGHTS TO THE TRACKS 'BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME' AND 'BYE BYE BLUES', BOTH COVERS, THESE ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD - BUT THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON THE CD! AVAILABLE FOR SALE HERE.

LIFE. A tricky subject. BJ addresses this one by tweaking the Blues Collective A-team and adding shades of VOGC format madness. The result is five new pieces of music and two golden oldies from the 1930s and the '50s - unleashed in a soundwall of Secular Gospel, performed by an eight piece band and the 16 strong VOGC Junior league Choir.

Such was the complexity of addressing such a wide subject matter, Billy utilised no less than ELEVEN(!) consultants, even including an unconscious one!
Musician and recording engineer Jon Franchi was in a coma from a terrible bike accident when sent mixes for his approval. The ruse was simple. If John came round, the mixes were fine. If he remained comatose - re-mix until lucid.
We are very happy to announce that:
a) Jon has pretty much made a full recovery, and,
b) 'LIFE' is definitely a life-enhancing record!

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released May 23, 2020

Guitarmeister BJ
Dylan Bates (violin)
Richard Bolton (el.guitar)
Thaddeus Kelly (bass)
Mike Pickering (drumkit)
unleashing a soundwall of Secular Gospel
- with dear friends
Roy Dodds (sidecar drumkit)
Dave Ramm (cruise ship organ)
Perry White (piano)
a tiny whisper of Gerry Tighe (harmonica)
and the 16 strong VOGC Junior League Choir.

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Billy Jenkins London, UK

As a teenager BJ recorded for legendary Clive Davis with artrock band Burlesque (72-77); with 'alternative musical comedy' duo Trimmer & Jenkins (79-82) before founding (81) the Voice of God Collective. He has recorded 40+ albums incl Motorway At Night, Entertainment USA and recordings about SE London Sounds Like Bromley, Greenwich, Still Sounds Like Bromley and Suburbia. ... more

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