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~ Recording Sessions ~
Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four - Part Five - Part Six - Part Seven - Part Eight
Part Nine - Part Ten - Part Eleven - Part Twelve - Part Thirteen - Part Fourteen - Part Fifteen
Part Sixteen - Part Seventeen - Part Eighteen - Part Nineteen - Part Twenty

25th October 1971

Ten days after the all the songs for the band's debut album were finished, the group were in the studio again, recording tracks for their second album called "Show Business". This session saw the creation of two compositions that Sam Whitby has recently written. Sam had written "Club Knight" entirely on his own, while Peter McDonald helped contribute some of the lyrics for "Shake Little Baby".

Club Knight

B-Side: Shake Little Baby
Chart Position: #1 (UK Single)
#8 (US Single)
Album: Show Business
Released: 15th November 1971 (Single Release)

13th June 1972 (Album Release)

Recorded: 25th October 1971, 9:33 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

28th October 1971, 10:46 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
29th October 1971, 8:55 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

Duration: 0:03:51
Genre: Hard Rock, Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Sam Whitby
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Electric Guitar, Handclaps
Peter McDonald — Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar, Handclaps
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Handclaps
Sam Whitby — Double tracked lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Hammond Organ, Handclaps
Chudley Maron — Electric Piano, Handclaps

Shake Little Baby

A-Side: Club Knight
Chart Position: #39 (UK Single)
#47 (US Single)
Album: Show Business
Released: 15th November 1971 (Single Release)

13th June 1972 (Album Release)

Recorded: 25th October 1971, 10:44 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

28th October 1971, 11:07 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

Duration: 0:03:50
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Sam Whitby, with Peter McDonald
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar, Handclaps
Peter McDonald — Harmony vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar, Handclaps
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Handclaps
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Handclaps
Chudley Maron — Grand Piano, Handclaps

26th October 1971

The band members were in the studio again, recording two more tracks for "Show Business". Both of them were rock and roll covers. Bobby Troup's "The Girl Can't Help It" which was originally intended to be recorded for their first album but was pushed back in favour of "Please No More", and Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue".

The Girl Can't Help It

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 26th October 1971, 1:27 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:30
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Bobby Troup
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Double Bass
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Chudley Maron — Grand Piano
Wiley Stancill — Baritone Saxophone
Ricky Stanbery — Tenor Saxophone
Shaun Galloway — Baritone Saxophone
Ernesto Selby — Tenor Saxophone

Peggy Sue

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 26th October 1971, 2:33 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:32
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Vocal, Lead Guitar
Peter McDonald — Double Bass
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Rhythm Guitar
Chudley Maron — Grand Piano

27th October 1971

The band members were in the studio again, recording another track for "Show Business". Another rock and roll cover - "Clarabella" - written by Frank Pingatore. It was the version by Billy Preston that had brought the song to the band's attention.

Clarabella

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 27th October 1971, 12:59 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:45
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Frank Pingatore
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Harmony vocal, Lead Guitar
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Harmony vocal, Grand Piano
Shaun Galloway — Baritone Saxophone
Ernesto Selby — Tenor Saxophone
German Sprinkle — Alto Saxophone
Jared Underhill — Trumpet
Delmer Matousek — Trombone

28th October 1971

Sam Whitby double tracks his lead vocal on "Club Knight". The band members and Chudley Maron record and add handclaps to the song.

Peter McDonald digitally enhances the volume of his backing vocal for "Shake Little Baby", changing it to a harmony vocal. The band members and Chudley Maron record and add handclaps to the song.

29th October 1971

Sam Whitby records a hammond organ overdub for "Club Knight".

3rd November 1971

Two more original compositions were started on this day. "Clarabelle", a boogie rock composition which was written, according to Peter McDonald and Sam Whitby, 60% by Sam, and 40% by Peter. Despite the similarity of the title, it was unrelated to the Frank Pingatore song "Clarabella".

"Goldhood", another boogie rock song was a joint effort between Peter and Sam, although both of them agreed that it seemed more like a Peter song than a Sam one. Unfortunately the track's efforts were largely rejected out of hand at the time by critics. The song's composers were never given a proper explanation as to the reason why.

Clarabelle

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 3rd November 1971, 4:12 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

4th November 1971, 7:04 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

Duration: 0:03:27
Genre: Boogie Rock
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Sam Whitby, with Peter McDonald
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar
Peter McDonald — Harmony vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Grand Piano
Chudley Maron — Hammond Organ

Goldhood

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 3rd November 1971, 5:17 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

4th November 1971, 6:43 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

Duration: 0:03:15
Genre: Boogie Rock
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Peter McDonald, Sam Whitby
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Tambourine
Sam Whitby — Harmony vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Chudley Maron — Hammond Organ, Maracas

4th November 1971

Torquil Dohrn adds a backing vocal to "Goldhood", while Devon O'Connell and Chudley Maron respectively add tambourine and maraca overdubs to the track.

Torquil Dohrn adds a backing vocal to "Clarabelle", while Sam Whitby adds a grand piano overdub.

9th November 1971

Album release — Cherry Beat

Cherry Beat — Album

Chart Position: #5 (UK Album)
#7 (US Album)
Released: 9th November 1971
Recorded: 8th May - 15th October 1971, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records
Producer: Chudley Maron
Track Listing: Midnight Parade
Festival
Missile Line 01-1-10
Rainballs
Magpie
Rock It!
Shake 'Em Up (and Let 'Em Roll)
Rip It Up
Roll over Beethoven
Blue Suede Shoes
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Please No More
Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)

15th November 1971

Single Release — Club Knight / Shake Little Baby

27th November 1971

Although the majority of the songs Cherry Beat were recording at the time were either rock, pop, or rock and roll, the members of the band also wanted to record some heavier songs. Peter McDonald really loved the Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin, and made sure the band recorded a cover version for "Show Business"

Immigrant Song

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 27th November 1971, 8:45 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:02:29
Genre: Hard Rock, Viking Metal
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar

13th December 1971

Two more original compositions were started on this day. "Love is the Power" and "The Ballad of Louise Starker" were both ballads, and both sole compositions. "Love is the Power" was written solely by Peter McDonald, while "The Ballad of Louise Starker" was written solely by Sam Whitby.

Love is the Power

A-Side: The Ballad of Louise Starker
Chart Position: #32 (UK Single)
#38 (US Single)
Album: Show Business
Released: 14th January 1972 (Single Release)

13th June 1972 (Album Release)

Recorded: 13th December 1971, 3:20 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

14th December 1971, 9:37 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
15th December 1971, 10:46 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

Duration: 0:03:58
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Peter McDonald
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Classical Guitar, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Maracas
Sam Whitby — Acoustic Guitar
Chudley Maron — Grand Piano, Golden Harp
Riley Ganz — Percussion
Harris Galvin — Keyboard
Chester McGlade — Cello
Elisha Bedsole — Backing vocal
Patricia Cockrill — Backing vocal
Tracey Lessman — Backing vocal

The Ballad of Louise Starker

B-Side: Love is the Power
Chart Position: #1 (UK Single)
#3 (US Single)
Album: Show Business
Released: 14th January 1972 (Single Release)

13th June 1972 (Album Release)

Recorded: 13th December 1971, 4:37 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

14th December 1971, 10:33 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
15th December 1971, 11:12 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

Duration: 0:04:48
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Sam Whitby
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel
Peter McDonald — Classical Guitar, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Maracas
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Chudley Maron — Grand Piano, Golden Harp
Riley Ganz — Percussion
Harris Galvin — Keyboard
Chester McGlade — Cello
Elisha Bedsole — Backing vocal
Patricia Cockrill — Backing vocal
Tracey Lessman — Backing vocal

14th December 1971

Torquil Dohrn adds glockenspiel overdubs to "Love is the Power". Peter McDonald adds bass guitar overdubs, Devon O'Connell adds maraca overdubs, and Chudley Maron adds harp overdubs.

Torquil Dohrn adds glockenspiel overdubs to "The Ballad of Louise Starker". Peter McDonald adds bass guitar overdubs, Devon O'Connell adds maraca overdubs, and Chudley Maron adds harp overdubs.

15th December 1971

Session musician Chester Glade adds cello overdubs to "Love is the Power". Female session vocalists Elisha Bedsole, Patricia Cockrill, and Tracey Lessma overdub backing vocals on to the track.

Session musician Chester Glade adds cello overdubs to "The Ballad of Louise Starker". Female session vocalists Elisha Bedsole, Patricia Cockrill, and Tracey Lessma overdub backing vocals on to the track.

14th January 1972

Single Release — The Ballad of Louise Starker / Love is the Power

22nd January 1972

The band recorded two more covers on this day. A cover of "Angelina" which had originally been recorded by Harry Belafonte.

And a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Paint It, Black". Sadly neither of these songs were considered for "Show Business"

Angelina

Album: Show Business [1992 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 18th October 1992
Recorded: 22nd January 1972, 11:38 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:03:57
Genre: Calypso Music, Pop Music
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Irving Burgie
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Harmony vocal, Spanish Guitar
Peter McDonald — Harmony vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Bongo Drums
Sam Whitby — Harmony vocal, Venezuelan Cuatro
Chudley Maron — Concertina
Riley Ganz — Maracas
Alphonse Labounty — Boehm System Clarinet
German Sprinkle — Alto Saxophone
Jared Underhill — Trumpet
Delmer Matousek — Trombone
Ron Hayhurst — Flute

Marvin Comer — Conga Drums
Parker Bibb — Steel pan
Ned Morphis — Violin
Kent Felps — Bamboo Sticks
Calvin Arndt — Glass Bottle, Spoon
Brock Bostic — Claves
Milan Moniz — Jawbone

Paint It, Black

Album: Show Business [1992 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 18th October 1992
Recorded: 22nd January 1972, 2:03 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:03:52
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Raga Rock
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Harmony vocal, Electric Guitar
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Chudley Maron — Hammond Organ
Riley Ganz — Percussion
Dominique Caraveo — Sitar
Blaine Christ — Bass Pedals

11th February 1972

The band recorded two new compositions on this day, neither of which would make the band's second album. Peter McDonald had written a sole composition "Kitty in a Tank", and although the band did record it on this day, none of the other band members had the interest or patience to work with it at the time.

His next composition "Salt 'n' Pepper Suite" was written mostly by Peter himself, with lyrical contributions from Sam Whitby. While the band did express interest in the song, they decided that it's Music hall style wasn't quite right for the band's second album. The song's title was inspired by The Beatles' song Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Kitty in a Tank

Album: Neapolitan
Released: 2nd November 1976
Recorded: 11th February 1972, 3:11 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

29th March 1976, 4:12 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom [1]

Duration: 0:04:12
Genre: Boogie Rock, Experimental Rock
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Peter McDonald
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Electric Guitar, Moog Synthesizer [2]
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar, Cello [3]
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Percussion [4]
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Chudley Maron — Electric Piano

Salt 'n' Pepper Suite

Album: A Girl's Mind
Released: 1st November 1977
Recorded: 11th February 1972, 4:19 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

1st January 1977, 11:58 AM, Moonlight Bay Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom [5]

Duration: 0:03:45
Genre: Music Hall, Psychedelic Pop
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Peter McDonald, with Sam Whitby
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Lead Guitar, Alto Saxophone [6]
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar, Cello [3]
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit, Percussion [4]
Sam Whitby — Harmony vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Piano [7]
Chudley Maron — Hammond Organ
Riley Ganz — Maracas
Alphonse Labounty — Boehm System Clarinet
Kendrick Vantassel — Boehm System Clarinet
Elwood Gowins — Bass Clarinet
German Sprinkle — Alto Saxophone [6]
Jared Underhill — Trumpet [8]
Lacy Gram — Alto Saxophone [6]
Noel Kontos — Alto Saxophone [6]
Darin Askins — Trumpet [8]
Jackie Barb — Trumpet [8]
Erich Phong — Trumpet [8]
Bob Brannon — Oboe [9]
Horace Voris — Oboe [9]
Tomas Newkirk — Oboe [9]
Dominick Stowell — Oboe [9]

14th March 1972

The band recorded another two new compositions on this day, but like "Kitty in a Tank" and "Salt 'n' Pepper Suite", neither of these two tracks were considered for the band's second album. The first track recorded on this day - "Tropical Beach Hearts" - was a Peter McDonald and Sam Whitby composition, primarily written by Peter. The other composition, "Pineapple Heart" was written by Torquil Dohrn, making it the first time Torquil had ever contributed a song for the band to record.

Torquil later admitted that Sam had helped him to polish off the rough edges, since he wasn't the best songwriter in the world at the time, but Peter and Sam later agreed that Torquil's songwriting skills had improved considerably, since. When "Pineapple Heart" was rejected from "Show Business", Torquil wasn't worried, as it was his first composition. He could always work on his songwriting skills for future records.

Both "Tropical Beach Hearts" and "Pineapple Heart" contain the word heart in their song-titles, and they were both written around the same time. "Tropical Beach Hearts" primarily written by Peter, "Pineapple Heart" primarily written by Torquil. Torquil admits that he got the idea to call his first song "Pineapple Heart" from the lyrics of The Beatles' 1968 song Savoy Truffle, as well as being inspired to write it at the time when Peter and Sam were writing "Tropical Beach Hearts".

Tropical Beach Hearts [First Recorded Version]

Album: Show Business [1992 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 18th October 1992
Recorded: 14th March 1972, 1:01 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

15th March 1972, 12:14 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
16th March 1972, 11:29 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
13th August 1975, 4:20 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom [10]

Duration: 0:03:35
Genre: Sunshine Pop
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Peter McDonald, with Sam Whitby
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Harmony vocal, Classical Guitar, Handclaps
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar, Maracas, Handclaps, Tape Loops [11]
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit, Handclaps
Sam Whitby — Harmony vocal, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Grand Piano, Handclaps
Chudley Maron — Grand Piano, Maracas

Pineapple Heart [First Recorded Version]

Album: Show Business [1992 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 18th October 1992
Recorded: 14th March 1972, 3:05 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

15th March 1972, 4:11 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
13th August 1975, 3:39 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom [10]

Duration: 0:03:21
Genre: Blues-Rock, Jazz Music, Soul Music
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Torquil Dohrn, with Sam Whitby
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Double tracked lead vocal, Lead Guitar, Tape Loops [11]
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit, Tambourine
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Chudley Maron — Electric Piano, Tambourine
Wiley Stancill — Baritone Saxophone
Ricky Stanbery — Tenor Saxophone
Ernesto Selby — Tenor Saxophone
German Sprinkle — Alto Saxophone
Lacy Gram — Alto Saxophone
Noel Kontos — Alto Saxophone

15th March 1972

Overdubs were recorded for "Tropical Beach Hearts" and "Pineapple Heart" on this day. For "Tropical Beach Hearts", the band recorded handclaps, while their producer Chudley Maron recorded maraca overdubs.

For "Pineapple Heart", session musician Wiley Stancill recorded a baritone saxophone overdub, Ricky Stanbery and Ernesto Selby recorded tenor saxophone overdubs, and German Sprinkle, Lacy Gram, and Noel Kontos recorded alto saxophone overdubs. Torquil double tracked his lead vocal, and Devon and Chudley recorded tambourine overdubs.

16th March 1972

Peter McDonald and Sam Whitby added the finishing touches to "Tropical Beach Hearts" on this day. Peter recorded additional maracas, while Sam recorded a piano overdub.

19th March 1972

The band recorded a cover of Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall's song "Death Cab for Cutie" on this day. However it was not considered for the band's second album.

Death Cab for Cutie

Album: Show Business [1992 Compact Disc Reissue]
Released: 18th October 1992
Recorded: 19th March 1972, 5:51 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:03:02
Genre: Psychedelic Pop
Label: Moonlight Bay Records
Author: Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Tenor Saxophone
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Lead vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Tack Piano

5th May 1972

The band recorded their last two covers for "Show Business" on this day. A cover of Deep Purple's hard rock song "Smoke on the Water" was chosen by the band to record, as a worthy companion for their cover of "Immigrant Song". Deep Purple's original version would be re-released as a single a year later.

The last song the band recorded which made the album was a cover of "The Candy Man" which originally appeared in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but it became best known as a cover by Sammy Davis Jr.

While both covers did receive mixed to positive reviews from critics, they along with the band's cover of "Immigrant Song" were the most likely causes of the band's second album not doing nearly as well as their debut album.

Smoke on the Water

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 5th May 1972, 2:18 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 0:05:34
Genre: Blues-Rock, Hard Rock
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar
Peter McDonald — Backing vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Lead vocal, Electric Guitar
Chudley Maron — Hammond Organ

The Candy Man

Album: Show Business
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 5th May 1972, 3:34 PM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

6th May 1972, 9:22 AM, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom

Duration: 0:03:34
Genre: Jazz Music, Soul Music
Label: Sky Dive Records
Author: Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
Producer: Chudley Maron
Personnel: Torquil Dohrn — Backing vocal, Electric Guitar
Peter McDonald — Lead vocal, Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass Guitar
Devon O'Connell — Backing vocal, Ludwig Drum Kit
Sam Whitby — Backing vocal, Hammond Organ
Chudley Maron — Backing vocal, Golden Harp
Jared Underhill — Trumpet
Delmer Matousek — Trombone
German Sprinkle — Alto Saxophone
Chester McGlade — Cello
Ned Morphis — Violin
Lacy Gram — Alto Saxophone
Noel Kontos — Alto Saxophone
Darin Askins — Trumpet
Jackie Barb — Trumpet
Johnathan Martz — Trombone
Ellsworth Hutchins — Violin
Williams Torian — Violin
Grady Ashman — Viola
Neal Nobriga — Viola
Elisha Bedsole — Backing vocal
Patricia Cockrill — Backing vocal
Tracey Lessman — Backing vocal
Elodia Torian — Backing vocal
Gonzalo Northup — Backing vocal
Marcellus Folger — Backing vocal
Terrance Bustamante — Backing vocal
Dallas Guertin — Backing vocal

6th May 1972

The backing track for "The Candy Man" was recorded. Orchestral overdubs and additional backing vocals were added to the track - 3 Alto Saxophones, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 3 Violins, 2 Violas, 1 Cello, and 8 Backing Vocalists.

Although the band members of Cherry Beat didn't really interact with the session musicians and vocalists much, if at all, there was one vocalist - Elodia Torian - that Peter McDonald and Sam Whitby particularly liked.

13th June 1972

Album release — Show Business

Show Business — Album

Chart Position: #25 (UK Album)
#57 (US Album)
Released: 13th June 1972
Recorded: 25th October 1971 - 6th May 1972, Dohrn Studios, Oxford, United Kingdom
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock and Roll
Label: Sky Dive Records
Producer: Chudley Maron
Track Listing: Club Knight
Shake Little Baby
The Candy Man
Immigrant Song
Smoke on the Water
Peggy Sue
The Girl Can't Help It
Clarabelle
Clarabella
The Ballad of Louise Starker
Goldhood
Love is the Power

References

  1. The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omitted the cello, moog synthesizer, and percussion overdubs recorded on this day.
  2. The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the moog synthesizer.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the cello.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the percussion.
  5. The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omitted the cello, electric piano, alto saxophone, percussion, trumpet, and oboe overdubs recorded on this day.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the alto saxophone.
  7. The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the electric piano.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the trumpet.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the oboe.
  10. 10.0 10.1 The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omitted the tape loops recorded on this day.
  11. 11.0 11.1 The mix released as a bonus track on the 1992 Compact Disc reissue of Show Business omits the tape loops.

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