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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Jimmy Campbell - That's Right, That's Me



So far a career defining anthology of Jimmy Campbell has yet to be released, I guess he's a bit too "obscure", as Allmusic.com describe him. Campbell (4th January 1944 – 12th February 2007) never received the recognition he deserved during his short recording career, so I decided to make my own tribute to him. His first 2 bands The Kirkbys and The 23rd Turn Off were featured in a fine collection released in 2004 by RPM Records, "The Dream of Michaelangelo", which I highly recommend. I've included here a few tracks from that collection, including The 23rd Turn Off's "Michael Angelo" (which Will Sergeant rates as among his top ten psychedelic records) and, in my opinion, the even better "Flowers are Flowering" which unfortunately was only ever recorded in demo form.

Campbell recorded 3 solo albums between 1969-1972, and 1 album with Rockin' Horse in 1971. If you like Abbey Road period Beatles or Badfinger you'll love their album "Yes It Is". A collection of lost recordings from 1965-1991, named "Troubadour", appeared in 2012, though many of the early recordings actually featured on the aforementioned "The Dream of Michaelangelo" anthology. The intimate live solo recordings from 1977 which feature heavily on "Troubadour" are interesting to hear, but the quality of the recording is rather sub-standard so I decided not to include any of them. 

Like most of my compilations, album of origin (and year of release) I have tagged in the comments section of the files. Enjoy!

  1. Jimmy Campbell - That's Right, That's Me (3:48)
  2. The Kirkbys - It's a Crime (2:13)
  3. Jimmy Campbell - Mother's Boy (2:56)
  4. Jimmy Campbell - When You're Coming Home (3:49)
  5. Rockin' Horse - Biggest Gossip in Town (2:45)
  6. The 23rd Turn Off - Michael Angelo (2:22)
  7. Jimmy Campbell - When I Sit Down to Reason (1:20)
  8. Jimmy Campbell - In My Room (4:17)
  9. Rockin' Horse - You Say (3:37)
10. Jimmy Campbell - Salvation Army Citadel (3:00)
11. Jimmy Campbell - You'll Break My Heart in Two (2:12)
12. Jimmy Campbell - Closing Down the Shop (2:34)
13. The Kirkbys - Don't You Want Me No More (2:23)
14. The 23rd Turn Off - Leave Me Here (2:51)
15. Jimmy Campbell - On a Monday (3:21)
16. Jimmy Campbell - Half Baked (4:09)
17. Rockin' Horse - I'm Trying to Forget You (3:31)
18. Jimmy Campbell - Adrian Henri's Party Night (2:58)
19. Jimmy Campbell - Snow Covered Street (3:36)
20. The 23rd Turn Off - Flowers are Flowering (3:16)
21. Jimmy Campbell - Michelangelo (2:55)
22. Jimmy Campbell - Loving You Is All I Do (3:13)
23. Jimmy Campbell - By the Light of a Lamp (2:34)
24. Rockin' Horse - Yes It Is (2:13)
25. Jimmy Campbell - Another Vincent Van Gogh (2:02)
26. Jimmy Campbell - Don't Leave Me Now (5:47)

Tracks 3, 7, 11, 15, 18, 21 & 25 from the album "Son of Anastasia", 1969
Tracks 1, 8, 12, 16, 22 & 26 from the album "Half Baked", 1970
Tracks 5, 9, 17 & 24 from the album "Yes It Is", 1971
Tracks 4, 10, 19 & 23 from the album "Jimmy Campbell's Album", 1972
Tracks 2, 6, 13, 14 & 20 from the anthology "The Dream of Michaelangelo", 2004