Hinkley's Heroes - Volume One

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK080
Format: LP
Total Time: 39:44:00

Hinkley's Heroes documents sessions that finally got the dust blown off them after some 20 years of lying on the shelf. Tim Hinkley, who is known as an all around session man and the leader of the group Jody Grind, has played with countless artists over the years. This LP featured some of those artists. Joan Armatrading, Tom Waits, Neil Hubbard (Elton John's Bluesology), Graham Bond, Joe Cocker, Marianne Faithful, Brian Ferry, Al Kooper, Robert Palmer, Alvin Lee, Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company), Micky Moody (Juicy Lucy, Frankie Miller), Mike Patto, Bobby Tench (Jeff Beck group), Kuma Arada (Peter Green), and Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience) form a who's who of rock music.

Musicians love to get together and just have fun and play without any restraints from labels, lawyers or managers. This is the way music is supposed to come to life. This album is a beautiful example of that kind of creative process. That is why it is so good.

This LP was like listening to a diverse 70s radio show encapsulated in a vinyl jukebox. You will hear rock, pop, blues, well, just about every kind of musical style that there is actually. Volume One indicates that there is more awaiting our ears in the future. This can be a good thing, not only for the label, but also for music fans on worldwide level. Many of these artists have an eclectic and global fan base that will appreciate the diversity if the music. What is even more inviting (and appropriate) is that it is on vinyl. Back in the 70s that is what I collected; well, 8-Track tapes, too. It was the good old days for this old rock 'n' roller; music like this helps me to step into the time machine that lives inside my head awaiting my beckoned call. There is not one bad cut on this entire album, and I imagine if a volume two is issued it will be just as good.

Side One: Saturday Night (3:42) / Everything Will Be Just Fine (2:36) / Tell Me Whatta Man's Gotta Do (3:01) / Sitting In The Park (4:12) / Sky (4:14)

Side Two: Don't Lead Me On (4:46) / High Tech Love Affair (3:12) / Gone With Another (3:29) / Prime Time Man (4:57) / Saturday Blues (5:35)

Tim Hinkley ? organ, bass, piano, keyboards, vocals, Wurlitzer, synthesizer horn
Robert Kuma Harada ? bass
Neil Hubbard ? guitar
Billy Lawrie ? background vocals
Alvin Lee ? bass, guitar, drums, drum programming, vocals
Henry McCullough ? guitar, vocals
Micky Moody ? guitar
Poli Palmer ? background vocals, vibraphone, Fairlight, drum programming
Victoria Brown ? background vocals
Mike Patto ? vocals, background vocals
Mick Ralphs ? guitar
Shay ? vocals
Steve Simpson ? guitar
Alan Spenner ? bass
Bob Tench ? guitar, vocals
Plus: Graham Bond, Joe Cocker, Marianne Faithful, Brian Ferry, Robert Palmer, Alvin Lee, Mitch Mitchell, and others?

Volume One (2002)

Genre: Various Genres

Origin UK

Added: November 5th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.timhinkley.com
Hits: 1246
Language: english


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