It’s been about 2 years since Bakelite Volume II. The tenor sax is king on Volume IV - a pinch of soul, a little rock n roll and a hint of country blues.
The collection of songs started out with the Allen Toussaint’s Yes We Can along with songs from Nick and I, 12 months later and we are ready to go with Volume IV.
Since Volume III, Joe Creighton has taken over in the bass department. There had been a shift creeping into the live performances, there’s a more soulful sound because of Joe. We have more choices in this direction. Otis Redding, Sam Cook, Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Hitton,, Allen Toussaint and Ray Charles were always on the top of my record collection.
Volume IV has moved a long way from Vol II and III, this can’t be helped you always think you can go back but I don’t think you ever want to. Most of these songs are from my youth apart from the ones that Nick and I penned. There are so many great artists still doing big things and so many great songs need another spin, that’s how I see Bakelite Radio working some borrowed songs, some new.
released 06 April 2008
Produced by Joe Camilleri
Recorded at Woodstock Studio by Robin Mai
Mixed and Mastered by Joe Camilleri