LP 256: Sandy Brown and His Gentlemen! Friends – Hair At Its Hairiest (Fontana, 1969)

12 Jul

Side 1
01 Ain’t Got No
02 Aquarius
03 Black Boys
04 Easy To Be Hard
05 Hair
06 Underture: Where Do I Go

Side 2
07 Hare Krishna
08 Where Do I Go
09 Manchester, England
10 Air
11 Electric Blues
12 Overture: Where Do I Go (A Final Word From Mr G Chisholm)

Hair At Its Hairiest can be filed under groovy psychedelic jazz.

The dudes are:
Sandy Brown – clarinet
Kenny Wheeler – trumpet and flugel horn
George Chisholm – trombone
Lennie Bush – bass
Johnny McLaughlin – guitar
Bobby Orr – drums

The top tunes to watch out for are:
Hair – explodes into a lively blast of fine grooviness.
Manchester England – tripled in length and all the better for it.
Electric Blues – a free-jazz dirge.

This album suits the hazy summer evening mood. Hope you like it.

Comments and feedback are welcome.


19 Responses to “LP 256: Sandy Brown and His Gentlemen! Friends – Hair At Its Hairiest (Fontana, 1969)”

  1. nlgbbbblth July 12, 2011 at 6:59 AM #


    • VM June 5, 2012 at 2:17 AM #

      Same request as tradman… very rare lp, and I would like to listen the whole of it for a dissertation… download link most welcome, however many thanks for this precious preview!

      • nlgbbbblth June 5, 2012 at 7:37 PM #

        Electric mail sent VM

    • jon January 15, 2014 at 7:59 PM #

      would love a link to this…impossible to find!

  2. jazzuk July 12, 2011 at 5:53 PM #

    A great line-up and a great sporran! Thanks for this one.

    • walter fancourt March 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM #

      Did you get coopy of Sandy Brown’s Hair at its heavyest would like to find it myself

      • nlgbbbblth March 1, 2014 at 7:20 PM #

        I own it. Send an email to analoguebubblebath AT Hotmail DOT com and I’ll sort you out.

  3. jazzuk July 12, 2011 at 6:01 PM #

    On a completely different note…have you ever come across Reg Tilsley’s Orchestral No.3 or No.5 ?

  4. tradman October 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM #

    hi where can i find the link to down load the sandy brown lp . sandy brown and hisgentleman friends, would like to add to my collection of this great man.

  5. nlgbbbblth October 2, 2011 at 8:03 PM #

    EMAIL sent

  6. Bacroat November 3, 2011 at 3:17 AM #

    “This album suits the hazy summer evening mood.” I agree, it works best–

  7. Jack Purvis December 1, 2015 at 3:51 AM #

    Thank you VERY much. You are a gentleman and a lover of fine music ! 🙂

  8. Mark Ramsden July 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM #

    wonderful hearing this again. Thank you! Sorry to ask but would be grateful for any download link.

  9. James Scott December 31, 2017 at 3:58 PM #

    I’m reading Bathed in Lightning, the fantastic book on the early career of John McLaughlin and would love to be able to hear this album. Could you send a download link? I’d be very grateful!

  10. Warren Holt January 7, 2018 at 10:45 PM #

    Hi Spiral 2. Like others, I just read Bathed in Lightning and am looking for a way to hear this album. I would be really grateful if you could send me a download link. Thanks for the post.

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