Chris is releasing an album of songs from the 20s / 30s / 40s and 50s with Big Band and Orchestra entitled “ Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me” on 5th of October 2012. "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" is a collection of Jazz standards recorded by the rock vocalist best known for his work with Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Best known for his work as the vocalist and guitarist on many hits for Manfred Mann's Earth Band, as well as featuring on the classic Jeff Wayne concept album War of the Worlds, Chris is also a noted songwriter (penning among other songs the smash hit 'You're the Voice' for John Farnham). His most recent studio album, Toys & Dishes, his first in over ten years, gained excellent reviews from critics and praise from fans. Jukebox: The Ultimate Collection is a compilation of material that has defined Chris Thompson's career, including songs such as 'Blinded by the Light', 'Father of Day', 'Davy's on the Road Again', 'Martha's Madman', 'The Mighty Quinn', 'Thunderchild' and 'You're the Voice', along with tracks from Toys & Dishes such as 'Eddie Wants to Rock' and 'Millie Christine'.
Two of singer Chris Connor's finest Atlantic albums are reissued in full on this single CD. The laid-back yet coolly emotional jazz singer is heard backed by top-notch rhythm sections (with either Ralph Sharon or Stan Free being the pianist/arranger) and occasional horns (trumpeter Joe Wilder, flutist Sam Most, tenors Al Cohn and Lucky Thompson, flutist Bobby Jaspar and Al Epstein on English horn and bass clarinet) adding some short solos. Connor (then around 30) was in her prime, and her renditions of such songs as "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Lonely Town," "I'm Shooting High," "Moonlight in Vermont," and even "Johnny One Note" are memorable and sometimes haunting.
Peter Robinson, more widely known by his stage name Chris Spedding, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Spedding is best known for his studio session work. By the early 1970s, he had become one of the most sought-after session guitarists in England. Spedding has played on and produced many albums, and singles. He has also been a member of eleven rock bands: The Battered Ornaments, Frank Ricotti Quartet, King Mob, Mike Batt and Friends, Necessaries, Nucleus, Ricky Norton, Sharks, The Stax Pistols, Trigger, and The Wombles. Spedding pursued a solo career and released his debut album Songs Without Words in 1970. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums, and two live albums. "Chris Spedding" is the fifth, self-titled studio album by Chris Spedding…