The late fifties to the early seventies was perhaps the best era of all musically for me. I've tried to capture the brilliant colours, themes, and sounds of some of those times that I experienced in life, on the radio, on the turntable, on TV and at the movies, with this set of songs, both originals and favourites. It was a great time in my life, and the songs recorded here hopefully reflect things that happened in life to all of us growing up in that period.

Thank you to the boys..jim, josh, and andy (and the dogs).. what a band!

This record is dedicated to the late hubert sumlin who showed me what a man should be, and how a guitar should sound.

Track Listing includes:

  • how ya doin'? (richard studholme, copyright control)
  • 2120 south michigan avenue (nanker phelge, westminster music)
  • love is amazing (roy lee johnson, sony/atv songs)
  • new day (jim leverton, notting hill music)
  • little mystery (richard studholme, copyright control)
  • gotta get right (richard studholme, copyright control)
  • she put the whammy to me (roy lee johnson, sony/atv songs)
  • working on the bottom (richard studholme, copyright control)
  • you've really got a hold on me (william robinson, jobete music co. inc.)
  • i just go (boz scaggs, windover lake songs, ASCAP)

Choose a sample from each track using the player below:

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Personnel

  • richard studholme / guitar, vocal
  • jim leverton / bass, vocal
  • josh phillips / organ
  • andy newmark / drums

with

  • nico ramsden / vocals, aloma reid / vocals, tom jaworski / guitar, vocals / hamish stuart / vocals - vocal arrangements by nico ramsden

from the incognito stable:

  • kevin robinson / trumpet, flugelhorn, patrick clahar / tenor saxophone, flute, trevor mires / trombone - horn arrangements by kevin robinson

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Review

"Richard honed his blues guitar licks in NYC before returning home to Britain and workin as session man and band leader for JSP records in the '80's.. Larry Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Big Jay Mcneely and Eric Bibb are among those who have utilised his talents- and though he has never stopped playing, these days he adopts a lower profile. Thats a real shame too, as he is always worth a listen, and this new CD is no exception. He can sing-no doubt about that, lend an ear to, for just one example, the soul-drenched "Love Is Amazing" (one of two songs here from the under-rated Roy Lee Johnson: Yes, Richard also has impeccable taste), The romping opener proves that he can write too, and a cover of The Rolling Stones' instrumental, "2120 South Michigan Avenue" shows his roots and the aim of this album:to reflect life (and music) as it was between the late 50's and early 70's.

He succeeds in that admirably-as well as making music that is both first-rate and thoroughly enjoyable."

norman darwen / Blues in Britain Magazine

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