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Leo De Castro

The Dancehall Racketeers/The Roger Janes Band

Long White Clouds

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Growing up in 1950's New Zealand it was hard not to be influenced by the early rock and roll of Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Bill Haley and Fats Domino. The country sounds of Hank Williams, Ketty Lester, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Jim Reeves, as well as popular artists like Louis Armstrong, Perry Como and Frank Sinatra and the myriad of other styles of the day left a lasting impression on a young Leo De Castro.

Having established himself as a dynamic rock, blues and soul vocalist in Australia during the 1970's, Leo's career had tapered off by the late 1980's when he was brought together with two of the great working bands of the time, Melbourne's western-swing kings The Dancehall Racketeers and from the Sydney jazz scene The Roger Janes Band, to record a selection of songs harking back to his early years. The tapes remained "in the can" for nearly 20 years until increased interest led to this unique collaboration finally being released - Leo De Castro and the music that inspired him is 'Long White Clouds'.
AUDIO PREVIEWS

ALSO AVAILABLE - BBM004 -VOODOO SOUL - LEO DE CASTRO & FRIENDS LIVE AT THE BASEMENT

 

Package: Audio CD, Jewel Case with deluxe 12 page booklet
Total Running Time: 37'20"

LEO DE CASTRO - Vocals; A.Guitar

The Dancehall Racketeers
ANDY BAYLOR - E.Guitar
RICK DEMPSTER - Lap Steel; Harmonica
DONAL BAYLOR - Fiddle
HOWARD CAIRNS - A.Bass
ED COLBOURN - Drums

The Roger Janes Band
ROGER JANES - Trombone
MARTY MOONEY - Tenor/Alto Sax
TOM BAKER - Tenor/Baritone Sax
BOB HENDERSON - Trumpet
GARY WALFORD - Piano
GRAHAME CONLON - Guitar
JOHN RYAN - Bass
LYNN WALLIS - Drums

Tracks 1-4 recorded Paradise Studios Sydney January 31, 1988
Tracks 5-12 recorded Rich Music Studios January 28, 1988
Engineered by Duncan McGuire
Mixed & Mastered by David Cafe at Tapitallee West NSW 2006-07

 



PREVIEWS: LEO DE CASTRO - LONG WHITE CLOUDS
*with The Dancehall Racketeers
†with The Roger Janes Band
‡ with hybrid band

Tk. Title Composer Length
30" Preview
WMA
MP3
1.
Walking After Midnight* Don Hecht & Alan Block
2:27
2.
Move It On Over* Hank Williams
3:08
3.
No One To Talk To* W Walker/G Sherry
2:18
4.
Lovesick Blues* Irving Mills and Cliff Friend
3:00
5.
Mystery Train* Herman Parker Jr/Sam Phillips
3:36
6.
Faded Love*
B Wills/J Wills
3:05
7.
That's All Right*
Arthur Crudup
3:05
8.
Crazy‡ Willie Nelson
4:05
9.
See You Later Alligator‡ Robert C. Guidry
2:56
10.
Good Rockin' Tonight†
Roy Brown
3:01
11.
Lucille†
R Penniman/A Collins
2:37
12.
Heartbreak Hotel†
M Axton/T Durden/E Presley
3:25

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