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Vinylist: Bob Sargeant

Bob Sargeant is a Tyneside-based musician (keyboards/guitars/vocals) who played with The Junco Partners, Mick Abrahams and Al Stewart and then moved on to produce live sessions for John Peel’ s Radio 1 show Top Gear. He then became an independent record producer, scoring dozens of world-wide hits including a US no.1 with the band Breathe and a Norwegian no. 1 with The Monroes alongside Top Three UK albums for The Beat and Haircut 100.


King Creole - Elvis Presley


First 45 rpm record I bought. Played it on me mum’s old radiogram and wrecked it! Had to change the needle every 10 plays! Exciting record at the time though!


Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix


Showcase for Jimi’s spiralling guitar work. I saw him play live a couple of times- once at a small club in South Shields (the Cellar Club) and also the Windsor Festival. Wow!


Scream - Paulo Nutini


I know it has been a big hit for him but just love the voice.


Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles


Started in Lennon’s loft using a mellotron I do believe.


Will the Circle be Unbroken - Mavis Staples


Swampy R&B from a Southern diva.


See Emily Play - Pink Floyd




September - Earth, Wind & Fire


Great arrangement and production from David Foster. Feel good!


Little Feat - Electronic Lycanthrope


Funky bootleg recorded in a club.


Rock 'n' Roll Animal - Lou Reed


A 70’s classic with some class guitar playing and Lou in top form.


Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf


I discovered this at a record fair in London many moons ago. As I had played keyboards with Howlin’ Wolf for four weeks around the country in 1969, it was great to find a 45rpm vinyl copy in good nick!


La Grange - ZZ Top


Grand Texan boogie record.


The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie


Originally released on Phillips with Bowie in a dress and blonde hair on the cover. This was deleted and re-released on RCA when he became Ziggy. My dear mate Mick Ronson came into his own.


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