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Ray Pilgrim - Pilgrim's Progress 1960

Ray Pilgrim - Pilgrim's Progress 1960



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1. Ray Pilgrim - Go Man Go
2. Ray Pilgrim - Baby Doll
3. Ray Pilgrim - Gambler's Guitar
4. Ray Pilgrim - Fall In Love With You
5. Ray Pilgrim - Wild One
6. Ray Pilgrim - Clementine
7. Ray Pilgrim - Stuck On You
8. Ray Pilgrim - Cradle Of Love
9. Ray Pilgrim - The Heart Of A Teenage Girl
10. Ray Pilgrim - Shakin' All Over
11. Ray Pilgrim - Angela Jones
12. Ray Pilgrim - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
13. Ray Pilgrim - A Mess Of Blues
14. Ray Pilgrim - I Love You
15. Ray Pilgrim - Strawberry Fair
16. Ray Pilgrim - Lively
17. Ray Pilgrim - Lonely Pup
18. Ray Pilgrim - Counting Teardrops
19. Ray Pilgrim - Sway


BONUS:

1. Ray Pilgrim - Bachelor Boy
2. Ray Pilgrim - Fall In Love With You
3. Ray Pilgrim - Granada
4. Ray Pilgrim - It Only Took A Minute
5. Ray Pilgrim - Kissin' Cousins
6. Ray Pilgrim - Let's Dance
7. Ray Pilgrim - Little Miss Make Believe
8. Ray Pilgrim - Love Is Blind
9. Ray Pilgrim - Lovesick Blues
10. Ray Pilgrim - Return To Sender
11. Ray Pilgrim - Such A Night




The Typhoons & The Jaybirds - The Embassy Beatles Cover

The Typhoons & The Jaybirds - The Embassy Beatles Cover

The Typhoons name was coined in February 1963 as Embassy (UK) found themselves covering increasingly more records by beat bands rather than the more traditional solo singer recordings that had dominated the hit parade in previous years. 

Ray Pilgrim and Mike Redway recorded the first Typhoons track for Embassy on 7th February 1963 ... which probably made them the world’s very first recording Beatles tribute band! 

The Typhoons only existed as a studio band. The actual singers involved were in fact chosen from Embassy’s existing roster of artists. From 1963 to 1965 there were 62 songs credited on the label as The Typhoons. Ray Pilgrim sang on 29 of them, Mike Redway sang on 20, Ken Barrie on 13, Tony Crane on 19, Joan Baxter on 3, and Paul Rich on 1.
The Typhoons & The Jaybirds - The Embassy Beatles Cover
Ray Pilgrim (born in London in 1936) was one of the most prolific big band singers, radio broadcasters, recording and session singers in Britain in the late 1950s/early 1960s.
He recorded mainly for UK's Embassy Records under the Ray Pilgrim name and also made nearly 150 cover records for the Embassy Records label using in addition to Ray Pilgrim the name Bobby Stevens (particularly in earlier 1960-1962 releases). In later releases he used the names The Typhoons, The Starlings, The Jaybirds and the Beatmen.[1] He was the lead vocals in The Typhoons alongside Mike Redway, and the lead vocals in The Starlings alongside Joan Baxter).

His recordings under various names were released on over 30 different labels in over 20 different countries with aggregate sales estimated at around five million. He also recorded TV jingles, demos, and film soundtracks.



The Typhoons name was coined in February 1963 as Embassy found themselves covering increasingly more records by beat bands rather than the more traditional solo singer recordings that had dominated the hit parade in previous years.

Ray and Mike recorded the first Typhoons track for Embassy on 7th February 1963 ... which probably made them the world’s very first recording Beatles tribute band! 

Embassy’s parent company’s name was Oriole, which was of course the name of a bird.  So they decided to invent some group names using other bird names such as: The Eagles, The Jaybirds, and The Starlings.

Unfortunately, they found that The Eagles name was already in active use.  This was at a very late stage in February 1963 when they were just about to release their first Beatles cover.  So out went The Eagles and the Typhoons name was chosen instead.  So ... it wasn’t a bird; it was a ‘plane!  And it stuck, becoming one of the best remembered names on Embassy.

The Typhoons only existed as a studio band.  The actual singers involved were in fact chosen from Embassy’s existing roster of artists.  From 1963 to 1965 there were 62 songs credited on the label as The Typhoons.  Ray Pilgrim sang on 29 of them, Mike Redway sang on 20, Ken Barrie on 13, Tony Crane on 19, Joan Baxter on 3, and Paul Rich on 1.





The Typhoons & The Jaybirds - The Embassy Beatles Cover


The Typhoons & The Jaybirds - The Embassy Beatles Cover




Ray Pilgrim - Pilgrim's Progress 1960The Typhoons & The Jaybirds - The Embassy Beatles Cover

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