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King Size Taylor & The Dominoes - EARLY RECORDING

King Size Taylor & The Dominoes - EARLY RECORDING


King Size Taylor & The Dominoes - EARLY RECORDING

LAMBDA RECORD, RECORDED. AT 18 CAMBRIDGE ROAD; CROSBY 

The quality is not the best standard, but I think it's a milestone in British Rock 'n' Roll history from Liverpool's first Rock 'n' Roll Band. It's very rare material and we must work with damaged records and tapes.


1957 - 33 RPM - LP
01 - Whole Lotta Shaking Going On - (Vocals by Arthur)
02 - Baby - (Vocals by Charlie; this was his own composition)
03 - Great Balls Of Fire - (Vocals by Arthur)
04 - Guitar Boogie - (Instrumental performed by Charlie)
05 - Roll Over Beethoven - (Vocals by Arthur)
06 - So Long - (Vocals by Arthur)
07 - I Want You To Know - (Vocals by Arthur)
08 - Mean Woman Blues - (Vocals by Arthur)
09 - Autumn Leaves - (Instrumental performed by Charlie and George)

1958 - 33 RPM - LP
10 - Lend Me Your Comb - (Vocals by Teddy)
11 - Matchbox - (Vocals by Teddy)
12 - Good Golly Miss Molly - (Vocals by Teddy)
13 - Whole Lotta Shaking Going On - (Vocals by Charlie)
14 - Guitar Boogie - (Instrumental performed by Teddy)
15 - Shortnin' Bread Rock - (Vocals by Charlie)
16 - Roll Over Beethoven - (Vocals by Teddy)
17 - Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey - (Vocals by Teddy)
18 - Your True Love - (Vocals by Teddy)
19 - Guitar Boogie - (Instrumental performed by Charlie)

1958 - 78 RPM - EP
20 - Saw My Baby With Another Guy - (Vocals and written by Teddy)
21 - Instrumental -  (written and played by Teddy)
22 - Instrumental -  (written and played by Sam)

1958 - 78 RPM - EP
23 - Oh, My Soul - (Vocals by Sam)
24 - Baby - (written by Charlie, vocals by Bobby)
25 - Sad And Blue -  (written by Sam, vocals by Teddy)

Live London BBC  1963
101 - Intro Memphis (with Juck Berry)
102 - It's Late
103 - Sweet Little Sixteen (with Juck Berry)
104 - Interview - Nadine (with Juck Berry)
105 - My Blue Heaven
106 - Herman The Hermit
107 - Shake Baby Shake
108 - Jump Back

201 - Interview with King Size Taylor Febr. 1987


1957 - 1958 The Dominoes
Cliff Roberts - drs
Georg Watson - gtr
Charlie Flynn - gtr
Sam Hardie - piano
Arthur Baker - voc

1958
Cliff Roberts - drs
Georg Watson - gtr
Charlie Flynn - gtr
Sam Hardie - piano
Arthur Baker - voc
Ted (King Size) - Taylor
Robby Thompson - bs

King Size Taylor &The Dominoes


King Size Taylor &The Dominoes



Edward 'Ted' Taylor, called 'King Size' in a not-too-subtle allusion to his formidable appearance, was already a highly experienced member of the first music generation from Liverpool when he made his first trip to Hamburg. He and the Dominoes claimed, probably justifiably, that they were one of the very first rock bands in their hometown. It's a fact that they were the first Merseyside group to go on air at Radio Luxembourg. As was so often the case, the Dominoes reached back to the end of the Skiffle era. Both, Ted Taylor and Bobby Thompson were members of the James Boys Skiffle Group as early as 1957. The first real Dominoes group existed by the end of 1957, but only as a pure Rock'n'Roll band. Charlie Flynn and Sam Hardie belonged to the group, two names that would remain constant in the band's ever changing genealogical tree. The name King Size Taylor And The Dominoes is mentioned for the first time in 1960.

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King Size Taylor &The Dominoes


King Size Taylor &The Dominoes

Ariola 71765 - one side Liverpool Beat
1 - Heebie Jeebies
2 - Oo Poo Pa Doo
3 - Wa Watussi
4 - Let's Dance
5 - Broken Arrow
6 - Lipstick, Powder And Paint = Live

Ariola 70953 - one side Twist Time im Star-Club Hamburg 2
7 - All Around The World
8 - Stupidity
9 - Slippin' And Slidin'
10 - Unchain My Heart
11 - Bad Boy
12 - Short On Love
13 - Hello Josephine
14 - You Can't Sit Down

Ariola 71431 Star-Club Time mit
15 - I've Been Watching You
16 - I'm Late
17 - Down In The Valley
18 - She Said Yeah
19 - You Make Me Happy
20 - Sherry Baby
21 - Shake, Shake, Shake
22 - Sky Boat Song
23 - Golly Golly What
24 - Clarabella


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The Shakers - Let's Do The Madison, Twist, Locomotion, Slop, Hully Gully, Monkey (1963)

The Shakers - Let's Do The Madison, Twist, Locomotion, Slop, Hully Gully, Monkey (1963)


The Shakers - Let's Do The Madison, Twist, Locomotion, Slop, Hully Gully, Monkey
Polydor 237139 / 46639

Edward 'Ted' Taylor, called 'King Size' in a not-too-subtle allusion to his formidable appearance, was already a highly experienced member of the first music generation from Liverpool when he made his first trip to Hamburg. He and the Dominoes claimed, probably justifiably, that they were one of the very first rock bands in their hometown. It's a fact that they were the first Merseyside group to go on air at Radio Luxembourg. As was so often the case, the Dominoes reached back to the end of the Skiffle era. Both, Ted Taylor and Bobby Thompson were members of the James Boys Skiffle Group as early as 1957. The first real Dominoes group existed by the end of 1957, but only as a pure Rock'n'Roll band. Charlie Flynn and Sam Hardie belonged to the group, two names that would remain constant in the band's ever changing genealogical tree. The name King Size Taylor And The Dominoes is mentioned for the first time in 1960. That year, the musicians divided between the Dominoes and Ian And The Zodiacs....

Although the Dominoes were under contract with Philips, Murphy had his eyes on the idea of recording them for Polydor. Since King Size Taylor And The Dominoes were obviously willing to try out anything, they soon reached an agreement. Under the pseudonym of the Shakers, the band's first LP was soon released with three singles drawn from that album, all on Polydor. Tony Sheridan had used similar methods. While under contract with Polydor, he recorded as a member of the Star Combo for Philips, reinventing his last name as Dan Sherry. After the Polydor recordings, Sam Hardy joined Sheridan and his often changing Beat Brothers to finally end up with the German-English Tramps...


Ted "Kingsize" Taylor - lead guitar/sax/vocals
John Frankland - guitar/vocals
Bobby Thompson - bass guitar/vocals
Sam Hardie - keyboards
Gibson Kemp - drums

 Claiming to be the first of the Merseybeat groups, the Dominoes were formed in late 1957 by ex-members of two skiffle groups - The Sinners & The Bobby Bell Rockers. The following year, Taylor joined from the James Boys.
Taylor, with his trademark chequered jacket, would go on to become a stable element in a group which was afflicted by many changes of personnel. For a period between 1960 and 1962 a young Cilla Black sang with them.

They became an integral part of the Hamburg scene. Indeed, it was Taylor, using a home tape recorder, who recorded The Beatles playing live at The Star Club during one such visit in 1962.
Apart from recording under their own name, they also released records as "The Shakers", but despite being a fine group and at the forefront of the action in Liverpool, they received little national publicity and none of their records sold in sufficient quantities to make the charts.

Taylor and The Dominoes parted company in mid '64, shortly after backing Chuck Berry on his first tour of Britain. The Dominoes disintegrated fairly quickly but Taylor went on to work with The Griff Parry Five before forming Kingsize Taylor & His Band.

With success still eluding him, Taylor quit music in 1967 and returned to working in the family butcher business.

01 - Twist And Shout
02 - Hippy Hippy Shake
03 - Money
04 - Hello Josephine
05 - Memphis Tennessee
06 - Whole Lot Of Lovin'
07 - Domino Twist
08 - I Can Tell
09 - Mashed Potatoes And Hot Pastrami
10 - Ruby Ann
11 - Long Tall Sally
12 - Dr. Feelgood
13 - Sweet Little Sixteen
14 - Country Music
15 - Dizzy Miss Lizzy
16 - Green Onions

The Shakers Polydor = King Size Taylor & The Dominos,
same as Shakers Twist Club
https://www.discogs.com/King-Size-Taylor-The-Dominoes-Shakers-Twist-Club/master/1104486
or Real Gonk Man (US, minus 2 tracks)
https://www.discogs.com/King-Size-Taylor-And-The-Dominoes-Real-Gonk-Man/master/1067467


The Shakers - Let's Do The Madison, Twist, Locomotion, Slop, Hully Gully, Monkey (1963)

The Shakers - Let's Do The Madison, Twist, Locomotion, Slop, Hully Gully, Monkey (1963)

Jancy said :


The Shakers aka King Size Taylor & The Dominoes

The Shakers aka King Size Taylor & The Dominoes



The Shakers aka King Size Taylor & The Dominoes

1 - Twist And Shout
2 - Hippy Hippy Shake
3 - Money
4 - Hello Josephine
5 - Memphis Tennessee
6 - Whole Lot Of Lovin'
7 - Domino Twist
8 - I Can tell
9 - Mashed Potatoes And Hot Pastrami
10 - Ruby Ann
11 - Long Tall Sally
12 - Dr. Feelgood
13 - Sweet Little Sixteen
14 - Country Music
15 - Dizzy Miss Lizzy
16 - Green Onions

Bonus 45'
17 - Fortune Teller
18 - Never In A Hundred Years
19 - Slow Down
20 - Somebody's Always Trying
21 - Looking For My Baby
22 - Thinkin' 


The Shakers - King Size Taylor &The Dominoes

The Shakers - King Size Taylor &The Dominoes




The Shakers - King Size Taylor &The Dominoes


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Edward 'Ted' Taylor, called 'King Size' in a not-too-subtle allusion to his formidable appearance, was already a highly experienced member of the first music generation from Liverpool when he made his first trip to Hamburg. He and the Dominoes claimed, probably justifiably, that they were one of the very first rock bands in their hometown. It's a fact that they were the first Merseyside group to go on air at Radio Luxembourg. As was so often the case, the Dominoes reached back to the end of the Skiffle era. Both, Ted Taylor and Bobby Thompson were members of the James Boys Skiffle Group as early as 1957. The first real Dominoes group existed by the end of 1957, but only as a pure Rock'n'Roll band. Charlie Flynn and Sam Hardie belonged to the group, two names that would remain constant in the band's ever changing genealogical tree. The name King Size Taylor And The Dominoes is mentioned for the first time in 1960. That year, the musicians divided between the Dominoes and Ian And The Zodiacs....
Although the Dominoes were under contract with Philips, Murphy had his eyes on the idea of recording them for Polydor. Since King Size Taylor And The Dominoes were obviously willing to try out anything, they soon reached an agreement. Under the pseudonym of the Shakers, the band's first LP was soon released with three singles drawn from that album, all on Polydor. Tony Sheridan had used similar methods. While under contract with Polydor, he recorded as a member of the Star Combo for Philips, reinventing his last name as Dan Sherry. After the Polydor recordings, Sam Hardy joined Sheridan and his often changing Beat Brothers to finally end up with the German-English Tramps...
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Ted "Kingsize" Taylor - lead guitar/sax/vocals
John Frankland - guitar/vocals
Bobby Thompson - bass guitar/vocals
Sam Hardie - keyboards
Gibson Kemp - drums
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 Claiming to be the first of the Merseybeat groups, the Dominoes were formed in late 1957 by ex-members of two skiffle groups - The Sinners & The Bobby Bell Rockers. The following year, Taylor joined from the James Boys.
Taylor, with his trademark chequered jacket, would go on to become a stable element in a group which was afflicted by many changes of personnel. For a period between 1960 and 1962 a young Cilla Black sang with them.

They became an integral part of the Hamburg scene. Indeed, it was Taylor, using a home tape recorder, who recorded The Beatles playing live at The Star Club during one such visit in 1962.
Apart from recording under their own name, they also released records as "The Shakers", but despite being a fine group and at the forefront of the action in Liverpool, they received little national publicity and none of their records sold in sufficient quantities to make the charts.

Taylor and The Dominoes parted company in mid '64, shortly after backing Chuck Berry on his first tour of Britain. The Dominoes disintegrated fairly quickly but Taylor went on to work with The Griff Parry Five before forming Kingsize Taylor & His Band.

With success still eluding him, Taylor quit music in 1967 and returned to working in the family butcher business.
Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes
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 The Shakers = King Size Taylor & The Dominoes 
1 - Twist And Shout2 - Hippy Hippy Shake
3 - Money
4 - Hello Josephine
5 - Memphis Tennessee
6 - Whole Lot Of Lovin'
7 - Domino Twist
8 - I Can tell
9 - Mashed Potatoes And Hot Pastrami
10 - Ruby Ann
11 - Long Tall Sally
12 - Dr. Feelgood
13 - Sweet Little Sixteen
14 - Country Music
15 - Dizzy Miss Lizzy
16 - Green Onions

Bonus 45'
17 - Fortune Teller
18 - Never In A Hundred Years
19 - Slow Down
20 - Somebody's Always Trying
21 - Looking For My Baby
22 - Thinkin'


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