Small Faces – The BBC Sessions (1999)

Small Faces The BBC Sessions

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Album Facts

Label: Strange Fruit – SFRSCD087
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1999

The BBC Sessions is the first official release of recordings made for radio broadcast.

The album Including 12 tracks from BBC’s Saturday Club (recorded in four sessions from 1965 and 1966) and three songs from a 1968 session recorded for John Peel’s Top Gear.

The first 1965 appearance on Saturday Club featured original keyboard player Jimmy Winston, with replacement Ian McLagan playing on all subsequent dates.

The first Saturday Club session also showcased the debut single “Whatcha Gonna Do About It”.

As well as plugging their latest singles, “Sha-La-La-La-Lee”, “Hey Girl”, “All or Nothing”, the Small Faces also cover R&B classics like “Baby Don’t Do It” and “Shake”.

P.P. Arnold contributes backing vocals to “Every Little Bit Hurts” and a muscular “If I Were a Carpenter”, both from the final session.

Track Listing
Saturday Club, 23/08/1965
1Watcha Gonna Do About It2:15
2Jump Back1:39
3Baby Don’t You Do It2:25
Saturday Club, 14/03/1966
4Shake3:12
5Sha La La La Lee2:48
6You Need Loving2:34
Saturday Club 03/05/1966
7Hey Girl2:07
8E Too D4:11
9One Night Stand1:53
Saturday Club, 30/06/1966
10You’d Better Believe It2:22
11Understanding2:32
12All Or Nothing3:00
Top Gear, 14/04/1968
13If I Were A Carpenter2:29
14Lazy Sunday3:17
15Every Little Bit Hurts3:57
Accompanying Interviews
16Rare Interview With Steve Marriott
17Rare Interview With Steve Marriott
18Rare Interview With Steve Marriott
19Rare Interview With Steve Marriott
20Rare Interview with Kenney Jones
Credits

Performers:

  • Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano – Steve Marriott
  • Vocals, Bass – Ronnie Lane
  • Drums – Kenney Jones
  • Keyboards – Ian McLagan (tracks 4 to 15), Jimmy Winston (tracks 1 to 3)
  • Backing Vocals – P.P. Arnold (tracks 13 and 15)
  • Producer – Peter Harwood (tracks 1 to 12), Bernie Andrews (tracks 13 to 15)
  • Sleeve Notes – John Hellier
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