Artwoods (The) - Art Gallery (J.Lord) (1964-1965) out of 5 stars Excellent British r'n'b! August 31, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Art Wood (guitarist Ron Wood's less famous brother) fronted this British mod r'n'b act in the mid-60s. Their sound (distinguished by Art Wood's gruff vocals and Jon Lord's nimble Booker T.-like organ lines)(Bass player, Malcolm Pool) was sure-footed and tough through relentless club gigs in the UK. Like other organ-based UK combos like the Graham Bond Organization, their main strength was their awesome instrumental prowess but not top-notch songwriting ability ('Art Gallery' is comprised mostly of soul and r'n'b covers). This fated them to relative pop obscurity and footnote status to late-60s supergroups like Deep Purple and Cream. But the recorded documents they left behind define an era. 30+ years later, they still sound exciting; their rhythmic drive on tracks like "Keep Lookin'" and "Be My Lady" is undeniable. No collection of 60s r'n'b from either side of the Atlantic is complete without it.

        1    Can't You Hear Me           
    2    Down In The Valley           
    3    Things Get Better              
    4    Walk On the Wild Side           
    5    I Keep Forgettin'           
    6    Keep Lookin'           
    7    One More Heartache              
    8    Work, Work, Work           
    9    Be My Lady           
    10    If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody   
    11    Stop and Think It Over           
    12    Don't Cry No More           
    13    Sweet Mary             
    14    If I Ever Get My Hands On You         
    15    Goodbye Sisters             
    16    She Knows What to Do             
    17    I Take What I Want             
    18    I Feel Good.             
    19    What Shall I Do             
    20    20 In the Deep End           
    21    These Boots Are Made For Walking             
    22    A Taste of Honey
        23      Our Man Flint
        24      Routine
        25      Brother Can You Spare A Dime
        26      Al's Party

Band members

    Art Wood - lead vocals (born Arthur Wood, 6 June 1937, in West Drayton, Middlesex; died 3 November 2006, in London)
    Derek Griffiths - lead guitar (born 23 June 1944)
    Jon Lord - organ (born John Douglas Lord, 9 June 1941, in Leicester, Leicestershire; died 16 July 2012)
    Malcolm Pool - bass guitar (born 10 January 1943, in Hayes End, Middlesex)
    Keef Hartley - drums (born Keith Hartley, 8 March 1944, in Preston, Lancashire, died there 26 November 2011)
    Colin Martin - drums

> Artwoods (The) - Art Gallery (J.Lord) (1964-1965) (Repertoire Edition 1995)<

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