Sunday, May 5, 2013

Long John Baldry - with Elton's Band and others

Everything Stops for Tea is an album by John Baldry released in May 1972. It was produced by Elton John and Rod Stewart. Elton provides vocal accompaniment on tracks 1, 3-5. Stewart provides vocal accompaniment and plays banjo on track 8.  Interestingly - two people get Producing credits on this one-record album.  OK - so those just aren't any people.  They are legends.  But it's how the producing credits are assigned.  Each one produced one album side.  This way:  Elton John (Side one), Rod Stewart (Side two).  Most of Elton John's band plays on this record.  And I think I recall that Reginald Dwight made up his name based partly on Baldry.  Dwight took the "Elton John" in homage to  the sax player in one of the first groups he played in, called Bluesology, Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.

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