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1985 to 1987

This series is dedicated to another Charlie Watts sidestep: The Charlie Watts Orchestra.
Thanks to the original recorders and especially to nzb and Jaap (Stonesmuziekfan) who provided me their recordings, gave critic and advice regarding my work … so without whom this project wouldn’t have been possible!


24th June 1987
Philadelphia - Academy Of Music, 'Mellon Jazz Festival'

24th June 1987: THE CHARLIE WATTS ORCHESTRA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Academy Of Music, 'Mellon Jazz Festival'
The line-up is not 100% confirmed: it's most probably:
Line-up: CW (dr)/Don Weller (tsax)/Olaf Vas (ssax)/Jimmy Deuchar (tp)/Alan Downey (tp)/John Huckeridge (tp)/Steve Sidwell (tp)/Paul … (tp)/Henry Lowther (tp)/Colin Smith (tp)/Jim Lawless (vibes)/Bill LeSage(vibes)/Paul Rutherford (tb)/Annie Whitehead (tb)/Chris Pyne (tb)/ John Picard (tb)/Mike Hough (tb)/Alan Skidmore (tsax)/Peter King (asax)/Michael Payne (p)/Roy Sidwell (bsax)/Simon Picard (tsax)/EvanParker (tsax)/Bobby Wellins (tsax)/Danny Moss (tsax)/Stan Robinson (tsax)/Ray Warleigh (asax)/Dave Green (bass)/Ron Mathewson (bass)/John Stevens (dr)/Bill Eyden (dr)
Note: Broadcast through various US radio stations (incl. 950 WPEN).

CD1: first set
01 - intro ‘950 WPEN’ radio
02 - Skyliner
03 - Stompin’ At The Savoy
04 - Robbin’s Nest
05 - Raunchy
06 - Points North
07 - Thigh Boots
08 - Lester Leaps In
09 - band intro & and Ron Mathewson interview

CD2 : second set
01 - See You C.B.
02 - Jumping With Symphony Sid
03 - Sono
04 - Charlie’s Angels
05 - Stardust
06 - Flamingo
07 - Flying Home & reprise
08 - outro

For this show we had two versions coming from two different sources. The one from 950 WPEN radio is too saturated and runs 2,5% too fast, but luckily we have a “pre-fm”-recording from Dime (sorry I missed the lineage).
I amplified the sound (around 3 db) and reworked the tracks that now start with the songs.
I only use the 950 WPEN version for the intro (after a speed correction) and upgraded it (noise reduction, amplification, little defaults deleted.)
I also kept the Ron Matheson-interview that was on the “pre-fm”version.

As usual all the infos are taken from The Complete Works Of The Rolling Stones database by Nico Zentgraf: The Complete Works of the Rolling Stones - Database
Posted in 2020 by StonyRoad at IORR
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