Sunday, March 12, 2017

Raphael Ravenscroft 1979 Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway (LL)

Genre: Jazz-Rock
Rate: 249 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:45:09
Size: 83,43 MB

United Kingdom

Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” was an international hit in 1978, a large part of its success attributable to the saxophone solo. The solo was played by the session musician, Raf Ravenscroft. “It is a wonderful solo,” said Gerry Rafferty in 2003. “The song is about how lonely a big city can be and the saxophone adds to that feeling.”

Raphael Ravenscroft was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1954 and he studied music, having a great interest in the saxophone. Rather than emulating jazz classics, he chose to play Jimi Hendrix’s records and then attempted to transfer the guitar parts to his instrument. When only 21, he arranged Maxine Nightingale’s album, Right Back Where We Started From, including the title song, which became a hit.

In 1978 he was recommended to Gerry Rafferty and worked with him on his City To City album. Rafferty had written a bridge for “Baker Street” and then he asked Ravenscroft to improvise instead. Ravenscroft’s fierce, impassioned solo sharply contrasted with Rafferty’s laconic vocal as if to show the character’s inner torment. It became an international success, selling millions of copies, but Ravenscroft always complained that he only received a £27.50 session fee.

Contrary to belief, he did not part company with Rafferty over this as he played on his subsequent albums, Night Owl (1979) and Snakes And Ladders (1980), and was part of his road band. In addition, he made a solo album, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, in 1979, with the title coming from one of Rafferty’s songs. He released two solo singles, “Maxine” and “Lifeline”, but his role was primarily as a session musician. (


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Roberto Gonzalez said...

Link sadly down.

The Bluesgambler said...

please (always) try the mirror link hidden behind the qr-code which is working well here. The spectrogram even hides a working link to a lossless file.