CHRIS BARBER ‘CAT CALL’ SESSION:

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  1. Dicc. K says:

    very interesting, all photo including with Brian Auger.

  2. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    July 20, 1967 at Chappell Studios. That’s Giorgio Gomelsky in the middle photo (the bearded chap on the left) whose Marmalade Records released the single. The Brian Auger Trinity were signed to the label.

  3. Kwai Chang says:

    Paul…always doing free yardwork for others…

  4. henry_the_horse says:

    Why does the guy wearing a flower pattern shirt have moustache in only one photo and shaved moustache in the others? Did he shave during the recording session, or are these photos from different sessions?

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    excellent attention to detail…for a horse
    (…we may need to hitch-hike)

  6. MarkZapp says:

    And, of course, very rare photos!

  7. Kwai Chang says:

    henry_the_horse…hello,
    I have a technical question(if I may)…
    Do you know how the MOGG files from the BEATLES:ROCKBAND game were created? Were they made from session multi-trax…
    …or, does there exist software that can seperate the instruments from the voices???
    I am fascinated by what I’ve heard so far…but it is a lot like disassembling a fine Swiss watch when listening to individual elements…
    Anyway, any help is appreciated…
    Thank you…

  8. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Here’s the answer to henry the horse’s Catcall question (from Brian Auger):

    In the madness of the session, I pencilled in the Genghis Khan mustache, which later in the session I removed. As well as Giorgio Gomelsky, yes, that is Viv Prince of the Pretty Things (beard, blonde hair and striped coat) in the middle photo. I have no idea why he was at the session. The guy with the glasses is John Temperly who was the engineer. Top photo left to right, Myself, John Slaughter (Chris Barber’s guitarist), Paul, and a Chris Barber musician whose name I don’t remember. Hope this helps out. BRIAN AUGER

  9. Kwai Chang says:

    Does that help???
    That’s the kind of service you can’t get anywhere else…
    It really does look pencilled in!!! I had thought photo shop ‘removal’ but that certainly made no sense…and the moustache really looks photoshopped in (but why???…makes no sense…)
    So, that anecdote is something like a miracle because it dissolved all the mystery in the only way that does make sense…
    So, Sir Enzo, what do you know about Rockband MOGG files???
    (Thank you, ever so kindly…vrooom)

  10. Tammy says:

    Good one Datey, thanks for fleshing out the details, it was a bit of a weird mystery :-)

  11. Vic Gibbons says:

    Does anyone know what happened to the Master from that Georgio Gomelsky session? Many people point out that Cat Call wasn’t a Hit but it should have been. It sold out quickly following some David Hamilton plays but (so the story goes) Georgio lost the master tapes. The song (and the B side Mercy Mercy Mercy) was included on a Chris Barber album ‘Battersea Rain Dance’ which was also, briefly, a best seller but which met the same fate.
    The masters must have remained lost forever because Battersea Rain Dance was never re-issued or remastered.

  12. Ian Green says:

    The unknown Chris Barber musician mentioned by Brian Auger is drummer Graham Burbage.
    Great set of images ! ….and I never realised the sessions were as early as 1967, the album sat unreleased for another 2 years.
    I’d imagine the master tapes now reside with Universal who own the Polydor group.

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