Mike Batt

detailed Discography
1968 + 1969 // 1970 - 1974 // 1975 - 1979 // 1980 - 1984 // 1985 - 1989
1990 - 1994 // 1995 - 1999 // 2000 - 2004 // 2005 - 2009 // 2010 - 2019

1968 + 1969

Musicians & Orchestras since 1970
'Short-Discography' 1970 - ... - Mike Batt Biographie (German) - Mike Batt biography (English) - Mike Batt Lyrics
fehlende Texte, Informationen, und so weiter ... / missing lyrics, informations and so on
zurück zur Startseite - back to the start
1968  
Mr. Poem > #Sg# Mike Batt / written by Mike Batt / [Liberty LBF 15093]

A - Mister poem ... arranged by Richard Hewson, produced by Robert Reisdorff
B - Fading yellow

... credits-info & image from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

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I see wonderful things in You > #Sg# Mike Batt / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [Liberty LBF 15122]

A - I see wonderful things in You
B - Mary goes round

... credits-info & image from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

September 20
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Fairyland
> #Sg# The Pop Workshop // [Page One POF 091, U.K.] ... USA Nov. 1968 45cat

A - Fairyland (Ben Findon) arranged by Mike Batt
B - When my little girl is happy (Alan Box, Dave Evans, Terry Gibbs, Andy Love)

'The Pop Workshop' *
Alan Box / Dave Evans / Terry Gibbs (drums) / Andy Love

... image & info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!
... band member Alan Box says in the comments of the song's Youtube upload that it was actually written by all four band members
    but the record company messed up with the writing credits on the label.*

* Thanks for informations to Laineycrusoe!

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The hard way
#Sg# The Committee / both sides arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [Liberty LBF 15154]

A - The hard way (Ben Findon)
B - Hey you (Andrew Fitzpatrick/Dennis Andrews)

ebay ... A side has a Northern Soul feel but is probably just a typical late 60’s uptempo pop song. B side is nearer a Soul ballad in style.

... informations about this rare single from Toned-F, Australia & Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

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Suzie's getting married
> #Sg# Hogarth / produced by Mike Batt / [Liberty LBF 15156]

A - Suzie's getting married (Ben Findon)
B - I've been dreaming (Menther / Ross)

Note from Laineycrusoe:
With regards to Hogarth (Suzie's Getting Married / I've Been Dreaming), according to user Andreslicer1 on the Youtube upload of the a-side:
"The singer is the Dutch singer-songwriter Don Rosenbaum who had formed a duo together with his friend Arnold van Meteren under the name of 'Hogarth'.
When the song wasn't the big hit the duo had hoped for, they returned to Holland where Don started a solo career and was successful after all. - Thanks for information to Laineycrusoe!

ebay ... Great paisley pop track produced by Mike Batt in his early days as head of A&R with Liberty.
A-side written by Ben Findon. B-side has a more pop-sike feel to it. A nice 2 sider and quite RARE.

... informations about this rare single from Toned-F, Australia - Thank you!

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Hand me down
#LP# Big Joe Williams // Hand me down my old walking stick (London sessions) //
produced by Tony T.S. McPhee* / [Liberty LBL 83207] / A & R Manager Mike Batt

Hand me down my old walking stick - Mama don't like me runnin' round - Baby please don't go - Everybody's gonna miss me when I'm gone -
Buffalo church bell ring - Church bell - Baby keeps on breaking down - Shady grove //
Sittin' and thinkin' - Blues 'round the world - 'Oh baby - Pearly Mae - Scardie Mama - She'll be coming 'round the mountain - Old folks tavern - Take it all

Big Joe Williams - guitar & vocals
* Anthony Charles McPhee ... Tony T.C. McPhee ... Tony T.S. McPhee ( T.S. stands for Tough Shit)

October
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Me And The Devil

Liberty

Me and the devil #2

Imperial

> #LP*# Jo-Ann Kelly / Tony T.S. McPhee and Andy Fernbach, Steve Rye, Bob Hall, Simon & Steve, Dave Kelly // Me and the devil // produced by Mike Batt / [Liberty LBS 83 190] -
Recorded on September 7th, 17th & 18th 1968 at the Marquee Studios London

Side A:
Jo-Ann Kelly - Rollin' and a tumblin' (Traditional, arr. by Jo Ann Kelly & Tony McPhee) / Andy Fernbach -
Duckin' and dodgin (Traditional, arr. by Andy Fernbach) / Tony McPhee - Death letter (Son House) / Steve Rye -
Elevator woman (J.U. Sonny Boy Williamson I, Lester Melrose) /
Jo Ann Kelly - Make me a pallat on your floor (Traditional, arr. by Jo Ann Kelly) / Simon & Steve -
Heartsruck sorrow (Traditional, arr. by Steve Rye & Simon Praeger) / Dave Kelly - When you got a good friend (T.S. McPhee) /
Tony McPhee - Me and the devil (Traditional, arr. by T.S. McPhee)

Side B:
Simon & Steve - You better mind (Traditional, arr. by Steve Rye & Simon Praeger) / Andy Fernbach - Hard time killing floor (Traditional, arr. by Andy Fernbach) /
Jo-Ann Kelly - Same thing on my mind (Traditional, arr. by Jo Ann Kelly) / Andy Fernbach - Broke down engine (Traditional, arr. by Andy Fernbach) /
Dave Kelly - Arkansas woman (Traditional, arr. by Dave Kelly) / Tony McPhee - No more doggin' (Traditional, arr. by T.S. McPhee) /
Jo-Ann & Dave Kelly - (Buy you a) Diamond ring (Traditional, arr. by Jo Ann Kelly & Dave Kelly)

The Anthology of British Blues: Me and the devil / [US, Imperial LP 12434] Discogs

Musicians:

Tony McPhee & Jo-Ann Kelly - guitar and vocals / bass - Pete Cruickshank / piano - Bob Hall / Ken Pustelnik - drums
Jo-Ann Kelly ... born January 5, 1944, London / died October 21, 1990

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Scratching the surface
+ #LP*# Groundhogs // Scratching the surface // produced by Mike Batt /
   [Liberty LBS 83199 / World Pacific Records WPS-21892 / Sundazed Music LP 5270 / BGO Records BGO LP15 / Italy ... Akarma AK 038] Discogs
   Recorded at The Marquee Studios, London, during two four hour studio sessions between 5th and 13th October 1968 using no overdubs.

Rocking chair (Tony McPhee) - Early in the morning (Steve Rye) - Waking blues (Tony McPhee) - Married men (Tony McPhee) -
No more doggin' (Jules Taub, Rosco Gordon / arr. by Tony McPhee) //
Man trouble (Tony McPhee) - Come back baby (Tony McPhee) - You don't love me (Steve Rye) - Still a fool (McKinley Morganfield*)

'Groundhogs'
Tony T.S. McPhee - guitar & vocals / Steve Rye - harmonica & vocals / Pete Cruickshank - bass / Ken Pustelnik - drums

* Morganfield = McKinley Morganfield ... Thanks for information to Laineycrusoe!

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Music in a doll's house
> #LP*# Family // Music in a doll's house // produced by Dave Mason / [Reprise R(S)LP 6312] recorded at Olympic Studios, London => YouTube

The chase - * Mellowing grey - Never like this (Dave Mason) - Me my friend - Variation on a theme of 'Hey Mr. Policeman' -
Winter - Old songs new songs - Variation on a theme of 'The breeze' //
Hey Mr. Policeman (Charlie Whitney - Ric Grech - Roger Chapman) - See through windows - Variation on a theme of 'Me my friend' -
Peace of mind - Voyage - The breeze - 3 x Time

All titles (except as noted) by Charlie Whitney & Roger Chapman, all „Variations on a theme“ by Charlie Whitney
* string arrangements on 'Mellowing grey' by Mike Batt

'Family'
Roger Chapman - lead vocals, harmonica, tenor saxophone / John Whitney - lead guitar, steel guitar /
Jim King - tenor and soprano saxophone,  harmonica, vocals / Ric Grech - bass guitar, violin, cello, vocals / Rob Townsend - drums, percussion

1969
 
Your mother should know > #Sg# Mike Batt / arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [United Artists Records/Northern songs UP 35696] - [Liberty LBF 15210]

A - Your mother should know (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
B - Suddenly (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb)

... credits-info & image from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

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Colinda
#Sg# Hapshash and the Coloured Coat / Prod. & Arr. by Mike (Superstar) Batt / [Liberty LBF 15188]

A - Colinda (Trad. Arr. Batt/Waymouth/Mayhew)
B - The wall (Waymouth/Batt/Mayhew)

Single-Note: From the utterly fantastic, mind-expanding, earth shattering, shortly to arrive Liberty Album „The Western Flier“
known to the world as LBL/S 83212. Surely to become the heavy event of 1969

... info and image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

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Western flier
#LP*# Hapshash & The Coloured Coat // Western flier // arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [Liberty / World Pacific Records LBS 83212R]
Telephone Budreaux (spoken introduction) - Colinda (French carol, arr. Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - Chicken run (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - Big bo peep (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - Blue Narcissus (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) //
Car car (Woody Guthrie) - Milk shake knock (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - The wall (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - You for Orphelia (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - Fare you well (arr. Mayhew / Waymouth / Batt)

'Hapshash & The Coloured Coat'
Nigel Waymouth - vocals / Michael Mayhew - backup guitars / Mike Batt - piano & accordion;
Guest musicians: Michael Ramsden - lead vocals / Andy Renton - drums / Tony T.S. McPhee - lead guitar / Eddie Tripp - string bass /
Freddie Ballerini - violin / The Rock'n Roll Women - backing vocals / The Heavy Metal Kids  - percussion

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Thoughts & Words
> #LP# Thoughts & Words // Thoughts & Words // produced by Mike Batt / [UK Liberty ORIG LBS83224E]

Morning sky - And the tears fall like rain - Friends - Back in 1939 - Today has come - Give me a reason //
Go out and find the sun - Seven years - Father and son - Lifetime - Annette - Vision - Charlie Gates

Thoughts & Words ... the name came from a song on The Byrds' 4th album 'Younger Than Yesterday'.
...
former known as 'The Pandas', later known as 'Pandamonium'
Bob Ponton - harmonica & Rickenbacker bass / Martin Curtis - drums / Mike Batt - piano

note at ebay...
Rare album by Thoughts and Words which is mainly acoustic and is slightly whimsical on some songs with heavy cello ,while some tracks have a slightly rock/folk feel. This album is full of great songs with good strong melodys. The first track on side 1 has a slight Byrds influence and moves along at a nice bright pace. The album was produced by Mike Batt but I would not class it as being commercial as it has that slight edge that makes it a bit different.

... information from Toned-F, thank you!

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Morning sky #Sg# Thoughts & Words / Morning sky // produced by Mike Batt / [UK Liberty LBF15187]

A - Morning sky
B - Give me a reason

... information & image from Gareth Bramley (UK), thank you!

February 28
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All together now

All together now
Sg# Trifle / All together now (from the United Artists-film „Yellow Submarine“) / arranged by Mike Batt / produced by Noel Walker /
[United Artists 35016, black label with coloured dots / United Artists UP 2270 / Netherlands UA 25.970]

A - All together now (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
B - Got my thing (George Bean, Patrick Speedy King, Barry Martin)

George Bean (vocals, guitar), Patrick Speedy King (bass), Barry Martin (saxophones), John Pritchard (trumpet) and Rod Coombes (drums).

... information from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria & 2nd cover from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

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Idle Race
#LP# Idle Race // Idle Race // produced by Jeff Lynne / Liberty Records

Come with me - Sea of dreams - Going home - Reminds me of you (Dave Pritchard) - Mr. Crow and Sir Norman - Please no more sad songs -
Girl at the window - Big chief Wooly Bosher - Someone knocking (Dave Pritchard) - Better life (The weatherman knows) - Hurry up John

lyrics and music by Jeff Lynne, except as noted
strings arrangement on „Going Home“ by Cy Payne, accordion on „Mr. Crow and Sir Norman“ Mike Batt

The band „Idle Race“ are... Jeff Lynne, Greg Masters, Dave Pritchard and Roger Spencer

information from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

1970 - 1974  next page

siehe auch Mike Batt's German Homepage  /  look at  Mike Batt's Homepage too
dankbar für Korrekturen und Ergänzungen / thanks for news and corrections - Dieter Friedl


Erklärung zu den Abkürzungen / Explanation of the short-cuts:
+ ........... Original soundcarrier in my collection
> ........... musicfile in my collection ... without any number = all tracks / with number(s) = selected track(s)
CD ........ Compact Disk (Ø 12 cm) / DoCD ... 2 CD's
LP ......... Long Player (Langspielplatte Ø 30 cm/33 rpm) / 3 LP's / DoLP ... Doppel-LP (2 LP's)
LP* ....... Long Player (Langspielplatte Ø 30cm/33 rpm), auch als CD (Ø 12 cm) erschienen /LP as on CD
MC ....... Music Cassette
mCD ..... Maxi-CD (Ø 12 cm)
mSg ...... Maxi Single (Ø 30 cm/45 rpm)
Sg ......... Single (Ø 17,5 cm = 7-inch/45 rpm)
VHS ......Video Cassette (Video Home System)
[ ... ] ...... Plattenverlag / Edition


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