Tag Archives: Chris Rea

GUS DUDGEON-PRODUCTION GEMS.

Gus Dudgeon-Production Gems. Label: Ace Records. Format: CD.  The late, great Gus Dudgeon never set out to become a producer. It was something he had never considered after leaving school and being fired from eleven jobs over a four year period. Working in a toy shop, advertising agency and even a clip joint wasn’t for …

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CHRIS REA-WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY SANTINI?

CHRIS REA-WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY SANTINI? Musically, Chris Rea was something of a late developer. Chris only bought his first guitar when he was twenty-two. This seemed to give Chris a sense of purpose. Before this he was drifting.  Chris, who was born Middlesborough, England in March 1951, had drifted between jobs. He’d worked as …

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CHRIS REA-WATER SIGN.

CHRIS REA-WATER SIGN. The album that this article is about was almost never released. So little interest did the record company have in the artist, that they never gave him any money to record the album professionally. Instead, he recorded that album himself, with little in the way of overdubbing. To save money, he used …

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