Week of July 8, 2007

Junco Partners

Charlie Harcourt - Guitar
Bob Sargeant - Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Sproat - Bass
John Woods - Drums

Junco Partners (Philips 6308 032) 1970
Also issued in Europe on Barclay. There is also a live reunion CD, "Almost Live - Full Steam R&B", 1996.

As Long As I Have You/Take This Hammer (Columbia DB 7665) 1965

A progressive hard rock outfit from Newcastle, most notable for including Bob Sargeant, who later played in several other groups, including The Mick Abrahams Band and Andy Roberts' Everyone. The album is reputedly very powerful and enjoyable. It's also rare and elusive, but not as rare and sought-after as the 45 they recorded five years earlier for Columbia. At that time they were a mod band.

They've reformed several times and still gig today around Tyneside, but there's been no other recorded output. Charlie Harcourt was later in Jackson Heights and Lindisfarne. Bob Sargeant later went on to production work.

"Take This Hammer" later resurfaced on "Pebbles, Vol. 6 - The Roots Of Mod" (LP) and "English Freakbeat Vol. 6" (CD).

For more information, including gigs and their live reunion CD check their web site: www.knbarker.freeserve.co.uk

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson
ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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