Papa Gene's Blues on the BBC

by Heatwave



Recorded and broadcast by the B.B.C. in 1969 when Heatwave was a 4-piece – lead vocal by Terry with John ...


released November 5, 1969
Mike Nesmith – lyric / melody

John Fellows – bass / vocals
Terry Shea – rhythm guitar / vocals
Richard Steen – lead guitar / vocals
Martin Samuel – drums



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Heatwave released the Penny Farthing Records single, PEN 738, in London 2nd November 1970.

'Sister Simon (Funny Man)', the A-side, received frequent BBC Radio airplay while 'Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man'), the funky B-side, is still popular in the clubs.

In addition to a solid dance beat and tight vocal harmonies, the group was known for its pyrotechnic display ~ fire-eating by Martin.
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