Wednesday, February 20, 2008
35.Ellis - El Doomo (Riding on the Crest of a Slump,1972)
Steve Ellis was / is one of the UK's great vocalists. In the 60s, he scored several top ten hits with the Love Affair, and his soulful voice saw positive comparisons to those other great Brit vocal 'Steves' of the time - messrs Marriott and Winwood. Ellis were a combo that he put together with Zoot Money in the early 70s. Their first album - 'Riding On The Crest Of A Slump' -was produced by none other than The Who's Roger Daltrey, and it is a cracker. It features the brilliantly moody rock ballad 'El Doomo' - played a lot on Radio 1 at the time, and should've been a hit.This is one of my favourite tracks of all time, when I checked out " Riding on the Crest of a Slump" this track it blew me away! the sound of the twelve string guitar is fantastic, with roger chapman on backing vocals who could ask for more!