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RUSS CONWAY – ‘Roulette’

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#86, 19th June 1959

Not vastly different follow-up to ‘Side Saddle’, which passes the time in the same sweet way. This is the superior tune, in fact, because its teetering scales make for a better hook, but even so you feel he’s taking the mickey a bit. Blithe, well-mannered and a little quaint, just as before.



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    rosie on 26 May 2008 #

    I was living in Bristol in 2000 when Trevor Stanford – Nailsea’s finest – died. More to the point I was living with Frank, who was a great listener to, and winder-up of presenters of, BBC Radio Bristol, which went crazy for the local here. Consequently I was subjected to wall-to-wall Side Saddle and Roulette (amongst others, all sounding pretty much the same). They have that irritating head-wriggling quality which I suppose was part of their success. This is strictly background music, there to great an atmosphere rather than to be listened to, and I imagine it going with sawdust, sour beer, and surly regulars hogging the dart board.

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