The Rodway-Leyland Duo* ‎– The Big Band Sound Of

Not On Label ‎– RLD 001
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Recorded at Strawberry Studios using Hammond A 100, Leslie PRO 900 Speakers & Rogers Drums *Plus E.M.S. Synthesizer. Private press psychedelic lounge classic

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August 15, 2016
Appears that there are two versions of this, 'red circles' and 'blue circles' with the red version replacing the two tracks with EMS synth as follows 'This guy' instead of 'Here comes that rainy day' and 'Sister Sadie' instead of 'Aquarius'. Unable to tell which came first but at a guess red came before blue.


September 5, 2015

It was released in 1969.


June 8, 2015
Manchester brought us the Hollies, Joy Division and the Stone Roses. It also brought us the Rodway-Leyland Duo, two seasoned gentlemen who toured hotel lounges and bingo halls of the area with their patented Hammond organ & drums line-up. The vibe is more Willie Wall Trio than Hansson & Karlsson, even if there's a sliver of 'rock' numbers from the Beatles and Hair. Mostly its things like "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Watermelon Man" in desolate, eerie renditions. The time-travel atmosphere required to gain the love of psychedelic lounge lizards is there in plenty, and the unchanging last-drink-for-tonight mood is effective in magnetizing you into Rodway-Leyland's reality. A self-released album with crude 'psychedelic' paste-on cover art, this LP is apparently a hot item among people who are hipper than me. One of the better combos on the Manchester music scene...'. Esoteric and rare.