The Peddlers

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British rock/blues/jazz group.

The three members of The Peddlers, Roy Phillips, Tab Martin, and Trevor Morais first met in a Manchester music shop. All three were looking for a new venture after their previous bands had folded. Following the teaming up the band began rehearsals with the clear intention of developing a new approach. Phillips described their style as "blues based with a touch of rock and jazz ...we are trying to set trends".

The debut single "Let The Sun Shine In/True Girl" coupled an energetic R&B track with an uncomfortable attempt at Merseybeat and started a run of five more singles and an EP for the Philips label, most of the which are collected on the 1968 compilation album "The Fantastic Peddlers". Highlights of which include Phillip's "Whatever Happened To The Good Times", and "Anybody's Fool".

In 1966 the group began a residency at Annie's Room in London, also playing the Scotch of St James and the Pickwick, where the groups first album "Live At The Pickwick" was recorded. The album is a perfect "you are there" of the mid-1960s London club scene, complete with a trying-hard-to-be-hip Pete Murray introduction and a semi celebrity audience.

The Peddlers reputation as a live attraction spread and after becoming the first Brits to play the Flamingo in Las Vegas, a deal with CBS was signed. The first album for CBS "Freewheelers" contained eleven cover versions of mainly standards with one original song. The follow up "Three In A Cell" followed suit, although this time Phillips provided four of the eleven tracks.

The group also continued to release regular singles several of which were minor hits. The last album for CBS 1970s "Birthday" came complete with risqué cover with the music ranging from folk to jazz. Back at the Philips label the group released the excellent "Three For All" which included "Tell The World We're Not In", and "The Lost Continent" from the "Three In A Cell" album.

The next release was "Georgia On My Mind", a straight reissue of "Live At The Pickwick", and was followed by the ambitious "Suite London", recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

After Morais quit the group and with new drummer Paul Johnston in tow, The Peddlers released their final album "Live In London". The mid 1970s however was a different place and the group called it a day soon after "Live In London" was released.

The Peddlers were an underrated group who had in Phillips an excellent musician, vocalist and writer, and in Martin and Morais a rhythm section second to none. They left behind some great records, an enviable live reputation and were a true sound of the 1960s.
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Albums

SBP-473527 The Peddlers - Freewheelers album art The Peddlers Freewheelers (Album) CBS, CBS SBP-473527 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
BY 840665 The Peddlers - Live At The Pickwick! album art The Peddlers Live At The Pickwick! (Album) Philips, Philips, Philips, Philips BY 840665 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
BN 26458 The Peddlers - Three In A Cell album art The Peddlers Three In A Cell (Album) CBS BN 26458 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
1C 062-91 909 The Peddlers - Three For All album art Peddlers* Three For All (Album) Philips 1C 062-91 909 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
SBP 233990 The Peddlers - Birthday album art The Peddlers Birthday (Album) CBS SBP 233990 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
SLZ 8514 The Peddlers - Suite London album art The Peddlers And The London Philharmonic Orchestra The Peddlers And The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Suite London (Album) Philips SLZ 8514 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
SLZ 8621, LZ 8621 The Peddlers - 'Live' In London album art The Peddlers 'Live' In London (Album) EMI, EMI SLZ 8621, LZ 8621 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
GEM10 The Peddlers - Live In Amsterdam album art The Peddlers Live In Amsterdam(LP, Album) Gemini (26) GEM10 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BF 1375, 326 684 BF The Peddlers - Let The Sunshine In album art The Peddlers Let The Sunshine In(7", Mono) Philips, Philips BF 1375, 326 684 BF UK 1964 Sell This Version
BF 1455 The Peddlers - Over The Rainbow album art The Peddlers Over The Rainbow(7", Single) Philips BF 1455 UK 1965 Sell This Version
BF 1404 The Peddlers - Whatever Happened To The Good Times album art The Peddlers Whatever Happened To The Good Times(7", Single, Mono) Philips BF 1404 UK 1965 Sell This Version
BF 1506 The Peddlers - Adam's Apple album art The Peddlers Adam's Apple (Single) Philips BF 1506 UK 1966 Sell This Version
BF 1530, 326 779 BF The Peddlers - I've Got To Hold On album art The Peddlers I've Got To Hold On(7", Mono) Philips, Philips BF 1530, 326 779 BF UK 1966 Sell This Version
BE12594, 433 689 BE, BE.12594 The Peddlers - A Swinging Scene album art The Peddlers A Swinging Scene(7", EP, Mono) Philips, Philips, Philips BE12594, 433 689 BE, BE.12594 UK 1966 Sell This Version
3055 The Peddlers - You're The Reason I'm Living / Nine Miles High album art The Peddlers You're The Reason I'm Living / Nine Miles High (Single) CBS 3055 Spain 1967 Sell This Version
BF 1557 The Peddlers - What'll I Do album art The Peddlers With Accompaniment Directed By Keith Mansfield The Peddlers With Accompaniment Directed By Keith Mansfield - What'll I Do (Single) Philips BF 1557 UK 1967 Sell This Version
2947 The Peddlers - Irresistable You album art The Peddlers Irresistable You (Single) CBS 2947 UK 1967 Sell This Version
BA 461318 The Peddlers - Sneaking Up On You album art The Peddlers Sneaking Up On You(7", Single) CBS BA 461318 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
3734 The Peddlers - Comin' Home Baby album art The Peddlers Comin' Home Baby CBS 3734 UK 1968 Sell This Version
3333 The Peddlers - Handel With Care album art The Peddlers Handel With Care (Single) CBS 3333 UK 1968 Sell This Version
5-10531 The Peddlers - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever / Comin' Home Baby album art The Peddlers On A Clear Day You Can See Forever / Comin' Home Baby Epic 5-10531 US 1969 Sell This Version
4045 The Peddlers - That's Life album art The Peddlers That's Life (Single) CBS 4045 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
4720 The Peddlers - Girlie album art Peddlers* Girlie (Single) CBS 4720 Ireland 1969 Sell This Version
4449 The Peddlers - Birth album art The Peddlers Birth (Single) CBS 4449 Ireland 1969 Sell This Version
BA 461297 The Peddlers Day In Day Out(7") CBS BA 461297 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version