Kokomo

Kokomo

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Formed in 1973, this blue-eyed soul band was made up from the remnants of several British groups.

Vocalists Dyan Birch, Paddie McHugh and Frank Collins were ex members of Arrival, a superior pop harmony band, while Neil Hubbard (guitar) and Alan Spenner (bass) had previously worked with Joe Cocker's Grease Band.

The line-up was completed by further formidable musicians, Tony O'Malley (piano), Jim Mullen (guitar), Terry Stannard (drums), Joan Linscott (congas) and journeyman saxophonist Mel Collins.

This line-up split in January 1977, but a reconstituted version of the band appeared on the London gig circuit in the early 80's and recorded one album.

The fluctuating activity of the group saw yet another reunion in the latter part of the 80's.

This incarnation faltered when Alan Spenner died in August 1991.
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Kokomo Discography

Albums

Kokomo Kokomo (Album) CBS, CBS Australia 1975 Sell This Version
Kokomo Rise And Shine (Album) Columbia US 1975 Sell This Version
Kokomo Kokomo (Album) CBS UK 1982 Sell This Version
MLP01CD Kokomo Live In Concert 1975(CD, Album) Major League Productions Ltd. MLP01CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
HUX058 Kokomo To Be Cool(CD) Hux Records Ltd. HUX058 UK 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Kokomo Anytime (Single) CBS UK 1975 Sell This Version
Kokomo I'm Sorry Babe (Single) CBS Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
Kokomo I Can Understand It (Single) Columbia US 1975 Sell This Version
Kokomo Use Your Imagination (Single) CBS UK 1975 Sell This Version
Kokomo Rise And Shine Columbia US 1975 Sell This Version
3-10207 Kokomo Kitty Sittin' Pretty(7") Columbia 3-10207 US 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 3812 Kokomo Precioso Gatito Sentado (Kitty Sittin' Pretty)(7", Single) CBS CBS 3812 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
Kokomo A Little Bit Further Away (Single) CBS, CBS UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2539, A-2539 Kokomo Follow (the stars will bring you home)(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBSA 2539, A-2539 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
XCSPS 3101(SX 1250) Kokomo, El Coco Kokomo, El Coco - Use Your Imagination / Cocomotion / Cocomotion '79(12") Singles, Ep's & eXhits XCSPS 3101(SX 1250) Canada 1985 Sell This Version
URS 040 The Hondells / Kokomo The Hondells / Kokomo - Little Honda / Asia Minor(7", Single) Stardust Records URS 040 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CKM 45-101 Jimmy Foster, Kokomo Jimmy Foster, Kokomo - Strangers In Paradise / Snappin'(7", Single) CKM Records CKM 45-101 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CCSCD 306 Kokomo The Collection(CD, Comp) Castle Communications CCSCD 306 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BGOCD777 Kokomo Kokomo / Rise And Shine !(2xCD, Comp, RM) BGO Records BGOCD777 UK 2007 Sell This Version