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CB 2 - Early Recordings

The coloured backround to the table below indicates the date of the line-up of the group for the particular recording.
1963 1966 1968 1968 1975

The bulk of this recording (tracks 1-12) was the second one to be made by the amateur recording club of Plessey Communications (ATE) in 1964 at their studio just off Edge Lane in Liverpool, with Plessey employees as the engineers.  Along with other peripherals, the studio consisted essentially of a mixing desk and a Ferrograph.  Fred Crane was the main instigator of this session.  Fred was an employee at Plessey and a member of their employee's audio club.  He was also a Scout leader at Wellington Road Mission Church, Liverpool, where he had come into contact with the group.  A number of onlookers can be heard singing in the background of some songs at this session.  The date was Wednesday 16 December 1964, the day before the first booking at the Catacombs coffee bar in Manchester.  The name of the group had recently been changed from the "Seekers" to the crossBeaTs. Tracks 13-15 are home recordings when doing parts in early 1965.

Songs in green itlaics were NOT written by the group - which at this stage means most of them.  An MP3 download is available for each song. The words of all the songs on this CD are available on this web site, and there is also a page of the chords used.

Left click a DOWNLOAD button, when it appears, to play the file on your chosen player.  If you want to save the file, right-click the button, and choose "Save Target As ...." or "Save Link As....", depending on your browser.  Two versions of each song are offered here: the low quality (highly compressed file) will download more quickly, whilst the higher quality file will be larger and take longer to download.
CB 2   Tony Mathias (vocals), Eddie Boyes (rhythm and vocals), John Boyes (lead), Eric Knowles (drums), John Millington (bass) - first line-up.
Track # Song Title MP3
Small File or Large File
1 Go tell it on the mountain or From Western Style Songs
2 The Answer Man or From Western Style Songs
3 My yielded heart or From Western Style Songs
4 When the saints go marchin' in or  
5 I know or  
6 If you know the Lord or From Favourites #4
7 He's got the whole world in His hands or From Western Style Songs
8 Love or  
9 Tears or  
10 Is He satisfied? or From Western Style Songs
11 He goes before you or From Western Style Songs
12 He's coming or  
13 Tears (parts) or Home recording - doing parts (around April 1965)
14 He waits (parts) or Home recording - doing parts (around April 1965)
15 Love (parts) or Home recording - doing parts (around April 1965)

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