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CB 2c - Early Catacombs 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

These songs were recorded live at the Catacombs Coffee Bar in Manchester, and the tapes leant to me by Alan Taylor.  This recording was probably made by Edwin Brain, a helper at the Catacombs.  Most of these songs are linked by introductions, and it would seem that tracks 1-18 are from the same session (judging by the 'hum' on the tapes that had to be digitally 'de-hummed').  Also, in view of the songs included, and a reference in one introduction to 'last Sunday', it would seem that the session was Wednesday 27 October 1965 - the first week the Catacombs ran full-time.  Tracks 19-21 are much later, between October 1967 and June 1968.

Songs in green itlaics were NOT written by the group - which at this stage (1965) means about half of them.  An MP3 download is available for the songs. 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 2c   Tony Mathias (vocals), Eddie Boyes (rhythm and vocals), John Boyes (lead and vocals), Eric Knowles (drums), John Millington (bass) - 1st line-up (tracks 1-18).
Track # Song Title MP3
Small File or Large File
1 Only God's Son or Tracks 1-18 are from Wednesday 27 October 1965
2 Love or  
3 Tears or  
4 I got that joy .... down in my heart or  
5 Many times or  
6 Are you afraid? or  
7 Is He satisfied? or From Western Style Songs
8 If you know the Lord or From Favourites #4
9 He waits or  
10 He wants to know if you want to or  
11 The answer man or From Western Style Songs
12 The old rugged cross or  
13 Do you remember? or  
14 He's coming or  
15 Christian cowboy or Probably from some "Singspiration" book - not sure
16 I got that joy .... down in my heart or  
17 He's got the whole world in His hands or From Western Style Songs
18 Softly and tenderely (Jesus is calling) or  
      Tony Mathias (vocals), Eddie Boyes (bass and vocals), John Boyes (lead and vocals), Eric Knowles (drums and vocals), Sam Pennington (rhythm) - second line-up.
19 About love or Tracks 19-21 are between October 1967 and June 1968 (2nd line-up)
They are rather 'speeded up', and 'higher' than they should be (tape inaccuracy)
20 Walk with faith in your heart or Part of a 'Bachelors' song (in the charts at the time?) - the introduction (end of previous track) mentions Alan Godson (leader of the Catacombs)
21 Do not disturb or  

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