Label: RPM 232 (UK)
Medium: CD


[The Mike dAbo Collection Vol 1 - Handbags & Gladrags (1964-1970)]


Release 2001
Started as member of A BAND OF ANGELS which released 4 singles between 1964 and 1966 for UA & PYE. In France also released as 2 different EPs. In 1966 the group split Christian Gaydon became founder member of EG management and
label  (KING CRIMSON; UK ; etc) and dAbo replaced PAUL JONES by joining MANFRED MANN. Singing on hits
like : Ha! Ha! Said The Clown , Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James & Mighty Quinn to name some of the most
successful songs he was involved till split in mid of 1969. After that he went solo and also recorded a album as Duo
with DAVE CLARK FIVE s Mike Smith in 1976.

Style: Singer-Songwriter Pop   (best known for "Handbags & Gladrags" + "Build Me Up Buttercup")

Band Of Angels ; Manfred Mann ; Mike Smith & Mike D'Abo ; Gulliver's Travels ; DC5 ;
Heads Hands & Feet ; Nucleus ;

A BAND OF ANGELS (64-66) :
Mike D'Abo - vocals, piano; John Baker, Christian Gaydon - guitar, voc.;
Dave Wilkinson - bass; James Rugge-Price - drums;
Mike D'Abo - piano, clavinet, keyboards, vocals; +
Albert Lee, Chris Spedding - guitars; Pat Donaldson, Roy Babbington - bass;
Gerry Conway, John Marshall - drums; Matthew - harmonica;
Back-vocals: Sue, Sunny, Doris, Nanette, Hugh, John, Neil, Tony

Rab Noakes - rhythm guitar; Teddy Irwin - lead guitar; Mike Smith - keyboards, voc.;
Gary Taylor, Elliot Mazer - bass; Denny Seiwell - drums; Ben Keith - Dobro, pedal steel;
Graham Nash - harmonica
On BROKEN RAINBOWS only: Michael Bloomfield - guitar; Mark Naftalin - organ

Tracks:   all songs written by: Mike dAbo  if not shown
Band Of Angels  (64-65):
Me  (Baker-dAbo)
Not true as yet   (Baker-dAbo)
Gonna make a Woman of you  (dAbo-Baker)
Shell never be you  (Neil Sedaka-Greenfield)
Too late my Love
(Accept my) Invitation

Mike dAbo:
See the little People     1969  Immediate 45
Miss me in the Morning  (dAbo-Chinn)  1970  Bell 45
Cinderella Arabella    1970 Bell 45
Because you are      prev. unrel. from 1970

Let it Roar      UNI Album  1970
Walk a Million Miles
As long as I have loving
Mary, warm my Bed
Call my Heart your Home, Girl
The Ladder  (When the Sun comes shining through)
Maria Maria
Woman in my Life  (MacAulay-dAbo)
Californian Line
Oh! What a Day
Handbags and Gladrags

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