In The Land Of FREE we still Keep on Rockin'

It's Not Dark Yet

Plain and Fancy

Music gives soul to universe, wings to mind, flight to imagination, charm to sadness, and life to everything.


Sunday, January 30, 2022

Jonathan Kelly Outside - Waiting On You (1974 ireland / uk, awesome funky jazzy rock, feat. Snowy White, 2018 korean remaster)

In 1973, he formed Jonathan Kelly’s Outside, with Snowy White - guitar and Chas Jenkel - bass among the members. Snowy White went on to play with Pink Floyd, Peter Green, Thin Lizzy and Chas Jenkel was central to the wonderful British funk of Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Led by Ledingham, this line-up made one album together, which was 1974’s ...Waiting On You.

"Waiting On You" was something Jonathan had always wanted, at heart he was always a bit of a Rock & Roller.  This album cover was designed by Tim Staffell. However this album wasn't as warmly received and Jonathan was hurt by some of the criticism of it, the music press wanted him pigeonholed as a folk singer. A single was also released to coincide with this album called 'Outside' backed with 'Waiting on you'. Jonathan was particularly fond of Outside because it encompassed the musicians and styles which he enjoyed and which had influenced him and the type of music they played covered rock through to jazz and not forgetting the soul influences!

By this time Jonathan's problems with drugs were taking a real hold of him and people remember being shocked by his appearance on occasions.

1. Misery - 6:25
2. Making It Lonely - 4:53
3. Tempest - 6:19
4. Sensation Street - 5:57
5. Great Northern Railroad - 7:53
6. I'll Never Find Another Love - 4:23
7. Yesterday's Promises - 3:54
8. Tell Me People - 8:34
All compositions by Jonathan Kelly

*Jonathan Kelly - Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals
*Snowy White - Guitars, Vocals
*Chas Jankel - Guitars, Vocals
*Trevor Williams - Bass Guitar, Vocals
*Dave Sheen - Drums, Percussion
*Peter Wood - Keyboards, Piano
*Max Middleton - Organ, Clavinet
*Ron Carthy - Trumpet
*Mick Eve - Saxophone
*Chris Mercer - Saxophone
*Smiley Dejonnes - Percussion