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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Irene Chanter (vocals / backing vocals)


BANDS:
  • The Chanters [1967-1968]
  • Birds Of A Feather [1968-1972]
  • The Chanter Sisters
  • Elton John Band [Apr 70]
  • Long John Baldry Band [1973]
  • Chris Farlowe Band
  • John Miles Band [1977]
  • The International Pop Proms [1977]
  • Gilbert O´Sullivan Band [Feb 78-Mar 78]
  • Average White Band

BIOGRAPHY:

A superb vocalist, as well as her sister Doreen. They appear (together or alone) in many album credits.

Irene Chanter



THE CHANTERS


Doreen and Irene started their career as The Chanters, back in 1967. Based in Fulham, London, the band comprised 4 brothers: Doreen, Irene, Alex and Charlie.

THE CHANTERS #1
1967-1968
Alex Chanter
guitar
Charlie Chanter
drums
Birds Of A Featherê
Birds Of A Featherê

After 4 singles, in 1968, Doreen & Irene started as a duo under the name Birds of a Feather.


BIRDS OF A FEATHER


In 1968, Doreen & Irene started as a duo under the name Birds of a Feather.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER #1
1968-1972
êThe Chanters
êThe Chanters

They recorded 4 singles in the period from 1967 to 1972, as well as an album. Next albums they made as a duo were under the new name The Chanter Sisters.


THE CHANTER SISTERS


The Chanter Sisters: Doreen Chanter and Irene Chanter


That´s the new name that Doreen & Irene Chanter used for their own recordings:

THE CHANTER SISTERS #1
?



ELTON JOHN BAND


In April 1970, just a few days after his 2nd album Elton John was released, Elton played some sessions for the BBC. At that time, he still had no band, so he used his friends from Hookfoot, as well as The Chanter Sisters for background vocals:

ELTON JOHN BAND #?
Apr 70
Elton John
vocals, piano
Dave Glover
bass
Roger Pope
drums
Ian Duck
backing vocals
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Irene Chanter
backing vocals

Elton John returned the favour to the Chanter Sisters playing in their album Birds of a feather.

Other info on members of Elton John Band (I know up to 68 members)
Already covered (10): Caroline Attard, Madeline Bell, Doreen Chanter, Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner, Stevie Lange, Jo Partridge, Roger Pope, Caleb Quaye, Tim Renwick
To be covered (57): Guy Babylon, Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Bob Birch, Dave Bitelli, Alex Brown, Paul Buckmaster, Kim Bullard, Cindy Bullens, Alan Carvell, Joel Clempson, Dennis Conway, Ray Cooper, Raul D´Oliveira, Kiki Dee, Ian Duck, Dave Glover, Ken Gold, Stjepan Hauser, Natalie Jackson, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Elton John, Davey Johnstone, John Jorgenson, David Katz,... up to 57 musicians.


LONG JOHN BALDRY BAND


In 1973, Cal Batchelor joins Long John Baldry for a British tour, supporting The Faces (with Baldry's old mate, Rod Stewart, of course). A superb lineup:

LONG JOHN BALDRY BAND #?
1973
Long John Baldry
vocals
Sam Mitchell
guitar
Cal Batchelor
guitar
Archie Legget
bass
John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick
keyboards
Freddie Smith
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Irene Chanter
backing vocals

Another slightly different lineup for Long John Baldry, still in 1973:

LONG JOHN BALDRY BAND #?
1973
Long John Baldry
vocals
Sam Mitchell
guitar
Archie Legget
bass
John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick
keyboards
Jakob Magnusson
keyboards
Freddie Smith
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Irene Chanter
backing vocals
Judith Powell
backing vocals

After the tour was over, most of the musicians (except Sammy Mitchell) came back with Kevin Ayers, under the name Kevin Ayers & The Soporifics.

Other info on members of Long John Baldry Band (I know up to 110 members)
Already covered (12): Aliki Ashman, Dave Ball, Denny Ball, Cliff Barton, Cal Batchelor, Doreen Chanter, Bill Eyden, Jimmy Horowitz, Felix Krish, Billy Law, Harry Reynolds, Bob Weston
Old pages (8): Ian Armit, Pete Blannin, Keith Boyce, Rod Edwards, Al Gay, Alan Murphy, Ernie O´Malley, Micky Waller
To be covered (89): Tony Ashton, Cliff Aungier, Long John Baldry, Geoff Bradford, Gary Breit, Hugh Brockie, Charity Brown, Norm Brown, Paul Brown, Tom Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Roger Carey, Liane Carroll, Chris Castle, Jacko Ciminello, Elaine Clark, Mick Clarke, Tom Connor, Charlie Coolie, Myra Cooper, Randall Coryell, Butch Coulter, John Dickie, Vince Dietrich, Jim Fish,... up to 89 musicians.


JUNIOR CAMPBELL BAND


In June 1973, Junior Campbell appears on TV with this fantastic band:

JUNIOR CAMPBELL BAND #?
1973
Junior Campbell
vocals, guitar, keyboards
Rick West
bass
Irene Chanter
backing vocals
Ruby James
backing vocals
Ray Duffy
drums

Other info on members of Junior Campbell Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): Junior Campbell, Ray Duffy, Ruby James
Not enough info (1): Rick West


CHRIS FARLOWE BAND


This was another edition of Chris Farlowe Band:

CHRIS FARLOWE BAND #?
?
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Albert Lee
guitar
Phil Palmer
guitar
Pat Donaldson
bass
Jean Roussel
keyboards
Simon Phillips
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Irene Chanter
backing vocals

Many years later, a live album was released, BBC Radio One in concert.

Other info on members of Chris Farlowe Band (I know up to 46 members)
Already covered (7): Madeline Bell, Dave Bronze, Doreen Chanter, Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Chris Mercer, Chris Parren, Joanne Williams
Old pages (5): Miller Anderson, Pat Donaldson, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Steve Simpson
To be covered (33): Dave Baldwin, Norman Beaker, The Big Figure, Paul Burgess, Ron Carthy, Ricky Charman, Gerry Conway, Pat Crumly, Albie Donnelly, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Steve Gregory, Ian Hague, Damian Hand, Kuma Harada, Ray King, Albert Lee, Micky Moody, Charlie Morgan, Carl Palmer, Phil Palmer, Simon Phillips, John Price, Peter Robinson, Jean Roussel,... up to 33 musicians.


JOHN MILES BAND


Around 1977 or so, Doreen & Irene sang live with John Miles, with this lineup (recording a live album):

JOHN MILES BAND #?
1977
John Miles
vocals, guitar
Bob Marshall
bass
Gary Moberley
keyboards
Barry Black
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Irene Chanter
backing vocals

Other info on members of John Miles Band (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (4): Dave Caswell, Doreen Chanter, Brian Chatton, Gary Moberley
To be covered (5): Barriemore Barlow, Barry Black, Brendan Healy, John Miles, Laurie Wisefield
Not enough info (7): Dion, Mick Donnelly, Simon Ferry, Fred Hill, Bob Marshall, John Miles Jr, Sara Murray


THE INTERNATIONAL POP PROMS


Around 1977, it was held a special concert celebrating The Music Of The Fifties in Preston, Lancashire, with these artists: Ben E King, Emile Ford, Frankie Laine, Marty Wilde and Joe and Vicki Brown. They were backed by The International Pop Proms Orchestra, conducted by Les Reed. I only know the supreme vocal section, but I´d like to know the players too. Can someone help, please?:

THE INTERNATIONAL POP PROMS #?
1977
Les Reed
conductor
+
Tony Burrows
vocals
George Chandler
vocals
Kay Garner
vocals
Barry St John
vocals
Sue Glover
vocals
Sunny Leslie
vocals
Russell Stone
vocals
Earl Jordan
vocals
Neil Lancaster
vocals
David Martin
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of The International Pop Proms (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (2): Doreen Chanter, Kay Garner
To be covered (8): Tony Burrows, George Chandler, Sue Glover, Neil Lancaster, Sunny Leslie, Les Reed, Barry St John, Russell Stone
Not enough info (2): Earl Jordan, David Martin


GILBERT O´SULLIVAN BAND


Gilbert O´Sullivan hired the band Wilder for backing him in his tour of 1978 (February to March). He also hired the Chanter Sisters as vocalists:

GILBERT O´SULLIVAN BAND #?
Feb 78-Mar 78
Gilbert O´Sullivan
vocals, keyboards
Bill Cuthbert
guitar
Richard Houghton
bass
Neil Carter
keyboards
Stuart Heeley
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Irene Chanter
backing vocals

Other info on members of Gilbert O´Sullivan Band (I know up to 35 members)
Already covered (3): Doreen Chanter, Helen Hardy, Tim Renwick
To be covered (5): Liam Bradley, Neil Carter, Martin Ditcham, Stuart Heeley, Mick Parker
Not enough info (26): James Blennerhassett, Shelley Blond, Nozomi Cohen, Jessica Cox, Bill Cuthbert, Graham Du Plessis, Matthew Elston, Nina Ferro, Victoria Hardy, Richard Houghton, Charlotte James, Pat Kyle, Niamh McNally, Eve Naylor, Gilbert O´Sullivan, Emma Owens, Nick Scott, Bill Shanley, Johnnie Spence, Amy Stanford, Eleanor Stanford, Laura Stanford, Rachel Steadham, Rebecca Thornhill, Julian Webster Greaves,... up to 26 musicians.


AVERAGE WHITE BAND


Around September 1980, Average White Band played in a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rainbow Theatre in London. For this concert, they included the Chanter Sisters as backing vocalists. Don´t know the exact info, so this lineup is just my guess:

AVERAGE WHITE BAND #?
1980
Hamish Stuart
vocals, guitar, bass
Onnie McIntyre
guitar, vocals
Alan Gorrie
guitar, bass, vocals
Roger Ball
keyboards, sax
Malcolm ´Molly´ Duncan
sax
Steve Ferrone
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Irene Chanter
backing vocals
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!

If someone can confirm me this point (or if there were more musicians), please let me know.

Other info on members of Average White Band (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (1): Doreen Chanter
To be covered (18): Pete Abbott, Roger Ball, Rocky Bryant, Adam Deitch, Malcolm ´Molly´ Duncan, Brian Dunne, Steve Ferrone, Sammy Figueroa, Alan Gorrie, Klyde Jones, Eliot Lewis, Robbie McIntosh, Onnie McIntyre, Michael Rosen, Marvin Stamm, Hamish Stuart, John Sussewell, Fred Vigdor


JAMES LAST ORCHESTRA


James Last Orchestra has always had superb vocalists and players, but it´s a very hard task trying to know the lineups. Irene Chanter sang with them, but can´t know the complete list of players. If anybody knows, please write me. This was circa 1981:

JAMES LAST ORCHESTRA #?
?
James Last
director
Katie Kissoon
vocals
George Chandler
vocals
Russell Stone
vocals
Simon Bell
vocals
Derek Watkins
trumpet
+ many others, unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of James Last Orchestra (I know up to 215 members)
Already covered (6): Madeline Bell, Kay Garner, Stevie Lange, Big Jim Sullivan, Derek Watkins, Joanne Williams
Old pages (2): Katie Kissoon, Sylvia Mason-James
To be covered (41): Wolfgang Ahlers, P P Arnold, Pete Beachill, Simon Bell, Vicki Brown, Tony Burrows, Cafe, Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Bob Coassin, Lyn Cornell, Stephanie DeSykes, Harald Ende, Eddie Engels, Bob Findley, Chuck Findley, Sue Glover, Gary Grant, Manfred Grossman, Heinz Habermann, Jean Hawker, Jimmy Helms, Steven Holtman, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Ruby James,... up to 41 musicians.
Not enough info (165): Miryam Afkham, Nadine-Goussi Aguigah, Rolf Ahrens, Teja Andresen, Dana Anka, Ingrid Arthur, Lennart Axelsson, Boris Bachmann, Peter Barnfeather, Stefan Beinlich, Benny Bendorff, Hans Berthold, Craig Blair, Adrian Bleyer, Konny Bogdan, Uwe Boiko, Angela Bonetti, Rebecca Borchert-Thurner, Herbert Bornholdt, Rudolf Bottger, Andre Braun, Mathias Brommann, Christian Bruning, Walter Marting Bruning, Hajo Buck,... up to 165 musicians.


AND THEN...


While I still find Irene as backing vocalist in album credits, I haven´t been able to find more bands where she has sung live, and I´m sure there must be many more. Can someone help, please?

As a curiosity, Doreen and Irene appear (uncredited) as schoolgirls in the horror movie Twins of Evil in 1971.

DISCOGRAPHY: (118 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (1 credit) ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (28 credits)
  • Every night (I sit and cry) / Where (SINGLE) - The Chanters (1967)

  • You can´t fool me / All day long (SINGLE) - The Chanters (1967)

  • My love is for you / Mississippi paddleboat (SINGLE) - The Chanters (1968)

  • What´s wrong with you / Right by your side (SINGLE) - The Chanters (1968)

  • Blacksmith Blues / Sing My Song And Pray (SINGLE) - Birds Of A Feather (1969)

  • Country comfort / One more time (SINGLE) - Birds Of A Feather (1970)

  • Take me to the pilot (SINGLE) - Birds Of A Feather (1970)

  • Birds of a feather - Birds Of A Feather (1970)

  • Thank You / Baby Don´t You Bring Me Down (SINGLE) - Birds Of A Feather (1970)

  • You Know Me Better / Summer Has Gone (SINGLE) - Birds Of A Feather (1970)

  • All God´s Children Got Soul / Get It Together (SINGLE) - Birds Of A Feather (1970)

  • For better or worse / Time of life (SINGLE) - Birds Of A Feather (1971)

  • Dr Love / Live a little longer (SINGLE) - Electric Dolls (September 1973)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
    • Guests: Elkie Brooks
    • Producer: Biddu
    • Comments: I think Electric Dolls was a pseudonym for the Chanter Sisters. The B-side is sung by Elkie Brooks, uncredited.
  • Second time around - Junior Campbell (1974)

    • Members: Irene Chanter, Ray Duffy, Ruby James
    • Guests: Mark Griffiths, Barry St John (RIP: Gordon Huntley, Pete Zorn)
    • Technical: John Burns
  • First flight - The Chanter Sisters (1976)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Mike Moran + Hugh Burns, Ray Cooper, Jeff Daly, Herbie Flowers, Neil Hubbard (RIP: Barry Morgan)
    • Producer: Roger Cook
    • Technical: Mike Bobak
  • The International pop proms - Les Reed (1976)

  • Shoulder to shoulder - Chanter Sisters (1978)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
    • Guests: Martin Drover, Martyn Ford, Chris Mercer, Ann Odell + Jimmy Chambers, Ray Cooper, John Giblin, Tony Hymas, Tony Jackson, Dave Markee, Micky Moody, Simon Phillips, Ray Russell, Henry Spinetti, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Ray Warleigh)
    • Producer: Hugh Burns
    • Technical: Steve Nye
    • Comments: Doreen Chanter and Irene Chanter appear in lots of albums as guest vocalists, but they also recorded their own albums. In this one, they had fantastic backing musicians: Ray Russell (guitar), Hughie Burns (guitar, later in Jack Bruce band, also producing the album), Micky Moody (guitar, from Whitesnake, and once in Juicy Lucy with Chris Mercer), Dave Markee (bass), John Giblin (bass), Martin Drover (trumpet), Chris Mercer (sax), Ray Warleigh (sax), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Tony Hymas (keyboards), Ray Cooper (percussion), Simon Phillips (drums), Henry Spinetti (drums), plus backing vocals by Jimmy Chambers and Tony Jackson.
  • Ready for love - Chanter Sisters (1978)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
    • Guests: Gary Brown, John Christopher, Ronnie Eades, Mike Leech, Kenny Malone, Harvey Thompson, Bobby Wood, Reggie Young (RIP: Harrison Calloway, Charles Cochran)
  • Rhapsody - Les Reed And The International Pop Proms Orchestra (1978)

  • Hansimania - James Last (1981)

  • Pop symphonies - James Last And Orchestra (1991)

    • Members: Simon Bell, Irene Chanter, Bob Coassin, Terry Jenkins, Sonia Jones, Andrew MackIntosh, Sylvia Mason-James, Jan Oosthof, Russell Stone (RIP: James Last + Jo Ment, Derek Watkins)
    • Guests: (RIP: Herb Geller)
  • Waiting in the wings - Chris Farlowe (1992)

    • Members: Chris Farlowe + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Kuma Harada, Tim Hinkley, Albert Lee, Micky Moody, Charlie Morgan, Phil Palmer
    • Guests: Sam Brown, Clem Clempson, Leo Lyons, Andy Nye, Jeff Seopardie, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: Vicki Brown, Boz Burrell, Alvin Lee)
    • Comments: Fantastic singer, he is backed in Waiting in the wings with a impressive list of musicians and friends, like Alvin Lee & Leo Lyons (from Ten Years After), Micky Moody (guitar), Tim Hinkley (keyboards, also producing), Geoff Whitehorn (guitar), Albert Lee (guitar), Clem Clempson (guitar), Phil Palmer (guitar), Boz Burrell (bass), Charlie Morgan (drums), and backing vocals by Vicky Brown, Sam Brown, Irene Chanter & Doreen Chanter. The album was recorded during 1990 and 1991. Ah, the Spanish version is a bit different: the title was Farlowe, and it has a different song, plus two different takes.
  • Live in concert - John Miles (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: John Miles + Barry Black, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Gary Moberley
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
    • Comments: Some tracks were recorded live in March 1976, but most of them are from February 1977.
  • BBC Radio One In Concert - Chris Farlowe (1996) (LIVE)

  • The Voice - Chris Farlowe (1998)

    • Members: Chris Farlowe + Norman Beaker, Paul Burgess, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Lenni, John Price
    • Guests: Ronnie Leahy + Elkie Brooks, Paul Clarvis, Laurence Cottle, Steve Price, Tim Renwick, Gary Wallis
    • Producer: Clem Clempson, Kris Gray
    • Technical: Steve Chase, Gwyn Mathias
    • Comments: In 1998, Farlowe releases a new album, The voice, produced by Clem Clempson (who also plays guitar). With Elkie Brooks and The Chanter Sisters (Irene and Doreen Chanter) on vocals, Tim Renwick (guitar), Norman Beaker (guitar), Ricky Bird (guitar), John Price (bass), Laurence Cottle (bass), Steve Price (bass), Ronnie Leahy (keyboards), Paul Burgess (drums), Gary Wallis (drums), Lennie Crookes (sax).
    • My opinion: Fantastic album, very well played and produced. It´s a pleasure listening to the Chanter Sisters backing Farlowe so fine.
  • Farlowe that! - Chris Farlowe (2003)

    • Members: Chris Farlowe + Miller Anderson, Dave Baldwin, Norman Beaker, Paul Burgess, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Tim Franks, Damian Hand, Lenni, John Price
    • Guests: Van Morrison
    • Producer: Kris Gray
  • Hotel Eingang - Chris Farlowe (October 2008)

    • Members: Chris Farlowe + Miller Anderson, Paul Burgess, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Damian Hand
    • Guests: Frank Tischer + Sarah Jory, Martyn C Winning
    • Producer: Kris Gray
  • A World of love - The Les Reed Orchestra ( - )

ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (5 credits)
  • Loving & free - Kiki Dee (1973)

    • Members: Kiki Dee + B J Cole, Davey Johnstone, Ronnie Leahy
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Nigel Olsson + Roger Ball, Gerry Conway, Paul Keogh, Dave Mattacks, Jim Ryan, Liza Strike (RIP: Lesley Duncan, Dee Murray + Kay Garner, Jimmy Hall)
    • Producer: Elton John
    • Technical: Richard Dodd
    • Comments: Loving and free contains collaborations from the Elton John Band: Davey Johnstone (guitar), Dee Murray (bass), Elton John (keyboards), Nigel Olsson (drums), plus Paul Keogh (guitar), Jim Ryan (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Ronnie Leahy (keyboards), Roger Ball (sax), Gerry Conway (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), and a great team of backing vocalists: the superb Chanter Sisters (Doreen Chanter & Irene Chanter), Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner and Lisa Strike.
  • Doctor´s orders - Sunny (1974)

  • Darling / Oh sha la la music (SINGLE) - Doreen Chanter (1975)

  • Solo - Sue Glover (1976)

    • Members: Sue Glover
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Sunny Leslie + Tony Braunagel, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Mickey Feat, Dave Mattacks, Terry Wilson (RIP: Paul Kossoff, Tony Williams)
  • Never stop rockin´ - Carlo Little Allstars (2009)

    • Members: Rick Brown, Johnny Casanova (RIP: Carlo Little + Art Wood)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Matthew Fisher, Ron Wood + Geraint Watkins (RIP: Long John Baldry)
SOUNDTRACKS (1 credit)
  • Tintorera...tiger shark OST - OST (1977)

    • Guests: Simon Bell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter (RIP: Basil Poledouris)
    • Comments: This was a movie from 1977, starring Susan George. The soundtrack features 4 songs by The Chanter Sisters, but I don´t know if the soundtrack was ever released.
SESSIONS (68 credits)
  • Food of love - Yvonne Elliman (1973)

    • Members: Yvonne Elliman
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Irene Chanter, Ray Cooper, Mike Giles, Mick Grabham, Rupert Hine, Ruby James, Ann Odell, John G Perry, Caleb Quaye, Peter Robinson, Darryl Runswick, Liza Strike, Pete Townshend (RIP: John Gustafson, Rosetta Hightower, Simon Jeffes, Morris Pert, Joanne Williams)
    • Comments: Hawaii-born singer, she once was Mary Magdalene in JesusChrist Superstar original album. Later, she joined Eric Clapton band, and she was re-discovered due to the huge success of Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Food of love must be her 3rd solo album, with many fantastic musicians: John Gustafson (bass) and Peter Robinson (keyboards) (both from Quatermass), Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Pete Townshend, Ann Odell (keyboards, from Blue Mink), Ray Cooper and Morris Pert (on percussion), and later members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Simon Jeffes and John G. Perry).
  • Rock on - David Essex (1973)

  • Solar fire - Manfred Mann (1973)

    • Members: Manfred Mann, Colin Pattenden, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Peter Miles (RIP: Paul Rutherford)
  • A Boy child is born / Amazing grace (SINGLE) - Chas McDevitt (1973)

  • June 1st 1974 - Kevin Ayers (1974)

    • Members: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Mike Oldfield, Eddie Sparrow, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Kevin Ayers + Ollie Halsall, Archie Legget)
    • Guests: John Cale, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Brian Eno, Liza Strike (RIP: Nico)
  • Fear - John Cale (1974)

    • Members: John Cale + Judy Nylon
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Brian Eno, Bryn Haworth, Phil Manzanera, Liza Strike, Richard Thompson, Brian Turrington (RIP: Archie Legget)
  • Allan Clarke - Allan Clarke (1974)

    • Members: Allan Clarke
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Helen Chappelle, B J Cole, Debbie Davis, Herbie Flowers, Ray Glynn, Jimmy Horowitz, Tony Hymas, Mike Moran, Tony Newman, Ann Odell, Peter Robinson, Barry St John, Liza Strike (RIP: Vicki Brown, Kay Garner, John Gustafson, Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Producer: Roger Cook
    • Technical: Geoff Emerick, Bill Price
    • Comments: Allan Clarke was the singer in the great 60s band The Hollies. In this solo album, we can find Madeline Bell & Liza Strike (vocals), Ray Glynn (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), John Gustafson (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Mike Moran (keyboards), Tony Newman (drums). Jimmy Horowitz made the arrangements.
  • I´ve got the music in me - Kiki Dee Band (1974)

    • Members: Kiki Dee + Bias Boshell, Pete Clarke, B J Cole, Phil Curtis, Mike Deacon, Jo Partridge (RIP: Roger Pope)
    • Guests: Joshie Armstead, Irene Chanter, Stuart Epps, Richard Hewson, Cissy Houston, Del Newman, Gary Osborne, Barry St John, Maeretha Stewart, Jeff Titmus, Paul Vigrass (RIP: Kay Garner, Barry Morgan)
    • Producer: Elton John (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: I´ve got the music in me contains appearances by: Jo Partridge (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Phil Curtis (bass), Bias Boshell (keyboards), Mike Deacon (keyboards), Roger Pope (drums), Barry Morgan (drums), Pete Clarke (drums), and on backing vocals: Irene Chanter, Josie Armstead, Kay Garner, Cissy Houston (yep! Whitney Houston's mummy, a superb singer!), Billy Lawrie, Gary Osborne, Barry St. John and Paul Vigrass. CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks, one of them produced by Elton John.
  • Steppin´ out - Vigrass & Osborne (1974)

    • Members: Gary Osborne, Paul Vigrass
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Barry Clarke, Ray Cooper, Herbie Flowers, Juanita Franklin, Mark Griffiths, Alan Hawkshaw, Kenny Jones, Peter Morgan, Judith Powell, Tim Renwick, Peter Watkins, Tetsu Yamauchi (RIP: Barry De Souza, Peter Wood)
    • Producer: Jeff Wayne
    • Comments: They were a songwriting duo, Paul Vigrass and Gary Osborne. Gary Osborne wrote some lyrics for Kiki Dee. Gary Osborne started writing songs with Elton John after Elton and Bernie Taupin ceased their collaboration.
      As a duo, Vigrass & Osborne recorded a couple of albums in the 70s. This was their second album, recorded with Tim Renwick (guitar), Barry Clarke (guitar), Mark Griffiths (guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), Peter Morgan (bass), Peter Watkins (bass), Jeff Wayne (keyboards), Peter Wood (keyboards), Alan Hawkshaw (keyboards), Ray Cooper (percussion), Barry De Souza (drums), Doreen Chanter & Irene Chanter, Juanita Franklin, Judith Powell (backing vocals). And the rhythm section from The Faces: Tetsu Yamauchi (bass) and Kenny Jones (drums).
  • I´ve got my own album to do - Ron Wood (1974)

    • Members: Ron Wood + Andy Newmark, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart, Willie Weeks (RIP: Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: Mick Jagger + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Martin Quittenton, Jean Roussel, Pete Sears, Mick Taylor (RIP: Micky Waller)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gary Kellgren)
    • Comments: The album has been reissued as Cancel everything.
  • Non stop Pepsi party - Denny Wright And The Hustlers (1974)

  • David Essex - David Essex (September 1974)

  • Smiler - Rod Stewart (September 1974)

    • Members: Rod Stewart + Martin Quittenton, Ron Wood (RIP: Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Ray Cooper, Spike Heatley, Ray Jackson, Elton John, Kenny Jones, Andy Newmark, Dick Powell, Pete Sears, Ruby Turner, Willie Weeks (RIP: Ric Grech, Micky Waller)
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Suha Gur
    • Comments: Smiler is Rod's 6th album, with Ron Wood, Martin Quittenton (guitar), Micky Waller (drums), Pete Sears (piano), Kenny Jones (drums), Ray Jackson (mandolin), Ric Grech (here, playing violin), Spike Heatley (bass), Andy Newmark (drums, later with Roxy Music, Nils Lofgren, Roger Waters and countless others), Willie Weeks (bass) Ray Cooper (percussion), Elton John (piano and vocals in his own song ´Let me be your car´), Dick Powell (violin), Doreen Chanter (vocals) and the Memphis Horns.
  • Special delivery - Polly Brown (1975)

    • Guests: Mike Bailey, Tony Carr, Irene Chanter, Lyn Cornell, Dave Coxhill, Jeff Daly, John Huckridge, Skaila Kanga, Chris Karan, Paul Keogh, Chris Rae, Frank Ricotti, Geoff Wright (RIP: Barry De Souza, Kay Garner, Gerry Shury)
  • Into the 7th dimension - Norma Green (1975)

  • Anvil chorus - The Kids (1975)

  • Get off my cloud - Alexis Korner (1975)

    • Members: Colin Hodgkinson, Keith Richards (RIP: Alexis Korner + Sappho Korner, Steve Marriott)
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Irene Chanter, Frank Collins, Peter Frampton, Neil Hubbard, Sunny Leslie, Paddy McHugh, Tony O´Malley, Barry St John, Terry Stannard, Liza Strike, Rick Wills (RIP: Nicky Hopkins, Morris Pert, Alan Spenner, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: George Caldwell
    • Technical: (RIP: Damian Korner)
    • Comments: Get off my cloud was recorded during September to December 1974, and it contains again a great musicians list: Keith Richards, Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Neil Hubbard and the members of Kokomo, Rick Wills, the much-missed Nicky Hopkins, Morris Pert, Irene Chanter, Sunny Leslie, Liza Strike, Joanne Williams...
  • Right back where we started from / Believe in what you do (SINGLE) - Maxine Nightingale (1975)

  • Fatsticks - Terry Stamp (1975)

    • Members: Terry Stamp
    • Guests: Jim Avery, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Herbie Flowers, Mike Moran, Tony Newman (RIP: Ollie Halsall, Alan Spenner)
    • Producer: Roger Cook
  • Take no prisoners - David Byron (March 1975)

    • Members: (RIP: David Byron)
    • Guests: Denny Ball, Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, John Wetton + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Neil Lancaster, Chas Mills, Russell Stone, Lou Stonebridge, Pete Thompson
    • Technical: Ashley Howe
    • Comments: Take no prisoners was the first solo effort by the great, much-missed David Byron, lead singer in Uriah Heep. Recorded in February 1975 with his bandmates Mick Box (guitar) & Lee Kerslake (drums), plus Denny Ball (bass), Lou Stonebridge (keyboards), Pete Thompson (drums), as well as the Chanter Sisters on backing vocals.
  • Mad dog - John Entwistle´s Ox (March 1975)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Graham Deacon, Jim Ryan (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Dick Parry + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Juanita Franklin, Eddie Jobson, John Mealing, John Mumford, Mike Wedgwood (RIP: Tony Ashton)
    • Technical: Bobby Pridden
  • Hearts on fire - Baker Gurvitz Army (1976)

  • Alright - Roger Cook (1976)

    • Members: Roger Cook
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Herbie Flowers + Joe Allen, Hugh Burns, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Ray Glynn, Kenny Malone, Mike Moran, Billy Puett, George Tidwell, Bobby Wood, Reggie Young (RIP: Barry Morgan + Charles Cochran)
  • New nation - Roderick Falconer (1976)

    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Ken Freeman, Richard Hewson, Hiroshi Kato, Mike Kellie (RIP: Kay Garner)
    • Producer: Matthew Fisher
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Rushent)
    • Comments: This artist, also known as Roderick Taylor, recorded this second album, produced by Matthew Fisher (also playing keyboards), with Mike Japp (guitar, from Marmalade), Ken Freeman (keyboards), Mike Kellie (drums) and backing vocals by Kay Garner, Irene Chanter and Doreen Chanter.
  • Thunderthroat - Nicky James (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Nicky James)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, B J Cole, Graham Deacon, Kirk Duncan, Alan Fealdman, Ray Glynn, Chico Greenwood, Justin Hayward, Hiroshi Kato, David Katz, Barrie Martin, Ray Thomas, Mike Wedgwood, John Weider (RIP: Brother Fataar)
  • The Roaring silence - Manfred Mann (1976)

    • Members: Dave Flett, Manfred Mann, Colin Pattenden, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade, Chris Thompson
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Suzanne Lynch, Barbara Thompson
  • Blind dog at St Dunstans - Caravan (April 1976)

    • Members: Jimmy Hastings, Pye Hastings, Geoff Richardson, Jan Schelhaas, Mike Wedgwood (RIP: Richard Coughlan)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
  • David Dundas - David Dundas (1977)

    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Tony Carr, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Ricky Hitchcock, Dave Markee, Mike Moran, Brian Odgers, Frank Ricotti, Trevor Spencer, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Alan Tarney (RIP: Vicki Brown, Kay Garner, Barry Morgan, Graham Todd)
  • Gold & ivory - David Essex (1977)

  • NYC - Michel Laurent (1977)

  • Ready to run - Wales - O´Regan (1977)

    • Guests: Jeff Allen, Irene Chanter, B J Cole, Jack Emblow, Alan Mair, Dave Markee, Dave Rose, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Stan Sulzmann, Roger Sutton, Geoff Westley (RIP: Ron Aspery, Vicki Brown, Barry De Souza, Pete Zorn)
  • Ain´t that just the way - Barbi Benton (1978)

    • Members: Dave Potts
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Martyn Ford, Mo Foster, Tony Hymas, Roy Jones, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Mike Moran, John Perry, Simon Phillips, Graham Preskett, Tony Rivers, Claire Torry, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Vicki Brown, Barry De Souza, Kay Garner, Ray Warleigh)
    • Producer: Roger Glover
    • Technical: Bill Price
  • Northwinds - David Coverdale (1978)

    • Members: David Coverdale + Micky Moody
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Roger Glover, Malcolm Griffiths, DeLisle Harper, Tim Hinkley, Henry Lowther, Tony Newman, Simon Phillips, Graham Preskett, John Punter, Liza Strike (RIP: Ron Aspery, Lee Brilleaux, Ronnie James Dio, Alan Spenner)
    • Comments: Northwinds was the 2nd solo album. Recorded with the late Lee Brilleaux (harmonica, from Dr. Feelgood), Micky Moody (guitar), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Roger Glover (keyboards, bass), Alan Spenner (bass), DeLisle Harper (bass), Graham Preskett (keyboards, violin), Henry Lowther (trumpet), Malcolm Griffiths (trombone), Ron Aspery (sax), Tony Newman (drums), Simon Phillips (drums), and with backing vocals by Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Liza Strike and Ronnie James Dio.
  • Vertical hold - David Dundas (1978)

    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Gerry Conway, Ricky Hitchcock, Jimmy Jewell, Graham Preskett, Frank Ricotti, Alan Tarney (RIP: Ron Aspery)
  • Every 1´s a winner - Hot Chocolate (1978)

    • Members: Tony Connor, Harvey Hinsley (RIP: Errol Brown)
    • Guests: John Cameron, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Jacqui Sullivan
    • Producer: (RIP: Mickie Most)
  • Every 1´s a winner / Power of love (SINGLE) - Hot Chocolate (1978)

    • Members: Tony Connor, Harvey Hinsley (RIP: Errol Brown)
    • Guests: John Cameron, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
    • Producer: (RIP: Mickie Most)
  • Watch - Manfred Mann (1978)

  • Whatever happened to Benny Santini? - Chris Rea (1978)

    • Members: Chris Rea + Robert Ahwai, Martin Ditcham, Kevin Leach, Dave Mattacks, Max Middleton, Eoghan O´Neill, Adrian Rea
    • Guests: Rod Argent, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Phil Curtis, Pat Donaldson, Stuart Epps, Steve Gregory, Paul Keogh, Dave Markee, Frank Ricotti, Pete Wingfield
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
  • Misplaced ideals - Sad Cafe (1978)

    • Members: Tony Cresswell, Vic Emerson, Lenni, Ashley Mulford, John Stimpson, Ian Wilson (RIP: Paul Young)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, John Punter, Liza Strike
    • Comments: NOTE: The US edition is really a compilation, not the real album.
  • My first tango - Tommi (1978)

    • Guests: Tony Burrows, Tony Carr, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Dave Christopher, Les Davidson, Jack Emblow, Tony Jackson, Roy Jones, Laurence Juber, Chris Karan, Paul Keogh, Neil Lancaster, John Mealing, Simon Morton, Ann Odell, Ray Russell, Liza Strike, Peter Van Hooke, Paul Westwood (RIP: Barry De Souza)
    • Technical: John Burns
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1977 and March 1978.
  • Snakebite - Whitesnake (1978)

    • Members: David Coverdale, Dave Dowle, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Ian Paice, Pete Solley
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Roger Glover, Tim Hinkley, Tony Newman, Graham Preskett, Liza Strike (RIP: Lee Brilleaux, Alan Spenner)
    • Comments: Originally a live EP, Snakebite was later reissued as a complete CD with some studio tracks taken from Coverdale's 2nd solo album Northwinds. Whitesnake played some songs on stage from this album in 1978). These other tracks feature guest musicians: the late Lee Brilleaux (harmonica, from Dr. Feelgood), Roger Glover (bass, also producer), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Tony Newman (drums), Ian Paice (drums), Graham Preskett (violin), Alan Spenner (bass), plus some backing vocalists (Doreen Chanter, for example).
  • Cerrone V: Angelina - Cerrone (1979)

    • Guests: Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Irene Chanter, Paulinho Da Costa, Linda Dillard, Sue Glover, Gary Grant, Larry Hall, Gary Herbig, Jerry Hey, David Hungate, Paul Jackson, Jon Joyce, Edie Lehmann, Steve Lukather, Greg Mathieson, Chuck Rainey, Bill Reichenbach, Lee Ritenour, Georges Rodi, Val Stokes, Claire Torry (RIP: Kay Garner, Lew McCreary)
  • Liars beware - Karen Cheryl (1979)

    • Guests: Carla Benson, Evette Benton, Irene Chanter, Barbara Ingram, Neil Lancaster, Joy Yates (RIP: Kay Garner, Larry Washington)
  • And about time too - Bernie Marsden (1979)

    • Members: Bernie Marsden + Don Airey, Neil Murray, Simon Phillips
    • Guests: Ian Paice + Alan Carvell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Tony Rivers (RIP: Jon Lord + Jack Bruce, Stu Calver, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • Comments: In And about time too album the list of guests include Jack Bruce (bass), Neil Murray (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Don Airey (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums), Simon Phillips (drums) and Cozy Powell (drums), as well as Doreen Chanter on backing vocals. The CD reissue includes 3 bonus tracks: ´You & me´ (B-side of a single), plus two live tracks, ´Who's fooling who´ and ´Shakey ground´, taken from The Friday Rock Show Sessions (with David Coverdale, Neil Murray, Don Airey and Simon Phillips, recorded in 1981).
  • Be good to yourself / Loving arms (SINGLE) - Shann Lee Parker (1979)

  • A Little potty - Herbie Flowers (1980)

    • Members: Herbie Flowers
    • Guests: Roger Cook + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
    • Producer: Haydn Bendall, Brian Robertson, Jeff Wayne (RIP: Tony Clarke)
  • Night flight - Justin Hayward (1980)

  • Look at me now - Bernie Marsden (1980)

    • Members: Bernie Marsden + Neil Murray, Simon Phillips
    • Guests: Ian Paice + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, John Cook, Michael Schenker (RIP: Jon Lord + Cozy Powell)
    • Comments: Recorded during March and April 1981. Look at me now lineup includes Michael Schenker (doing claps, not playing guitar!!), Neil Murray (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), John Cook (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums), Simon Phillips (drums) and Cozy Powell (drums), as well as Doreen Chanter on backing vocals. A very similar lineup to its predecesor. The CD reissue includes 3 bonus tracks: ´Always love you so´ (B-side of a single), plus two live tracks, ´Look at me now´ and ´Byblos shack´, taken from The Friday Rock Show Sessions (with David Coverdale, Neil Murray, Don Airey and Simon Phillips, recorded in 1981).
  • Can´t nobody love you / Lifts me higher (SINGLE) - Shann Lee Parker (1980)

  • Suddenly! - The Sports (1980)

  • Afraid Of Mice - Afraid Of Mice (1981)

  • Pas facile - Johnny Halliday (September 1981)

    • Members: Johnny Halliday
    • Guests: Simon Bell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Mike Davis, Stuart Elliott, Joe Fagin, John Giblin, Barrie Guard, Patrick Halling, Carol Kenyon, Duncan Mackay, Steve Simpson, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: Ron Aspery)
    • Comments: He's the rock star from France, from the 60s. It was recorded in 1981 in England.
  • Femmes, indiscretion, blaspheme - Julien Clerc (1982)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Mo Foster, Billy Livsey, Geoff Richardson, Frank Ricotti, Peter Robinson, Ray Russell, Peter Van Hooke
    • Technical: Colin Green
  • Better to laugh than to cry - Floyd Lloyd (1982)

  • Red Cloud in dub - Red Cloud (1982)

  • Cry for no one - Joe Fagin (1983)

    • Members: Joe Fagin
    • Guests: Fran Byrne, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Ed Deane, Stuart Elliott, John Giblin, Barrie Guard, Cliff Hall, Patrick Halling, Preston Heyman, Alan Jones, Duncan Mackay, Alan Parker, Ray Russell, Steve Simpson, Geoff Whitehorn, Dave Wintour (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Graham Todd)
  • The Sin of pride - The Undertones (1983)

  • Juvenile delinquent - Alexis Korner (June 1984)

    • Members: Jaki Graham, Colin Hodgkinson, Alan Ross, Ruby Turner (RIP: Alexis Korner + Tony Hicks)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Katie Kissoon, Robin Lumley (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Producer: (RIP: Damian Korner)
    • Comments: The Juvenile delinquent album is credited to Alexis Korner with the HRH Band. That is: Colin Hodgkinson (bass), Alan Ross (guitar) and Tony Hicks (drums). With Morris Pert (percussion) plus additional keyboard players (Robin Lumley) and backup vocalists (such as Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Jaki Graham or Ruby Turner, what a great chorus!). Recorded during September/October 1983.
  • The Warp of pure fun - Paul Haig (1985)

  • Criminal tango - Manfred Mann (1986)

    • Members: Steve Kinch, John Lingwood, Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Thompson
    • Guests: Irene Chanter, John Giblin, Durban Laverde
  • Snow blind - Tom Newman And Friends (1997)

    • Members: Tom Newman
    • Guests: Mike Oldfield + Bob Andrews, Steve Broughton, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, David Gilmour, Arthur Grant, Paul Jones, Susie O´List, Dave Richards, Maggie Ryder, Brinsley Schwarz, Joe Shaw, Henry Spinetti, Dick Taylor, Snowy White (RIP: Vicki Brown, Vincent Crane)
  • Musically rich... and famous - Alexis Korner (1998)

    • Members: Graham Broad, Victor Brox, Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Chris Farlowe, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Henry Lowther, Danny McIntosh, Zoot Money, Robert Plant, Chris Pyne, Keith Richards, John Surman (RIP: Alexis Korner + Ron Aspery, Boz Burrell, Lol Coxhill, Jim Diamond, Andy Fraser, Kenn Gudman, Steve Marriott, Dick Morrissey, Stewart Speer, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace, Ray Warleigh, Mike Zwerin)
    • Guests: Annette Brox, Adrian Tilbrook + Tony Carr, Irene Chanter, Nick Evans, Peter Frampton, Malcolm Griffiths, Gaspar Lawal, John Marshall, Eddie Mordue, Tony O´Malley, Paul Rodgers, Barry St John, Terry Stannard, Liza Strike, Rick Wills (RIP: Harry Beckett + Duster Bennett, Elton Dean, Nicky Hopkins, Steve Miller, Alan Spenner)
    • Producer: George Caldwell, Jeff Griffin (RIP: Damian Korner, Ian Samwell)
  • Our world - Floyd Lloyd (1998)

  • Mango blues - Floyd Lloyd (2000)

  • Bluesheart - Miller Anderson (2003)

    • Members: Miller Anderson
    • Guests: Dave Baldwin, Norman Beaker, Paul Burgess, John Price + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Producer: Kris Gray
    • Comments: In Bluesheart, Miller is backed by Chris Farloweç s band featuring Norman Beaker on guitar, Dave Baldwin on keyboards, Paul Burgess on drums, John Price on bass and a guest appearance of his mate Jon Lord on two tracks playing Hammond organ, and the wonderful Chanter Sisters on backing vocals.
  • That was only yesterday - the last EP - David Byron (March 2008)

    • Members: (RIP: David Byron)
    • Guests: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Neil Conti, Tim Renwick (RIP: Alan Spenner)
    • Comments: Collection of tracks recorded in February 1984 but unreleased until 2008.
  • Rarities - Rod Stewart (2013)

    • Members: Rod Stewart + Martin Quittenton, Ron Wood (RIP: Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: Billy Gaff, Jimmy Horowitz, Kenny Jones + Madeline Bell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Ray Cooper, Spike Heatley, Ray Jackson, Will Malone, Dick Powell, Andy Pyle, Pete Sears, Danny Thompson, Ruby Turner (RIP: Long John Baldry, Ronnie Lane + Speedy Acquaye, Ric Grech, Gordon Huntley, David Measham, Sam Mitchell, Micky Waller)
    • Producer: (RIP: Lou Reizner)
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Robert Vosgien (RIP: Keith Grant)
    • My opinion: Great collection on unreleased takes with some live content. As great as Rod´s first five albums (I love them).
  • Now - Caterina Valente ( - )

    • Guests: Chris Karan + Ted Barker, Madeline Bell, Jim Brown, Hugh Burns, Toni Campo, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Bob Efford, Tristan Fry, Bill Geldard, Peter Morgan, Rex Morris, Frank Ricotti, Stan Roderick, Darryl Runswick, Ray Swinfield, Rolf Wilson (RIP: Jackie Armstrong, Kenny Baker, Alan Downey, Kay Garner, Derek Healey, Don Lusher, Ronnie Ross, Derek Watkins)
    • Producer: (RIP: Roy Budd)
    • Technical: John Richards
    • Comments: Recorded in 1976.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (15 credits)
  • 1972-1983 - Alexis Korner (1988)

    • Members: Graham Broad, Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Chris Farlowe, Neil Ford, Jaki Graham, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Paul Jones, Danny McIntosh, Zoot Money, Keith Richards, Alan Ross, John Surman, Art Themen, Ruby Turner (RIP: Alexis Korner + Boz Burrell, Jim Diamond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tony Hicks, Sappho Korner, Steve Marriott, Dick Morrissey, Duffy Power, Stewart Speer, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace, Mike Zwerin)
    • Guests: John Cameron + Dyan Birch, Tony Carr, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Frank Collins, Nick Evans, Peter Frampton, Neil Hubbard, Katie Kissoon, Sunny Leslie, Robin Lumley, Paddy McHugh, Eddie Mordue, Barry St John, Terry Stannard, Liza Strike, Rick Wills (RIP: Harry Beckett + Elton Dean, Ollie Halsall, Nicky Hopkins, Mike Patto, Morris Pert, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: George Caldwell
    • Technical: Chris Blair, John Burns, Jim Gaines (RIP: Damian Korner)
    • Comments: Compilation of tracks recorded during that period (1972-1983), with some live track.
  • Seducing down the door - John Cale (July 1994)

    • Members: John Cale + Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, Chris Spedding (RIP: Jimmy Bain)
    • Guests: Harvey Brooks, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Phil Collins, Bobby Colomby, Gerry Conway, Kevin Currie, Brian Eno, Jim Keltner, Sandy Konikoff, Phil Manzanera, Geoff Muldaur, Bill Payne, Liza Strike (RIP: Lou Reed + Wilton Felder, Lowell George, Bobby Gregg, Richie Hayward, Archie Legget, Stan Szelest)
    • Producer: Ted Templeman, Chris Thomas
    • Technical: Bill Inglot, Ken Perry
  • Nice and slow - the best of Jesse Green - Jesse Green (February 1995)

  • The Best of Manfred Mann Earth Band - Manfred Mann (1996)

    • Members: Geoff Britton, Dave Flett, Pat King, John Lingwood, Manfred Mann, Colin Pattenden, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade, Chris Thompson (RIP: Steve Waller)
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Lee Herschberg, Ruby James, Suzanne Lynch, Robbie McIntosh, Trevor Rabin, Barbara Thompson, Christopher Warren-Green, Nigel Warren-Green, Geoff Whitehorn
  • The Island years - John Cale (July 1996)

    • Members: John Cale + Timi Donald, Pat Donaldson, Judy Nylon, Chris Spedding
    • Guests: Trevor Burton, Tony Carr, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Phil Collins, Gerry Conway, Ray Duffy, Brian Eno, Bryn Haworth, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Geoff Muldaur, Keith Smart, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Richard Thompson, Brian Turrington, John Wood (RIP: Robert Kirby, Archie Legget)
  • Anthology - John Entwistle (August 1996)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Graham Deacon, Alan Ross, Jim Ryan (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Rod Coombes, Peter Frampton, Juanita Franklin, Gary Grainger, Eddie Jobson, Billy Nicholls, Jerry Shirley, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh, Mike Wedgwood, John Weider (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jimmy McCulloch)
    • Technical: Jon Astley, Tim Young
  • Thunderfingers - the best of John Entwistle - John Entwistle (October 1996)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Graham Deacon, Alan Ross, Jim Ryan (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Billy Nicholls, Dick Parry + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Peter Frampton, Juanita Franklin, Eddie Jobson, John Mumford, Jerry Shirley, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh, Mike Wedgwood (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jimmy McCulloch)
    • Technical: Richard Dodd, Bill Inglot
  • The Best of Yvonne Elliman - Yvonne Elliman (April 1997)

    • Members: Yvonne Elliman
    • Guests: Ken Ascher, Mike Baird, John Barnes, Sonny Burke, Tom Canning, Eric Carmen, Irene Chanter, Gary Coleman, Lewis Collins, Ray Cooper, Steve Cropper, Paulinho Da Costa, Craig Doerge, Dr John, Assa Drori, Scott Edwards, Stan Farber, Victor Feldman, Chuck Findley, Martyn Ford, James Gadson, Donny Gerrard, Mike Giles, Bob Glaub, Mick Grabham, Jay Graydon, Jim Haas, Jack Hale, Willie Hall, Rupert Hine, Jim Horn, Brooks Hunnicutt, Steve Hunter, Wayne Jackson, Ruby James, Davey Johnstone, Jon Joyce, Russ Kunkel, Rick Marotta, Marti McCall, Matthew Moore, Larry Muhoberac, Buell Neidlinger, James Newton Howard, Ann Odell, Michael Omartian, David Paich, Dean Parks, Bill Payne, Don Peake, Petsye Powell, Caleb Quaye, Lee Ritenour, Sid Sharp, Leland Sklar, William ´Smitty´ Smith, Tom Snow, David Spinozza, Liza Strike, Marvell Thomas, Carmen Twillie, Marty Walsh, Alan Weighall, Stu Woods, Bob Zimmitti, Richie Zito (RIP: Ben Benay, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Lowell George, John Gustafson, Jimmie Haskell, Richie Hayward, Simon Jeffes, Andrew Love, Ralph MacDonald, James Mitchell, Dee Murray, Freddie Perren, Morris Pert, Mike Porcaro, Bruce Rowland, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: Steve Barri, Bill Levenson
    • Comments: Her compilation The best of Yvonne Elliman includes performances by many of the musicians who have played in her albums. The list is so long: Lee Ritenour, Steve Cropper and Donald ´Duck´ Dunn (Booker T. & The MG's), Dr. John, Steve Hunter, Lowell George and Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Caleb Quaye, Davey Johnstone and Dee Murray (Elton John band), etc.
  • Reason to believe: the complete Mercury studio recordings - Rod Stewart (November 2002)

    • Members: Rod Stewart + Martin Quittenton, Ron Wood (RIP: Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: Jimmy Horowitz, Elton John, Kenny Jones, Harry Reynolds + Chris Barber, Madeline Bell, Maggie Bell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Ray Cooper, Mike D´Abo, Spike Heatley, Ray Jackson, Will Malone, Andy Newmark, Dick Powell, Martin Pugh, Andy Pyle, Pete Sears, Danny Thompson, Ruby Turner, Willie Weeks (RIP: Long John Baldry, Ronnie Lane + Speedy Acquaye, Keith Emerson, Ric Grech, Gordon Huntley, David Measham, Sam Mitchell, Micky Waller)
    • Producer: Bill Levenson (RIP: Lou Reizner)
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Suha Gur, Glyn Johns, Roger Wake (RIP: Keith Grant)
    • Comments: 3CD boxset comprising Rod´s first five albums (The Rod Stewart album, Gasoline alley, Every picture tells a story, Never a dull moment, Smiler, plus several additional tracks.
  • Flying in & out of stardom - Baker Gurvitz Army (August 2003)

  • Didn´t feel lonely till I thought of you - The Island Records years - Kevin Ayers (2004)

    • Members: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Henry Crallan, Jakob Magnusson, Mike Oldfield, Mike Ratledge, Freddie Smith, Eddie Sparrow, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Kevin Ayers + Cal Batchelor, Lol Coxhill, Ollie Halsall, Archie Legget)
    • Guests: John Cale, Brian Eno + John Altman, Bias Boshell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Chilli Charles, Ray Cooper, Ronnie Eades, Mike Giles, Rupert Hine, Elton John, Steve Nye, John G Perry, Charles Rose, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Liza Strike, Harvey Thompson (RIP: Nico + Harrison Calloway, John Gustafson, Rosetta Hightower, Simon Jeffes, Sam Mitchell, Doris Troy, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Smith)
    • Technical: John Punter, John Wood
    • Comments: Compilation including the albums The confessions of Dr Dream and other stories, Sweet deceiver (with 3 bonus tracks), and June 1, 1974.
  • Wide eyed and legless: the A&M recordings - Andy Fairweather Low (June 2004)

    • Members: Andy Fairweather Low + John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, B J Cole, John David, Dave Mattacks, Henry McCullough, Denny Seiwell, Henry Spinetti, Chrissie Stewart, Mick Weaver
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter + Lea Jane Berinati, Irene Chanter, Julian Diggle, Martin Drover, Joe Egan, Georgie Fame, Benny Gallagher, Steve Gregory, Malcolm Griffiths, Bryn Haworth, Mary Holladay, Jimmy Jewell, Kenny Jones, Bernie Leadon, Graham Lyle, Charlie McCoy, Mark Naftalin, Buddy Spicher, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Eddie Thornton (RIP: Kenny Buttrey, Vassar Clements, John Kahn, Weldon Myrick, Gerry Rafferty, Bruce Rowland, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: Glyn Johns
    • Technical: Ben King (RIP: Denny Purcell)
  • Gold - Rod Stewart (July 2005)

    • Members: Rod Stewart + Martin Quittenton, Ron Wood (RIP: Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: Jimmy Horowitz, Elton John, Kenny Jones + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Ray Cooper, Mike D´Abo, Billy Gaff, Spike Heatley, Ray Jackson, Will Malone, Andy Newmark, Dick Powell, Martin Pugh, Andy Pyle, Harry Reynolds, Pete Sears, Danny Thompson, Ruby Turner, Willie Weeks (RIP: Ronnie Lane, Sam Mitchell, Micky Waller + Speedy Acquaye, Keith Emerson, Ric Grech, Gordon Huntley, David Measham)
    • Producer: Bill Levenson (RIP: Lou Reizner)
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Suha Gur, Glyn Johns (RIP: Keith Grant)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation.
  • An Anthology - The Undertones (2008)

    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter
    • Comments: 2CD compilation, with the second disc comprising demos, rehearsals and unreleased live tracks.
  • The Rod Stewart sessions 1971-1998 - Rod Stewart (October 2009)

    • Members: Rod Stewart + Carmine Appice, Rick Braun, Tony Brock, Phil Chen, John Corey, Jim Cregan, Paulinho Da Costa, Jay Davis, Joey Diggs, Mike Finnigan, Gary Grainger, Max Gronenthal, Duane Hitchings, John Jarvis, Danny Johnson, Chuck Kentis, Phil Kenzie, Nick Lane, Oliver Leiber, Robin LeMesurier, Linda Lewis, Steve Madaio, David Palmer, Billy Peek, Darryl Phinnessee, Martin Quittenton, Jimmy Roberts, Carmine Rojas, Kevin Savigar, John Shanks, Wally Stocker, Andy Taylor, Lee R Thornburg, Lamont Van Hook, Fred White, Ron Wood, Jimmy Zavala (RIP: Jeff Golub, Dee Harvey, Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: Tim Bogert, Kenny Jones, Mark Stein + Colin Allen, Kenny Aronoff, Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Madeline Bell, Gene Black, Pete Carr, Valerie Carter, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Michael Chapman, Ray Cooper, Lol Creme, Steve Cropper, Kevin Dorsey, Anne Dudley, Scott Edwards, David Foster, Albhy Galuten, Earl Gardner, David Gilmour, Bob Glaub, Richard Greene, Jimmy Haslip, Roger Hawkins, Spike Heatley, Gary Herbig, David Hood, Dann Huff, Clydene Jackson, Paul Jackson, Ray Jackson, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Plas Johnson, Davey Johnstone, John Paul Jones, Jerome Jumonville, Suzie Katayama, Holly Knight, Michael Landau, Patrick Leonard, David Lindley, Steve Lipson, Nils Lofgren, Nick Lowe, Steve Lukather, Eddie Martinez, John Mayall, Lance Morrison, Jamie Muhoberac, Andy Newmark, Patrick O´Hearn, Nigel Olsson, Richard Page, Sid Page, Bill Payne, Phil Perry, Lenny Pickett, John Pierce, Tim Pierce, Dick Powell, Guy Pratt, Jim Price, Andy Pyle, Steve Richards, Frank Ricotti, John Robinson, Paul Robinson, Rick Schlosser, Tom Scott, Pete Sears, Leland Sklar, Daniel Smith, William ´Smitty´ Smith, Neil Stubenhaus, Fred Tackett, Pete Thomas, Danny Thompson, Joe Turano, Ruby Turner, Carmen Twillie, Tommy Vig, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Walsh, Oren Waters, Willie Weeks, Larry Williams, David Woodford, Terry Young (RIP: Long John Baldry, Jesse Ed Davis, Bernard Edwards, Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Lane, Micky Waller + Speedy Acquaye, Barry Beckett, Lyn Collins, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Ric Grech, Susan Grindell, Gordon Huntley, Al Jackson, Joe Lala, Sam Mitchell, Billy Preston, Tony Thompson, David Williams)
    • Producer: Bob Ezrin, Trevor Horn, Danny Kortchmar, James Newton Howard, Lenny Waronker (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Dan Hersch, Steve MacMillan, Jerry Masters, David Tickle (RIP: Andy Johns, Willie Mitchell, Dee Robb)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset compilation with lots of unreleased tracks.

QUESTIONS:

01. Doreen and Irene Chanter sang in some recordings by The Moone Brothers, but don´t know which ones. Anybody knows?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 37


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

Assorted links:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 9
Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Irene Chanter, please, also write me with the link.
THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Doreen Chanter: for her very kind message (2004).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Arne Rasmussen: for sharing his interest in Irene (this page is dedicated to you, my friend!) (2000).
  • Elizabeth Perttula: for info on the Long John Baldry lineup with Cal Batchelor and the Chanter Sisters (2006).
  • Chuck Warriner: for info on the Long John Baldry lineup with Cal Batchelor and the Chanter Sisters, and for telling me about Long John´s sad demise (2003).
  • Katie-Anne Chanter: for info on The Chanter members (2001).
  • Claire Chanter: for info on the movie appearing Doreen & Irene (2003).
  • Nicola Chanter: for her kind message (2000).

  • Thanks to:
  • Rab Sweeney: for telling me about the Chanter Sisters touring with Average White Band (2008).
  • Uli Twelker: for info on Harry Spinetti recording with The Chanter Sisters (2010).
  • Cheryl Dul: for info on one of the Chanter Sisters singles (2006).

  • Also thanks for writing to:
  • Joe Weinstein (2009).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Irene Chanter mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Doreen Chanter (99)
    Liza Strike (19)
    Ray Cooper (13)
    Kay Garner (13)
    Madeline Bell (12)
    Barry St John (11)
    Herbie Flowers (10)
    Chanter Sisters (9)
    Barry De Souza (9)
    Vicki Brown (7)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 16/April/2011 - Last modified on: 25/May/2016. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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    1 comment:

    1. Elkie Brooks done a duet with Farlow, the Chanter Sisters done backing vocals.

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