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Friday, 27 January 2012

Brian Godding (guitar)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
The Grave Diggers [1962-1964] 
The Ingoes [1964-?]1 recording
Sonny Boy Williamson Band [1964] 
Blossom Toes [?-Dec 69]4 recordings + 1 compilation
Julie Tippett Group [1969] (1 gig)3 recordings
Centipede [Nov 70-Oct 71]1 recording
Symbiosis [Jun 71] 
B B Blunder [1971-?]1 recording
Solid Gold Cadillac [1972-1973]1 recording
Magma [1974]2 recordings + 1 compilation
Mike Westbrook Band  8 recordings
Julie Tippett Group (again) [1976] 
Mirage [1976-1977] 
George Khan Group  1 recording
Gary Glitter Band   
Motive Force [?] 
Mike Westbrook Band (again) [1980] 
Kevin Coyne Band [1980]4 recordings + 1 compilation
GLS [1981] 
Kevin Coyne Band (again) [1981-?] 
Eric Burdon Band [1984] 
The Dance Band [1986]1 recording
Full Monte [1988-1991]2 recordings
Mike Westbrook Band (again) [1988-1990] 
Mike Westbrook Band (again) [2008] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic guitarist, Brian Godding was part of the twin lead guitars in Blossom Toes, and has performed a very interesting career since then, now into avantgarde jazz scene. Brian Godding was born on August 19th, 1945 in Monmouth, Wales. He's also Julie Driscoll's brother-in-law.

Brian Godding in 1984



THE GRAVE DIGGERS


Brian Godding started his musical career in a band called The Grave Diggers around 1962, with his mate Brian Belshaw:

THE GRAVE DIGGERS #1
1962-1964
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Alan Kensley
guitar
Brian Belshaw
bass
Fred Love
drums

In 1964, Alan Kensley left The Grave Diggers, to be replaced by Eddie Lynch:

THE GRAVE DIGGERS #2
1964
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Eddie Lynch
guitar, vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Fred Love
drums

Other info on members of The Grave Diggers (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Brian Belshaw, Eddie Lynch
Not enough info (2): Alan Kensley, Fred Love


THE INGOES


Brian Godding and Brian Belshaw left The Grave Diggers to form another band (still without name):

THE INGOES #0
?
Eddie Lynch
guitar, vocals
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Fred Love
drums

When they changed drummer, they also changed their name to The Ingoes.

The Ingoes


This was the original lineup for The Ingoes:

THE INGOES #1
?
Eddie Lynch
guitar
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Colin Martin
drums

In the winter of 1964, they went to play in Germany, as it was usual for British band at that time. When they came back to England, they backed Sonny Boy Williamson for some gigs.


SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON BAND


In 1964, Sonny Boy Williamson used the band The Ingoes for backing him in a British tour:

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON BAND #?
1964
êThe Ingoes
êThe Ingoes
êThe Ingoes
êThe Ingoes
Sonny Boy Williamson
vocals, harmonica
Eddie Lynch
guitar
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Colin Martin
drums
The Ingoesê
The Ingoesê
The Ingoesê
The Ingoesê

Other info on members of Sonny Boy Williamson Band (I know up to 6 members)
Old pages (1): Colin Martin
To be covered (2): Brian Belshaw, Eddie Lynch
Not enough info (2): James Curtis, Sonny Boy Williamson


THE INGOES (again)


Some months later, Jim Cregan joined The Ingoes, replacing Eddie Lynch:

THE INGOES #2
?
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Jim Cregan
guitar
Brian Belshaw
bass
Colin Martin
drums
Blossom Toesê
Blossom Toesê
Blossom Toesê
Blossom Toesê

They released some singles and EPs before changing its name to Blossom Toes.

Other info on members of The Ingoes (I know up to 6 members)
Old pages (2): Jim Cregan, Colin Martin
To be covered (2): Brian Belshaw, Eddie Lynch
Not enough info (1): Fred Love


BLOSSOM TOES


Blossom Toes at the Shaftsbury Theatre in 1967 with Kevin Westlake on drums


Blossom Toes with Barry Reeves on drums


Blossom Toes with Barry Reeves


Blossom Toes with Barry Reeves


Blossom Toes were formed after The Ingoes changed their name:

BLOSSOM TOES #1
?
êThe Ingoes
êThe Ingoes
êThe Ingoes
êThe Ingoes
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Jim Cregan
guitar
Brian Belshaw
bass
Colin Martin
drums

But Colin Martin left soon.

When Colin Martin left, they recruit the great, late Kevin Westlake:

BLOSSOM TOES #2
?-1967
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Jim Cregan
guitar
Brian Belshaw
bass
Kevin Westlake
drums

They recorded their first album, We are ever so clean, with an orchestra.

Still in 1967, Westlake left.

Westlake was replaced by a superb musician, Poli Palmer, still in 1967.

BLOSSOM TOES #3
1967
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Jim Cregan
guitar
Brian Belshaw
bass
Poli Palmer
drums

They released several singles with this lineup, but Palmer soon left.

Blossom Toes live in 1969. From left to right: Brian Godding, Brian Belshaw, Barry Reeves, Jim Cregan


Blossom Toes live in 1969. From left to right: Brian Godding, Brian Belshaw, Barry Reeves, Jim Cregan


Brian Godding in 1969


Blossom Toes live in 1969. From left to right: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding. Out of the photo: Barry Reeves


Blossom Toes live in 1969. From left to right: Brian Godding and Jim Cregan


Great drummer Barry Reeves (from Ferris Wheel) was the new drummer in Blossom Toes:

BLOSSOM TOES #4
?-1969
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Jim Cregan
guitar
Brian Belshaw
bass
Barry Reeves
drums

A 2nd album is released, If only for a moment, with contribution by the great Shawn Phillips, and also appearing Poli Palmer.

The band appeared in a movie from 1968, Pop down, along with Zoot Money, Brenton Wood, Don Partridge, Julie Driscoll - Brian Auger & The Trinity, and Luis Bonfa. It would be great watching that movie now!

They finally split in December 1969, when the two Brians left.

There's a 2LP compilation called Blossom Toes Collection. There's also another album credited to Blossom Toes, New day, but it was really recorded by the band B B Blunder (we'll read about them right now) (in fact, it's a reissue of B B Blunder's Worker´s playtime).

Other info on members of Blossom Toes (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (3): Jim Cregan, Colin Martin, Kevin Westlake
To be covered (3): Brian Belshaw, Poli Palmer, Barry Reeves


JULIE TIPPETT GROUP


Julie Driscoll Band in 1969. From left to right: Brian Godding, Brian Belshaw, Keith Tippett, Barry Jenkins and Julie Driscoll


Some months before the end of Blossom Toes, Brian Godding and Brian Belshaw played a one-off gig at The Roundhouse with Julie Driscoll supporting her beautiful album 1969, where the whole band was featured. This was the personnel for that gig:

JULIE TIPPETT GROUP #?
1969
êBlossom Toes
êBlossom Toes
Julie Tippett
vocals, as Julie Driscoll
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Keith Tippett
keyboards
Barry Jenkins
drums
Blossom Toesê
Blossom Toesê

The concert was held at The Roundhouse in London, where they performed some of the material from 1969, and some of Brian Godding's stuff. including ´Newday´.


CENTIPEDE


Centipede live


In November 1970, Keith Tippett assembles a big band. The project was called Centipede. Featuring members of Nucleus and Brotherhood Of Breath, as well as other friends and mates. This was the initial lineup for Centipede in their first gig, happening in November 1970:

CENTIPEDE #1
Nov 70
Keith Tippett
keyboards
Julie Tippett
vocals
Mike Patto
vocals
Maggie Nicols
vocals
Zoot Money
vocals
Robert Fripp
guitar
Roy Babbington
bass
Jeff Clyne
bass
Barry Guy
bass
Neville Whitehead
bass
Ian Carr
trumpet
Harry Beckett
trumpet
Marc Charig
trumpet
Nick Evans
trombone
Paul Nieman
trombone
Dave Amis
trombone
Elton Dean
sax
Stan Sulzmann
sax
Karl Jenkins
sax
Alan Wakeman
sax
Larry Stabbins
sax
Jan Steel
sax
Robert Wyatt
drums
Bryan Spring
drums
Tony Fennell
drums
+ others unkown to me

I know I´m still missing several musicians. Can someone provide me the names, please?

Centipede in the studio


In June 1971, Keith Tippett finally arranges 3 day for recording a studio album by Centipede. Beware, this is the complete list of musicians: :)

CENTIPEDE #?
Jun 71
Keith Tippett
piano, musical director
Julie Tippett
vocals
Mike Patto
vocals
Maggie Nicols
vocals
Zoot Money
vocals
Boz Burrell
vocals
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Jeff Clyne
bass
Harry Miller
bass
Roy Babbington
bass
Dave Markee
bass
Jill Lyons
bass
Ian Carr
trumpet, flugelhorn
Mick Collins
trumpet
Peter Parkes
trumpet
Mongezi Feza
trumpet
Marc Charig
cornet
Nick Evans
trombone
Paul Rutherford
trombone
Dave Amis
trombone
Dave Perrottet
trombone
Elton Dean
sax, saxcello
Ian McDonald
sax
Alan Skidmore
sax
Gary Windo
sax
Karl Jenkins
sax, oboe
Dudu Pukwana
sax
Larry Stabbins
sax
Jan Steel
sax, flute
Brian Smith
sax
Dave White
sax, clarinet
John Williams
sax
Wilf Gibson
violin
Wendy Treacher
violin
John Trussler
violin
Roddy Skeping
violin
Carol Slater
violin
Louise Jopling
violin
Garth Morton
violin
Channa Salononson
violin
Steve Rowlandson
violin
Mica Gomberti
violin
Colin Kitching
violin
Philip Saudek
violin
Esther Burgi
violin
Michael Hurwitz
cello
Timothy Kramer
cello
Suki Towb
cello
John Rees-Jones
cello
Katherine Thulborn
cello
Catherine Finnis
cello
Robert Wyatt
drums
John Marshall
drums
Tony Fennell
drums

The band usually included Paul Nieman (trombone) and Robert Fripp (guitar), but they don't appear in the album. In the case of Fripp, he was busy producing the album. It was recorded during 3 days in June 1971. The album (a double LP, now reissued on CD) is very dense, with its obvious ups and downs. To me, Brian Godding playing is one of the highlights of the album (he performs a solo in the 2nd track).


SYMBIOSIS


This band, formed by Gary Windo, was expanded with Brian Godding and Brian Belshaw from Blossom Toes for a short tour in June 1971 (all of them had played in the Centipede album):

SYMBIOSIS #?
Jun 71
Brian Belshaw
bass
Mongezi Feza
trumpet
Nick Evans
trombone
Gary Windo
sax
Robert Wyatt
drums

Other info on members of Symbiosis (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (8): Roy Babbington, Brian Belshaw, Nick Evans, Mongezi Feza, Louis Moholo, Keith Tippett, Gary Windo, Robert Wyatt
Not enough info (1): Steve Florence


CENTIPEDE (again)


For their finals gigs in October 1971, this was the new lineup of Centipede:

CENTIPEDE #?
Oct 71
Keith Tippett
piano, musical director
Julie Tippett
vocals
Mike Patto
vocals
Maggie Nicols
vocals
Zoot Money
vocals
Boz Burrell
vocals
Brian Godding
guitar, vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar
Brian Belshaw
bass
Jeff Clyne
bass
Roy Babbington
bass
Ian Carr
trumpet, flugelhorn
Mongezi Feza
trumpet
Marc Charig
cornet
Nick Evans
trombone
Paul Rutherford
trombone
Ian McDonald
sax
Alan Skidmore
sax
Gary Windo
sax
Karl Jenkins
sax, oboe
Dudu Pukwana
sax
Brian Smith
sax
John Marshall
drums
Robert Wyatt
drums

The band soon folded, due to impossibility to keep this huge lineup together.

Other info on members of Centipede (I know up to 68 members)
Already covered (1): Harry Beckett
To be covered (66): Gill Alexander, Dave Amis, Roy Babbington, Brian Belshaw, Esther Burgi, Boz Burrell, Ian Carr, Marc Charig, Jeff Clyne, Mick Collins, David Cross, Elton Dean, Nick Evans, Tony Fennell, Mongezi Feza, Catherine Finnis, Robert Fripp, Wilf Gibson, Mica Gomberti, Barry Guy, Ollie Halsall, Michael Hurwitz, Karl Jenkins, Louise Jopling, Colin Kitching,... up to 66 musicians.


B B BLUNDER


In 1971, three of the original members of Blossom Toes reunite again, this time under the name B B Blunder:

B B BLUNDER #1
1971
Brian Belshaw
bass
Kevin Westlake
drums

They released the album Workers´ playtime. The album contains guest appearances by their friends Julie Driscoll (vocals), Brian Auger (keyboards), Marc Charig (trumpet), Nick Evans (trombone), Barry Jenkins (drums), Graham Smith (percussion), Brother James (percussion), and special appearance by the great Mick Taylor (guitar).

In the summer of 1971, when the band B B Blunder decided playing their first gig, they enlisted Reggie King as lead vocalist and Nick Judd on keyboards:

B B BLUNDER #2
1971
Reg King
vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Kevin Westlake
drums

But after just one gig, Kevin Westlake left.

Chris Hunt joined as new drummer for B B Blunder:

B B BLUNDER #3
1971
Reg King
vocals
Brian Belshaw
bass
Nick Judd
keyboards
Chris Hunt
drums

And I think there were more different lineups (with Alan Bam King on guitar and maybe Graham Smith on drums), but can´t find that info. Nicko McBrain also played in the latter days of the band. Help, please!

Other info on members of B B Blunder (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Nick Judd
Old pages (1): Kevin Westlake
To be covered (5): Brian Belshaw, Chris Hunt, Alan ´Bam´ King, Reg King, Nicko McBrain
Not enough info (1): Graham Smith


SOLID GOLD CADILLAC


Solid Gold Cadillac was a band assembled by Mike Westbrook around 1972. After a self-titled album, Brian Godding joins them (replacing Gary Boyle).

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
1972
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Roger ´Butch´ Potter
bass
George Khan
sax
Phil Minton
trumpet, vocals
Alan Jackson
drums

Before a new album is released, they recorded some live tracks for BBC, in 1972. Those amazing BBC recordings included the song ´Elephants´ tales´, that was later recorded by Brian Godding in a later band, Mirage.

Solid Gold Cadillac released their 2nd album, Brain damage in 1973, with a new member, the great Malcolm Griffiths:

The band didn't last, but Brian Godding teamed with some of his mates (Westbrook and Khan) in other different projects along the years, as we're going to read.

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
1973
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Roger ´Butch´ Potter
bass
George Khan
sax
Phil Minton
trumpet, vocals
Malcolm Griffiths
trombone
Alan Jackson
drums


MAGMA


Around 1974, Brian joined stunning band Magma, a project led by Christian Vander. This was the lineup for their album Köhntarkösz:

MAGMA #?
1974
Christian Vander
vocals, drums
Stella Vander
vocals
Klaus Blasquiz
vocals, percussion
Jannick Top
bass
Gerard Bikialo
keyboards
Michel Graillier
keyboards

Brian only played with them in the studio; he didn´t join as the band was living in France.

There's also an album called Simples, compiling some singles they made. It contains five tracks, recorded in 1971, some live tracks from 1972, and one track from 1975 (the only track where Brian appear). Also playing in the album, members of previous lineups: Francis Moze (bass), Louis Tosca (trumpet), François Cahen (keyboards), Teddy Lasrey (sax), Jerryr Seffer (sax).

Other info on members of Magma (I know up to 28 members)
To be covered (4): Teddy Lasry, Didier Lockwood, Bernard Paganotti, Jannick Top
Not enough info (23): Herve Aknin, Benoit Alziary, Jean-Pol Asseline, Gerard Bikialo, Klaus Blasquiz, Philippe Bussonnet, Francois Cahen, Alain Charlery, Claude Engel, Gabriel Federow, Isabelle Feuillebois, Marc Fosset, Michel Graillier, James Mac Gaw, Francis Moze, Claude Olmos, Richard Raux, Bruno Ruder, Jeff Seffer, Laurent Thibault, Christian Vander, Stella Vander, Benoit Widemann


MIKE WESTBROOK BAND (again)


Brian Godding has been playing with Mike Westbrook Orchestra during several years, appearing in a few albums, although it´s very difficult (for me) tracing the live lineups for those years.

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
?
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
+ others unknown to me. Help!


Citadel / Room 315 was recorded in March 1975, with Mike Westbrook (keyboards), Brian Godding (guitar), Chris Laurence (bass), Dave MacRae (keyboards), Alan Wakeman (sax, clarinet), John Surman (sax, clarinet), Nigel Carter (trumpet, fluglehorn), Derek Healey (trumpet, fluglehorn), Henry Lowther (trumpet, fluglehorn), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, fluglehorn), Malcolm Griffith (trombone), Paul Rutherford (trombone), Geoff Perkins, Alf Reece, Mike Page (sax, flute, clarinet), John Holbrooke (sax, flute), John Warren (sax, flute), Alan Jackson (drums), John Mitchell (percussion).

Love/Dream and variations was recorded in February 1976, featuring Mike Westbrook (keyboards), Brian Godding (guitar), Chris Laurence (bass), Dave MacRae (keyboards), Alan Wakeman (sax, clarinet), Alan Downey (trumpet, fluglehorn), George Chisholm (trumpet, fluglehorn), Henry Lowther (trumpet, fluglehorn), Paul Cosh (trumpet, fluglehorn), Malcolm Griffith (trombone), Paul Rutherford (trombone), Geoff Perkins, Mike Page (sax, flute), John Holbrooke (sax, flute), John Warren (sax, flute), Dave Chambers (sax, clarinet), Alan Jackson (drums), John Mitchell (percussion, vibraphone).

The cortege is a work for voices and a jazz orchestra, recorded in March/April 1982. Featuring Mike Westbrook (keyboards), Kate Westbrook (horns, vocals), Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Cook (bass), Phil Minton (trumpet, vocals), Dave Plews (trumpet), Guy Barker (trumpet), Dick Pearce (trumpet), Malcolm Griffiths (trombone), Alan Sinclair (tuba), Dave Powell (tuba), Chris Hunter (sax), Phil Todd (sax), Dave Briscoe (sax), Lyndsay Cooper (bassoon, sax, oboe), Georgic Born (cello), Dave Barry (drums).

London bridge is broken down was recorded in December 1987, with Mike Westbrook (keyboards, tuba), Kate Westbrook (horns, vocals), Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Cook (bass), Chris Biscoe (sax, clarinet), Peter Whyman (sax, clarinet), Graham Russell (trumpet, flugelhorn), Paul Nieman (trombone), Tony Marsh (drums).

On Duke's birthday is a tribute to Duke Ellington, recorded in May 1984. It was recorded by: Mike Westbrook (keyboards), Kate Westbrook (horns, vocals), Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Cook (bass), Chris Biscoe (sax), Stuart Brooks (trumpet), Phil Minton (trumpet, vocals), Danilo Terenzi (trombone), Dominique Pifarely (violin), Georgie Born (cello), Tony Marsh (drums).

Pierides is another Mike Westbrook project, this time credited to The Dance Band. Featuring Mike Westbrook (keyboards, tuba), Kate Westbrook (horns, vocals), Brian Godding (guitar), Peter Whyman (sax, clarinet).

Caught in a train was a film that included music written by Mike Westbrook, and performed in October 1980 by: Mike Westbrook (keyboards), Kate Westbrook (horns, vocals), Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Cook (bass), Chris Biscoe (sax, clarinet), Alan Wakeman (sax), Phil Minton (trumpet), Georgie Born (cello), Dave Barry (drums). It's now available on video.

JULIE TIPPETT GROUP (again)


In 1976, Brian Godding plays with Julie Driscoll again (now under the name Julie Tippett). Her new album was Sunset Glow, recorded with Brian Godding (guitar, vocals), Brian Belshaw (bass), Harry Miller (bass), Marc Charig (trumpet), Elton Dean (sax), Nick Evans (trombone), Louis Moholo (drums). She performed several concerts in 1976 with this band, baptized as Butterfly:

JULIE TIPPETT GROUP #?
1976
Julie Tippett
vocals
Harry Miller
bass
Marc Charig
trumpet, flugelhorn
John Mitchell
drums, percussion, vibes

Other info on members of Julie Tippett Group (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (6): Brian Belshaw, Marc Charig, Barry Jenkins, Harry Miller, Julie Tippett, Keith Tippett
Not enough info (1): John Mitchell


MIRAGE


Next project by Brian Godding in 1976 (or maybe the end of 1975?) was a band called Mirage:

MIRAGE #?
1976-Feb 77
Steve Cooke
bass
George Khan
sax, flute
Dave Sheen
drums

Their first album was Now you see it..., recorded in 1976 and released next year. But Steve Cooke left them in February 1977 (to join Soft Machine).

There was an expanded lineup of Mirage with great players:

MIRAGE #?
?
Steve Cooke
bass
Geoff Castle
keyboards
George Khan
sax, flute
John Mitchell
percussion
Dave Sheen
drums

These expanded lineups used different names such as Zagunga or Banana´s.

Other info on members of Mirage (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (4): Geoff Castle, Steve Cooke, George Khan, Dave Sheen
Not enough info (1): John Mitchell


GEORGE KHAN GROUP


This was one of the bands that backed George Khan for a while:

GEORGE KHAN GROUP #?
?
George Khan
sax
Roger ´Butch´ Potter
bass
Ted Milton
John Mitchell
clarinet
Terry Day
drums
Laurie Allan
drums

But I don´t know the period when this happened (probably early 70s), and if the band was called Zagunga or maybe Stagecoach. Can someone help, please?

Other info on members of George Khan Group (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (5): Laurie Allan, Terry Day, George Khan, John Mitchell, Roger ´Butch´ Potter
Not enough info (2): Terry Holman, Ted Milton


GARY GLITTER BAND


Brian Godding was a member of Gary Glitter Band (!!!) for a while (my guess is 1977), along with the fantastic Ollie Halsall:

GARY GLITTER BAND #?
?
Gary Glitter
vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar
Lance Dixon
keyboards
Harvey Ellison
sax
Tony Leonard
drums
+ local horn sections

Other info on members of Gary Glitter Band (I know up to 26 members)
To be covered (13): Martin Clapson, James Compton, Lance Dixon, Andy Ebsworth, Harvey Ellison, Ollie Halsall, Brian Jones, Simeon Jones, Peter Oxendale, Pete Phipps, Terry Popple, Roger Saunders, Steve Stroud
Not enough info (12): Norman Cummins, Pete Gill, Gary Glitter, Martin Jenkins, Tony Leonard, Teego McLeod, Ray Mosley, Mark Pearson, John Read, John Rossall, Gerry Shephard, John Springate


MOTIVE FORCE


Another interesting band was Motive Force:

MOTIVE FORCE #?
?
Graham Clark
violin
David Fowler
drums

They stayed together for 2 years.

Other info on members of Motive Force (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Graham Clark
Not enough info (1): David Fowler


BOB DOWNES GROUP


Brian Godding played with Bob Downes regularly as his guitarist (never in his trios) and did a couple of 'Arts Council' tours in the UK.
Possibly four Jazz in Britain, broadcasts for the BBC including a duo broadcast with Bob and Brian playing the guitar synth.

BOB DOWNES GROUP #?
?
Bob Downes
flute
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Downes and Godding also appeared sometimes as a duo.

In 2011, Bob Downes released on his Openian label his New York Suite which is one we toured in the UK in 1979.

Other info on members of Bob Downes Group (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (10): Paul Bridge, Jeff Clyne, Bob Downes, Barry Guy, Marc Meggido, Harry Miller, Glen Moore, Barre Phillips, Darryl Runswick, Denis Smith
Not enough info (2): Andy Cleyndert, Marcus Ehrlich


MIKE WESTBROOK BAND (again)


This was the Mike Westbrook Orchestra in May 1980:

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
1980
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Kate Westbrook
vocals, horns
Steve Cooke
bass
Mike Davis
trumpet
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Phil Minton
trumpet, vocals
Malcolm Griffiths
trombone
Chris Biscoe
sax, flute
Chris Hunter
sax, flute
Alan Sinclair
tuba
Lindsay Cooper
bassoon, oboe
Georgie Born
cello
Dave Barry
drums


KEVIN COYNE BAND


In 1980, Brian Godding started working with Kevin Coyne. He joined his band for the tour promoting the album Babble, recorded with great vocalist Dagmar Krause (Brian doesn't play in the album, though). This was the live lineup:

KEVIN COYNE BAND #?
1980
Kevin Coyne
vocals
Dagmar Krause
vocals
Bob Ward
guitar
Zoot Money
keyboards

Next Kevin Coyne album was Bursting bubbles. The live band for the tour was:

KEVIN COYNE BAND #?
1980
Kevin Coyne
vocals
Bob Ward
guitar
Alan James
bass
Vic Sweeney
drums

They played a few European festivals. After that, Brian Godding still recorded a new album with Kevin Coyne, Sanity stomp.


GLS


Around 1981, Brian Godding forms another band, G.L.S.:

GLS #?
1981
Steve Lamb
bass
Steve Bull
keyboards
Dave Sheen
drums
Kevin Coyne Bandê
Kevin Coyne Bandê
Kevin Coyne Bandê
Kevin Coyne Bandê

Other info on members of GLS (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Steve Bull, Steve Lamb, Dave Sheen


KEVIN COYNE BAND (again)


Kevin Coyne liked the band GLS, formed by his mate Brian Godding so, having a lot of offers of work in Europe, Kevin and the band joined and did a lot of touring:

KEVIN COYNE BAND #?
1981
êGLS
êGLS
êGLS
êGLS
Kevin Coyne
vocals
Steve Lamb
bass
Steve Bull
keyboards
Dave Sheen
drums

They also recorded the album Pointing the finger, followed by several more tours.

Other info on members of Kevin Coyne Band (I know up to 38 members)
Old pages (1): Colin Gibson
To be covered (36): Henry Beck, Dennis Bovell, Dan Brown, Steve Bull, Chilli Charles, Tony Cousins, Kevin Coyne, Ricky Dodd, John Etheridge, Alan James, Sam Kelly, Pete Kirtley, Dagmar Krause, Steve Lamb, Archie Legget, Zoot Money, Martin Mueller, Martin Norrington, Pete Nu, Ruan O´Lochlainn, Tim Penn, Friedl Pohrer, Hans Pukke, Dave Sheen, Terry Slade,... up to 36 musicians.


MIKE WESTBROOK BAND (again)


In May 1984, Mike Westbrook presented his new work based on Duke Ellington´s work, along two concerts, with this edition of his Orchestra:

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
May 84
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Kate Westbrook
vocals, horns
Steve Cooke
bass
Phil Minton
trumpet, vocals
Stuart Brooks
trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Biscoe
sax, clarinet, piccolo
Danilo Terenzi
trombone
Dominique Pifarely
violin
Georgie Born
cello
Tony Marsh
drums

The live album On Duke´s birthday was released from those concerts.


ERIC BURDON BAND


Eric Burdon Band in March 1984. From left to right: Zoot Money, Mitch Harwood (hidden), Rob Burns, Eric Burdon, Brian Godding.
Copyright of the photo: Zoran Veselinovic (http://www.photozoran.com/)


Brian Godding while in Eric Burdon Band.
Copyright of the photo: Zoran Veselinovic (http://www.photozoran.com/)


Eric Burdon Band - Rob Burns and Brian Godding.
Copyright of the photo: Zoran Veselinovic (http://www.photozoran.com/)


At the start of 1984, Eric Burdon resumed his own Eric Burdon Band (The Animals were reunited in 1983, with Zoot Money). Brian Godding joined Eric for most of the year, thus reuniting with old mate Zoot:

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1984
Eric Burdon
vocals
Zoot Money
keyboards
Pat Crumly
sax
Mitch Harwood
drums
+
Steve Grant
guitar, sometimes

This particular lineup included many songs that Eric had not previously performed (covers of Warren Zevon, Woody Guthrie or Bruce Springsteen´s ´Working life´, to name a few). They played good concerts in Spain. This lineup lasted about 3-4 months, when Zoot and Pat Crumly departed.

The Eric Burdon Band kept on as a trio for a while, playing in Germany and again in Spain:

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1984
Eric Burdon
vocals
Mitch Harwood
drums

But Eric Burdon soon augmented the band again with Steve Grant (usually playing with Alan Price - he also played with The Animals in 1983):

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1984
Eric Burdon
vocals
Steve Grant
keyboards, guitar
Mitch Harwood
drums

They made some recordings that remain unreleased, and toured Australia in the winter of 1984. After that, Brian Godding left the band.

Other info on members of Eric Burdon Band (I know up to 110 members)
Already covered (2): Rob Burns, Brian Chatton
Old pages (3): Derek Austin, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Weaver
To be covered (104): Robert Ahwai, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Ronnie Barron, Les Binks, Tom Blades, Tony Braunagel, Greg Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler, Carl Carlton, Mike Carr, Jackie Carter, Paul Christie, Steve Conte, John Cook, Chris Couchois, Pat Couchois, Mark Craney, Paul Crowder, Pat Crumly, Russ Cummings, Frank Diez, Dave Dover,... up to 104 musicians.


THE DANCE BAND


This was the lineup for The Dance Band (another Mike Westbrook project) in 1986:

THE DANCE BAND #?
1986
Mike Westbrook
piano
Kate Westbrook
vocals, horns
Peter Whyman
sax

Other info on members of The Dance Band (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook, Peter Whyman


FULL MONTE


Full Monte is an interesting improvising quartet formed in 1988. All of them were part of Mike Westbrook Orchestra:

FULL MONTE #1
1988-1991
Marcio Mattos
bass
Chris Biscoe
sax
Tony Marsh
drums

They've released two albums: Life in the Grand Hotel, and Spark in the dark.

The original quartet of Full Monte was augmented for a series of concerts featuring ´guest trumpet players´ with the improvising quartet. They asked great players to appear with the band, such as Harry Beckett, Dick Pearce or Henry Lowther:

FULL MONTE #?
?
Marcio Mattos
bass
Chris Biscoe
sax
Tony Marsh
drums
+
Harry Beckett
trumpet, guest
OR
Henry Lowther
trumpet, guest
OR
Dick Pearce
trumpet, guest


MIKE WESTBROOK BAND (again)


Brian Godding and Tony Marsh in Mike Westbrook Orchestra


Brian Godding (near the piano) in Mike Westbrook Orchestra


Brian Godding (above, near the right side) in Mike Westbrook Orchestra


In December 1988, Brian joins Mike Westbrook Band for a special project, a tribute to The Beatles. Two years touring and an album recorded, Off Abbey Road, (recreating the complete tracklist for The Beatles´ Abbey Road album) with this lineup:

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
Dec 88-1990
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Kate Westbrook
vocals, horns
Phil Minton
trumpet, vocals
Alan Wakeman
sax
Peter Whyman
sax
Andy Grappy
tuba
Peter Fairclough
drums

They were still playing together as in February 1990.


DICK MORRISSEY GROUP


Brian Godding played with the Dick Morrissey Group on a semi regular basis when Terry Smith was unwell, but I haven´t more details about musicians and the period when this happened:

DICK MORRISSEY GROUP #?
?
Dick Morrissey
sax, flute
Bryan Spring
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Dick Morrissey Group (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Bill Eyden
To be covered (13): Phil Bates, Johnny Burch, Mike Carr, Alec Dankworth, Jackie Dougan, Bill Le Sage, Dick Morrissey, Simon Morton, Derek Nash, Phil Seamen, Terry Smith, Harry South, Bryan Spring
Not enough info (4): Tony Archer, Jim Hall, John Pearce, Spike Robinson


PAZ


Brian Godding played with Paz on a semi regular basis, along with Alan Holdsworth and Ted Speight, depending on who was available on the night:

PAZ #?
?
Dick Crouch
percussion
OR
Allan Holdsworth
guitar
OR
Ted Speight
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone give me more details, please?
Other info on members of Paz (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (1): Bobby Stignac
Old pages (1): Allan Holdsworth
To be covered (17): Geoff Castle, Graham Clark, Dick Crouch, Bosco D´Oliveira, Chris Dagley, Chris Fletcher, Gary Husband, Ron Matthewson, Jim Mullen, Roberto Pla, Adam Salkeld, Martin Shaw, Dave Sheen, Ted Speight, Rob Statham, Ray Warleigh, Matt Wates


OTHER ROUTES


Other Routes was a band formed by drummer Dave Barry, and featuring Brian Godding on guitar:

OTHER ROUTES #?
?
Dave Barry
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone tell me the complete lineup, please? Maybe Steve Lamb on bass?

They did quite a lot of gigging including a spot at the Welsh jazz Festival in Brecon and many jazz clubs around the UK.

Other info on members of Other Routes (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Dave Barry


FULL MONTE (again)


In 1996, violin player Dominique Pifarely was invited to the UK to play and record with Full Monte, but the recordings have never been released.

FULL MONTE #?
1996
Marcio Mattos
bass
Chris Biscoe
sax
Tony Marsh
drums
+
Dominique Pifarely
violin

They've released two albums: Life in the Grand Hotel, and Spark in the dark.

Other info on members of Full Monte (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Chris Biscoe, Tony Marsh, Marcio Mattos


AND THEN...


Glad day is a new project by Mike Westbrook, recorded in November 1997, where Brian Godding contributes in one song.


MIKE WESTBROOK BAND


This was the new Mike Westbrook Band around 2008:

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
2008-2009
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Kate Westbrook
vocals, horns
John Winfield
vocals
Alan Wakeman
sax
Peter Whyman
sax
Andy Grappy
tuba
Richard Newby
drums

That line up did Off Abbey Road concerts in 2009 too.

There were two further concerts including Brian Godding and the rest of the band but with drummer Simon Pearson replacing Richard Newby in October 2010:

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
Oct 10
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Kate Westbrook
vocals, horns
John Winfield
vocals
Alan Wakeman
sax
Peter Whyman
sax
Andy Grappy
tuba
Simon Pearson
drums

Other info on members of Mike Westbrook Band (I know up to 53 members)
Already covered (2): Harry Beckett, Gary Boyle
Old pages (1): Bernie Living
To be covered (49): Chris Allan, Kate Barnard, Dave Barry, Gary Bayley, Steve Berry, Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Mike Brewer, Stuart Brooks, Dave Chambers, Steve Cooke, Lindsay Cooper, Claudio Danuser, Mike Davis, Peter Fairclough, Andy Grappy, Malcolm Griffiths, Tim Harries, Jon Hiseman, Chris Hunter, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Tony Marsh, Brian Miller, Harry Miller,... up to 49 musicians.


SOLO ALBUMS


Brian Godding in 1979


Slaughter on Shaftesbury Avenue is Brian Godding´s first solo album, comprising tracks recorded between 1981 to 1986 with different lineups: G.L.S. (with Steve Lamb on bass, Steve Bull on keyboards and Dave Sheen on drums), Outer Routes (with Steve Lamb on bass and Dave Barry on drums), and Full Monte (with Chris Briscoe on sax and Tony Marsh on drums).

Brian has also released two more solo guitar albums: Kebab ala´ twang and The colour of sound.


UNRELEASED PROJECTS:

  • Around 1972, Brian Godding was offered to join Procol Harum, but he went to Solid Gold Cadillac instead.



  • DISCOGRAPHY: (49 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

    OWN ALBUMS (3 credits)
    • Slaughter on Shaftesbury Avenue - Brian Godding (1988)

      • Members: Brian Godding
      • Guests: Dave Barry, Chris Biscoe, Steve Bull, Steve Lamb, Dave Sheen (RIP: Tony Marsh)
      • Comments: It has been reissued on CD with bonus tracks.
    • The Colour of sound - Brian Godding ( - )

    • Kebab ala´ twang - Brian Godding ( - )

    ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (32 credits)
    • We are ever so clean - Blossom Toes (1967)

      • Members: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding (RIP: Kevin Westlake)
      • Technical: John Timperley
      • Comments: Some CD reissue contains 10 bonus tracks.
    • I Know You Love Me Not / If You Should Ever Leave Me (SINGLE) - Julie Driscoll (1967)

      • Members: Julie Tippett + Brian Godding
      • Comments: Brian Godding wrote the A-side. Although it was recorded with full orchestral arrangements with session men, Brian finally contributed some parts to the final mix.
    • If only for a moment - Blossom Toes (1969)

      • Members: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, Poli Palmer (RIP: Barry Reeves)
      • Guests: Shawn Phillips
      • Comments: Some CD reissue contains 7 bonus tracks.
    • Septober energy - Centipede (1971)

      • Members: Dave Amis, Roy Babbington, Brian Belshaw, Esther Burgi, Marc Charig, Mick Collins, Nick Evans, Tony Fennell, Catherine Finnis, Wilf Gibson, Brian Godding, Mica Gomberti, Michael Hurwitz, Karl Jenkins, Louise Jopling, Colin Kitching, Timothy Kramer, Jill Lyons, Dave Markee, John Marshall, Ian McDonald, Harry Miller, Zoot Money, Garth Morton, Maggie Nicols, Peter Parkes, Dave Perrottet, John Rees-Jones, Steve Rowlandson, Channa Salononson, Philip Saudek, Roddy Skeping, Alan Skidmore, Carol Slater, Brian Smith, Larry Stabbins, Jan Steel, Katherine Thulborn, Julie Tippett, Keith Tippett, Suki Towb, Wendy Treacher, John Trussler, John Williams, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Boz Burrell, Ian Carr, Jeff Clyne, Elton Dean, Mongezi Feza, Mike Patto, Dudu Pukwana, Paul Rutherford, Gary Windo)
      • Guests: Billy Rankin
      • Producer: Robert Fripp
    • 1969 - Julie Driscoll (1971)

      • Members: Julie Tippett + Brian Belshaw, Marc Charig, Brian Godding, Keith Tippett
      • Guests: Jim Cregan + Bob Downes, Nick Evans, Karl Jenkins, Bud Parkes, Chris Spedding, Stan Sulzmann, Trevor Tomkins (RIP: Barry Reeves + Jeff Clyne, Elton Dean, Derek Wadsworth)
      • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
      • Technical: Eddie Offord
      • Comments: Wonderful vocalist, this was her debut solo album, backed by the whole lineup of Blossom Toes: Brian Godding (he is Julie Driscoll's brother-in-law) and Jim Cregan on guitar, Brian Belshaw on bass and Barry Reeves on drums. Also featured in the album: Chris Spedding (guitar), Jeff Clyne (bass), Karl Jenkins, Keith Tippett (keyboards), Mark Charig (trumpet), Bud Parker (trumpet), Bob Downes (flute), Elton Dean (sax), Nick Evans (trombone), Derek Wadsworth (trombone), Trevor Tomkins (drums). The album was recorded from October 1969 to February 1970, and produced by Giorgio Gomelsky (who also was Blossom Toes' manager).
    • Workers´ playtime - B B Blunder (May 1971)

      • Members: Brian Belshaw, Brian Godding (RIP: Kevin Westlake)
      • Guests: Brian Auger, Barry Jenkins, Julie Tippett + Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Chris Kimsey, Mick Taylor
      • Producer: George Chkiantz
      • Comments: This album was reissued, credited to Blossom Toes ´70, under the title New day. Some CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks, and new CD reissue contains a full bonus CD with rarities.
    • Brain damage - Solid Gold Cadillac (1973)

      • Members: Brian Godding, Mike Westbrook
      • Guests: Alan Jackson, George Khan, Phil Minton, Roger ´Butch´ Potter + Malcolm Griffiths
      • Comments: Recorded in 1973.
    • Köhntarkösz - Magma (1974)

      • Members: Brian Godding, Jannick Top (RIP: Michel Graillier)
      • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
      • Technical: Simon Heyworth
    • Citadel / Room 315 - Mike Westbrook (1975)

      • Members: Mike Westbrook + Brian Godding, Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, John Surman, Alan Wakeman (RIP: Paul Rutherford)
      • Guests: Nigel Carter, Chris Laurence, Henry Lowther, Dave MacRae, Geoff Perkins, Alfie Reece, John Warren, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Derek Healey)
      • Producer: Roger Wake
      • Comments: Recorded in March 1975.
    • Sunset glow - Julie Driscoll (1976)

      • Members: Julie Tippett + Brian Belshaw, Marc Charig, Brian Godding, Harry Miller, Keith Tippett
      • Guests: Nick Evans, Louis Moholo (RIP: Elton Dean)
      • Producer: George Chkiantz, Giorgio Gomelsky
    • Love / dream and variations - Mike Westbrook Orchestra (1976)

      • Members: Mike Westbrook + Dave Chambers, Brian Godding, Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Alan Wakeman (RIP: Paul Rutherford)
      • Guests: George Chisholm, Paul Cosh, Chris Laurence, Henry Lowther, Dave MacRae, Geoff Perkins, John Warren (RIP: Alan Downey)
      • Producer: Keith Grant
      • Comments: Recorded in February 1976.
    • Now you see it... - Mirage (1977)

      • Members: Geoff Castle, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, George Khan, Dave Sheen
      • Comments: Recorded in June 1976. CD reissue contains 2 bonus live tracks with an expanded lineup including Geoff Castle (keyboards) and John Mitchell (percussion).
    • Caught on a train - Mike Westbrook (1980)

      • Members: Mike Westbrook + Dave Barry, Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, Phil Minton, Alan Wakeman, Kate Westbrook
      • Technical: John Richards
      • Comments: Mike Westbrook composed the music for this movie. It was recorded in October 1980. I don´t know if it has been released.
    • Bursting bubbles - Kevin Coyne (March 1980)

      • Members: Brian Godding, Vic Sweeney, Bob Ward (RIP: Kevin Coyne)
      • Guests: Chris Hunter
      • Producer: Alan James
    • Sanity stomp - Kevin Coyne (November 1980)

      • Members: Brian Godding, Alan James, Bob Ward, Paul ´Wix´ Wickens (RIP: Kevin Coyne)
      • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Dave Ruffy, Vince Segs, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Paul Fox)
    • Pointing the finger - Kevin Coyne (October 1981)

      • Members: Steve Bull, Brian Godding, Steve Lamb, Dave Sheen (RIP: Kevin Coyne)
    • The Cortege - Mike Westbrook Orchestra (1983)

      • Members: Mike Westbrook + Dave Barry, Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, Malcolm Griffiths, Chris Hunter, Phil Minton, Dick Pearce, Alan Sinclair, Kate Westbrook (RIP: Lindsay Cooper)
      • Guests: Guy Barker, Dave Powell, Phil Todd (RIP: Dave Plews)
      • Producer: Fiachra Trench
      • Technical: John Richards
      • Comments: 3LP (later a 2CD) recorded during March & April 1982.
    • On Duke´s birthday - Mike Westbrook Orchestra (1985) (LIVE)

      • Members: Mike Westbrook + Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Stuart Brooks, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, Phil Minton, Dominique Pifarely, Kate Westbrook (RIP: Tony Marsh, Danilo Terenzi)
      • Producer: Fiachra Trench
      • Comments: Recorded live in May 1984.
    • London bridge is broken down - Mike Westbrook - Kate Westbrook (1988)

      • Members: Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook + Chris Biscoe, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, Peter Whyman (RIP: Tony Marsh)
      • Guests: Paul Nieman
      • Producer: Fiachra Trench
      • Comments: 4LP (or 2CD) recorded in December 1987.
    • Life in the Grand Hotel - Full Monte (1990)

    • Off Abbey Road - Mike Westbrook Band (1990) (LIVE)

      • Members: Mike Westbrook + Peter Fairclough, Brian Godding, Andy Grappy, Phil Minton, Alan Wakeman, Kate Westbrook, Peter Whyman
      • Comments: Recorded live in August 1989.
    • Spark in the dark - Full Monte (1994)

      • Members: Chris Biscoe, Brian Godding, Marcio Mattos (RIP: Tony Marsh)
      • Comments: Some tracks were recorded in November 1990, while others were recorded in January 1994.
    • Elvira (songs from the archives 1979-83) - Kevin Coyne (March 1994)

      • Members: Steve Bull, Brian Godding, Steve Lamb, Martin Norrington, Dave Sheen, Bob Ward (RIP: Kevin Coyne)
      • Technical: Alan James, Vic Sweeney
      • Comments: Some songs were recorded in 1979, and other are from 1983.
    • Glad day - Mike Westbrook (1999)

      • Members: Mike Westbrook + Dave Barry, Steve Berry, Chris Biscoe, Brian Godding, Phil Minton, Roger ´Butch´ Potter, Alan Wakeman, Kate Westbrook, Peter Whyman
      • Guests: Paul Hirsh
      • Comments: Double album recorded in November 1997 by the Mike Westbrook Brass Band (Mike Westbrook / Kate Westbrook / Phil Minton / Peter Whyman / Alan Wakeman / Chris Biscoe / Steve Berry and Dave Barry). With guitar contributions in one track by Brian Godding, Alan Hill, Roger Potter and Paul Hirsh, and also featuring a choir in several parts.
    • Pierides - The Dance Band (2002)

      • Members: Brian Godding, Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook, Peter Whyman
      • Producer: Fiachra Trench
      • Comments: Recorded in March 1986.
    • What on Earth - rarities 1967-69 - Blossom Toes (2009)

      • Members: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, Poli Palmer (RIP: Barry Reeves)
      • Guests: Brian Auger
      • Comments: Collection of unreleased tracks recorded between 1967 to 1969.
    • Crossing borders - Bob Downes Open Music (January 2009)

      • Members: Bob Downes + Brian Godding, Barry Guy, Marc Meggido, Denis Smith (RIP: Paul Bridge)
      • Guests: (RIP: Paul Rutherford, John Stevens)
      • Comments: Recorded during 1978 and 1979, this album remained unreleased for 30 years, until it was finally released in 2009.
    • Love bomb - live 1967-69 - Blossom Toes (April 2009) (LIVE)

      • Members: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, Poli Palmer (RIP: Barry Reeves, Kevin Westlake)
      • Guests: (RIP: Frank Zappa)
      • Comments: Double CD reocrded live in 1967 and 1969 with different lineups (on drums: Kevin Westlake in 1967, Poli Palmer in 1967, Barry Reeves in 1969), with guest appearance by Frank Zappa in 1 track.
    • Before we were Blossom Toes - The Ingoes (2010)

      • Members: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, Eddie Lynch, Colin Martin
      • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
      • Comments: Collection of their recordings plus unreleased tracks by the band.
    • P S with love - music written for the People show 1976-2008 - George Khan (2010)

      • Members: George Khan + Brian Godding
      • Guests: Roy Dodds, Charlie Hart, Pete Lemer
    • New York suite - Bob Downes Open Music (2011)

      • Members: Bob Downes + Brian Godding, Denis Smith (RIP: Paul Bridge)
      • Guests: (RIP: Paul Rutherford)
      • Comments: Recorded in 1979, but released in 2011.
    • Simples - Magma ( - )

    COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (3 credits)
    • Collection - Blossom Toes (1988)

      • Members: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, Poli Palmer (RIP: Kevin Westlake)
    • Sign of the times - Kevin Coyne (1994)

      • Members: Chilli Charles, Tony Cousins, Brian Godding, Alan James, Tim Penn, Gordon Smith, Andy Summers, Vic Sweeney, Bob Ward, Paul ´Wix´ Wickens, Peter Woolf (RIP: Kevin Coyne + Archie Legget, Ruan O´Lochlainn)
      • Guests: Chris Hunter, Jean Roussel, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Fiachra Trench (RIP: Joanne Williams)
      • Producer: Mutt Lange
    • Studio zund - Magma (2008)

      • Members: Brian Godding, Teddy Lasry, Bernard Paganotti, Jannick Top (RIP: Michel Graillier)
      • Guests: Michel Gaucher, Christian Guizien, Francois Laizeau, Steve Shehan
      • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
      • Technical: Simon Heyworth
      • Comments: 10CD boxset comprising 9 studio albums by Magma, as well as two CDs with unreleased tracks.
    ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
    • Ayshea - Ayshea (1970)

      • Guests: Brian Godding (RIP: Andrew Pryce Jackman)
      • Producer: Brian Auger
      • Technical: Roger Quested
      • Comments: Recorded in 1969. Produced by Chris Brough (Ayshea´s husband) and Brian Auger, the album features Brian Godding, and probably other members of Blossom Toes and The Syn, but the album don´t show further details.
    • Reg King - Reg King (1971)

      • Members: (RIP: Reg King)
      • Guests: Brian Belshaw, Brian Godding, Alan ´Bam´ King, Roger Powell, Ian Whiteman + Brian Auger, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch, Paul Nieman, Martin Stone, Mick Taylor, Steve Winwood (RIP: Mike Evans, Kevin Westlake + Elton Dean, Frank Farrell, Doris Troy)
      • Technical: George Chkiantz, Chris Kimsey, Eddie Offord (RIP: Keith Harwood)
    COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
    • The Saxophone phenomenon - VVAA (1992)

      • Guests: Chris Biscoe, Paul Dunmall, Simon H Fell, Brian Godding, Marcio Mattos, Evan Parker, Paul Rogers, Mark Sanders, Alan Wilkinson (RIP: Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, Tony Marsh)
      • Technical: Andrew Clark
      • Comments: Sampler CD based on saxophone, with tracks by Lol Coxhill, George Haslam, Elton Dean, Paul Dunmall, Full Monte (with Brian Godding, Marcio Mattos, Chris Biscoe and Tony Marsh), Evan Parker and Alan Wilkinson.
    SESSIONS (7 credits)
    • Magician - Andy Leigh (1970)

      • Members: Andy Leigh
      • Guests: Mike Kellie, Gary Wright + Brian Godding, Bryn Haworth (RIP: Gary Farr, Reg King, Kevin Westlake)
      • Comments: He was the bassist in Matthews' Southern Comfort. In this solo album, we can find Bryn Haworth (guitar), Gary Farr (guitar, harmonica), Brian Godding (guitar), Gordon Jackson (sitar, from Deep Feeling), Gary Wright (keyboards), Reg King (keyboards), Tony Priestland (sax), Mike Kellie (drums), Kevin Westlake (drums). Some CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
    • A Wish for a season - Kind Hearts & English (1976)

    • X-Dreams - Annette Peacock (1978)

      • Members: Annette Peacock + Kuma Harada
      • Guests: Bill Bruford, Dave Chambers, Steve Cooke, Tom Cosgrove, Brian Godding, John Halsey, Brother James, George Khan, Phil Lee, Pete Lemer, Rick Marotta, Jim Mullen, Peter Pavli, Darryl Lee Que, Dave Sheen, Chris Spedding, Ray Warleigh, Stu Woods (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Mick Ronson)
    • Been in the streets too long - Annette Peacock (June 1983)

      • Members: Annette Peacock + Rob Schwimmer (RIP: Pete La Roca)
      • Guests: Bill Bruford, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, Evan Parker, Chris Spedding
      • Comments: Recorded along the years 1974, 1975, 1982 and 1983.
    • Gwin a mwg a merched drwg - Meic Stevens (1987)

    • Journey - Ali Akbar Khan (1992)

    • Tryst - Ian Smith (1996)

      • Members: Ian Smith
      • Guests: Brian Godding, Marcio Mattos, Mark Sanders
      • Comments: Recorded in May 1996.
    COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
    • My mama never taught me how to cook - the Aura years 1978-1982 - Annette Peacock (July 2004)

      • Members: Annette Peacock + Richard Bailey, Kuma Harada, Lennox Laington
      • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Bill Bruford, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, John Halsey, Brother James, George Khan, Phil Lee, Pete Lemer, Rick Marotta, John McKenzie, Max Middleton, Jim Mullen, Peter Pavli, Darryl Lee Que, Dave Sheen, Chris Spedding, Ray Warleigh, Stu Woods (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Mick Ronson)
      • Comments: This compilation comprises two complete albums, X-Dreams (1978) and Perfect release (1979), plus two unreleased tracks.

    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 17


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    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: 7
    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 Brian Godding, please, also write me with the link.
    • Blossom Toes - Postcard
    • Blossom Toes on French TV in 1968. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding. Drummer (Barry Reeves?) unknown to me.

    • Blossom Toes - Stargazer
    • Blossom Toes live at Bilzen Jazz Festival in August 1969. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Brian Belshaw, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, Barry Reeves.

    • Kevin Coyne - Stand Up
    • Kevin Coyne and Dagmar Krause live in 1979 (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Kevin Coyne, Brian Godding, Dagmar Krause, Bob Ward.

    • Kevin Coyne - Having A Party
    • Kevin Coyne in 1979 with Zoot Money and Brian Godding, from a documentary. (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Kevin Coyne, Brian Godding, Zoot Money.

    • Brian Godding - Unknown Title
    • Fascinating. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Brian Godding.

    • Mike Westbrook - Checking In At Hotel Le Prieure
    • Mike Westbrook Orchestra live in May 1984 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Stuart Brooks, Steve Cooke, Brian Godding, Tony Marsh, Phil Minton, Dominique Pifarely, Danilo Terenzi, Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook.

    • Mike Westbrook - The Cortege
    • Mike Westbrook live. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Guy Barker, Dave Barry, Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Steve Cooke, Lindsay Cooper, Brian Godding, Malcolm Griffiths, Chris Hunter, Phil Minton, Dick Pearce, Dave Plews, Dave Powell, Alan Sinclair, Phil Todd, Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Brian Godding: for kindly writing me, and giving me lots of additional info, as well as for his fantastic playing (2003 & 2012).
  • Don Godding: for finding my page and showing it to Brian (2003).
  • Colin Martin: for confirming me that he was a Blossom Toe (2005).
  • Rob Burns: for info on different lineups of Eric Burdon Band (2014).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Mike Tolan: my friend and a great expert in Eric Burdon, who gave me lots of info and support (2002).
  • Chris Topley: for his messages and help with info regarding Mike Westbrook bands (2001 & 2012).
  • John H Warburg: for lots of info on Brian and Blossom Toes (2006).
  • Pascal Regis: for info on Kevin Coyne, Brian Godding and GLS (2003 & 2012).
  • Zoran Veselinovic: for his kind permission at using his superb photos. Check out lots more at http://www.photozoran.com/ (2014).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for sharing common interest in Brian Godding's career.
  • Friedrich Siemssen: for info on another Mike Westbrook album featuring Brian (2002).
  • Stephen J Waters: for writing (2002).
  • Owen Keenan: for writing (2003).
  • Etienne Reyser: for info on the Ayshea album (2012).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    27/January/2012 - Page added to the blog.
    22/November/2000 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Brian Godding mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Brian Belshaw (11)
    Mike Westbrook (10)
    Chris Biscoe (8)
    Steve Cooke (8)
    Jim Cregan (7)
    Kate Westbrook (7)
    Tony Marsh (6)
    Phil Minton (6)
    Dave Sheen (6)
    Kevin Westlake (6)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 22/November/2000 - Last modified on: 08/April/2014. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.