Clive Langer And The Boxes – I Want The Whole World (EP) (1979)

FrontCover1Clive Langer (born 19 June 1954 in Hampstead, London, England) is an English record producer and songwriter, active from the mid-1970s onwards. He usually works with Alan Winstanley. He composed the music for the films Still Crazy and Brothers of the Head. Prior to his record producing career he was a guitarist with the British cult band Deaf School.

Langer sometimes performed under the alias of ‘Cliff Hanger’, and his production work was sometimes attributed to ‘Clanger’. After Deaf School, in mid 1977, Langer joined Big in Japan which he suggested to his friend Bill Drummond (later founder of Zoo Records and member of The KLF) to form, but Langer quit shortly afterwards and began a new band, Clive Langer and the Boxes. Their releases were I Want the Whole World, a 12″ EP released in 1979 on Radar Records. and Splash!, an album released in 1980 on F-Beat Records.

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Langer co-wrote the song “Shipbuilding” with Elvis Costello, and played organ on the version by Robert Wyatt which was a Top 40 hit in the UK. (wikipwedia)

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And here´s this EP from 1979:

The big disappointment of producer Clive Langer’s solo career is that he doesn’t give it top priority. Presumably freed from financial pressures by making (with partner Alan Winstanley for the most part) hit records for, among others, Madness and Dexys (later, the Smiths and Bush), the talented singer/guitarist — judging by his dismaying lack of “product” — seems to take only passing interest in making records of his own.

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As chief songwriter for the late Deaf School, Langer successfully mated the music hall tradition with highly melodic rock’n’roll, topped off with anxious lyrics about modern-day pressures — i.e., a cross between the Kinks and Roxy Music. His solo works are more personal, and lean decidedly to the Ray Davies school, partly because Langer’s weary singing has a similar charm.

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The five tunes on I Want the Whole World are nearly perfect vignettes of anger, tenderness and regret, performed with casual ingenuousness. (Jon Young, Trouser Press)

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Peronnel:
Ben Barson (keyboards)
Peter Edward “Budgie” Clarke (drums, bass)
Clive Langer (vocals, guitar)
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background vocals:
Bette Bright – Steve Allen

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Tracklist:
01. The Whole World 3.32
02. Lovely Evening 3.10
03. I Know I 3.35
04. Those Days 4.02
05. Simple Life 3.35

All songs written by Clive Langer

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Los Indios Tabajaras – Twin Guitars — In A Mood For Lovers (1966)

FrontCover1Los Indios Tabajaras (The Tabajara Indians) was a guitar duo of two brothers, Antenor Lima and Natalicio (Nato) Lima, from Tianguá, Ceará in the Northeast of Brazil. The group name refers to the Tabajara, indigenous people who lived on the easternmost portion of the Atlantic coast of northeast Brazil in the period before and during Portuguese colonization, in the 16th century.

Their beginnings are not clear, though most stories have them becoming accomplished guitar players after finding a guitar near Ceará, in spite of the improbability of the story. They found success in Rio de Janeiro, performing as Natalicio and Antenor Lima and dressing in ceremonial Indian costumes. Using classical guitars and playing transcriptions of classical violin and piano works, they were soon playing all over South America.

Probably as early as 1943, RCA’s Latin American arm signed them to a recording contract. In the early 1950s, they took a break from performing and went back to study the guitar. After returning to the stage later that same decade, they took on the name “Los Indios Tabajaras” and released an album in the United States on an RCA-owned label Vox.

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Throughout this period, they had a steady stream of releases on RCA in Mexico and one of these, a Mexican popular tune named “María Elena” (Lorenzo Barcelata; named after the wife of a Mexican president and recorded in 1958), became a steady seller, a success throughout Latin America and was finally released on a single in the U.S. in 1963. It spent 14 weeks on the Hot 100 in the fall of 1963, four of which were in the top 10 in November 1963, reaching number 6 and had similar success in the United Kingdom. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

Los Indios Tabajaras continued touring throughout the Americas and Europe, and in 1964 they had another two releases, “Always in My Heart” and “Marta.” Although “Always in My Heart” made the Billboard Hot 100, neither of these were nearly as successful as “Maria Elena.”

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Their fluent guitar playing caught the ear of American guitarist Chet Atkins and, along with pianist Floyd Cramer, they recorded an instrumental album in Nashville, Tennessee. They also recorded and released material with singer Don Gibson, including a re-recording of Gibson’s 1958 hit “Oh Lonesome Me”.

RCA released albums by Los Indios Tabajaras into the 1980s. They were produced by Herman Diaz, Jr. until his retirement in 1975. They then worked with RCA producer Ethel Gabriel.

Antenor retired from performing in 1979, and died in 1997. Natalicio continued to perform into the 1990s with his wife, Michiko. He died in November 2009. (wikipedia)

And here´s another lovely album … soft and gentle ..

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Personnel:
Antenor Lima (guitar)
Natalicio Lima (guitrar)

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Tracklist:
01. Make Believe (from “Show Boat”) (Kern/Hammerstein II) 2.39
02. The High And The Mighty (from “The High And The Mighty”) (Tiomkin/Washington) 2.15
03. El Reloj (Cantoral) 2.33
04. Some Of These Days (Brooks) 2.34
05. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (fFrom “The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd”) (Newley/Bricusse) 2.16
06. The 3rd Man Theme (from “The 3rd Man”) (Karas) 2.09
07. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) (Berlin) 2.40
08. Time Was (Duerme) (Prado/Russell) 2.07
09. La Mer (Debussy) 2.11
10. Lagrimas de sangre (Tears Of Blood) (Lara) 1.47
11. As Time Goes By (Hupfeld) 2.33
12. (When Your Heart’s On Fire) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Kern/Harbach) 2.33

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