Tag Archives: Blair Cunningham

On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Arista” label released “Pelican West”, the debut Haircut One Hundred album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Roundhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Bob Sargeant.

Personnel:

  • Nick Heyward- vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Les Nemes- bass guitar
  • Graham Jones – guitar
  • Phil Smith – saxophone, brass arrangements
  • Marc Fox – congas, percussion
  • Blair Cunningham– drums
  • Herschel Holder, Dave Lord – trumpet
  • Vince Sullivan – trombone
  • Mark Dearnley, Dave Kemp – engineer
  • David Shortt – art direction
  • Gered Mankowitz- photography
  • Peter Hill – sleeve art
  • Karl Adams – manager

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Heyward, except where noted.

  1. Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
  2. Love Plus One
  3. Lemon Firebrigade
  4. Marine Boy
  5. Milk Film
  6. Kingsize (You’re My Little Steam Whistle)
  7. Fantastic Day
  8. Baked Bean
  9. Snow Girl
  10. Love’s Got Me in Triangles – Nick Heyward, Les Nemes
  11. Surprise Me Again
  12. Calling Captain Autumn

In May 1984.

In May 1984, “London” label released “Mange Tout”, the second Blancmange album. It was recorded August-November 1983, at “Marcus Music”, “Sarm East” and “Island Studios” in London and “Sigma Sound” in New York City, and was produced by John Luongo, Peter Collins, John Owen Williams, Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe.

Personnel:

  • Neil Arthur- voice, drums, clarinet
  • Stephen Luscombe- electric keyboards, piano, trumpet
  • Pandit Dinesh- tabla, mada, percussion
  • Deepak Khazanchi -sitar
  • Bobby Collins -bass guitar
  • David Rhodes, Malcolm Ross- guitars
  • Blair Cunningham -Hi-Hat
  • The Uptown Horns -horns
  • Deepak Khazanchi –santoor
  • Valerie Ponomoren -trumpet solo
  • Neil Jason, David McClymont – bass guitar
  • Bashira Johnson -percussion
  • Dolette McDonald, Brenda Jay Nelson, Jocelyn Brown, Tawaitha Agee, Brenda White, Vernice, Michelle Cobbs, Janice Pendarvis- background voices
  • Gavyn Wright, Roy Gillard -violins
  • Garf Jackson -viola
  • Nigel Warren Green -cello
  • Andy Findon -flute
  • Bashira Johnson -bells, percussion
  • Jerry Marotta – percussion
  • Tawaitha Agee, Brenda White, Vernice – background vocals
  • Joe Mosello – trumpet
  • Vinnie Della-Rocca, Jim Clouse -saxophones
  • Keith O’Quinn, Jack Gale -trombone
  • James Biondolillo -maestro
  • Arranged by Linton Naiff
  • Remixed by Dennis Weinrich, John Owen Williams
  • Engineered by Jay Mark, Richard Digby-Smith, Julian Mendlesohn, James Docherty, Michael Hutchinson, John Potaka
  • Assisted by Femi Jiya, Matthew Wallis, Steve Street, Linda Randazzo, Jimmy Santis, Elisa Gura, Melanie West, Glenn Rosenstein
  • Atkins & Marcx, Town & Country Planning – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Tell Me
  2. Game Above My Head
  3. Blind Vision
  4. Time Became The Tide
  5. That’s Love, That It Is
  6. Murder
  7. See the Train
  8. All Things Are Nice
  9. My Baby
  10. The Day Before You Came – Andersson, Ulvaeus