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Sweet Laredo - Views From The Manse

Sweet Laredo Views From The Manse
Sweet Laredo - Views From The Manse
(CD) Belleville Records BEVI004, 2005-06-13

Info about Sweet Laredo:
Jon Kennedy is an erstwhile drummer in Sweet Laredo and plays on their debut album "Views From The Manse" which was released May 2005 on Belleville Records. Dan and Sarah (a.k.a. Sweet Laredo) also play in his live band and on the "Useless Wooden Toys" album. The Jon Kennedy track "Fried Potatoes" listed here isn't one of Jon's tunes. It's his mix of one of Sweet Laredo's songs from "Views From The Manse". They've also done 3 tunes with Flevans. So far only "The Notion" has been released, check it on the "Shapes Red" compilation.

Official website :

Discography :
Sweet Laredo - Goin Down Slow (live EP)
Sweet Laredo - Sweet Laredo (original limited edition LP)
Pimp - Pimp (LP) O'Savage Records (Sav003)
Sweet Laredo vs. What Thought Did - One of Them Days (download from
Sweet Laredo vs. Flevans - Make New Friends (EP) Tru-Thoughts Records (TRUEPO69)
Sweet Laredo - Views From The Manse - Belleville Records (BEVI004)
Upcoming releases :
Sweet Laredo vs Flevans - Make New Friends (Album) Tru-Thoughts Records (3 tracks - summer 2005)
Sweet Laredo vs. Jon Kennedy - Grand Central mini album (late 2005)

Tracklisting :
01. Sweet Laredo - Fried Potatoes
02. Sweet Laredo - All our Times are Good Times
03. Sweet Laredo - Once Were Mine
04. Sweet Laredo - All I Need
05. Sweet Laredo - Sometimes I Just Fall Apart
06. Sweet Laredo - Don't worry 'bout it
07. Sweet Laredo - Heart on your Sleeve
08. Sweet Laredo - Daddy's Place
09. Sweet Laredo - Fine Taste
10. Sweet Laredo - Make the Sunshine
11. Sweet Laredo - Easy to Bear
12. Sweet Laredo - Porthleven Winter Blues

Press Release:
Sweet Laredo are: Sarah J. Scott and Dan W. Coggins They met in London and found a shared love of soul, jazz, blues and hip-hop and began to collaborate on smoked-out, beats-driven tunes. These were then stripped back to be played only on a battered old spanish guitar giving full reign to Sarah's incredible voice which veers wildly between the gutsy blues moan of Etta James and the smoked-out rasps of Eryka Badu.

After playing their first gig at London's Jazz Cafe they developed their tunes with gigs as a duo around Britain and Europe. And so began experimental recording sessions and down-time at legendary North London studio Sweet Georgia Brown's.

Grabbing top players from varying musical backgrounds to add extra seasoning, a lo-fi country-soul record was conceived. After further drum sessions at The Sunderland Bunker in North-East England, it was decided to infuse the stew with the many flavours of this green and pleasant land...

Thus, the double-bass and 30gb hard-disk were strapped to an old VW and slowly dragged to a large vicarage in a small Cornish fishing village where the sunny winter beaches were to add the final uplifting ingredient to Views From The Manse.


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steve Dudley steve Dudley ·  15 February 2010, 00:02

how do I buy / download this album ( Views from the Manse) ??

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