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Don’t Be Cruel

[Otis Blackwell / Elvis Presley]

Trevor Lucas, vocals;
Richard Thompson, guitar;
Pat Donaldson, bass;
Dave Mattacks, drums;
Ian Whiteman, piano;
Roger Bell, baritone sax;
Sandy Denny, Linda Peters, Richard Thompson, Pat Donaldson, backing vocals

Like all songs from the LP Rock On, this track was recorded at The Manor, Oxfordshire in January 1972 and produced by Trevor Lucas. The Bunch was an ad hoc collection of “Fairport family” members who gathered together to record this collection of rock’n’roll songs. Apparently the reason behind the recording was to test the newly-opened Manor Studios.


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