Roger Chapman

Live in Hamburg

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The glossy sounds of Roger Chapman's solo debut (Chappo) are replaced here by renditions that crackle with energy. This album, originally an August 1979 radio broadcast, pairs a hard-hitting band with Chapman's gruff vocals, and it was demonstrative of Chapman's dedication to his R&B roots with covers of Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Thanks to this album's lineup of the Shortlist (Mel Collins, Tim Hinkley, Jerome Rimson), even the ballads rock.

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