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Jo Jo Zep


This Australian R&B band was formed in Melbourne, Victoria in 1976 and based around talented frontman, Joe Camilleri, who shaped the band’s musical direction and provided the center point on stage. Originally the music group recorded addresses of well-known blues and R&B materials, before eventually composing their own music within the same vein. As a favorite live action on the Melbourne circuit, their shows were interesting, their musicianship high as well as the music group was reputable on the market. Joe Camilleri collected quality music artists around him, such as for example John Power (bass) and Wilbur Wilde (saxophone) and two ex-members of Daddy Great, songwriter Wayne Burt (electric guitar) and Gary Youthful (drums). The music group continued the custom of effort, playing the pubs and smaller sized venues across the Australian east coastline. A contract using the Australian label Mushroom Information started a link with English manufacturer Pete Solley, which resulted in five strike singles in Australia, and made certain that their information were released in america and the united kingdom where the music group also toured. The strikes dry out and Camilleri shortened the name to Jo Jo Zep in 1982 for a fresh 11-piece music group and a far more contemporary sound. The music group continued in a lower life expectancy format before end of 1983, staying an effective live action. In 1984 Camilleri’s following task, the zydeco-influenced Dark Sorrows premiered.

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Music Songs Shape I'm In, Hit & Run, All I Wanna Do, Puppet on a String, Taxi Mary, Katschara, Walk on By, Beating Around the Bush, Don't Wanna Come Down, Only the Lonely Hearted, Not a Woman Not a Child, I Will Return, Trials and Tribulations, Ain't Got No Money, Dancing Mood, Losing Game, Thin Line, Close to the Bone, The Cthulhu, The Honey Dripper, Devil's Got My Woman, Sugar Coated Love, Leave No Stone Unturned, Sweet Honey Sweet, Run Run Rudolph, Just To Be With You, You Made A Fool Out of Me, Yes Indeed, Glad I'm Living Here, Dancing Shoes, Open Hearted, Take You Back Again
Albums Screaming Targets, Hats Off Step Lively, Dexterity, Whip It Out, Screaming Targets (Expanded Edition), Ricochet, So Young, The Sound Of, I'm in a Dancing Mood - The Best Of, Shape I'm In: The Complete Anthology

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1 Drummer for Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, 1975-1982.



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