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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:59 pm    Post subject: Tomorrow's Children Reply with quote

From Trojan Records.com:

Pluto Shervington's first experience as an entertainer came when he joined a showband called Tomorrow's Children. The band featured Pluto alongside the singers, Ken Lazarus and John Jones, with Barry Collins, Cornell Marshall, Steve Bachelor, Garth Gregory, Clive Morris and Jerome Francisque. In 1967, the he group signed with Federal, with their debut single being a rock steady version of Cher’s Pop hit ‘Bang! Bang!’, which featured on the ‘Trojan Sixties Box Set’ compilation (TJETD174).

The following year saw the release of the group’s first album, ‘Tomorrow’s Children Today’ and after the issue of further 45s, including ‘Poor Man’ and a version of `My Sweet Lord’, Federal issued their second collection, ‘The Going’s Great With Tomorrow’s Children’, which was released in the UK through Decca’s London label. In 1971, the group recorded their memorable version of ‘Sister Big Stuff’, originally released on Trojan’s Explosion subsidiary, and later made available on the hugely popular ‘Funky Kingston’ collection (TJDCD054).

It was at this time that Pluto recorded Ernie Smith’s ‘Bend Down’. Ernie has worked with Pluto throughout his career although he is best remembered for his own hits that included ‘Duppy Gunman’, ‘Key Card’, ‘Pitta Patta’ and ‘Life Is Just For Living’. As a songwriter, Ernie also wrote for Ken Lazurus and John Jones and later topped several international chart listings with his composition, ‘Tears On My Pillow (I Can’t Take It)’, a song which he originally recorded in 1965 with the Vandals, but which brought major global success for Johnny Nash ten years later.

In the early seventies, Tomorrow’s Children went their separate ways, resulting in its various members embarking on solo careers. John Jones recorded a few hits before pursuing an acting career, although in 1972 he scored internationally with a version of the Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show favourite, 'Sylvia’s Mother’, which was released on Trojan’s Attack label. Ken Lazarus performed with Byron Lee & the Dragonaires and as a soloist recorded the hit single, ‘Hail The Man’, before relocating in California where he cut the album, ‘Reflections’.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bang Bang Rock Steady:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9kcQGMN_M

Sister Big Stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kunBM8eahnY
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Andy. Interesting to see who was part of the band.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Andy - I agree with Marc.

Ken Lazarus had a whole 'nother musical career, recording from the Ska era ("Keith & Ken") onwards...I think he also did a lame version of MONKEY MAN.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ken Lazarus had a whole 'nother musical career, recording from the Ska era ("Keith & Ken") onwards...I think he also did a lame version of MONKEY MAN.


I particularly like Ken's 'Girl (Tell Me What To Do)', a tune on the Explosion label I first heard at my aunt's house in 1972 (I think it was on loan from her West Indian friend along the road). Here 'tis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9F83TpJKtg
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pleasing and new to my ears - thanks, Marc Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, Andy!

I do like, a bit of, Tomorrow's Children!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a bit more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EVdAOKjR-s
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zapatoo_the_Tiger wrote:
Here's a bit more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EVdAOKjR-s
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In The Summertime (featuring Pluto):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQPPfSC43Fk

Instrumental Version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ucOgiRZKWQ
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