ROULETTES


"Long Cigarette"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The Roulettes were a greatly skilled British 1960's group. They started out playing behind Adam Faith, who had several chart hits in the 1960s. In 1963 they signed to EMI and began releasing their own material, and in addition they would continue to work with Faith as well until 1965. Their own records, however, were less successful, although they toured in Europe until 1967, when they split up.

Band members Russ Ballard and Bob Henrit went on to join Unit 4 + 2 (on whose 1965 number one song, "Concrete and Clay", they had both previously appeared); the two would later also become members of Argent. Ballard later ejoyed success as a solo artist and songwriter. Bob Henrit joined the Kinks when Mick Avory left the band in the early 1980's.

Band Members:

Russ Ballard: Lead guitar & vocals. Later a member of Argent and he has released several records as a solo artist

Bob Henrit: Drums. Later a member of Argent and the Kinks.

John Rogan: Bass and vocals

Peter Thorpe: Guitar and vocals

Brian Parker: Guitars. Never in the Roulettes, but a key member of Unit 4+2



Discography:


1. Stakes and Chips - Parlophone PMC 1257 - 1965

1. Bad Time / 2. What You Gonna Do / 3. Settle Down / 4. Taste Of Honey / 5. Find Out The Truth / 6. I'll Remember Tonight / 7. You Don't Love Me / 8. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow / 9. I Hope He Breaks Your Heart / 10. I Can't Think Of Anyone Else / 11. Shake / 12. Soon You'll Be Leaving Me / 13. Mebody / 14. This Little Girl
Rating : 7


2. Concrete and Clay (Unit 4 + 2) - London PS 427 - 1965

1. Concrete And Clay / 2. Sorrow And Pain / 3. Couldn't Keep It To Myself / 4. You'll Remember / 5. Cotton Fields / 6. 500 Miles / 7. La Bamba / 8. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin / 9. Swing Down Chariot / 10. Wild Is The Wind / 11. Girl From New York City / 12. Cross A Million Mountains
Rating : 5


3. Unit 4 + 2 - Fontana SFL 13123 - 1969

1. Butterfly / 2. I Will / 3. Face in My Head / 4. 3.30 / 5. Too Fast, Too Slow / 6. Something I Can Believe in / 7. The World of Broken Hearts / 8. Loving Takes a Little Understanding / 9. Booby Trap / 10. I Can't Stop
Rating : 5

4. Ross, Bob, Pete & Mod - Edsel ED 113 - 1983

1. Soon You'll Be Leaving Me / 2 . Tell Tale Tit / 3. Bad Time / 4 . Can You Go? / 5. I'll Remember Tonight / 6. You Don't Love Me / 7. Stubborn Kind of Fellow / 8. Me Body / 9. I Hope He Breaks Your Heart / 10. Find Out the Truth / 11. This Little Girl / 12. What You Gonna Do? / 13. The Long Cigarette / 14. Junk / 15. The Tracks of My Tears / 16. I Can't Stop
Rating : 8

5. Stakes and Chips + 8 - BGO BGOCD 130 - 1992

1. Bad Time / 2. What You Gonna Do / 3. Settle Down / 4. Taste Of Honey / 5. Find Out The Truth / 6. I'll Remember Tonight / 7. You Don't Love Me / 8. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow / 9. I Hope He Breaks Your Heart / 10. I Can't Think Of Anyone Else / 11. Shake / 12. Soon You'll Be Leaving Me / 13. Mebody / 14. This Little Girl / 15. Can You Go / 16. Tell Tale Tit / 17. Long Cigarette / 18. Junk / 19. Jackpot / 20. Yesterday Today And Tomorrow / 21. Tracks Of My Tears / 22. I Can't Stop
Rating : 8

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - August 28 - 2011

263 Stakes and Chips - 1965
707 First Album ( Unit 4 ) - 1965
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- "rateyourmusic.com"


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. The Tracks of My Tears ( Robinson/Moore/Tarplin ) Ross, Bob, Pete & Mod
2. The Long Cigarette ( Parker / Moeller ) Ross, Bob, Pete & Mod
3. Bad Time ( Andrews ) Stakes and Chips
4. Concrete and Clay ( Parker / Moeller ) Concrete and Clay
5. Butterfly ( Gibb ) Unit 4 + 2
6. What You Gonna Do ( Ballard/Henrit ) Stakes and Chips
7. I'll Remember Tonight ( Andrews ) Stakes and Chips
8. I Can't Stop ( Lambert ) Ross, Bob, Pete & Mod
9. Stubborn Kind of Fellow ( Gaye/Stevenson ) Stakes and Chips
10. Tell Tale Tit ( Adams/Barnes ) Ross, Bob, Pete & Mod
11. Cross a Million Mountains ( Parker ) Concrete and Clay
12. You Ain't Going Nowhere ( Dylan ) Unit 4 + 2 - 1968 - single
13. I Can't Think of Noone Else ( Thorpe/Rogan ) Stakes and Chips
14. Soon You'll Be Leaving Me ( Andrews ) Stakes and Chips
15. Can You Go ( Andrews ) Ross, Bob, Pete & Mod
16. You'll Remember ( Parker / Moeller ) Concrete and Clay
17. I Will ( Parker / Moeller / Moles ) Unit 4 + 2
18. Too Fast, Too Slow ( Wadey / Hayes / Grainger ) Unit 4 + 2
19. Been in Love Like This ( Parker / Moeller ) Unit 4 + 2 - 1965 - single

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