This CD was born out of a year-long project with firefighters in the West Midlands, Essex and Manchester in 2000-01.
released January 23, 2016
Black and White in the Red was written as a collaboration between Dave Rogers lyrics
Fred Wisdom composed the music.
Dave Rogers (Lead vocals, backing guitar);
Fred Wisdom (Guitars, backing vocals);
Phil Minal (Drums, percussion)
Andy Hamilton:Alto Sax;
Andy Peat: Trumpet;
Brian Alder: Double bass);
Pam Bishop (Concertina);
Tim Hubball (Electric bass);
Mat Taylor (Sax, penny whistle, clarinet);
Scott Matthews (Slide guitar, harmonica);
John Johnson (Trombone);
Lisa Burrell, Kay Williams, Alex Williams (Backing vocals);
Recording and Production
Many thanks to Basil Gabbidon of Steel Pulse fame for producing this CD and bringing his many and varied musical knowledges to feed and nurture this musical collaboration. Also thanks to Ian Stratford of Zip Studios, Wolverhampton, who engineered this CD with great sensitivity and patience.
We would also like to thank Sami Scott who edited most of the sound recordings, Phil Minal who edited the rest and provided the use of his recording studio for the early recording sessions.