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Thread #58342   Message #2280391
Posted By: GUEST,The Roadie
05-Mar-08 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Obit: what happened to Shag Connor?
Subject: RE: Obit: what happened to Shag Connor?
Hi Big Jim, as I said earlier in this thread Mick's son Martin is still preforming with a new band. I do not know his number any more but if you Google him you will find a contact number. Mick recorded several LP's "Furzlin" Pye Records- "A Little of What You Fancy" Starline EMI Records - "The Best in The West" small local label - "Country Capers" Sweet Folk and Country Records "Shag Connors Sing Country Style" Sweet Folk and Country Records "The Cotswolds" recorded at Mick's own recording studio, produced by Tony Kelly and Richard Smith two of the carrot crunchers. You will find most, if not all of these on e-bay or other record sites on the net.
A cassette was also released on Mick's own label "Carrot Crunching Country Music" Also another cassette was released by Shell Oil UK as Mick played at many country shows like the Royal Bath and West promoting Shell Oil the band line up was the same (less Stufin the cockerel!)and they were known as "The Good Companions" Mick only ever used this name when working for Shell, which as I say was at all the big agricultural shows through the summer months.
There were several singles and an EP over the years. I have all LP's and if you need more info please feel free to e-mail me
All the "original" carrot crunchers are still working in other bands and solo acts. As I say I am in regular contact with Barry Hinchley the ex keyboard player. Sure through me he would love to speak/contact you.
Kind regards to all