A Taste of Honey is the debut album by the American rhythm and blues group A Taste of Honey. It was produced by Fonce Mizell & Larry Mizell for Sky High Productions and included the number one pop, soul and disco classic "Boogie Oogie Oogie".
Daniel Rachel was born in in the summer before The Beatles announced their break-up. He wrote his first song when he was sixteen and was the lead-singer in Rachels Basement, which he formed in his early twenties. In 2001, he released his debut solo album, A Simple Twist Of Folk, on Dust Records, followed in 2006 by A Taste Of Money. Daniel is a specialist in Forum Theatre direction. Daniel’s true passion has always been to understand how artists write songs.
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Daniel Rachel is a musician turned award winning author. He was the lead-singer in Rachels Basement and released two solo albums A Simple Twist of Folk and A Taste of Money. Daniel is the author of Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters (a Guardian and NME Book of the Year) and Walls Come Tumbling Down: the music and politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge (Penderyn Music Book of the Year). He is a regular guest contributor on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Daniel Rachel Author. Author of Walls Come Tumbling Down and Isle of Noises. Daniel Rachel hosted a special Q&A with Rockarchive founder and photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, founder of Sniffin' Glue and Alternative TV, Mark Perry, and PR guru Alan Edwards at the Barbican Music Library. A Chunk of Punk is a photographic celebration of 1970's subversive culture featuring a mainly unseen collection of punk images of Buzzocks, The Clash, Sex Pistols and many more. Daniel Rachel Author added 2 new photos.
Much of the album utilises an easy twelve-bar blues turnaround. By contrast ‘Holiday’ benefits from asmoking ragtime approach. John: It was a musical postcard of the Great British holidaymaker on some rancid beach, determined to enjoy it. Ray had been on a much-needed holiday in Cornwall and sang it with a huge cigar in his mouth. I wrestled with an accordion but couldn’t keep the air going in so Ken Jones, our loyal road manager, pumped the bellows while I concentrated on the chord sequence. It’s end-of the-Pier Kinks.
Rachel enjoyed music as he grew up but decided to study film at Winchester University in the mid-90s. He dropped out to form the band Rachel’s Basement in 1997. Despite becoming the biggest unsigned act in Birmingham and being courted by many major labels, the band was never signed. His self-financed album, A Simple Twist Of Folk, was released in November 2001. The stripped down honesty of Rachel’s lyrics shone through the recording. Several tours supporting artists such as Billy Bragg, the Rifles, and Thea Gilmore over the following three years helped to build a solid fanbase, and gain Rachel a following in the quality UK music press. His follow-up, A Taste Of Money, released in September 2006, demonstrated his ability to produce esoteric modern folk songs that pushed at the boundaries of the genre.
Daniel Rachel born in Birmingham, educated comprehensively, now living in North London. Describe your style in three words. It’s a double album and the greatest demonstration of punk progressing and embracing a myriad of musical genres. A music journalist once compared my voice with Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer’s as a way to prove I couldn’t sing. It was the biggest compliment I ever had. A song you wish you had written? ‘Between The Wars’ by Billy Bragg sweet moderation, heart of this nation, desert us not, we are between the wars. The day Billy was going to make his debut on Top of the Pops I was meant to be in the school play playing a butler in Pride and Prejudice.