Bootlace Johnnie and the 99s
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An ex-Curator's Story



Bootlace Johnnie and the Ninety Nines

Released 2005. Bootlace Johnnie & the 99s was Terry Stamp’s first official release since 1975. Produced by Alistair Murphy (The Curator) it was critically acclaimed in the British, German and America press. It is available for purchase at Burning Shed and Amazon.

Christmas the Way I Like It
he Ice Lizard Hometown Fair
Traitor’s Gate
The Washing of the Spears
Cruel Masseur
Tender Guillotine
Bootlace Johnnie and the Ninety Nines

Arranged and Produced by Alistair Murphy
Cromerzone productions
Terry Stamp: Vocals & Guitar
Jim Avery: Help and Support
Alistair Murphy: Guitars, Slide Guitar, E-bow & Keyboards
Mark Fletcher: Bass
Jeremy Salmon: Guitars & Tambourine
Jim Halsall: Harmonica & Backing Vocals
Laurie A’Court: Alto & Tenor Saxes
All songs
Terry Stamp and Jim Avery,

Well here I am still sucking down air. I will be 59 in June, many years and far away from the twelve year old Twickenham kid learning to play skiffle songs in his bedroom and listening to them on oldseventy-eight records on my parents’ radiogram. Firstly, all credit for this CD that you are holding goes to Alistair Murphy, Faith Davies, Jim Avery and the musicians performing on it. Without their time, energy and love of music, past and present, you would be holding another CD in your hands. For me, Alistair's production and arrangements of the songs included here are simply stunning. I just thank God it is myself "doing the vocal part. I wrote and recorded the "basic tracks" of these songs, (vocal with acoustic guitar) as far as I can recall, mainly during the nineties, in Los Angeles, some being home demos, others studio demos, songs that I really thought would never see thelight of day. So pull on them headphones, everyone included here has left a few pointers for some future generation, saying, "that's how we were, we were born that way".

Terry Stamp, Los Angeles, April 2004