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Roger Lucey - 21 Years Down the Road
The Road Is Much Longer

Roger Lucey (1979 to 2001, 3rd Ear 7004)

Reviewed by John Sampson in London & borrowed without permission from SA Rock Digest. London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music.
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Roger Lucey - 21 Years Down The Road - almost became 22 years down the gravel path... but at long last the long-awaited double (limited edition ) CD-R of 21 great tunes - the very best of Roger's original "Road is Much Longer / Half Alive & Running for Cover" albums - are now available on line or from 3rd Ear Music. The CD-R's include a host of new tunes recorded in Cape Town over the past 5 years. Roger has composed and performed hundreds of songs over his 25 year on-off-on-off-on again controversial music & live-performance career. 3rd Ear Music have had the unenviable task of trying to choose the best material that could fit onto a 2 CD compilation. Impeccably re-mastered by Peter Thwaites in Johannesburg, with revamped sleeve notes by Andy Mason (who designed the original 'Road' sleeve & the cartoons in 1979). The sleeve was produced by Andy's Artworks company in Durban.

What has the Truth & Reconciliation Commission & music got to do with Roger's 21 Years Down the Road? We have been in touch with Paul Erasmus - the man who was 'obliged' by his Security Police bosses (BOSS) to follow & 'monitor' Roger and other SAfrican & 3rd Ear Musicians, for alleged subversive activities through the 60's, 70's & 80's. Paul Erasmus was granted amnesty by the TRC in November & he has promised to let David Marks have some of the notes from his forthcoming book on his under-cover life in the SAP. We will post a series of these intriguing 'musical' adventures in the next few issues.

In the 'miracle' that is the changing of SAfrica, Paul Erasmushad to record Roger's 'subversive' concerts in the late 70's early 80's, but was eventually 'converted' by his music & performances. He may be a radical but he writes great songs, said Paul to his SAP bosses. Not good enough, said his Security Police 'handlers' - you are getting too soft! So it's true what the Nats said: The communists will brain you.....so Paul was transferred - to Soweto & to follow Winnie for 5 years. Listen to what turned Paul on & the BOSS off - together with a few hundred people who did manage to hear Roger's songsthrough those hidden years. All in one country world's apart!

Roger Lucey - 21 Years Down the Road(p)© 3rd Ear Music 1969/2000 (SAMRO)
National Arts Council of South Africa
All songs composed & performed Roger Lucey
(p)© 3rd Ear Music 1979/2000 (3rd 0034-F CD-R)
Produced By David Marks
With* Ken E Henson & Dan Chiorboli
**Lloyd Ross & Roger Lucey
# Dave Williams & Roger Lucey
Original 'Road' Sleeve Art & Cartoons by Andy Mason - KwaZulu-Natal
Original Sleeve Painting for Half Alive by Richard Jack - Zimbabwe

21 Years Down The Road is a 3rd Ear Music Hidden Years Project made possible by a grant from the National Arts Council of South Africa


Order the CD  listen to mp3 - Roger Lucey - Hunger in your Heart (size: 189 kb)

CD 1

1. Windy Days 2:47
2. The Road is Much Longer 4:05
3. Lungile Tabalaza 3:24
4. Thabane 3:21
5. You only need say nothing 4:30
6. Storms and Fires 4:26
7. Crossroads 3:27
8. False Alarms 5:36
9. Hanging round the middle 4:08
10. Spaces tell Stories 2:36
11. The other side of town 7:13

CD 2

1. No easy Walk 5:32
2. Cape of Storms 5:48
3. Back in from the anger 4:23
4. The Line 6:06
5. Hunger in your Heart 5:31
6. Running for Cover 5:23
7. Pat and Sally 4:27
8. The night Harry J went to war 4:51
9. If you were in my shoes 5:44
10. I'm alright now 4:40

Musician's Credits - Cd 1

1. Windy Days 2:47
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 1977)
The Road is Much Longer - 3rd Ear 3EE 7004 / 1979
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Kenny Henson - Electric Guitar
George Wolfaardt - Bass
Kendall Kay - Drums
Marc Ginsberg - Soprano Sax

2. The Road Is Much Longer 4:05
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1975)
The Road Is Much Longer - 3rd Ear 3EE 7004 / 1979
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar, Violin & Vocals
Kenny Henson - Electric Guitar - Slide & Rhythm
George Wolfaardt - Bass
Gikas Markantonatos - Drums
Assie (O'donnell) Brower - Backing Vocals
John Oakley-Smith - Piano

3. Lungile Tabalaza 3:24
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1977)
The Road Is Much Longer - 3rd Ear / 3EE 7004 - 1979
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Kenny Henson - Electric Guitar & Rhythm
George Wolfaardt - Bass
Kendall Kay - Drums & Percussion
Assie Williams - Backing Vocals

4. Thabane 3:21
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1975)
The Road Is Much Longer - 3rd Ear 3EE 7004 / 1979
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Johnny Clegg - Umphe Mouth Bow

5. You Only Need Say Nothing 4:33
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1976)
The Road Is Much Longer - 3rd Ear 3EE 7004 / 1979
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar, Violin & Vocals
Kenny Henson - Electric Guitar & Rhythm
George Wolfaardt - Bass
Gikas Markantonatos - Drums
Assie Williams - Backing Vocals
Marc Ginsberg - Tenor & Soprano Saxes
Hennie Becker - Piano Accordion

6 **Storms & Fires 4:26
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1981)
Market Theatre 1983 - Naartjie In My Sousatie - Shifty Records Shift 0012 - 1984
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Issy Fataar - Electric Guitar
Ian Herman - Drums
Denny Lalouette - Bass
Roger Bashew - Keyboards
Pedro Espi-Sanchis - Percussion
Clari Van Niekerk & Terri Cohen - Backing Vocals

7. Crossroads 3:27
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1976)
The Road Is Much Longer - 3rd Ear / 3EE 7004 - 1979
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Kenny Henson - Slide Guitar
George Wolfaardt - Bass
Kendall Kay - Drums
John Oakley-Smith - Organ

8. False Alarms 5:36
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1979) Half Alive - 3rd
Ear / Warner Bros../ Elektra/ Atlantic Wic 8000 - 1980
Recorded Off The Market Theatre Pa Desk Mix Direct To A 2 Track Revox 1980
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Jet Butow - Electric Guitar
Les Goode - Bass
Gerry Salendis - Keyboards
Steve Spangenberg - Drums

9. Hanging Round The Middle 4:08
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1980) Half Alive - 3rd
Ear / Warner Bros../ Elektra/ Atlantic Wic 8000 - 1980
Recorded At Mc Studios Onto An 8 Track Tascam
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Jet Butow - Electric Guitar
Les Goode - Bass
Shaun Wright - Drums
Peter Hubner - Keyboards & Trumpet
Gerry Salendis - Keyboards
Mike Scott - Trumpet
Mike Faure - Tenor Sax
Roy Davis - Trombone
George Manxola - Guitar
Romeo Avelino - Percussion

10. **Spaces Tell Stories 2:36
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1983) Shifty Studios -
1984 Forces Favourites - Shifty Records Shift 0013
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Johnny Blundell - Electric Guitar
Ian Herman - Drums
Lloyd Ross - Bass & Keyboards

11. The Other Side Of Town 7:13
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1979) Half Alive - 3rd
Ear / Warner Bros./ Elektra/ Atlantic Wic 8000 - 1980
Recorded Off The Market Theatre Pa Desk Mix Direct To 2 Track Revox 1980
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Jet Butow - Electric Guitar
Les Goode - Bass
Gerry Salendis - Keyboards
Steve Spangenberg - Drums

(1-4, 6 & 7) Videosound Randburg
Recorded Nino Rivera Produced by David Marks 1979
(8 & 11) Market Theatre Desk Mix
Recorded David Marks 1979
(6) Market Theatre
Recorded by Lloyd Ross - Shifty Studios 1981
(9) MC Studios Johannesburg for 'Half A Live'
Recorded David Marks & Anton Den Teuling 1981
(10) Shifty Studios Johannesburg
Recorded & Produced by Lloyd Ross 1984


Musician's Credits - CD 2

1. *No Easy Walk To Freedom 5:38
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 1984) - Running for
Cover - 3rd Ear 1990 at 3rd Ear / TUSK Durban, Mobile.
Remixed Playhouse Theatre 1996 - Umphe Bows by
Madosini recorded Transkei David Marks Produced by
Almon Mamela WEA Records (p)© 1975
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Ken E Henson - Acoustic 12 String Guitar, Roland D50 & Synthesizer Bass
Dan Chiorboli - Percussion - African Soul Drum, Cabasa, Snare Drum, Tom-Toms
Sipho Mchunu - Electric Maskandi Guitar
Winnie Zondi, Queen Mbothwe & Vika Mthiwane - Backing Vocals
Shelley Hind & Len Downing - Harmonies (Playhouse 1996)
Madosini - Umphe Bow recorded in 1975 - added in at the Playhouse in 1996

2. *Cape Of Storms 5:44
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 1984) - Running for
Cover - 3rd Ear 1990 at 3rd Ear / TUSK Durban Mobile.
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Ken E Henson - Electric Guitar, Roland D50 & Synthesizer Bass
Dan Chiorboli - Percussion - African Soul Drums & Chinese Cymbal
Dave 'Plod' Tarr - Electric 5 String Violin
Winnie Zondi, Queen Mbothwe & Vika Mthiwane - Backing Vocals

3. #Back In From The Anger 4:15
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 1994)
Unreleased Recorded in the Seapoint Studios of the SABC in early 1996 Cape Town
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Dave Williams - Guitar And Mandola
Dave Ledbetter - Piano, Keyboards
Lucas Khumalo - Bass
Kevin Davidson - Drums
Tony Paco - Percussion
Tina Schouw - Vocals
Tom Fox - Guitar
Terence Scarr - Violin

4. *The Line 6:14
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 1984) - Running for
Cover - 3rd Ear 1990 Recorded at 3rd Ear Music/Tusk
Durban, Mobile.
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Ken E Henson - Electric Guitar, Roland D50 & Synthesizer Bass
Dan Chiorboli - Percussion - African Soul Drums & Chinese Cymbal
Winnie Zondi, Queen Mbothwe & Vika Mthiwane - Backing Vocals

5. ***Hunger In Your Heart 5:31
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 1996)
Unreleased - Recorded in the Seapoint Studios of the SABC in early 1996
Cape Town Studio Demo
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Dave Williams - Guitar And Mandola
Dave Ledbetter - Piano, keyboards
Lucas Khumalo - Bass
Kevin Davidson - Drums
Tony Paco - Percussion
Tina Schouw - Vocals
Tom Fox - Guitar
Terence Scarr - Violin

6. #Running For Cover 5:23
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 95) unreleased -
Recorded in the Seapoint Studios of the SABC in early
1996 Cape Town Studio Demo
Roger Lucey - Acoustic Guitar, Sax & Vocals
Dave Williams - Guitar And Mandola
Dave Ledbetter - Piano, Keyboards
Lucas Khumalo - Bass
Kevin Davidson - Drums
Tony Paco - Percussion
Tina Schouw - Vocals
Tom Fox - Guitar
Terence Scarr - Violin

7. #Pat & Sally 4:28
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 1994)
Unreleased Recorded in the Seapoint Studios of the SABC in early 1996 Cape Town
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Dave Williams - Guitar And Mandola
Dave Ledbetter - Piano, Keyboards
Lucas Khumalo - Bass
Kevin Davidson - Drums
Tony Paco - Percussion
Tina Schouw - Vocals
Tom Fox - Guitar
Terence Scarr - Violin

8. #The Night Harry J Went To War 4:52
(Roger Lucey (P)© 3rd Ear Music 1994) Unreleased
Recorded Seapoint Studios Sabc 1996 Cape Town
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Dave Williams - Guitar And Mandola
Dave Ledbetter - Piano, Keyboards
Lucas Khumalo - Bass
Kevin Davidson - Drums
Tony Paco - Percussion
Tina Schouw - Vocals
Tom Fox - Guitar
Terence Scarr - Violin

9. ***If You Were In My Shoes 5:44
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 95) Unreleased
Recorded in the Seapoint Studios SABC '96 Cape Town
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Dave Williams - Guitar And Mandola
Dave Ledbetter - Piano, Keyboards
Lucas Khumalo - Bass
Kevin Davidson - Drums
Tony Paco - Percussion
Tina Schouw - Vocals
Tom Fox - Guitar
Terence Scarr - Violin

10. ***I'm Alright Now 4:40
(Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 99)
Unreleased - Recorded as a demo at Awesome Africa Studios in Durban May 2000
Roger Lucey - Vocals
Brendan Jury - Violin
Dan Chiorboli - Percussion
Kendall Kay - Percussion - Toms

(1 - 2 & 4) 3rd Ear-Tusk Studios Durban
Recorded David Marks 1990
(3,6,7 & 8) Cape Town Studio Demo 1995
Recorded Des Scheepers Produced Dave Williams
(10) Durban Awesome Africa Produced by Dan Chiorboli Recorded Mathew Fink May 2000

21 Years Down the Road - A collection of songs by Roger Lucey (p)© 3rd Ear Music 2000

The Folk 'n Jazz troops of the late 50's and 60's had been effectively silenced - forced out of the Sophiatown shebeens & the Hillbrow Coffee-Bars - into the distant & relative safety of exile or the collective comfort of the Suburban Soiree, the odd Liberal Lounge dead poets' society, the occasional campus Free Peoples Concert or FOLK FESTIVAL. Big Abe's Nite Beat in Hillbrow was on it's last legs, the 505 crippled & the collectively run Troubadour down at the black bus rank in Noord Street had just undergone it's 3rd fatal name change - trying its best to hide from the security spotlight. MANGLES in Braamfontein opened just after Totem in Durban closed - both died at 3 years old - and Goodness knows what was happening in Cape Town and the rest of the country. It seems nobody by Boss did! A handful of musicians just kept on blowing their hearts out & their heads off. The 70's did not have much to offer the last remaining revolting (?) Troubadours of the 60's - there were the 3rd Ear / Nusas / Safma Free Peoples Concerts at Wits through which a few Folk singers & Jazz die-hards had the audacity, at the time, to take on the might of the State and the Mediocrity of the Record Industry with full frontal lyrics and licks - Roger Lucey - one of those...Long-hair, torn jeans, attitude... with loaded guitar, a head-full of ideas & a soul full of songs - a threat to the order, safety & security of the state? A tear-a-away from Tekweni in eGoli 1975 - a year before Soweto '76 - joining the growing chorus of decent; blanked-out Rand Daily Mail editorials daring to shout the odds...urging the country to wake-up and stop the nightmare. Extending that dare from Mangles in Braamies into the Market Kuif down in Newtown. The Road remains as long as it ever did before. You Only Need Say Nothing, to have nothing at all to say. Roger is still saying it, singing & performing. Here's a selection of those songs from that time.
21 years down the road ... David Marks (3rd Ear Music Durban, June 2000)

For further information on Hidden Years Archives Project please keep in touch with 3rd Ear Music Company (Pty) Ltd

P.O.Box 50633
Musgrave 4062
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
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Dylan Marks (in London) >> dylan@3rdearmusic.com <<

The proceeds from the sale of these limited edition CD's will be used for further research into this unique & historic Hidden Years Music Archive Project.

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