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« on: July 02, 2020, 06:20:00 AM »
Katmandu were a short-lived British blues band, formed in 1983, featuring Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry) Len Surtees(Nashville Teens) and Vincent Crane
( The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster )After releasing one album, the group split the following year.
Katmandu were formed when ex-Fleetwood Mac leader Peter Green became dissatisfied with his solo career and his band Kolors, and looked to form a new band with new musicians. Retaining Kolors percussionist Jeff Whittaker, he made contact with former Mungo Jerry frontman Ray Dorset through a mutual acquaintance, and they met up at Dorset's Satellite Studio, where he was running a video and commercials production company. During a jam session, one of Dorset's clients from a Swiss company made an offer to fund recording sessions and an album, providing £120,000 for this purpose.
Green, Dorset and Whittaker were joined by former Atomic Rooster keyboardist Vincent Crane, along with bassist Len Surtees (ex-The Nashville Teens) and drummer Greg Terry-Short (ex-Ozzy Osbourne), and recorded an album during December 1983 and January 1984.  A Case for the Blues was not released until 1985, but by then the group had already split up. According to Whittaker, Green had enjoyed recording the album but became disillusioned over Dorset's handling of the group's finances and refused to work with him again.  Green reformed his band Kolors in the summer of 1984, retaining Whittaker and Terry-Short, but by the end of the year the band had disintegrated, and Green began a period of 12 years of musical inactivity. Thus the Katmandu project represents Green's last recorded work before the Peter Green Splinter Group's first album in 1997, apart from one track recorded with Mick Green in 1986.

Dust My Broom

One more night without you

Boogie All The Way


Strangers Blues

Sweet Sixteen

 Who's That Knocking?

The Case

Here's a couple of songs from their prior groups

Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac Live 1968-70

Arthur Brown - Nightmare (1968)

Atomic Rooster - 1972 - A Spoonfull of Bromide Helps the Pulse Rate Go Down

Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970

Mungo Jerry - Have a Whiff on Me

Nashville Teens - Hoochie Coochie Man(Muddy Waters cover)

The Nashville Teens-Tobacco Road 1964
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