Bernard Fowler: classic vox
BERNARD FOWLER is well known for featuring with bands like the Rolling Stones, as a band as well as the individual members. Although he has toured and written with many different bands in his career his involvement in seminal classics go under the radar, it’s these classics that Holyroller has an interested in, lets check a few ground breakers that Bernard Fowler has featured on.
The Legendary vocal falsetto of Fowler on tracks like Sinnamons I need you now, goes down in history as a Blue print for dance legends such as 10 City comparisons can be drawn with 10 Citys lead singer Byron Stingley,
When digging through the archives we find Fowler springing up in a few places. In 1982, Bernard Fowler appears in a band then known as the NYC Peech Boys, an outfit that met at the now historic Paradise Garage, the Club smashes Don’t make me wait and Life is something special feature the tell tale Bernard Fowler vocals.
Multi-instrumentalist Fowler Pops up again as a member of The Celluloid hiphop rap vocal band, The Smurfs, and performs on the underground hiphop classic Smurf – For What it’s Worth.
Fowler appeared in different guises on Celluloid, featured on Bill Laswell’s Material, on the track I’m The One, then Fowler while still working with Celluloid, featured on Grand mixer DST Super seminal, Crazy Cuts.
The band SHANGO , also on Celluloid features Bernard Fowler, and as part of another Celluloid band the Rebels again we find he appears on the track You Can Make It a cheeky little track using the Smurf For What it’s Worth back beat,
Afrika Bambaataa‘s Time Zone featured Bernard Fowler on the track Shango message.
Another track where Fowler features is the late Gil Scott Herons Re Ron,
don’t make me wait
Life is something special
Smurf for what it’s worth.