The Chessmen - Collection 1964-1966 - CD
The Chessmen formed in Vancouver B.C. in 1963 and first released an instrumental 45 of "Meadowlands" and "Mustang" on London Records. Their follow up single featured Terry Jacks on Vocals singing "The Way You Fell" and "She Comes By Night" which reached 4 on the local charts. Members Terry Jacks on Rhythm Guitar and Guy Sobell on Lead Guitar were joined by several different bassists and drummers during the band's existance including members Bill Lockie, Al Wiertz, Miles Kingan, Larry Borisoff, Kenny Moore and Duris Maxwell.
The Band travelled to Nashville in 1965 with a newly added member Bruce Peterson, who played electric 'Chordovox' accordion. In Nashville they recorded two singles for Mercury records before their break up in July 1966. The release has been re-mastered from the original master tapes under the supervision of Terry Jacks. It features new vocals sung by Terry in 2009 on the previously unreleased band track of "When I'm Not There", a song that was recorded with their original drummer Kenny Moore in 1964 during the Meadowlands/Mustang recording session. Also has bonus tracks of the group live at their last concert in 1966 and a previously unreleased demo of 'You lost your game'. The CD also contains a rich 12 page booklet full of photos and facts.