Here's an update of a post originally published back in 2008, for two reasons basically. First, there was a request for a repost, and secondly, it provides an opportunity to commemorate John Jack, who was the proprietor of the Cadillac label which released this record back in 1983.
An obituary can be found here:
The rest of the post is as it was.
The Jazz Doctors - 'Intensive Care'
The Jazz Doctors: -
Frank Lowe - saxophone
Billy Bang - violin
Dennis Charles - drums
Raphael Garrett - bass
I think they only made one record (as The Jazz Doctors), although I have 2 live tapes and there might be more ?...?
Intensive Care was made for John Jack's Cadillac Records in the UK in the second half of 1983.
Anecdotally, only a few weeks after Bang & Dennis Charles had a punch-up on the bandstand in Germany, resulting in Charles losing a tooth..
The tunes on this are written by Frank Lowe (x2)
I've always loved the 2nd side - but now that I listen to it again, the 1st side's not too bad either<
Worth adding is that the Cadillac label is well worth a visit, at http://www.cadillacjazz.co.uk/
The Ogun label is there too, Cadillac releases include some original vinyl pressings still available (as detailed by Wallofsound elsewhere)as well as CDs on both Cadillac and other distributed labels.
David Murray, Mike Osborne, Joe Harriott, Louis Moholo, Elton Dean, Chris McGregor etc etc etc
John & Hazel have been supporting this music for longer than many of us have been walking the planet. I'd urge support for them, and the acquisition of some great music in the process.
sermon endeth here - enjoy the Jazz Doctors."