King Pleasure

Genres: Jazz
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Decades: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of several UK groups devoted to reviving the jump-jive music pioneered in the 40s by Louis Jordan, King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys gathered a strong following across Europe in the late 80s. The group was formed in the Birmingham area in 1986 by ex-rockabilly bass player King Pleasure (13 March 1966, Wednesbury, West Midlands, England; vocals, saxophone) and Bullmoose K. Shirley (b. 6 December 1967, Bilston, West Midlands, England; guitar). Other founder members were P. Popps Martin (b. 23 February 1968, Wednesfield, West Midlands, England; saxophone), Piano-Man Skan (b. 22 March 1962, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; keyboards), Slap Happy (b. 5 November 1970, Rugby, Warwickshire, England; double bass), ‘Bam Bam’ Beresford (b. 25 March 1968; drums) and Lisa ‘Sugar’ Lee (vocals). They signed to local label Big Bear in 1988, following their debut album with a cover version of Jordan’s ‘Ain’t Nobody Here But Us...

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