Jim Shorkey

Reg King (5 February 1945 – 8 October 2010)
December 4, 2010, 8:51 pm
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Not exactly a timely post, but I just found out about Reg King’s passing. Sinfully overlooked through their career (I am as guilty as anyone), King ad the voice that with a bit of luck should have brought him a helluva lot more attention.

A more recent performance, showinh up with Andy Lewis:

And the absolutely sublime song that first brought me to the Action:


The Action
August 28, 2009, 10:14 am
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An earlier post focused on discovering 60’s band The Action years ago on e-music. They were always name checked but never played anywhere. Anyways it was a great discovery, I was impressed by how deep the album was in great tunes. Other elusive bands of the era like The Creation had some great tunes but whole albums weren’t that rewarding. I was really surprised to find a new release of The Action. It consists of a lot of covers and isn’t as strong (naturally) as their greatest hits package, but it also holds some great music. including some of the songs from the documentary I had linked to.


The Action
The Action
Here is the link to the documentary: