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Let it Rock
Market Square Records
Steve York

Steve York's
Camelo Pardalis

Manor Live
See the Light
Keep On
Hey God
Black Note Meets the White Note
Male Chauvinist Pig Song
Slidin' Sideways
Women's Lib Song
Do What You Feel

with Mike Patto vocal

Steve York's website

Fuzz magazine article

"I was on crutches at the time with a broken pelvis after a car accident. It  featured some of my favourite UK musicians. This record was a mess but it is an interesting document.

Camelo Pardalis is Latin for giraffe. A pregnant giraffe was brought to England from Spain for the cover photo. None of the musicians were paid."

Steve York

"He was one of the best guitarists I have heard. He played passionately right out of his heart and always had the most fabulous original ideas. At the same time he was always very tasteful. I can still hear his unique guitar sound, 35 years later – clear and shimmering.

My favourite memory is when I played old Louis Jordan records for him. Few English musicians were acquainted with his music at the time and Ollie had a revelation when he discovered this link between r & b, jazz, and rock ’n roll. I wish I had had more opportunities to play with him. He was one of the great!"

Steve York 2008

Steve York

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A Heavy Session

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