Black And White

Track list
  1. Black And White
  2. Love Is Blue / I Can Sing A Rainbow
  3. I've Got Sand In My Shoes
  4. The Change
  5. Be Loving To me
  6. You're The One
  7. Yesterday's Love
  8. Peace And Love
  9. Moon River
  10. Funky Jamaica
  11. High And Dry
  12. Judgement Rock
  13. Follow The Leader
  14. I've been Trying
  15. The Pressure is Coming
  16. I Am What I Am
  17. Sky High
  18. Floating
  19. I Troubles
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 3/4 Sound quality : 3/4 Sleeve : 4
One of the most commercially succesful UK reggae groups of the early 70s was the London based band called Greyhound. The started out in the mid 60s when singer Freddie Notes teamed up with several London based musicians to form Freddie Notes & The Rudies. In the autumn of 1970 they achieved moderate national chart success when their version of Bobby Bloom's 'Montego Bay' reached number 45. When Freddie Notes left the band they changed the name to Greyhound, and started exploring different musical styles. After having performed at the wedding reception of Mick and Bianca Jagger they cut their first single Black And White b/w Sand In Your Shoes. The record entered the charts where it peaked at number 6, spending a total of 13 weeks in the Top 50. Their second hit was the group's upbeat interpretation of Henry Mancini's Moon River, from the movie 'Breakfats At Tiffany's'. I Am What I Am peaked at number 20 but proved to be their last major commercial success.
This album features their 1972 debut set, their three British chart hits and and several 7" singles. Although the band has been ignored by most reggae purists they have cut some fine and succesful reggae/soul sides, which to a lot of people was the first time they got aquianted with reggae music in the early 70s.