Hanson (UK band)

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Hanson
Origin England, UK
Genres Rock, funk
Years active 1973–74
Labels Manticore,Ork
Website Junior Marvin (Hanson)
Past members Junior Hanson
Bobby Tench
Delisle Harper
Rebop Kwaku Baah
Godfrey McLean
Neil Murray
Clive Chaman

Hanson (also known as Junior Marvin's Hanson) were a British-based rock band formed by Junior Hanson in 1973 and were signed to Emerson, Lake and Palmer's record label Manticore. Their debut album Now Hear This, was released in 1973 and featured Bobby Tench.[1] At the beginning of 1974, Junior Marvin disbanded the existing line-up and reformed the band for the recording of a funk rock album Magic Dragon, which was released later that year.[2]

Now Hear This[edit]

Now Hear This
Studio album by Hanson (UK)
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Rock, funk rock, blues rock
Label Manticore, Ork/Cherry Red
Producer Junior Hanson and Big "M" Mario Medious
Hanson (UK) chronology
Now Hear This
(1973)
Music Dragon
(1974)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Traveling Like a Gypsy"
  2. "Love Knows Everything"
  3. "Mister Music Maker"
  4. "Catch That Beat"
  5. "Take You into My Home"
  6. "Gospel Truth"
  7. "Rain"
  8. "Smokin’ to the Big M"

Credits[edit]

Magic Dragon[edit]

Magic Dragon
Studio album by Hanson (UK)
Released 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Rock, funk rock
Label Manticore
Producer Junior Hanson and Big "M" Mario Medious
Hanson (UK) chronology
Now Hear This
(1973)
Music Dragon
(1974)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rocking Horseman"
  2. "Modern Day Religion"
  3. "Down into the Magic"
  4. "Rock Me Baby"
  5. "Love Yer Need You"
  6. "Boy Meets Girl"
  7. "American Beauty Rose"
  8. "Looking at Tin Soldiers"
  9. "Magic Dragon"

Credits[edit]

  • Junior Hanson (guitar and vocals)
  • Glen LeFleur (drums)
  • Neil Murray (bass)
  • Brother James (percussion)
  • Marlo Henderson (guitar)
  • Andre Lewis (keyboards)

Discography[edit]

  • Now Hear This Manticore (1973)
  • Magic Dragon Manticore (1974)
  • Now Hear This Ork/Cherry Red (2007) re-release

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hanson Now hear this". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Musicians Olympus archive". oocities.org. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 

External links[edit]