Phillip Goodhand-Tait

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Phillip Goodhand-Tait
Phillip Goodhand-Tait in 1971.
Goodhand-Tait in 1971.
Background information
Born (1945-01-03) 3 January 1945 (age 69)
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Occupations Musician
Songwriter
Record producer
Years active 1960s–present
Website Official website

Phillip Goodhand-Tait (born 3 January 1945, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England)[1] is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and keyboard player.

Life and career[edit]

Goodhand-Tait was known as Phil Tait in his school years. His mother was a piano teacher and his father was involved in trade Unions. Goodhand-Tait began his music career shortly after the family moved to Guildford, Surrey, in 1957. His first group, Phill Tone and the Vibrants, was renamed Phill and the Stormsville Shakers in 1961. The band included Paul Demers on drums, Ivor Shackleton on guitar, and Kirk Riddle on bass.[1]

He wrote and recorded songs that have been covered by Roger Daltrey ("Oceans Away", "Parade", and "Leon"), Gene Pitney ("You Are" and "Oceans Away"), Zoot Money ("No One But You"), and Love Affair ("Bringing on Back the Good Times", "A Day Without Love", and "Baby I Know").[1]

In 1971 he wrote the soundtrack for the film Universal Soldier. In 1976 he played the harmonium on Chris De Burgh's album, Spanish Train and Other Stories.[2]

Goodhand-Tait has also produced live albums by Magnum, Venom, Climax Blues Band, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and The Lords of the New Church.[1]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Love Has Got Hold of Me" / "Too Pleased to Help" (Decca F12868 - 1969)
  • "Jeannie" / "Run See The Sun" (DJM Records DJS 10230 - 1971)
  • "Oh Rosanna" / "I Didn't Know Myself" (DJM Records DJS 10236 - 1972)
  • "Everyday" / "I Think I'll Write A Song" (DJM Records DJS 10261 - 1974)
  • "City Streets" / "Moon" (DJM Records DJS 10268 - 1974)
  • "You Are" / "Five Flight Walk Up" (DJM Records DJS 102978 - 1974)
  • "Almost Killed A Man" / "Reach Out For each Other" (DJM Records DJS 10295 - 1974)
  • "I Think I Can Believe" / "One More Rodeo" (DJM Records DJS 10319 - 1974)
  • "Sweet Emotion" / "Jesus Didn't Only Love The Cowboys" (DJM Records DJS 10601 - 1974)
  • "Oceans Away" / "Can You Demonstrate" (Chrysalis Records CHS 2100 - 1976)
  • "Jewel" / "Old Fashioned Love" (Chrysalis Records CHS2134 - 1977)
  • "Don't Treat Your Lover Like A Thief" / "If We Ever Meet Again" (Chrysalis Records CHS 2169 - 1977)
  • "Fly Me To The Sun" / "Sunshine On Ice" (Gundog Records GUNS 2 - 1980)[3]

Albums[edit]

  • Rehearsal - 1971 - DJM
  • I Think I'll Write a Song - 1971 - DJM
  • Songfall - 1972 - DJM
  • Phillip Goodhand-Tait - 1973 - DJM
  • Jingle-Jangle Man (compilation album) - 1975 - DJM
  • Oceans Away - 1976 - Chrysalis
  • Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks - 1976 - Chrysalis
  • Good Old Phil's - 1980 - Gundog
  • An Evening With Peggy Sue - 2006 - Span TV
  • The Last Laugh - 2008 - Span TV
  • Radio Songs: 1977 Recordings from Radio Bremen - 2010 - Span TV (original) Angel Air (2011 re-release)
  • Age of Bewilderment Vol. 1 - with David Sherrington (live album) - 2012 - Span TV
  • Age of Bewilderment Vol. 2 - with David Sherrington (live album) - 2012 - Span TV[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bruce Eder. "Phillip Goodhand-Tait". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chris De Burgh Albums". Softshoe-slim.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Phillip Goodhand-Tait Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1945-01-03. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Phillip Goodhand-Tait singer/songwriter". Pg-t.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Phillip Goodhand-Tait | Discography". AllMusic. 1945-01-03. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 

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