Northern Sky [US]
Delethia Ridley, voice
Ken Stasion, guitars,
KS: Whisky Train was first recorded for Best of The Whalers, a project conceived by our dear friend Michael Ackerman, founder of 'Whaling Stories', The Gary Brooker Fan Club based in Germany. The album was to be a tribute to BJ Wilson. As such, material centring on this but also including all elements of the Procol pathos were submitted by fans. I chose to do Whisky Train and About To Die. Whisky Train features cowbell deluxe! So I thought this a fitting tribute.
Originally I did the vocals on The Whalers version, but decided to get long-time friend Delethia Ridley to redo them for this Palers' Project CD. Delethia has a soulful bluesy voice I thought perfect for this.
Ken writes: my guitar is a 1974 Rickenbacker 481 going
through a 1974 Orange 120 Amp with an Orange 4x12 cab loaded with 12
inch Eminence speakers.
The bass is a Rick 4001 going through an original Ampeg SVT.
The wah is a Vox reissue.
Chris Walters plays a Pearl kit with a chrome Slingerland snare and
Zildjian cymbals. Chris double tracked the snare.
I utilised a real cowbell along with two cowbell samples. I proudly play them myself!
The tracks was recorded at Clear Cut Records in SaddleBrook, NJ: Max Caselnova is the recording engineer.