Acid Jazzs RARE MOD series is a collection of vinyl EPs, compilation albums and books that shines a light on the forgotten side of the British mod scene. One such album is Live 65 from Kenny Bernard & The Wranglers, which is an extraordinary historical document that turned up at a car boot sale a couple of years back.
The office phone rang one winter afternoon. On the line was broadcaster Mark Lamarr – obsessive record collector and all round good guy. “I’ve turned up an extremely rare acetate… a white label of Kenny Bernard at The Ad Lib Club – would be perfect for a RARE MOD special release…”
Trinidad born but South London raised Kenny was initially amazed we had located the acetate. An early manager stole the recordings and was never seen again. He gladly gave his consent for RARE MOD to release this timeless gem, recorded at The Ad Lib in Leicester Square some time in late 1965… (added: 2013-02-01 12:15:29 )