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Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons - Don't Waste It (1976) 

Artist: Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons
Album: Don't Waste It
Label: EMI/OZ Records
Catalog#: 7C 062-61153
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Australia
Released: 1976
Genre: Rock, Southern Rock
Duration: 00:49:58

Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons are an Australian blues and rock music band which features singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Joe Camilleri (aka Jo Jo Zep). The band was active in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and had several Australian chart hits, including "Hit and Run", "Shape I'm In" and "All I Wanna Do". The Falcons dissolved in 1981 and the group's biggest Australian hit, 1982's "Taxi Mary", as well as the New Zealand top ten hit "Walk On By", were both credited simply to Jo Jo Zep. In 1983, Camilleri and other members of the Falcons formed The Black Sorrows.
The late 1970s line up of Camilleri, Jeff Burstin on guitar, Tony Faehse on guitar, John Power on bass guitar, Wilbur Wilde on saxophone and Gary Young on drums, reunited in 2001, and again in 2003 to release a new album. In 2007, the group was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Further reunion concerts occurred in 2008 and 2011, and an Australian tour has been announced for 2013. According to Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, the group was initially a "funky, energetic R&B band" which "infused the music with large dose of reggae rhythms" and later was a "brass-driven, latin-styled big band". (wiki)

One of the more popular Australian bands of their day, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons was primarily a vehicle for frontman Joe Camilleri, who assembled the group in Melbourne in 1976. The band's lineup fluctuated regularly over the years; in addition to Camilleri, the nucleus consisted of guitarists Jeff Burstin and Tony Faehse, bassist John Power, saxophonist Wilbur Wilde and drummer Gary Young. At the outset, the Falcons were a gritty, sax-powered R&B unit -- a sound dominant on their 1976 debut LP Don't Waste It -- but they remained wildly unpredictable in the years to follow, moving from genre to genre with ease. Whip It Out appeared in 1977, with 1979's Let's Drip Awhile continuing the trend of unsavory album titles; that same year, the Falcons moved to the Mushroom label, soon issuing the LP Screaming Targets. However, after 1980's Hats Off Step Lively fared poorly, the band kept a low profile for several years before announcing their retirement in 1983. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

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  Side One:
A1. Security 02:55
A2. Dancing Shoes 05:03
A3. If It's Love That You Want Darlin' 04:19
A4. King Of Fools 06:07
A5. Someday It's Gonna Come To You 03:18
 • Side Two:
B1. We're All In The Same Boat 03:45
B2. Beating Around The Bush 03:30
B3. That's Alright 03:57
B4. Sweet Little Latin Lover 05:06
B5. The Cthulhu 04:59

   Recorded and mixed at TCS Studios Melbourne.
   Producer – Ross Wilson, Engineer – John French

Backing Vocals – Ross Wilson
Bass –
John Power
Drums –
Gary Young
Guitar –
Wayne Burt
Lead Guitar –
Jeff Burstin
Lead Vocals –
Joe Camilleri (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B5),
John Power (3) (tracks: B3),Wayne Burt (tracks: A2, B2, B4)
Other –
Pat Wilson
Percussion –
Adrian Paine, Ross Wilson
Saxophone –
Joe Camilleri
Vibraphone –
Peter Jones

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