Wild Billy Childish and The Chatham Singers Troubled Mind / Ranscombe Farm Boogie

Spinout Nuggets
9th April 2024

Format Info

7" - black

Wild Billy Childish has been recording and performing since the 1977 punk explosion. The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats and The Buff Medways being just a few areas of drums and racket that he has been involved in, and recording some 150 independent LPs along the way, yet music as only his hobby.

Specialising in Chicago style Blues, The Chatham Singers have released three albums since 2005, via Damaged Goods, and over than half a dozen 7” singles. The most recent album, ‘Kings of the Medway Delta’, features a gritty Chess Studio style blues with Billy on lead vocal.

The Chatham Singers are Billy Childish on Vox/Guitar, Julie on Vox/Bass, Wolf Howard on Drums and ‘Bludy’ Jim on Harp.

This top notch 7 inch 45 contains recordings from two different sessions.

Firstly, there’s a version of Billy’s ‘Troubled Mind’ (a previous fave for Thee Headcoats / The Buff Medways), a home recording live onto Revox G-36 1/2 track.

Secondly, there is ‘Ranscombe Farm Boogie’, taken from 2020’s album ‘Kings Of The Medway Delta’, recorded at Jim Riley’s Ranscombe Studios. The resulting genius requiring  to be pressed onto a 45 for discos, radio presenters and fair lost souls afar.

Housed in a company sleeve (design by old4legs), this 45 comes with a large ‘jukebox’ hole.

Limited to 500 copies, this will be available via the label, the group (at gigs) and all good record outlets.