John Snell: The recordings are interesting because it is the full Reaction line-up (Jim Craven, Geoff Daniel, Mike Dudley, Roger Taylor, John Snell) less Roger Brokenshire and on the second Johnny Quale track Roger is the backing singer, as he was for Sandy at the time. "I'll go crazy" was a standard Reaction number at the time but had to be adjusted and slowed slightly for Johnny's voice - Sandy was more of a shouter. The ballad was a one-off for Johnny. The Johnny tracks required several takes - he was paying for the session and the group's expenses but "Midnight Hour" was the very first time Roger had sung solo and was probably done in a single take since the booking of the cinema was almost up. The other tracks that will follow, if I can get them anywhere near right, were two current Reaction numbers and "Buona Sera" that was dropped after Johnny left as it was pretty dated and did not suit Sandy's voice.
Midnight hour (Roger Taylor on vocals)
Whats on your mind (Johnny Quale on vocals)
I'll go crazy (Johnny Quale lead vocal, Roger Taylor backing vocal)
Thanks to Richard Prest of http://www.kernowbeat.co.uk/ for the transfer
UPDATE: Richard has also found a recording of Johnny Quale shortly after he left The Reaction. This is him singing informally with guitarist Mike Bray in the late sixties:
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