Tracks : 01 Living Without You 02 Ruby Tuesday 03 Fleetwood Plain 04 Wild World-Song For Marlene 05 Home Cooking 06 Redwood Hill 07 Uncle Jed 08 Log Cabin Home (In The Sky) 09 T.O. Lady 10 Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Billy Kell (guitar; vocals) Dave Harwood (bass) Barb Payne (fiddle, maracas, washboard, recorder,vocals) Pat Kell (mandolin, tambourine, kazoo, whizzer, washboard, vocals) Jimi Kell (drums, spoons)
This quintet from Perth County, Ontario was a showcase for three siblings and the vocals of Barb Payne.
Their first hit was 1971's "Uncle Jed" from their Terry Regan produced 'Perth County Green' LP. Their
second hit was 1973's "Living Without You" from the album 'Home Cookin'
produced by Gary Buck and contained a number of cover tunes including
The Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday", Cat Stevens' "Wild World", Gordon
Lightfoot's "Redwood Hill", and "Fleetwood Plain" written by Greg
Quill, long-time columnist for The Toronto Star. The latter song was
the second song off the album.
The group disbanded in the mid-70s.
Kells and Ross Whitney released an album together in 1981 called Kell
High Energy featuring studio sessions done at Waxworks in St. Jacobs,
Ontario plus live material from The Blue Moon in Petersburg, Ontario
(featuring Gary Halliwell on bass).
In the early '90's Billy
Kell released an independent cassette called "Too Old To Quit Now".
Billy Kell succumbed to cancer in 1992.
notes from Ross Whitney and John Sakamoto.
Singles 1971 Uncle Jed (Dominion) 1973 Living Without You/Redwood Hill (Dominion/MCA) MCA-40089 1973 Fleetwood Plain/T.O. Lady (MCA) MCA-40163