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Playlist of Ricky Fataar

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  • Between Us 💖 THE RUTLES 💖 Neil Innes ~ Eric Idle ~ Ricky Fataar ~ John Halsey

    2:04

    Who Didn't Love Neil Innes as Ron Nasty & Eric Idle as Dirk McQuickly of THE RUTLES?! Ricky Fataar as Stig O'Hara Sings Between Us ~ Just One of the Many Great Songs They Recorded On Their First Album.

  • Renee Geyer, Ricky Fataar Live at The Hordern Pavilian, Eric Clapton support 1986, Ricky Fataar

    14:44

    Mark Punch, Stewart Fraser, Mark Williams, Harry Brus

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  • Stig OHara - All Things Fall Down

    31:34

    Day Two of Twelve Days Of The Rutles!

    1. Dove
    2. Pirate Song
    3. Get Your Mind Made Up
    4. I'm So Happy
    5. Make It Easy
    6. Hard Times
    7. See The Light
    8. All Things Must Pass
    9. Don't Worry Bill

    1: Original The Flame Song
    2: Original George Harrison and Eric Idle Song
    3: Original The Flame Song
    4: Original The Flame Song
    5: Original The Flame Song
    6: Original The Beach Boys (with Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar) Song
    7: Original The Flame Song
    8: Original George Harrison Song performed by The Rutles
    9: Original The Flame Song

  • Ricky Fataar sez VOTE

    27

    These are a bunch of PSAs recorded and released by a long-dead (I assume) organization called NAPRA -- The National Association of Progressive Radio Announcers -- in 1972. '72 was, you may recall, the year the voting age was lowered to 18. Coincidentally -- (I think) -- that was also the year I turned 18. So it was a pretty big deal. These spots, by our favorite artists, were designed to get us all to go out and vote. We all went out and voted. We lost.

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  • Smile~Steve Fataar

    3:56

    Open mic night at Jack Rabbits. Steve Fataar and friend playing Charlie Chaplin's Smile.

  • Anoop Beesham and Steve Fataar

    4:41

    Anoop Beesham 'moving on' to the big time! Teaming up with the legendary Steve Fataar playing the classic, A Place In The Sun.

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  • The Beach Boys - Wild Honey

    2:46

    Wild Honey interpretada en directo por The Beach Boys en la época en la que los músicos sudafricanos Blondie Chaplin y Ricky Fataar formaban parte de la banda. Elton John aparece al principio del video. Sin duda uno de los momentos más psicodélicos de The Beach Boys.

  • Illusion

    5:29

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Illusion · Boz Scaggs

    Some Change

    ℗ 1994 Virgin Records America, Inc.

    Released on: 1994-01-01

    Producer: Boz Scaggs
    Producer, Associated Performer, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion: Ricky Fataar
    Studio Personnel, Mix Engineer: Richard Dodd
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Dan Garcia
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Paul McKenna
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer, Engineer, Associated Performer, Programming: Michael Rodriguez
    Associated Performer, Bass: Nathan East
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman
    Associated Performer, Keyboards: Kevin Bents
    Composer: Boz Scaggs
    Composer: Marcus Miller

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Brian Wilson - Wild Honey feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

    1:01

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  • Just Like You

    3:25

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Just Like You · Keb' Mo'

    JUST LIKE YOU

    ℗ 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

    Released on: 1996-06-18

    Composer, Lyricist: J.L. Parker
    Mixing Engineer, Producer: John Porter
    Composer, Lyricist: K. Moore
    Vocal: Bonnie Raitt
    Producer: John Lewis Parker
    Vocal: Jackson Browne
    Engineer: Joe McGrath
    Assistant Engineer: Howard Willing
    Percussion: Munyungo Jackson
    Assistant Engineer: John Strother
    Drums: Ricky Fataar
    Assistant Engineer: David Bryant
    Keyboards: Tommy Eyre
    Assistant Engineer: Posie Muliadi
    Assistant Engineer: Kenny Ybarra
    Bass: James Hutchinson
    Assistant Engineer: John Sorenberg
    Mastering Engineer: Vlado Meller
    Mastering Engineer: Joe Gastwirt

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Lost It

    5:53

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Lost It · Boz Scaggs

    Some Change

    ℗ 1994 Virgin Records America, Inc.

    Released on: 1994-01-01

    Producer: Boz Scaggs
    Producer, Associated Performer, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion: Ricky Fataar
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Dan Garcia
    Studio Personnel, Mix Engineer: Richard Dodd
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Paul McKenna
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer, Engineer, Associated Performer, Programming: Michael Rodriguez
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman
    Associated Performer, Keyboards: Kevin Bents
    Associated Performer, Bass: Neil Stubenhaus
    Associated Performer, Organ, Synthesizer: Michael Omartian
    Producer, Associated Performer, Piano: Barry Beckett
    Composer: Boz Scaggs

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Dove~Steve Fataar

    6:49

    Steve Fataar and friend play Dove, a song The Flame did on their self-titled album

  • Bonnie Raitt - Used to Rule the World

    3:52

    Playlist: Бонни Линн Рэйтт (Bonnie Lynn Raitt born 8.11.1949) — американская певица, гитарист, автор и исполнитель песен в стилях блюз, кантри, рок, фолк. Лауреат 10 премий Grammy, включена в Зал славы рок-н-ролла и Зал славы Блюза.
    .....................................
    Bonnie Raitt: Guitar, Vocals
    Mike Finnigan: Keys
    George Marinelli: Guitar
    James Hutch Hutchinson: Bass
    Ricky Fataar: Drums
    .................................
    Bonnie Raitt Used to Rule the World // SiriusXM // Artist Confidential
    Bonnie Raitt plays Used to Rule the World live in front of a group of lucky listeners in the SiriusXM Studios. The performance, and interview with host Meg Griffin, is part of the Artist Confidential series, which combines intimate performances with uncommon interviews. For more information and a free trial, go to

  • Tell it like it is - Steve Fataar

    3:33

    Tell it like it is - Steve Fataar at the Red Door Pietermaritzburg 18 Feb 2014

  • You Got Me Hummin, Renee Geyer, Feat, Ricky Fataar

    4:29

    Feat, Mark Williams, Mark Punch,Stewart Fraser, Harry Brus, live @ The Hordern Pavilion , Eric Clapton support 1986

  • When Something Is Wrong, Renee Geyer, Ricky Fataar

    5:02

    Feat, Mark Punch, Mark Williams, Stewart Fraser, Harry Brus, @ the Hordern Pavilion Eric Clapton support 1986

  • Beach Boys - Hard Times

    3:40

    Back CD:

  • Thrill is gone - Urban Blues & Steve Fataar

    6:08

    Saronsberg Theatre

  • South African Armed Forces Song - FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE - THE FLAMES. HD 720p

    7:54

    I have done TWO recordings of this song back to back. The women who were girlfriends and/or wives to the boys in the South African Armed Forces will surely remember and understand why I have done this. (^_~) This song was one of the most requested and most played on Esmé Euverard's Forces Favourites radio show on Springbok Radio back then. She had a slogan Vasbyt, (stand firm, or hold tight) and the thousands of messages she passed on to the Boys on the Border.

    Burning Bright ! - a short history of The Flames

    The Flames were formed by brothers Steve Fataar on vocals and guitar and Edries (Brother) Fataar on vocals and bass, in Durban in 1963 under the management of Bing Kinsey. The band was originally augmented by George Faber on drums and Eugene Champion on guitar. Soon however Ricky Fataar joined on drums and Edries Fredericks took over on guitar and vocals. This formation recorded many 45's and the band's first album entitled Ummm! Ummm! Oh Yeah!!! after a Buddy Holly tune from his album Showcase.


    Edries Fredericks left the band around 1966 in order to provide a more regular income and start a family. He was replaced by Mitchell (Baby) Duvall on guitar and vocals. They recorded the Flames' second album That's Enough released in early 1967. This album closed with the Flames first take at covering a 1959 Jerry Butler soul classic For Your Precious Love. During these early years the Flames grew in fame and stature, often winning band competitions and polls. At age 12 Ricky Fataar won the title of Best Rock Drummer in South Africa.


    After Mitchell Duvall's departure, the Flames needed a new singer/guitarist. They invited Blondie Chaplin to join them for the recording of their third album Burning Soul! His amazing soulful voice and guitar playing helped change the band's direction to the classic Motown and Atlantic soul repertoire. This line-up went on to record their fourth and best album Soulfire in early 1968. This album featured their new version of For Your Precious Love with its unforgettable spoken introduction. This recording was released on a 45 which took the Flames to the top of the charts over much of Southern Africa during the middle of 1968.


    In between Burning Soul and Soulfire The Flames also found time to help Una Valli record her masterpiece Soul Meeting by backing her on six of the twelve tracks.Thier collective version of Satisfaction gives Aretha Franklin something to think about ! Later that year they moved to London, where they played the club scene. It was at Blaise's that the Beach Boys' Al Jardine and Carl Wilson spotted them and later invited them to move to the United States and record for the Beach Boys own Brother label. They dropped the final letter from their name, becoming The Flame and started writing their own material. The album entitled simply The Flame was released in late 1970 and was the first ever rock album recorded in quadraphonic sound. It's a startling set of hard rockers, smooth ballads and power epics.


    A second album was recorded but shelved after Steve Fataar and Edries (Brother) Fataar elected to return home. Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin were later invited to become full-time members of The Beach Boys, staying for three albums, Carl And The Passions: So Tough, Holland and the double live set In Concert. All feature compositions by Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin and all are well worth seeking out.

    The Flames live on in their wonderful records, five albums and fifteen 45's in all. To this day their powerful and melodic playing and singing continues to thrill both old and new fans.


    Way back in the 1970's the original master tapes for most of The Flames' records were sadly lost in a factory fire. Every effort has been made to return this wonderful music to you in the best possible sound quality by high-grade transcriptions from the best possible vinyl sources. Listen for yourself and judge if we have succeeded. Enjoy the Flames!
    Bas Mollenkramer - The Netherlands 2010



    The two last, and most popular albums of The Flames, namely Burning Soul and Soulfire are again available as a 2 in 1 CD. International buyers can go here:
    South Afrian buyers can go here:

  • I Feel Good, The Renee Geyer Band, feat. Ricky Fataar

    4:35

    live @ the Hordern Pavilion Eric Clapton support 1986,Mark Williams, Stuart Fraser, Mark Punch, Harry Brus

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  • You Got it Made

    2:26

    Provided to YouTube by AFRICORI

    You Got it Made · The Flames · The Flames · Unknown · Unknown

    Burning Soul!

    ℗ 1967 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 1967-07-07

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • THE FLAMES - You Keep Me Hanging On

    6:52

    From LP Soulfire 1968 [ Rave - RMG 1234, S.Africa ]
    Guitar, Vocals - Blondie Chaplin
    Guitar - Steve Fataar
    Bass - Brother Fataar
    Drums - Ricky Fataar

  • Tara Fataar :: ALive and Living, 1996, 13 years

    5:23

  • I Feel Good, Renee Geyer, Feat, Ricky Fataar

    4:58

    Feat, Ricky Fataar, Stewart Fraser, Mark Punch, Mark Williams, Harry Brus

  • Music Box DBN -Episode 1: Steve Fataar

    5:11


    @musicboxdbn

    Sunday 30 June
    2pm
    R80
    Bookings: info@isupportdoyou.com or 031 7111 524



    Camera: Gerald Mthembu
    Editing: Mzwandile Ntsele

    Music Box is a monthly event that shows the audience another side of an artist they thought they knew so well. The concept encourages the audience to listen to the stories that the artist has to tell. The artists involved choose to translate the most important sources of inspiration to them.

    This first edition has an intimate set-up and offers you a peek into the living room of Durban guitarist and musical legend Steve Fataar, where he will tell the story of his live through music. Steve's interesting and sometimes tumultuous life is like a classic tale of rock n' roll turmoil, triumph and redemption. As you go on this journey with this fascinating 70-year old musician, Steve will tell you stories from backstage, stories about crazy fans and the brave step he took to leave the music INDUSTRY to actually go play music. During his journey several people he worked with in past and present enter his living room, such as Jerry Kunene, Shomon, Raheem, Dane Fataar and more unexpected surprise guests.

    Together with his brothers, Ricky and Edries, Steve Fataar helped to make the Flames one of South Africa's best bands of the 1960s. Formed in 1964, The Flames were discovered by Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys while performing in a London club in 1969. One of the first bands signed to the Beach Boys' label, Brother Records, The Flames recorded their first internationally released album, the following year. The FLAMES whose single For Your Precious love was a chart-topper for 13 weeks, Steve has traveled England and America, touring with the Beach Boys. These days he lives and plays in Durban. Crowned a living treasure by the mayor of Durban in September 2000, South African musician and pioneer - Steve Fataar has had the pleasure and success of performing with his family throughout his journey.

    As part of this new event a You Tube Channel has been initiated under the name MusicBoxDBN on which artists anecdotes will be revealed in the weeks before the event. For this first edition of Music Box interviewed Steve Fataar in the living room of his parental home; the place where his career started.

    For more information you can contact us at info@isupportdoyou.com

  • The Flames - Dont play that song

    3:06

    The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa. The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970. In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.

    This song is off the album Ball of Flames released in 1970. It's a cover of a Ben E King song from 1962.

  • The Flames - Dont fight it

    3:00

    The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa. The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970. In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.

    This song is off the album Burning Soul! released in 1967. It's a cover of a Wilson Pickett song from 1965.

  • Sailesh Beesham and Steve Fataar

    2:18

    If you need me - Original by the Rolling Stones, also covered by the Flames.

  • South African Band - THE FLAMES - For Your Precious Love - Visuals courtesy G-FORCE.

    4:25

    Burning Bright ! - a short history of The Flames

    The Flames were formed by brothers Steve Fataar on vocals and guitar and Edries (Brother) Fataar on vocals and bass, in Durban in 1963 under the management of Bing Kinsey. The band was originally augmented by George Faber on drums and Eugene Champion on guitar. Soon however Ricky Fataar joined on drums and Edries Fredericks took over on guitar and vocals. This formation recorded many 45's and the band's first album entitled Ummm! Ummm! Oh Yeah!!! after a Buddy Holly tune from his album Showcase.


    Edries Fredericks left the band around 1966 in order to provide a more regular income and start a family. He was replaced by Mitchell (Baby) Duvall on guitar and vocals. They recorded the Flames' second album That's Enough released in early 1967. This album closed with the Flames first take at covering a 1959 Jerry Butler soul classic For Your Precious Love. During these early years the Flames grew in fame and stature, often winning band competitions and polls. At age 12 Ricky Fataar won the title of Best Rock Drummer in South Africa.


    After Mitchell Duvall's departure, the Flames needed a new singer/guitarist. They invited Blondie Chaplin to join them for the recording of their third album Burning Soul! His amazing soulful voice and guitar playing helped change the band's direction to the classic Motown and Atlantic soul repertoire. This line-up went on to record their fourth and best album Soulfire in early 1968. This album featured their new version of For Your Precious Love with its unforgettable spoken introduction. This recording was released on a 45 which took the Flames to the top of the charts over much of Southern Africa during the middle of 1968.


    In between Burning Soul and Soulfire The Flames also found time to help Una Valli record her masterpiece Soul Meeting by backing her on six of the twelve tracks.Thier collective version of Satisfaction gives Aretha Franklin something to think about ! Later that year they moved to London, where they played the club scene. It was at Blaise's that the Beach Boys' Al Jardine and Carl Wilson spotted them and later invited them to move to the United States and record for the Beach Boys own Brother label. They dropped the final letter from their name, becoming The Flame and started writing their own material. The album entitled simply The Flame was released in late 1970 and was the first ever rock album recorded in quadraphonic sound. It's a startling set of hard rockers, smooth ballads and power epics.


    A second album was recorded but shelved after Steve Fataar and Edries (Brother) Fataar elected to return home. Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin were later invited to become full-time members of The Beach Boys, staying for three albums, Carl And The Passions: So Tough, Holland and the double live set In Concert. All feature compositions by Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin and all are well worth seeking out.

    The Flames live on in their wonderful records, five albums and fifteen 45's in all. To this day their powerful and melodic playing and singing continues to thrill both old and new fans.


    Way back in the 1970's the original master tapes for most of The Flames' records were sadly lost in a factory fire. Every effort has been made to return this wonderful music to you in the best possible sound quality by high-grade transcriptions from the best possible vinyl sources. Listen for yourself and judge if we have succeeded. Enjoy the Flames!
    Bas Mollenkramer - The Netherlands 2010

    This song was one of the most requested and most played on Esmé Euverard's Forces Favourites radio show on Springbok Radio back then. She had a slogan Vasbyt, (stand firm, or hold tight) and the thousands of messages she passed on to the Boys on the Border.



    The two last, and most popular albums of The Flames, namely Burning Soul and Soulfire are again available as a 2 in 1 CD. International buyers can go here:
    South Afrian buyers can go here:

    To purchase the G-Force visuals, please go to

  • Sailesh Beesham and Steve Fataar in Concert

    10:46

    Sailesh Beesham and Steve Fataar in Concert 29 August 2014. Zacks Windermere.

  • Bonnie Raitt - Right Down The Line

    4:20

    Right Down the Line, the first single from Bonnie Raitt's new album Slipstream available April 10th!
    Written by Gerry Rafferty

    Musician Credits
    Bonnie Raitt: Vocals, Electric Slide Guitar and Arrangement; George Marinelli: Harmony Vocal, Electric Guitars; Mike Finnigan: Hammond B3, Clavinet; James Hutch Hutchinson: Bass; Ricky Fataar: Drums, Timbales;
    [On the recording, but not in the video -- Luis Conte: Percussion; Maia Sharp: Backing Vocal]

    Video Credits
    Director/Editor: Steven Lippman aka FLIP; Producer: Pamela Esterson; Co-producer: James Q. Chan; Director of Photography: Chris Freilich

    © 1978 Music Of Stage Three (BMI). All rights admin. by BMG Chrysalis. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
    ℗ © 2012 Redwing Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    HEAR A STREAM OF THE FULL ALBUM AT NPR FIRST LISTEN!

    Order the Slipstream CD from Amazon!
    Pre-order Slipstream from iTunes!

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    5:41

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel do
    ne my way - all the arrangements are mine

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    9:03

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel do
    ne my way - all the arrangements are mine

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    8:43

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel do
    ne my way - all the arrangements are mine

  • The Beach Boys - Hard Times

    3:35

    A Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar composition recorded on October 4, 1972 during the Holland sessions. There isn't a whole of info that I have about this recording, but it's been credited to Blondie and Ricky. Enjoy this gem!

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    7:48

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel do
    ne my way - all the arrangements are mine

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    6:56

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel done my way - all the arrangements are mine

  • Fire On The Bayou, Renee Geyer, Feat, Ricky Fataar,

    2:56

    Live @ The Hordern Pavilion, Eric Clapton Support 1986, Feat, Mark Punch, Stewart Fraser, Mark Williams, Harry Brus.

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings NYC

    6:29

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel do
    ne my way - all the arrangements are mine

  • Pat Wilson – “Bop Girl Goes Surfing” 1983

    3:52

    Written by Ross Wilson. Produced by Ross Wilson, Mark Moffat and Ricky Fataar.

    Back to the beach for co-producer, Ricky Fataar! Ricky, along with Blondie Chaplin was a member of the Beach Boys in the early 70s.

    This cut is from a 5 track maxi-EP titles “Bop Girl” and was released in the US on Warners. The lead track, “Bop Girl” was one of the biggest Australian hits of 1983 and found a following in the US. LA’s mighty KROQ radio station ranked it #63 in their listing of the best songs of 1963; beating out REM’s “Radio Free Europe”, the Psychedelic Furs’ “Love My Way” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” among others.

    Co-producer and the song’s writer, Ross Wilson, was Pat’s husband and had been a member of the 70s group, Daddy Cool.

  • Tara Fataar - Late Night Acapella

    2:01

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    5:13

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel do
    ne my way - all the arrangements are mine

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    1:48

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel done my way - all the arrangements are mine.

  • The Flames - When somethings wrong with my baby

    3:36

    The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa. The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970. In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.

    This song is off the album Burning Soul! released in 1967.

  • The Flames - Restless

    2:21

    The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa. The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970. In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.

    This song is off the album Soulfire!! released in 1968.

  • John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar - April 5 2009 at B.B. Kings

    4:19

    John Scofield, George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar playing music from their new album Piety Street

    I'm just shifting the balances for this one, he says. I've always wanted to record and tour a blues project. That's where I started as a guitarist and I'm feeling that music more than ever of late. I launched a personal search for musical inspiration beyond the standard 12 bar blues and found it in old time gospel music - the closest relative to and inspiration for the R& B that we all love. I've always treasured Gospel but never really dug deep into it. My search led to countless songs that really move me. It's really powerful stuff. Of course, it will be Gospel done my way - all the arrangements are mine.

  • The Flames - Purple haze

    4:16

    The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa. The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970. In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.

    This song is off the album Burning Soul! released in 1967. It's a cover of a song by the Jimi Hendrix Experience from 1967. Purple Haze is a strain of cannabis (dagga) known for its purple colour and high potency.

  • The Flames - Glory of love

    4:21

    The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa. The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970. In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.

    This song is off the album Ball of Flames released in 1970. It was written by Billy Hill and first recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936. In 1951 The Five Keys had a number 1 hit on the US R&B charts with their version of the song.

  • South African Rock Band - THE FLAMES - Restless from the CD SoulFire - HD 720p

    3:27

    Burning Bright ! - a short history of The Flames

    The Flames were formed by brothers Steve Fataar on vocals and guitar and Edries (Brother) Fataar on vocals and bass, in Durban in 1963 under the management of Bing Kinsey. The band was originally augmented by George Faber on drums and Eugene Champion on guitar. Soon however Ricky Fataar joined on drums and Edries Fredericks took over on guitar and vocals. This formation recorded many 45's and the band's first album entitled Ummm! Ummm! Oh Yeah!!! after a Buddy Holly tune from his album Showcase.


    Edries Fredericks left the band around 1966 in order to provide a more regular income and start a family. He was replaced by Mitchell (Baby) Duvall on guitar and vocals. They recorded the Flames' second album That's Enough released in early 1967. This album closed with the Flames first take at covering a 1959 Jerry Butler soul classic For Your Precious Love. During these early years the Flames grew in fame and stature, often winning band competitions and polls. At age 12 Ricky Fataar won the title of Best Rock Drummer in South Africa.


    After Mitchell Duvall's departure, the Flames needed a new singer/guitarist. They invited Blondie Chaplin to join them for the recording of their third album Burning Soul! His amazing soulful voice and guitar playing helped change the band's direction to the classic Motown and Atlantic soul repertoire. This line-up went on to record their fourth and best album Soulfire in early 1968. This album featured their new version of For Your Precious Love with its unforgettable spoken introduction. This recording was released on a 45 which took the Flames to the top of the charts over much of Southern Africa during the middle of 1968.


    In between Burning Soul and Soulfire The Flames also found time to help Una Valli record her masterpiece Soul Meeting by backing her on six of the twelve tracks.Thier collective version of Satisfaction gives Aretha Franklin something to think about ! Later that year they moved to London, where they played the club scene. It was at Blaise's that the Beach Boys' Al Jardine and Carl Wilson spotted them and later invited them to move to the United States and record for the Beach Boys own Brother label. They dropped the final letter from their name, becoming The Flame and started writing their own material. The album entitled simply The Flame was released in late 1970 and was the first ever rock album recorded in quadraphonic sound. It's a startling set of hard rockers, smooth ballads and power epics.


    A second album was recorded but shelved after Steve Fataar and Edries (Brother) Fataar elected to return home. Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin were later invited to become full-time members of The Beach Boys, staying for three albums, Carl And The Passions: So Tough, Holland and the double live set In Concert. All feature compositions by Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin and all are well worth seeking out.

    The Flames live on in their wonderful records, five albums and fifteen 45's in all. To this day their powerful and melodic playing and singing continues to thrill both old and new fans.


    Way back in the 1970's the original master tapes for most of The Flames' records were sadly lost in a factory fire. Every effort has been made to return this wonderful music to you in the best possible sound quality by high-grade transcriptions from the best possible vinyl sources. Listen for yourself and judge if we have succeeded. Enjoy the Flames!

  • Music Box DBN - Episode 2: Steve Fataar PART 2

    5:45


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    Sunday 30 June
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    Camera: Gerald Mthembu
    Editing: Mzwandile Ntsele

    Music Box is a monthly event that shows the audience another side of an artist they thought they knew so well. The concept encourages the audience to listen to the stories that the artist has to tell. The artists involved choose to translate the most important sources of inspiration to them.

    This first edition has an intimate set-up and offers you a peek into the living room of Durban guitarist and musical legend Steve Fataar, where he will tell the story of his live through music. Steve's interesting and sometimes tumultuous life is like a classic tale of rock n' roll turmoil, triumph and redemption. As you go on this journey with this fascinating 70-year old musician, Steve will tell you stories from backstage, stories about crazy fans and the brave step he took to leave the music INDUSTRY to actually go play music. During his journey several people he worked with in past and present enter his living room, such as Jerry Kunene, Shomon, Raheem, Dane Fataar and more unexpected surprise guests.

    Together with his brothers, Ricky and Edries, Steve Fataar helped to make the Flames one of South Africa's best bands of the 1960s. Formed in 1964, The Flames were discovered by Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys while performing in a London club in 1969. One of the first bands signed to the Beach Boys' label, Brother Records, The Flames recorded their first internationally released album, the following year. The FLAMES whose single For Your Precious love was a chart-topper for 13 weeks, Steve has traveled England and America, touring with the Beach Boys. These days he lives and plays in Durban. Crowned a living treasure by the mayor of Durban in September 2000, South African musician and pioneer - Steve Fataar has had the pleasure and success of performing with his family throughout his journey.

    As part of this new event a You Tube Channel has been initiated under the name MusicBoxDBN on which artists anecdotes will be revealed in the weeks before the event. For this first edition of Music Box interviewed Steve Fataar in the living room of his parental home; the place where his career started.

    For more information you can contact us at info@isupportdoyou.com

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