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Galliano

Galliano

Galliano was a London-based acid jazz group that was active between 1988 and 1997. The group was the first signing to Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson's Acid Jazz record label. The original members were Rob Gallagher (vocals - credited as Roberto Galliano), Constantine Weir (vocals), Michael Snaith (The Vibe Controller) and Crispin Robinson (percussion). Other important members included Valerie Etienne, who participated in the recording of all their CDs, along with other musicians such as Mick Talbot on keyboards, Crispin Taylor on drums Ernie McKone on bass guitar, Mark Vandergucht guitar and Steve Ameedee, otherwise known as Uncle Big Man (dancer).The group's first single, a reworking of Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead" called "Frederick Lies Still", was released in June 1988. It was also the first release on the Acid Jazz label.Galliano achieved the peak of its success in 1994 with The Plot Thickens which peaked at number seven in the UK album chart.Galliano provided the track used in the title sequence of Kevin Reynolds' 1997 film, One Eight Seven, starring Samuel L. Jackson. The track "Slack Hands" appears on their 1996 album :4.In 1997, Gallagher broke Galliano up, and pursued other musical projects, Two Banks of Four and Earl Zinger (the reggae singer).

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Galliano - Reviewing The Situation

Reviewing The Situation

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Power And Glory

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57th Minute Of The 23th Hour

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Galliano - Love Bomb

Love Bomb

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Galliano - Leg In The Sea Of History

Leg In The Sea Of History

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Galliano - Sweet You Like Your Favourite Gears

Sweet You Like Your Favourite Gears

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Galliano - Little Ghetto Boy

Little Ghetto Boy

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Galliano - Cemetary Of Drums

Cemetary Of Drums

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Galliano - Welkome To The Story

Welkome To The Story

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Galliano - Power And Glory

Power And Glory

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Galliano - Coming On Strong

Coming On Strong

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Galliano - Welcome To The Story

Welcome To The Story

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Galliano - Five Sons Of The Mother

Five Sons Of The Mother

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