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James Dewar (musician)

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Birth name  James Dewar
Albums  Stumbledown Romancer
Role  Musician
Name  James Dewar
Years active  Early 1960sā€“1987

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Born  12 October 1942 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (1942-10-12)
Genres  Hard rock, blues-rock, blue-eyed soul
Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments  Vocals, electric bass, guitar
Associated acts  Robin Trower, Stone The Crows, Lulu and The Luvvers
Died  May 16, 2002, Paisley, United Kingdom
Movies  Stone the Crows: In Concert, Beat Workshop: Germany 1973
Music group  Stone the Crows (1969 ā€“ 1970)
Similar People  Leslie Harvey, Maggie Bell, Colin Eric Allen, Jimmy McCulloch

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James Dewar (12 October 1942 ā€“ 16 May 2002) was a Scottish musician best known as the bassist and vocalist for Robin Trower and Stone the Crows, the latter having its beginnings as the resident band at Burns Howff in Glasgow.


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Dewar's career began with Lulu and the Luvvers in the early 1960s. His career eventually reached its zenith with Robin Trower, a British rock power trio, after the 1974 release of the album Bridge of Sighs.

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Dewar made his mark as an acclaimed blue eyed soul singer, performing in front of sold-out stadiums and concert halls at the crest of the 1970s classic rock era. The Scot had a rich, powerful voice, with a soulful timbre, and has been regarded by critics as one of the most under-rated rock vocalists. His vocal sound was deep, gritty, and resonating, his style shows the influence of Ray Charles and Otis Redding. Like Paul Rodgers and Frankie Miller, his voice evoked a bluesy, soul-inspired sound.

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Dewar recorded his one solo album, Stumbledown Romancer, during the 1970s, at the height of his career, but it was not released until two decades later. He collaborated primarily with longtime Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher on the album, with the title track relating a hard-luck story ...

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At Dykebar Hospital in Paisley, Scotland, Dewar died in May 2002 of a stroke after years of disability resulting from a rare medical condition, CADASIL, which caused a series of strokes ( His funeral was held at Paisley's Woodside Crematorium.

With Stone the Crows

on bass:

  • Stone the Crows (1970)
  • Ode to John Law (1970)
  • With Robin Trower Band

    as lead singer and bassist (except where noted):

  • 1973 Twice Removed from Yesterday
  • 1974 Bridge of Sighs ----- Certified Gold by RIAA
  • 1975 For Earth Below ----- Certified Gold by RIAA
  • 1976 Robin Trower Live
  • 1976 Long Misty Days ----- Certified Gold by RIAA
  • 1977 In City Dreams (as lead singer only) ----- Certified Gold by RIAA
  • 1978 Caravan to Midnight
  • 1979 Victims of the Fury
  • 1983 Back It Up
  • Solo

  • 1998 Stumbledown Romancer
  • References

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