Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945) is an English singer, a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s and has been nominated twice for Brit Awards. She is known for her powerful husky voice and hit singles such as “Pearl’s a Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Don’t Cry Out Loud”, “Fool (If You Think It’s Over)”, and “No More the Fool”, and top-selling album Pearls. She is generally referred to as the “British Queen of Blues”. By April 2012, Brooks had released more albums that had reached the top 75 of the UK album chart than any other British female artist.
Her first solo album on A&M records was Rich Man’s Woman (1975). It was released to critical acclaim, but Brooks was given a hard time due to the album’s cover, which was considered outrageous for the time.In 1977 Elkie recorded a duet with Cat Stevens ” Remember the Days of the Old School Yard “. Which appeared on his album “Izitso”
1 Where Do We Go From Here (Elkie Brooks) 3:43
2 Take Cover (Michael Brown, Ian Lloyd) 3:04
3 Jigsaw Baby (Elkie Brooks, Bruce Foster) 5:05
4 Roll Me Over (Elkie Brooks) 3:00
5 He’s A Rebel (Gene Pitney) 2:49
6 One Step On The Ladder (Elkie Brooks) 5:24
7 Rock And Roll Circus (Bob Segarini) 4:17
8 Try A Little Love (Elkie Brooks) 3:46
9 Tomorrow (Dave Courtney, Leo Sayer) 3:57
Producer – Kenny Kerner, Richie Wise
Arranged By (Horns) – Larry Wilcox (Tracks 7, 8)
Conductor (Strings) – Dominic Frontiere (Track 3)
Conductor (Horns) – Larry Wilcox (Tracks 7, 8)
Engineer – Warren Dewey
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Merritt, Doug Rider
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Orchestrated By (Strings) – Dominic Frontiere (Track 3)
Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Junie Osaki
Design (Hand Lettering) – Stan Evenson
Photography – Chris Micoine
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Licensed From – A&M Records, Inc.
Licensed To – A&M Records Ltd.
Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, Summer 1975