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Jim Pembroke

Jim Pembroke
Country
Finland
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A British expatriate, Pembroke had played with London group Taverners' Guild before arriving in Finland in 1965. He immediately found himself in some demand, gigging on an ad hoc basis with various lineups (e.g. the Beatmakers, later renamed Jormas), until forming The Pems. He joined Blues Section in 1967, recording a blues-jazz-pop fusion album now considered seminal in Finnish rock. After the band folded Pembroke taught himself piano, then joined Wigwam in early 1969. He has remained their frontman and principal songwriter, while also releasing occasional solo records.
Website
http://wigwam.stc.cx/members/jim.htm
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Releases on file (19)
Jim Pembroke — If the Rain Comes Jim Pembroke — If the Rain Comes
(TUM Records 007, 2014, CD)
Wigwam — Some Several Moons Wigwam — Some Several Moons
( Major Leid, 2005, CD)
Wigwam — Titans Wheel Wigwam — Titans Wheel
(EMI 7243 5399112 8, 2002, CD)
Jim Pembroke — Flat Broke Jim Pembroke — Flat Broke
(EMI 7243 526321 2 1, 2000, CD)
Wigwam — Light Ages Wigwam — Light Ages
(Warner Bros 5050467-2010-2-6, 1993/2004, CD)
Kojo & Jim Pembroke — Bee Tai Pop Kojo & Jim Pembroke — Bee Tai Pop
(KR, 1985, LP)
Jim Pembroke — Party Upstairs Jim Pembroke — Party Upstairs
(Johanna JHNCD 2039, 1981/1995, CD)
Jim Pembroke — Corporal Cauliflowers Mental Function Jim Pembroke — Corporal Cauliflowers Mental Function
(Love Records LRCD 214, 1978/1997, CD)
Wigwam — Dark Album Wigwam — Dark Album
(Love Records LRCD 227, 1977/2008, CD)
Wigwam — Lucky Golden Stripes and Starpose Wigwam — Lucky Golden Stripes and Starpose
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2175, 1976/2010, CD)
Wigwam — Live Music from the Twilight Zone Wigwam — Live Music from the Twilight Zone
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2185, 1975/2010, CD)
Wigwam — Nuclear Nightclub Wigwam — Nuclear Nightclub
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2174, 1975/2010, CD)
Wigwam — Being Wigwam — Being
(Love Records LRCD 92, 1974/2001, CD)
Jim Pembroke — Pigworm Jim Pembroke — Pigworm
(Love Records LRCD 103, 1974/1997, CD)
Various Artists — Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish Hippie & Underground Music 1967-1974 Various Artists — Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish Hippie & Underground Music 1967-1974
(Love Records LXCD 651, 1974/2006, 2CD)
Hot Thumbs O'Riley — Wicked Ivory Hot Thumbs O'Riley — Wicked Ivory
(Love Records LRCD 52, 1972/2005, CD)
Wigwam — Fairyport Wigwam — Fairyport
(Love Records LRCD 44/45, 1971/2003, CD)
Wigwam — Tombstone Valentine Wigwam — Tombstone Valentine
(Love Records LRCD 19, 1970/2003, CD)
Wigwam — Hard n' Horny Wigwam — Hard n' Horny
(Love Records LRCD 9, 1969/2003, CD)

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