Apollo 100 was a short-lived British instrumental studio-based group that had a hit with the Johann Sebastian Bach-inspired single "Joy" in 1972.
The recording of "Joy" as performed by Apollo 100 is a nearly note-for-note remake of the arrangement of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (but with modern pop music flourishes like percussion, electric guitar and bass) recorded by the British band Jigsaw on their 1970 debut album Letherslade Farm.
Tom Parker was an accomplished arranger responsible for most of the successful arrangements from the Young Blood catalogue, such as the Top 20 American hit "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" and a number of Don Fardon's recordings. Parker is a multi-instrumentalist, having played keyboards, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and a number of other instruments from an early age. His first performances were in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, where he performed in a number of jazz clubs. Following this he was associated withЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Joy [1972, альбом]
- Reach for the Sky [1973, альбом]
- Solid Gold Instrumentals [сборник]
- The Very Best Of [сборник]
- Golden Instrumental Hits [1990, сборник]
- The Masterpieces [1994, сборник]
- Joy: The Best of Apollo 100 [14.03.2005, сборник]