HAS ANYONE SPOTTED THE BLUE TRAFFS?
Posted by Sid Smith on Jul 10, 2007 - This post is archived and may no longer be relevant

No, not the name of an exotic feathered friend but something else that has had fans twitching for a few years.  Ollie And The Blue Traffs was the name of a long lost album by the equal long lost and much missed, Ollie Halsall, and was produced by RF in 1972.  DGMLive visitor Joerg got in touch  to ask if anyone knew about this album which unfortunately was never released. Joerg has found these details. 

Musicians included : Peter ’Ollie’ Halsall – keyboards, Robert Fripp - guitars
John Halsey – drums, Max Von Schmacks – violin, Harry Miller - bass
Gary Windo - sopranino sax.  It was recorded in January 1972 at Command Studios, London. Tracks included The Russian Medical Fan Dance, Peter Abraham, And He Summoned Up On The Tidal Wave and Number 3 (Instrumental). 

Joerg helpfully also provides this link to an article about the making of the album in the Melody Maker. Owen Keenan also got in touch to provide this link with news that the Blue Traff guitar had been found and restored, though sadly no sign of the master tapes for this intriguing but elusive album. 

If anyone has any knowledge of its whereabouts get in touch!

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