Glenroy Oakley

Glenroy Oakley Greyhound Famous Reggae Singer from 70s

Glenroy Oakley of Greyhound fame now in Spain

Glenroy Oakley was part of Greyhound reggae band from the 1970s Hits were Black & White, Moon River and I Am What I Am

Greyhound scored a Top Ten hit with the tune in the UK Singles Chart. Two more singles, including a cover of Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” followed, plus of course “I Am What I Am”
Contact details are 96-507-1728 or email glenroyoakleyAThotmail.co.uk
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Glenroy can often be seen appearing at The Lounge at La Marina on The Costa Blanca

This video was taken of Glenroy Oakley at a fundraising night in aid of S.A.T’s on La Marina on the Costa Blanca in Spain. The venue was The Sports Centre

Glenroy Oakley joined Greyhound the British based reggae band in 1970.  At the time the band had changed their name to Greyhound in 1970. Their first single was an Earl Robinson/David I. Arkin composition, “Black & White”, later recorded by artists as Diverse as The Maytones, Sammy Davis Jr and Three Dog Night.

Greyhound scored a Top Ten hit with Black & White in the UK Singles Chart.  Two more singles, including a cover of Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” followed, plus of course “I Am What I Am”

Glenroy Oakley Knock On Wood

Glenroy Oakley singing Knock on Wood at a Fund raising night in La Marina in aid of The S.A.T’s Animal Charity. .
The evening was a Great Success organised by Linda Reed and the venue was packed.
Everyone had a wonderful evening and thoroughly enjoyed Glenroy Oakley entertaining
with his fantastic personality and wonderful singing voice.  

Glenroy Oakley Moon River

Glenroy Oakley singing Moon River at La Marina
Linda Reed – the Organizer raised a sum of 480 euros for the S.A.T’s Charity.
Well Done Linda………..

Glenroy can often be seen appearing at The Lounge at La Marina on The Costa Blanca

Other videos of Glenroys are below.

youtubelogo-blue Glenroy OakleyMy Girl

youtubelogo-grey Glenroy OakleyPlease Don’t Go

youtubelogo-red-right Glenroy OakleyJohnny B Good

 youtubelogo-orange Glenroy Oakley Blame it on The Sunshine

Here is a video of Greyhound performing
“Black and White” on Top Of The Pops in 1971

The above video is now the only one it seems in existance, the original has been taken down. On the above there are three numbers Black and White starts at 3.09 on the video and ends at 5.40.

 

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Greyhound was originally formed by Danny Smith and Freddie Notes as The Rudies in the late 1960s and released tracks under a variety of names, including the Rudies, the Tilermen and Des All Stars, before settling on the Greyhound name. As the Rudies, the group had hits with reggae versions of Clarence Carter’s “Patches” and Bobby Bloom’s “Montego Bay.”This peaked at #45 in the UK Singles Chart in October 1970 Notes left as the decade closed, and was replaced by Glenroy Oakley, It was at this point that Greyhound had their numbers enter the top ten in the UK.and the reconstructed Greyhound had a huge hit with “Black & White.” A cover of Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” followed, and the group had a final run at the charts with”I Am What I Am” before breaking up.

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Moon River by Glenroy in Greyhound back in 1972

Just recently I came across another Glenroy Oakley track in a collection of videos from 2008.that I had never released before This one is Glenroy on stage at La Bodega Restaurant La Marina. I think I am correct in saying that it was the owner at that time Dave of La Bodega that talked Glenroy to come out of retirement

Glenroy Oakley with the Otis Grand Blues Combo – She Moves Me 1994

Otis Grand Blues Combo – She Moves Me. 1994
from TV show. 1994. Otis Grand with Telecaster. small group. No horns. Brother Roy singing. – Da uno show televisivo del 1994. Otis Grand imbraccia una Telecaster. Piccolo gruppo senza sezione fiati. Alla voce Brother Roy

Just Like The Devil Glenroy Oakley

Just Like The Devil
Extrait d’un “Best of” de Rocklife, petite soeur de Rockpalast.
Alain Bombard à la guitare, Yes !!!

Greyhound – (Glenroy Oakley)recording of Floating (Trojan 1972).

Greyhound – Black and White 1971

Above is a live recording of Glenroy and Greyhound made in Sweden in 1971. Singing his hit Black and White.

Greyhound – Black and White 1971

The ink is black, the page is white
Together we learn to read and write
To read and write

A child is black, a child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight
A beautiful sight

And now a child can understand
This is the law of all the land
All the land

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
It turns by night

And now at last we plainly see
The alphabet of liberty
Liberty

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
Together they grow to see the light

To see the light

Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Everybody! (See the light)
This is the message to all you people!
Listen now!

I’m shoutin’ out! (See the light)
Peace and love!
Heyey, yeah!
All in the wide world!
Live in peace!
Let’s live in peace!

These days this great singer from the past is living and appearing out in Spain. He has a web page at http://www.spain-info.co.uk/Artistes-Entertainers/Glenroy-Oakley.htm

Spain-Info
Tel/Fax (00)3496-679-0844 or 679-779-122
San Francisco De Asis, Urb Marina, San Fulgencio, 03177, Alicante, Spain

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