“When I needed soul revival, I called your name”
“Rediscover the music of Milky Edwards & The Chamberlings“ runs the catchline on the rather sparse home page for this intriguing outfit.
Milky Edwards & The Chamberlings is not a name that has particularly endured over the years, and that's despite having apparently released an album of fine Bowie covers in the Motown tradition, sometime in the 1970s.
The 11-track LP (pictured here), is called Starman and it features versions of all of the tracks on Ziggy Stardust. However, information regarding the group is hard to come by as are pressings of the record itself.
Comments left on their YouTube page suggest the band came to a premature end after a spell on Mercury records amid rumours of Satanism and suicide.
Sadly, the evidence points to this actually being a modern day hoax and that Milky Edwards & The Chamberlings never really existed.
But don't let that put you off. The three tracks available on YouTube (Soul Love, Moonage Daydream and Starman) are still well worth a listen and let’s hope that whoever is behind this deceit gets around to recording the rest of the album soon.
We’re looking forward to Rock 'N' Roll Suicide with a Detroit Emeralds twist and Star in the style of The Temptations.
FOOTNOTE: If that album sleeve looks at all familiar to you, check out Reflections the Diana Ross and The Supremes long player from 1967.