BobbyShred's Babe Ruth Band Tribute Page

Babe Ruth is a band that formed in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, in 1971. 

Guitarist Alan Shacklock founded this progressive rock band. 
They had a rhythmic, bluesy, guitar orientated sound capped off by the blistering vocals of Jenny Haan.  Rounded out by Chris Holmes (keyboards and organ), Dave Punshon (piano), Dave Hewitt, (bass) and Dick Powell, (drums) this British band always put on a great live show.

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Jenny Haan's raw powerful vocals, along with Alan Shacklock's
magnificent guitar work made for their true signature sound.
With very varied eclectic tastes they covered songs like 
Frank Zappa's "King Kong", and Curtis Mayfield's "We People Darker Than Blue". 

They enjoyed moderate commercial success in Britain, Canada, and the States, but were plagued by personnel problems, and lack of radio airplay.

When vocalist Jenny Haan left the band for parts unknown, the band lost direction and never regained its initial success. I became aware of them through Boston progressive radio where their great song "The Mexican" became a minor hit.

Their 1972 album "First Base", with its cover art by famed Yes artist, Roger Dean, remains one of my most favorite albums to this day.
I suggest you give this album a listen, because it is simply one of the best rock albums of all time.

On a side note the song "The Mexican" became a favorite of hip hoppers like Grand Master Flash who often sampled the song.

Babe Ruth should never be forgotten as one of the best rock bands to ever come out of England.


BABE RUTH BAND UPDATE!

Jenny Haan recently wrote me a letter I'd like to share with all of you. 
April 4, 2005,

Hi Bobby.  Janita (Jenny) Haan here.  Firstly thank you so much for all that you are doing.   I just thought you would like to know that Alan and Dave H are flying in from Nashville next week. 
We are coming together for meetings April 11 & 12th 2005 and viewing the studio for recording new tracks. 
Alan has written at the moment approximately 11 tracks. 
We are hoping to start recording in the next few months. 
Will keep you posted.  Much respect, Jen x
 

Sounds like great news for all of us Babe Ruth fans.
When I learn more I will keep you posted.

Update December 10, 2005:

Just to bring you up to speed with what is happening with the band.... the recordings are in full swing and we are hoping to finish sometime in 2006. I am due to fly out to Nashville to do vocals early Jan and Dave Punshon will also fly out for piano solos etc.... drums bass and guitars etc. all going down.

We hope you shall all enjoy the music and once again thank you for keeping the music alive...

A very merry christmas to you all and a peaceful new year.

Janita Haan Morris



New Album News!

July 2007: 

The new Babe Ruth album "Que Pasa" has been released!
I've heard the album and it's just amazing!
The entire band is reunited on this great record.

Janita Haan sounds amazing and the band is as tight and funky as ever. Alan Shacklock's guitar playing is simply amazing. 
David Hewwit, Dave Punshon, and Ed Spevock all did an amazing job on this record.

The album is almost indescribable as there is so much going on in it.  It rocks hard, has rock / scratch / rapping sound,  a "No Doubt" style type of reggae sound, the blues, and their great signature south of the border guitar sound. All this makes Babe Ruth one VERY interesting and unique band.

If you were ever a fan of this band you MUST hear this new music!

Sound clips for it can be heard, and the music can be bought on the official Babe Ruth Band web site found here:

The Official Babe Ruth Band Web Site
Click Here to visit The Official Babe Ruth Band Website!
http://www.baberuthband.com

Babe Ruth on MySpace.com
with new song downloads


Click Here
To read my review of the new 
Babe Ruth album "Que Pasa"
Click Here to read my review of Que Pasa.

 


 
 


Babe Ruth Discography
Click Here to read my review of Que Pasa.
  • First Base - 1972
  • Amar Caballero - 1973
  • Stealin' Home - 1975
  • Babe Ruth - 1975
  • Kid's Stuff - 1976
  • Best of Babe Ruth - 1977
  • Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth - 1995
  • Que Pasa - 2007
Babe Ruth DVD
I have excellent video performance of Babe Ruth in Montreal from 1975.  If anyone wants to trade for it please let me know.
If you have any rare Babe Ruth Band music or video I would be very interested in trading. Please contact me at BobbyShred@aol.com

Be sure to include "Babe Ruth"  in the email subject
if you don't want your email marked as spam.

Here are some screen shots from the DVD

Babe Ruth DVD Song list:

1. Fistful of Dollars 
2. Sad But Rich
3. Dancer
4. We People Darker Than Blue 
5. The Mexican 
6. Black Dog 
7. I Found A Love
8. Wells Fargo 

 
Click Here to see the 
Real Media clip of 
"The Mexican"

Please give the movie a moment to load.

Right click HERE and "save target as" to download to your hard drive.

CLICK HERE to see a clip of the DVD!
Click Here to see the the 
Real Media clip of
"We People Darker Than Blue"

Right click HERE and "save target as" to download to your hard drive.

Click Here to download the free Real Player to play the clips.
Click Here to download the free Real Player

If the Real Player clips will not play, try right clicking on them
and "save target as" to download them to your hard drive and play them.
Videos have been compressed for faster loading times.


The DVD has a menu and song chapters.
Once again if anyone wants to trade for this DVD or other rare bootleg Babe Ruth CD's please let me know.

If you have any rare Babe Ruth Band music or video I would be very interested in trading. 

For trades please contact me at BobbyShred@aol.com

Be sure to include "Babe Ruth"  in the email subject
if you don't want your email marked as spam.




I also have a great CD of Babe Ruth live at the BBC from around 1974.
This item is also available for trade.

Click Here to hear an Mp3 clip of King Kong.

For trades please contact me at BobbyShred@aol.com

Be sure to include "Babe Ruth
in the email subject if you don't
want your email marked as spam.



 Please Visit

The Official Babe Ruth Band Web Site
Click Here to visit The Official Babe Ruth Band Website!
http://www.baberuthband.com
 
 

Babe Ruth on MySpace.com
with new song downloads.



Pictures courtesy of
The Official Babe Ruth Band Web Site
http://www.baberuthband.com

Pictures courtesy of
The Official Babe Ruth Band Web Site
http://www.baberuthband.com


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Click Here
To read my review of the new 
Babe Ruth album "Que Pasa"
Click Here to read my review of Que Pasa.

 


 
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