When the Blues Band got together in 1979, they caused a sensation that astonished both group and record industry. Fans flocked to hear Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and pals playing R&B favourites with all the enthusiasm inherited from their former Manfred Mann days in the 1960s. This 2CD set provides an overview of the band’s output over three decades. Among the 41 tracks, taken from 13 albums, are richly satisfying performances from early works ‘Official Blues Band Bootleg’ and ‘Ready’, spiced with stomping versions of classics like ‘I Go Crazy’ and ‘Tobacco Road’.
Before the 60's, most Blues records sold as singles, so most of the selections here are compilation albums. After the 60's we have selected the outstanding album or the live set which shows the best of the artist's talents. Our list covers all ages of the Blues, from the early Country Music styles through to the electric Blues of the City. The Blues has traveled around the world and back again, and our list reflects this and they do! but to our ears they sound pretty good. Little Walter made the Blues harp, or 'Mississippi Sax', an essential part of the Chess Records sound as he played those big, fat tones in Muddy's band. He went on to be a solo star, and the 20 tracks in this compilation are all taken from his hit singles, including 'Juke', 'My Babe', 'Mean Ol' World' and 'Boom, Boom, Out Go the Lights'.
List of the 100 Greatest Blues Albums and 10 Best 'Jump Blues' Artists/album as compiled by digitaldreamdoor. This list does not include "greatest hits, best of, live albums, box sets OR albums by those artists who did not exhibit a clear blues thread throughout their careers. Last Updated: 2007-02-16.
Climax Blues Band - Plays On (Parlophone 1969). These Staffordshire blues terriers sounded a bit too much like John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers on their first album but the follow-up, Plays On, branched out in several directions. The addition of a mellotron to the mix brings a progressive dimension to the sound, notably on Mum’s The Word based on Also Sprach Zarathustra (the 2001 theme). But there’s also Colin Cooper’s jazzy playing on the smoky instrumental Flight, the whiff of psychedelia on Hey Bab. nd the Latino-tinged Cubano Chant . After the John Mayall/Eric Clapton’s Bluesbreakers album had catapulted producer Mike Vernon into Britain’s premier R&B scout, he spotted the potential of Ten Years After, spearheaded by the guitar pyrotechnics of Alvin Lee. The band’s self-titled debut album in 1967 was the springboard that enabled them to leap from the UK to America. Suddenly their US record label was demanding a follow-up to maintain the momentum.
hands down the band. Can't wait to see hear and witness this great group of men together
The Blues Band is a virtual who's who of the British blues scene. An '80s supergroup of sorts, the band consists of Paul Jones, solo artist and former member of Manfred Mann (lead vocals and harmonica ); Dave Kelly, solo artist and former member of the John Dummer Blues band (lead vocals and slide guitar); Tom McGuinness, former member of Manfred Mann and McGuinness Flint (lead guitar and back-up vocals). Hughie Flint, also former McGuinness Flint (drums); and Gary Fletcher, formerly of Sam Apple Pie (bass and backup vocals) . February 2011, 15:02. The Blues Band, The Bootleg Album. Used drive : HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GH22NP20 Adapter: 0 ID: 0. Read mode : Secure Utilize accurate stream : Yes Defeat audio cache : Yes Make use of C2 pointers : No. Read offset correction : 102 Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000.
|1-1||Twenty Nine Ways||3:03|
|1-2||Talkin' Woman Blues||2:41|
|1-6||Georgia On My Mind||3:25|
|1-7||These Kind Of Blues||3:30|
|1-8||I Can't Stand The Rain||6:26|
|1-9||Mr. Estes Said||4:08|
|1-11||Treat Her Right||3:23|
|1-12||What Do You Want?||4:21|
|1-13||Longing For You Baby||3:38|
|1-16||San Francisco Bay Blues||3:07|
|1-18||Seemed Like A Good Idea (At The Time)||3:09|
|1-19||The Duisburg Blues||4:08|
|1-20||Don't Let Them Grind You Down||3:12|
|2-1||Find Yourself Another Fool||2:36|
|2-2||Noah Lewis Blues||4:03|
|2-6||Down In The Bottom||3:13|
|2-7||Let The Good Times Roll||3:11|
|2-8||Leave My Woman Alone||4:22|
|2-10||I'll Be Home Again Tonight||3:27|
|2-11||Mean Old Frisco||3:41|
|2-13||Come On In||2:02|
|2-15||Take Me To The Red Line||3:55|
|2-16||Cold Emotions, Frozen Hearts||4:37|
|2-17||I'll Go Crazy||2:33|
|2-19||Half The Man (Twice The Fool)||4:01|
|2-20||Time After Time||3:53|
|2-21||I Can Tell||5:11|