Release Date: 09/13/19
THE GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUESAlexis Korner is widely regarded as the founding father of British blues. He becamewell known in the ‘60s, as his early performances and teachings were a magnet foryoung blues enthusiasts. Korner put together amplified blues outfits that spawnedthe likes of The Rolling Stones, The Pretty Things, Cream and Led Zeppelin, amongothers. He also became a familiar exponent of the idiom on the BBC.This essential LP release includes R&B from the Marquee – one of Korner’s mosticonic albums from his early days with Blues Incorporated. The long play was nota live album, nor was it cut at the Marquee as its title suggests. It was actuallytaped at Decca Records’ London studio in June 1962, produced by Jack Good andreleased that same year by Decca’s subsidiary label Ace of Clubs.In addition to the original long play, this limited collector’s edition includes 4 bonustracks from the same period. The bonus material includes the guitar instrumental“3/4 A.D.” (a collaborative recording with the legendary British folk guitarist DavyGraham), Willie Dixon’s “I’m Built for Comfort,” and two hard-to-find sides: LeadBelly’s “National Defence Blues,” and the acoustic gem “Sail On.” “Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies were the start of rhythm and bluesin UK. I learned the blues through them.” – Charlie Watts
|Label: Waxtime 500|
|Run Time: 40 mins|
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