Post a Comment. From this modest beginning Mike Vernon was eventually able to lure several 'name' Stateside blues men to 'The Supreme Record Company's' then head offices on London's Albert Embankment, for the purpose of inking a recording contract, and thereafter driving them to West Hampstead — Decca's studio complex.
Simultaneously, his was the influence which convinced some of Britain's finest home-grown exponents of the genre to follow a similar course. An intriguing collection of artifacts, its wetter of big name participants may now be appreciated through the sophisticated medium of sound which is a compact disc. The technology may be smoother these days, but the blues remain as raw as ever A few details about the contents and its protagonists wouldn't go amiss: Bom Jackson, Mississippi, on 21 st March , Otis Spann shared his parents affections with two brothers and two sisters.
Product of a musically inclined family, his father Frank Euston Spann played piano and mother Josephine was formerly a guitarist with Memphis Minnie, a top vocalist who knew a good picker when she heard one, having married another Jackson six-string resident, Joe McCoy Kansas Joe.
Mot surprisingly, Otis took to music like a duck to water, adopting piano as his chosen Instrument Largely self-taught, in later life he always acknowledged the influence Big Maceo Merriweather had upon his style.
Gaining confidence as a result of forming a small band with some other local juveniles, when he heard about a neighbourhood talent competition happening at the Alamo Theatre he entered and won — as a singer — performing Coot Davis' Four O'clock Blues. With the passing years he pursued medical studies at Jackson's Campbell College in the hope of becoming a doctor.
When not buried in textbooks, he displayed a sporting prowess at boxing and football, briefly even turning professional at the latter. Register a free business account. Product details Language: : English Product Dimensions : 5 x 5. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Fred W. Anson aka "Mr. Instead, it contains some of the guitarist's earliest work, most of it as a member of the Yardbirds playing on albums such as Five Live Yardbirds and Sonny Boy Williamson and the Yardbirds.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. This is a very cheap and easy way to pick up all the Yardbirds recorded work from when they first started to record, to when they sacked their manager, taking in all the Eric Clapton material and a good majority of Jeff Beck's.
Contained in a solid cardboard CD sized case accompanied by a hefty 42 page booklet with track by track comments by Giorgio Gomelsky their manager and Phil Cohen their engineer. The comments are detailed and provide a good insight into the Yardbirds recording process as well as a pottered history of the band. At times, Gomelsky's comments read as an apology for his actions whilst manager and there does appear as if personal acrimony at the time has been airbrushed out, but its refreshing to see an account that's not about settling scores and instead celebrating the music.
The CD's come packaged in cardboard wallets and divide the history of the band into four main parts: CD 1. Covering songs by artitst such as Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf and Chuck Berry, the Yardbirds and Eric 'Slowhand' Clapton are in imperious form, demonstrating that they were already a formidable unit. This mouthwatering team-up is a bit of a mixed bag unfortunately as between the rehearsals, which by all accounts were red hot , and the recording Sonny Boy got paraletically drunk, to take the edge of a bout of toothache , and half way through the set veered off the setlist leaving the band completely hanging.
Although they do a good job of timidly following him as best as they could, it does show. But before that the songs are very good with an excellent guitar solo from Clapton on '23 Hours Too Long'.
Inbetween you get one of the greatest live albums ever 'Five Live Yardbirds', released in This album was quite a gamble for the band as most other bands focussed on the 45 format, only using the album to compile their singles. That the Yardbirds decided to release a live album showcasing their set, was a statement of intent and quite adventurous, pre-empting the move away from singles towards the album format by a good couple of years.
That it was a barnstorming, electrifying performance by the whole band makes this one of the highlights of the collection. The Sound Of Philadelphia Vol. Home The Yardbirds Vol. Track Listing Disc 1 Titles. Someone to Love [Take 2, Backing Track]. For R. Overall Rating 0 Submissions. Log In Username or Email: Forgot your username? Password: Forgot your password? Register New customers, create your Amoeba. Its quick and easy! Don't want to register?
Feel free to make a purchase as a guest! Out on the Water Coast. I Don't Care No More. Western Arizona. Boom Boom. John Lee Hooker. Track Listing - Disc 2. Shapes of Things. What Do You Want. Someone to Love. Heart Full of Soul.
Graham Gouldman. For R. Pounds and Stomps. Jeff's Blues. Jeff Beck.Apr 11, · Eloquent boogie woogie and bone-rattling piano is heard on "Take It Easy, Baby" by one of the last surviving emigrants, Pinetop Perkins. "23 Hours Too Long" is another one of those definitive Chicago Blues tunes as performed by James Cotton. The shrill and striking notes of guitar avatar Fenton Robinson ring forth on `I Hear Some Blues Downstairs"/5(10).