Best of The Blues Band
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’. There are also songs from the acoustic ‘Wire Less’ album and delights from a more recent Ray Charles tribute set, ‘Thank You Brother Ray‘.
This essential compilation has authoritative liner notes by Repertoire’s Chris Welch, with a new and informative interview with founding member Tom McGuinness.
It’s the best way to hear all aspects of the blues, revived, refreshed and played with authentic passion by great musicians on this newly compiled and re-mastered compilation!