Recorded in 1993, this was the Blues Band paying respects to the greats they idolised. Line-up – then, as it is today - is Paul Jones (lead vocals & harmonica), Dave Kelly (lead vocals & slide guitar), Tom McGuinness (guitars), Gary Fletcher (bass) and Rob Townsend (drums). The content is classic Blues and R&B, from artists ranging from Little Walter and Jimmy Reed through to Willie Dixon, and Bo Diddley to Ma Rainey. Highlights include: ‘I Go Crazy’ - the James Brown classic and the first song the Blues Band ever performed in public, ‘You Shook Me’ - later popularised by Led Zeppelin, Paul Jones solo reworking of the jazz standard ‘Work Song’ and ‘Fine Brown Frame’, with Jools Holland guesting. Long hard to obtain, due to a one-off deal with the original now defunct label. Includes bonus track from the ‘Homage’ sessions: ‘Mean Old World’. Expertly remastered by Jon Astley (who has worked on recordings by the Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison and many others). Booklet with detailed liner notes. Includes new quotes from the Blues Band members.
Originally released as (UK) Castle Communications, ESSCD 202, p.1993
16. Mean Old World
First released on ‘The Blues Band Box’(UK) BGO Records, BGOBBCD 1, p.2005