The Blues Band on Repertoire Records

2019-07-10T16:12:53+00:00July 10th, 2019|

A sensation that astonished the record industry…

When the Blues Band got together in 1979, they caused a sensation that astonished both the group and the record industry. Fans flocked to hear Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and pals playing R&B with all the enthusiasm inherited from their days together with Manfred Mann in the Sixties.

The new group quickly found itself signed to a major label and this proved the start of a long career that yielded many fine albums. The original line up consisted of Paul Jones, vocals and harmonica, Tom McGuinness guitar, Dave Kelly, slide guitar, Gary Fletcher bass and Hughie Flint, later replaced by Rob Townsend on drums.

The Blues Band started with just two gigs at the ‘Bridge House’ a North London pub. Tom McGuinness recalls “After one night at the Bridge House all our phones started ringing.”

The new outfit then acquired a manager and decided to bootleg their own album putting out one thousand copies in a plain white sleeve. They numbered and signed them by hand and sold them all at gigs. It became known as the ‘Official Blues Band Bootleg Album’ to be re-issued on Repertoire CD along with many other BB classics. The group have released over 20 albums over four decades and are still going strong.

Visit their website for info and tour dates www.thebluesband.net

Available NOW on Repertoire Records

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A sensation that astonished the record industry…

When the Blues Band got together in 1979, they caused a sensation that astonished both the group and the record industry. Fans flocked to hear Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and pals playing R&B with all the enthusiasm inherited from their days together with Manfred Mann in the Sixties.

The new group quickly found itself signed to a major label and this proved the start of a long career that yielded many fine albums. The original line up consisted of Paul Jones, vocals and harmonica, Tom McGuinness guitar, Dave Kelly, slide guitar, Gary Fletcher bass and Hughie Flint, later replaced by Rob Townsend on drums.

The Blues Band started with just two gigs at the ‘Bridge House’ a North London pub. Tom McGuinness recalls “After one night at the Bridge House all our phones started ringing.”

The new outfit then acquired a manager and decided to bootleg their own album putting out one thousand copies in a plain white sleeve. They numbered and signed them by hand and sold them all at gigs. It became known as the ‘Official Blues Band Bootleg Album’ to be re-issued on Repertoire CD along with many other BB classics. The group have released over 20 albums over four decades and are still going strong.

Visit their website for info and tour dates www.thebluesband.net

Available NOW on Repertoire Records

Graham Bond – Live At the BBC & Other Stories

Live At the BBC & Other Stories

4CD (Two x 2CD Brilliant boxes in Slipcase)
Climax Blues Band – Live At the BBC: Rock Goes College

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DVD+CD (2-Disc Brilliant Box + Slipcase)
The Blues Band – Rock Goes to College – Live

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DVD & CD 2 (Brilliant Box & Slipcase)
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