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AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL LIVE IN MANCHESTER 1962 (RHYTHM & BLUES)

VARIOUS - AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL LIVE IN MANCHESTER 1962 138702
Format:
1 CD
Release:
07.02.2020
Label:
RHYTHM & BLUES
Kat.-Nr.:
138702
Barcode:
5060331752042
Manchester Free Trade Hall was host to two concerts on Sunday October 21st 1962 . The shows were promoted by Stockport-based Paddy MacKiernan under the Jazz Unlimited banner and attracted a crowd of around two thousand enthusiasts, who saw the first major concert in Britain to feature American bluesmen.

Manchester was the only UK date on the 1962 American Folk-Blues Festival tour and it was attended by blues fans from all over the country through what Paul Jones called 'the bush telegraph'.

David Williams dedicates a whole chapter to the road trip in his book The First Time We Met The Blues.

"It must have been around early September 1962 when news filtered down the grapevine_We could hardly believe that real blues artists were going to appear here in our country_were regarded somewhat like mystic gods within our circle_(Jimmy Page) realised that he would not be able to make the journey with us as he was already booked to play a gig with Neil Christian on the Saturday night_it was agreed Jim would travel up by train on the Sunday and we would find space for him in the van for the journey back overnight_Graham (Ackers) was a pretty good driver and we picked up Mick, Keith and Brian." Keith Richards remembers it differently, "Mick sometimes had the use of his parents' Triumph Herald at the weekend and I remember we went to see a big blues show in Manchester." Jimmy Page: "When David Williams told me of the impending visit of the initial American Folk-Blues Festival to England, I was keen to join the pilgrimage to Manchester.

It was not only the first time that I would actually see artists like John Lee Hooker and T-Bone Walker perform, but it was also the first time I met Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Keith Richards, who came with us on the trip." The recordings (from the Newby collection) are of excellent sound quality and were taken off air by direct line into a Tandberg reel to reel recorder.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. INTRODUCTION
  • 1.2. INTRODUCTION
  • 1.3. KANSAS CITY BLUES
  • 1.4. I'M LEAVING IN THE MORNING
  • 1.5. I'M A POOR MAN BUT A GOOD MAN
  • 1.6. EASY RIDER
  • 1.7. INTRODUCTION
  • 1.8. JUST A DREAM
  • 1.9. SITTIN' AND CRYIN' THE BLUES
  • 1.10. CALL IT STORMY MONDAY
  • 1.11. MY BABY IS NOW ON MY MIND
  • 1.12. BYE BYE BABY