Friday, March 12, 2010

Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds - - Star-Club Records


The next rarity from JANCY !

Sonny Boy Williamson was, in many ways, the ultimate blues legend. By the time of his death in 1965, he had been around long enough to have played with Robert Johnson at the start of his career and Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Robbie Robertson at the end of it. In between, he drank a lot of whiskey, hoboed around the country, had a successful radio show for 15 years, toured Europe to great acclaim and simply wrote, played and sang some of the greatest blues ever etched into black phonograph records. His delivery was sly, evil and world-weary, while his harp-playing was full of short, rhythmic bursts one minute and powerful, impassioned blowing the next. His songs were chock-full of mordant wit, with largely autobiographical lyrics that ... Read More...
Sonny Boy Williamson & the Yardbirds is a live album by Chicago blues veteran Sonny Boy Williamson II backed by English blues-rock band The Yardbirds. It was recorded in England at the Star Club in Croydon on 7 December 1963 and the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey on 8 December 1963.[1] After Williamson finished a European tour with the American Folk Blues Festival, he stayed over for a small club tour of England. There he was backed by several local rock bands, including The Animals with whom a similar live album was recorded.
Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds - - Star-Club Records

•Recording date: 1963

•Release date: 1965

Personnel
* Sonny Boy Williamson - vocal, harmonica

The Yardbirds
* Eric Clapton - guitar
* Chris Dreja - guitar
* Jim McCarty - drums
* Paul Samwell-Smith - bass
* Keith Relf - handclapping, shouting and foot-tapping
Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky. The original, mono Fontana 148b015 STL was reissued in stereo as SFJL960 and issued in the US as Mercury SR21071. This material later formed part of Sonny Boy Williamson In Europe, and Sonny Boy Williamson Live In England. Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7 and 9 (plus "The River Rhine") are also included in Clapton's Cradle: The Early Yardbirds Recordings (Evidence Music 26072), released in 1995.

TRACK LIST

1.Bye Bye Bird

2.Mister Downchild

3.23 Hours Too Long

4.Out On The Water Coast

5.Baby Don't Worry

6.Pontiac Blues

7.Take It Easy Baby

8.I Don't Care No More

9.Do The Weston *

* Instrumental.
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