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The Official Bootleg Album/Ready

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All Music Guide - Keith Pettipas
The Blues Band is a virtual who's who of the British blues scene. An '80s supergroup of sorts, the band consists of Paul Jones, solo artist and former member of Manfred Mann lead vocals and harmonica ; Dave Kelly, solo artist and former member of the John Dummer Blues band lead vocals and slide guitar; Tom McGuinness, former member of Manfred Mann and McGuinness Flint lead guitar and back-up vocals; Hughie Flint, also former McGuinness Flint drums; and Gary Fletcher, formerly of Sam Apple Pie bass and backup vocals. Although formed in 1979, the band released its debut album, The Bootleg Album, in 1980 as supposedly a one-time live project. The album was originally a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Keith Pettipas
The Blues Band is a virtual who's who of the British blues scene. An '80s supergroup of sorts, the band consists of Paul Jones, solo artist and former member of Manfred Mann lead vocals and harmonica ; Dave Kelly, solo artist and former member of the John Dummer Blues band lead vocals and slide guitar; Tom McGuinness, former member of Manfred Mann and McGuinness Flint lead guitar and back-up vocals; Hughie Flint, also former McGuinness Flint drums; and Gary Fletcher, formerly of Sam Apple Pie bass and backup vocals. Although formed in 1979, the band released its debut album, The Bootleg Album, in 1980 as supposedly a one-time live project. The album was originally a private pressing, recorded live and released by the band themselves, but it sold so well it was re-released intact by Arista after signing the band to a contract. The Blues Band became so popular that they got together as a permanent unit and recorded another album in 1980 called Ready. This release is a part of BGO's reissue program of the Blues Band's original albums in the 2 on 1 CD series. This two-CD set has been remastered from original master tapes and features the original artwork of both albums and additional sleeve notes written by noted British rock writer John Tobler and bandmember Tom McGuinness detailing the history of the band and the albums. The track listing for "Ready" also contains two bonus tracks recorded live by the band. A superb package and a must for any fan of British blues music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261204974
  • Catalog Number: 497

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Talk to Me Baby (3:57)
  2. 2 Flatfoot Sam (2:58)
  3. 3 Two Bones and a Pick (3:12)
  4. 4 Someday Baby (3:23)
  5. 5 Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights) (3:35)
  6. 6 Come on In (2:04)
  7. 7 Death Letter (3:06)
  8. 8 Kelly, Dave (4:00)
  9. 9 I Don't Know (5:01)
  10. 10 Diddy Wah Diddy (2:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Twenty-Nine Ways to My Baby's Door (3:04)
  2. 2 Find Yourself Another Fool (2:37)
  3. 3 Noah Lewis Blues (4:05)
  4. 4 Hallelujah I Love Her So (4:12)
  5. 5 Treat Her Right (3:26)
  6. 6 Lonely Avenue (3:39)
  7. 7 That's All Right (4:49)
  8. 8 I'm Ready (2:43)
  9. 9 Green Stuff (3:49)
  10. 10 Hey, Hey Little Girl (2:02)
  11. 11 Can't Hold On (4:50)
  12. 12 Sus Blues (4:05)
  13. 13 The Cat (4:06)
  14. 14 Nadine (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Blues Band Primary Artist
Bob Hall Piano
Dave Kelly Vocals, Slide Guitar
Geraint Watkins Piano
Rockin' Dopsie Accordion
Gary Fletcher Bass Guitar
Hughie Flint Drums
Paul Jones Harmonica, Vocals
Tom McGuinness Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Ian Stewart Piano
Chester Zeno Washboard
Paulettes Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Sleepy John Estes Composer
Willie Mabon Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Stonebridge McGuinness Producer
Roy Head Composer
The Blues Band Composer, Producer
T-Bone Walker Composer
Blind Blake Composer
Arun Chakraverty Mastering
Richard Dodd Engineer
Gary Fletcher Composer
Son House Composer
Elmore James Composer
Paul Jones Composer
S. Lewis Composer
Tom McGuinness Composer, Liner Notes
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Lou Stonebridge Composer
Keith Breeden Original Sleeve Design
StoneBridge Composer
John Tobler Liner Notes
Walter Jacobs Composer
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