POP HISTORY VOL. 8      
    KGB     KGB


LINE RECORDS LICD 9.01057 O - - Germany 1991

CD Tracks:
  1. That's Alright Mama
  2. What A Stupid Thing To Do
  3. Best I Can
  4. Send Me Back To The Mines
  5. The Fool (With Strings)
  6. Another Useless Day
  7. Six Days On The Road
  8. Good Times
  9. St. Louis
10. Brother Preacher
11. Country In Harlem
12. Look Out Cleveland
13. Tears Of Rage
14. Mama Come Get Your Baby Boy
15. Memphis Streets
16. Long Gone
17. Too Much Of Nothing
18. Rocky Top (Traditional)
19. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here
20. Mama Tried
21. Lay Lady Lay
22. The Fool (With No Strings)

Guitar, Piano, Vocals – Albert Lee 
Bass, Guitar, Vocals – Chas Hodges 
Rhythm Guitar – Harvey Hinsley
Pedal Steel Guitar – BJ Cole
Piano – Matt Fisher (7)
Drums – Mick Burt 
Backing Vocals – Elaine Corlett, Larry Steele, Liza Strike, Tony Wilson (3) 

– Derek Lawrence 


Tracks originally recorded at Kingsway Studios, London between 1968 - 1970. Original mixes at Kingsway and Gold Star, Hollywood.
Remixed at Abbey Road Studios, May 1991. 

ALBERT LEE - Albert Lee

POLYDOR 2383 640 - - West Germany 1982

Side One:
1. Sweet Little Lisa *
2. Radio Girl
3. Your Boys
4. So Sad *
5. Rock'n'Roll Man

Side Two:
1. Real Wild Child
2. Boulevard
3. Pink Bedroom
4. Best I Can *
5. One Way Rider *

Produced by Rodney Crowell

Guitars: Albert Lee
Drums: Larry Londin
Bass: Emory Gordy
Rhythm Guitar: Vince Gill
Keyboards: John Hobbs except fro Bill Payne *
Piano "So Sad": Albert Lee
Trumpet: Lee Thornberg
Tenor Sax: Lon Price
Baritone Sax: Greg Smith
Background vocals: Barbara Bennett, Lynn Hartmann, Vince Gill and Albert Lee

HIDING - Albert Lee


A & M Records SP-4750 - - 1979

Promotional copy
White labbel promo

Side One:
1. Country Boy
2. Billy Tyler
3. Are You Wasting My Time
4. Now And Them It's Gonna Rain
5. On A Real Good Night

Side Two:
1. Setting Me Up
2. Ain't Livin' Long Like This
3. Hiding
4. Hotel Love
5. Come Up And See Me Anytime



MCA Records - MCA 5693 MCA Master Series- - Canada 1986

Side One:
1. T-Bird To Vegas
2. Bullish Boogie
3. Seventeenth Summer
4. Salt Creek

Side Two:
1. Arkansas Traveler

2. Cannonball
3. Romany Rye
4. Erin

Guitar, Mandolin, Piano – Albert Lee
Bass – Greg Humphrey, Sterling Ball (tracks: A3)
Drums – Chad Wackerman

Keyboards, Banjo [Synthesized], Steel Guitar – Jim Cox

Albert Lee was born on 21 December 1943 in Herefordshire, England. Growing up in Blackheath, London he began formal piano lessons at 7. In 1958, he picked up his first guitar, a Hofner President acoustic archtop. He began to learn all he could from the records of Buddy Holly and The Crickets. He quit school in 1959 to become a professional musician. A series of day jobs followed until 1961 when he joined a band that toured American airbases and London clubs.

The next few years would see Albert join a succession of bands. Between 1968 and 1970, he played in even more bands often backing American country artists on their European tours.

In 1971, he recorded a self-titled album with his current band, Heads Hands & Feet. It featured the original version of Albert’s song, “Country Boy.” The group folded, but Albert and the rest of the rhythm section signed on as studio musicians for Jerry Lee Lewis’ The London Sessions. In 1973, he began a long-association with The Crickets.

Moving to Los Angeles, he pursued session and road work for artists like Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band, and others. In 1979, Albert recorded his oft-postponed solo album, which included the definitive version of “Country Boy”.

Albert met Eric Clapton when they both played on a session for Marc Benno in January 1979. Eric invited him to join his band as second guitarist. Albert would remain with the band until March 1983.

In recent years, he has again worked with Emmylou Harris. He has toured and recorded with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings since 1998. On 3 August 2002, he was reunited with Eric for the Ferrari-Maserati Festival at Brands Hatch Racetrack. He also took part in “The Concert For George” (a tribute concert in George Harrison’s memory) on 29 November 2002 for which Eric was musical director. The men also appeared together in August 2004 at a one-off concert by The Crickets and their friends at the Los Angeles House of Blues.  Albert also participated in the 2007 Crossroads Festival in Chicago.

He can be heard on Eric’s albums Just One Night, Another Ticket, and Money & Cigarettes.


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AMEN CORNER - Amen Corner (Andy Fairweather-Low)


Side 1:
1. Lady Riga
2. Hello Susie
3. Proud Mary
4. At Last I've Found Someone To Love

Side 2:
1. Scream And Scream Again
2. Sanitation
3. Mr. Nonchalant
4. Born Upon A Cloudy Day

SPIDER JIVING - Andy Fairweather-Low

A&M RECORDS 88416-I  - - SPAIN 1974

Side One:
1. Spider Jiving
2. Drowining On Dry Land
3. Keep On Rocking
4. Same Old Story
5. I Ain't No Mountain
6. Every Day I Die

Side Two:
1. Standing On The Water
2. Mellow Down
3. Reggae Tune
4. Dancing In The Dark

Andy Fairweather Low was born in Hengoed, Wales on 2 August 1948. He came to prominence in the 1960s as the lead singer / guitarist of Amen Corner. The band formed in Wales in 1966 and moved to London in 1967. Recording for the Deram and Immediate labels, Amen Corner had several hits including “Bend Me Shape Me”, “Half As Nice” and “Gin House” (which was resurrected during Eric Clapton’s 1999 Japan Tour).

In 1970, Andy formed the band Fairweather with Dennis Bryon (drums) and Derek “Blue” Weaver (keyboards). The band had a hit single, “Natural Sinner” in July 1970 but split up in 1971. (Bryon and Weaver would go on to be in-demand session players at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida starting in the mid-70s, through their association with The Bee Gees and Ahlby Galuten).

Andy then embarked on a solo career. His best-known solo works are “Wide Eyed and Legless” and “Be Bop ‘N Holla”.

Since the 1980s, Andy has toured extensively supporting a number of artists. He first worked with Eric Clapton during the 1983 ARMS Tour and Roger Water’s “Pros & Cons Of Hitchhiking” project (along with Katie Kissoon). He recorded two albums with Bill Wyman’s ’80s band, Willie And The Poor Boys. He worked with Pete Townshend (and Katie Kissoon) on Townshend’s Psychoderelict album and tour.

In 1997, Andy signed on with The Big Town Playboys, who were the support act at the 1996 Royal Albert Hall gigs. During the summer of 1999, he and Katie Kissoon toured with Roger Waters. In 2002, he toured Europe and Asia with Roger Water’s band and has been out on the road for all subsequent tours.

Andy began working with Eric steadily in 1992. Over the years, they have appeared at numerous charity events and small gigs together. He carries the distinction of being Clapton’s longest serving second guitarist (1992 - 2003). Although Andy took part in the recording sessions for Eric’s CD, Me & Mr. Johnson, he did not sign on as part of the 2004 touring band. He did play with Eric at two charity events in the UK at the end of 2004 and again in 2006. Andy re-joined Eric’s touring band for the May 2009 concert dates.

In August 2006, Andy released his first solo album in 26 years. Entitled Sweet Soulful Music, it was produced by Glynn Johns and features the talents of bassist Dave Bronze and drummer Henry Spinetti, who are also Clapton band alumni. He also released a DVD in the UK entitled Andy Fairweather Low-Live In Concert, in 2008. In the last half of 2009, Andy embarked on a solo tour that continued into 2010.

Andy can be heard on Eric’s albums Unplugged, From The Cradle, Pilgrim, Riding With The King, Reptile, One More Car, One More Rider, Me and Mr. Johnson and Back Home. Andy took part in The Concert For George (a tribute concert in George Harrison's memory) on 29 November 2002 with Eric, who served as the evening's musical director. That concert is available on DVD and CD.


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BOBBY WHITLOCK - Bobby Whitlock

CBS 65109  - - USA 1972

Side 1:
1. Where There's a Will There's A Way - with Eric Clapton
2. Song for Paula
3. A Game Called Life
4. Country Life
5. A Day Without Jesus - with Eric Clapton

Side 2:
1. Back in My Life Again - with Eric Clapton
2. The Scenery Has Slowly Changed - with Eric Clapton
3. I'd Rather Live the Straight Life
4. Ease Your Pain
5. Back Home in England

The song 'Country Life' was performed with Derek & The Dominos during their UK Tour in August of 1970

RAW VELVET - Bobby Whitlock

ABC Dunhill Records DSX 50131 - - 1972 USA

Side 1:
  1. Tell The Truth - 3:50
  2. Bustin' My Ass - 3:35
  3. Write You A ltter - 2:28
  4. Ease Your Pain - 3:04
  5. If you ever - 3:19
  6. Hello L.A. , Bye-Bye Birmingham - 3:52

Side 2:
  1. You Came Along - 3:04
  2. Think About It - 3:09
  3. Satisfied - 3:00
  4. Dearest I Wonder - 3:50
  5. Start All Over - 3:25

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London - January 1971
Released December 1972

Track (6) -
Bobby Whitlock - rhythm guitar ,vocal [shown by a domino (2:2)]
Eric Clapton - lead guitar [shown by domino (1:1)]
"a friend" - bass
Jim Gordon - drums [shown by domino (4:4)]

Others -
Rick Vito - lead guitar
Keith Ellis bass
Don Poncher - drums
Boddy Whitlock - rhythm guitar, keyboards, vocals

OCK YOUR SOX OFF - Bobby Whitlock

CAPRICORN RECORDS 2429 139 - - 1976 USA

Side I:
1. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
2. If You Only Knew Me
3. Sweet Mother's Fun
4. The Second Time Around

Side II:
1. Brand New Song
2. Bottom Of The Bottle
3. (It's Been A) Long Long Time
4. Make It Through The Night

IT'S ABOUT TIME - Bobby Whitlock

KOCH RECORDS 324 865 - - 2000

CD Tracks:
  1. There She Goes
  2. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
  3. It's About Time
  4. A Wing And A Prayer
  5. Sold Me Down The River
  6. It's Only Midnite
  7. Standin' In The Rain
  8. Born To Sing The Blues
  9. High On You
10. Bell Bottom Blues
11. Ghost Driver
12. I Love You


 - - 2013

CD Tracks:
  1. Got to Get Better (Live)
  2. Anyday (Live)
  3. Why Does Love Got to Be so Sad? (Live)
  4. Nobody Knows (Live)
  5. Keep On Growing (Live)
  6. River of Life (Live)
  7. Devil Blues (Live)

  8. It's Not the End of the World (Live)
  9. Little Wing (Live)
10. John the Revelator (Live)
11. Tell the Truth (Live)

Bobby Whitlock was raised in Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. By the time he was a teenager, he was playing on sessions at the legendary Stax Studios. He holds the distinction of being the first white artist signed to the Stax / Volt label. He is probably best known as a member of Derek & The Dominos, with Eric Clapton.

Delaney & Bonnie asked Bobby to join their band after seeing him in a Memphis club. He met Eric when Delaney & Bonnie & Friends opened for Blind Faith on their American Tour. He and other members of the Friends played on Eric’s first solo album.

After the Friends split, Bobby became part of Eric’s new band, Derek & The Dominos. Before recording their own album, the band played on sessions for George Harrison’s album, All Things Must Pass. He co-wrote several songs with Eric that appear on the classic album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. On the album, he is featured on vocals (most notably “Thorn Tree In The Garden”) and played organ, piano and acoustic guitar.

Backed by the rest of the Dominos, George Harrison, and Bobby Keys prior to the ill-fated sessions for The Dominos’ second album, he recorded his first solo album, Bobby Whitlock. It was followed by three more, including Raw Velvet , which featured Duane Allman on one track.

After his 1976 album, Rock Your Sox Off, Bobby was inactive in the music industry until 1999. In that year, he released an album entitled, It’s About Time.

In 2001, he appeared with Eric in a guest slot on Jools Holland’s UK TV show, Later With Jools Holland. He released another solo album in 2001 and has been performing occasional gigs in the US.

In an April 2006 interview with The Tennessean, Bobby spoke of finally finishing a song he began writing with Eric in 1971: “That day, my wife and I watched a program about Dr. Phil. Phil said we should all take a day where we don’t expect anything of ourselves. I told (wife and musical collaborator) CoCo, I’m going to have myself a Dr. Phil day. I sat down at the piano and this song poured out like water pouring off of a rock.” The song was “Dear Veronica”, one that Bobby and Eric had worked on in May 1971 while working on the Domino’s second album. At the time, Eric wanted to write a song about Hollywood actress Veronica Lake. Bobby continued. “I have carried the seed of that song around all these years. When I sat down at the piano, the complete song came out. I sent it to Eric to get his approval, and he said, ‘I’d forgotten about that song. Congratulations.’ So I started out the year with a brand new Bobby Whitlock / Eric Clapton song.”

Bobby's autobiography, Bobby Whitlock: A Rock 'N' Roll Autobiography, was published in early 2011 by McFarland.



THUNDER BOLT THBL 050  - - Made in USA 1969

Side One:
1. Get Ourselves Together
2. Someday
3. Ghetto
4. When The Battle Is Over
5. Dirty Old Man

Side Two:
1. Love Ne A Little Bit Longer
2. I Can't Take It Much Longer
3. Do Right Woman
4. Soldiers Of The Cross
5. Gift Of Love

Jim Price - trumpet & trombone
Bobby Whitlock - organ
Bob Keys - saxophone
Jerry McGee - guitar
Jim Keltner - drums
Carl Radle - bass guitar
Leon Russell - guitar & piano
Rita Coolidge - chorus


ATLANTIC HATS 421-58  - - Made in SPAIN 1970

Side One:
1. Hard Luck And Troubles
2. God Knows I Love You
3. Lay Down My Burden
4. Medley
- Come On In My Kitchen
- Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
- Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
5. The Love Of My Man
6. They Call It Rock & Roll Music

Side Two:
1. Soul Shake
2. Miss Ann
3. Alone Together
4. Living On The Open Road
5. Let Me Be Your Man
6. Free The People

Ben Bernay - lead guitar
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Jerry Jumonville - alto sax
Frank Mayes - tenor sax
Darrell Leonard - trumpet & trombone
Jim Gordon - piano & organ
Kenny Gradney - bass
Chuck Morgan - drums

D & B TOGETHER - Delaney & Bonnie

COLUMBIA KC 31377  - - Made in USA 1972

Side One:
Side One:
1. Only You Know And I Know
2. Wade In The River Jordan
3. Sound Of The City
4. Well Well
5. I Know How It Feels To Be Lonely
6. Comin' Home

Side Two:
1. Move 'Em Out
2. Big Change Comin'
3. A Good Thing (I'm On Fire)
4. Groupie (Superstar)
5. I Know Something Good About You
6. Country Life

GENESIS - Delaney & Bonnie

GNP CRESCENDO GNPS 2054  - - Made in USA 1971

Side One:
1. What The World Needs Now
2. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. Tomorrow Never Comes
5. I Can't Take It Much Longer
6. I've Got A Woman

Side Two:
1. Lonely Me
2. Without Your Love
3. Better Man Than Me
4. Liverpool Lou
5. You Never Looked Sweeter
6. You Have No Choice


Delaney Bramlett was born on 1 July 1939 in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He died in Los Angeles, at age 69 on 27 December 2008 following complications from gall bladder surgery. Not only an accomplished singer and musician, he was also a successful songwriter working with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, J.J. Cale, Leon Russell, and more.

After a stint in the U.S. Navy, he moved to Los Angeles where he established himself as a singer / songwriter. Delaney Bramlett wrote with fellow musicians Joey Cooper, Mac Davis and Jackie DeShannon and became a regular on the US TV Show, “Shindig” as member of the show’s houseband, The Shindogs. Another member of The Shindogs was Billy Preston. During this time, Bramlett also worked with J.J. Cale and Leon Russell and released some unsuccessful solo singles.

In 1967, he married Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell after knowing each other for only 7 days. They were first signed as a duo to Stax Records, but they expanded the lineup and became known as Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. It was the strength of their second album, “Accept No Substitute” (produced by Leon Russell and Duck Dunn) that landed them the support act gig for Blind Faith’s US Tour. It was during this time that the Bramletts became friends and mentors to Eric Clapton.

Delaney Bramlett encouraged Eric Clapton to develop his singing voice. Delaney also produced and co-wrote songs for Eric’s self-titled debut album in 1970. Due to contractual issues, he relinquished the writing credit to his wife, Bonnie, but this move kept the royalties from the "Eric Clapton" album within the family.

In the ensuing years, he has written and produced tracks for artists as diverse as Etta James, Elvin Bishop, the Staple Singers, J.J. Cale, John Hammond, Leon Russell and others. He also worked with John Lennon, George Harrison, Duane Allman, David Mason, Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Preston.

Delaney continued to work from his home studio outside of Los Angeles until his death in 2008. In 1998, Delaney released a studio album entitled “Sounds From Home” and followed it up with "A New Kind of Blues" released shortly before his death.


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Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell was born on 8 November 1944 in Acton, Illinois. She spent most of her childhood in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Bonnie quit school at 14 and launched her music career by singing in East St. Louis R&B bars. During this time, she worked with other local musicians, Albert King and Little Milton and jazz luminaries like Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and Maynard Ferguson. At 15, she became an “Ikette” touring with Ike & Tina Turner. Bonnie entered musical history for the first time as she was the first white female singer to join the band.

In 1967, Bonnie moved to Los Angeles. Shortly after her arrival, she met musician Delaney Bramlett. They married after knowing each other only 7 days. Signed as a duo to Stax Records, they moved to Memphis, Tennessee to record. Their first album for the label was “Delaney & Bonnie: Home”.

Expanding their band, it evolved into Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. In 1969, they were selected as the opening act for Blind Faith’s U.S. Tour. It was during this time, Eric Clapton befriended the Bramletts. Eric Clapton would sign on as a “Friend” for a time (as did George Harrison), recording the classic live album, “Delaney & Bonnie: On Tour With Eric Clapton.”

After she and Delaney divorced in 1973, Bonnie Bramlett recorded several solo albums and still later, she returned to her gospel roots. Bonnie has toured and worked as a backing vocalist for Stephen Stills, the Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Jimmy Buffet, and others.

Relocating once again to Los Angeles, she launched an acting career using the name "Bonnie Sheridan". She appeared in a guest-starring role on the U.S. TV series, “Fame”. This lead to a role in the Oliver Stone film, “The Doors.” In 1991 and 1992, she was a cast member on the hit U.S. TV series, "Roseanne", which starred comedienne Roseanne Barr.

A resident of Nashville since 1999, she has once again embarked on a recording career. In recent years, she's released the solo albums “I’m Still The Same” and "Beautiful" as well as a cd of greatest hits, "Piece of My Heart." She also performs and records with the Mr. Groove Band. Session work includes Buddy Guy (Skin Deep), Klaus Voorman (The Sideman's Journey), Charlie Daniels (Signed, Sealed, Delivered),


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DON'T WORRY, MA - Felix Pappalardi


A & M AMLH 64729 - - 1979  

Side One:
1. Bring It With You When You Come
As The Years Go Passing By
Railroad Angels
High Heel Sneakers

Side Two:
The Water Is Wide
2. Sunshine Of Your Love
Caught A Fever
White Boy Blues
5. Farmer's Daughter

Felix A. Pappalardi Jr. (December 30, 1939 – April 17, 1983) was an American music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist. He is best known to the public as the bassist and vocalist of the band Mountain, whose song "Mississippi Queen" peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has become a classic rock radio staple. Originating in the eclectic music scene in New York's Greenwich Village, he became closely attached to the British power trio Cream, writing, arranging, and producing for their second album Disraeli Gears. As a producer for Atlantic Records, he worked on several projects with guitarist Leslie West; in 1969 their partnership evolved into the band Mountain. The band lasted less than five years, but their work influenced the first generation of heavy metal and hard rock music. Pappalardi continued to work as a producer, session musician, and songwriter until he was shot and killed by his wife Gail Collins in 1983.


GINGER BAKER'S AIR FORCE 2 - Ginger Baker's Air Force


RSO ROTATION 2428 702 - Germany 1970 -  

Seite 1:
1. Let Me Ride
Sweet Wine
Do U No Hu Yor Phrenz R?
We Free Kings

Seite 2:
I Don't Want To Go On Without You
12 Gates Of The City

POP HISTORY VOL. 8 - Ginger Baker

POLYDOR 24 78  009/010 - SPAIN  - 1971 -  

Cara 1:
1. Sweet Wine
2. Passing The Time
3. Sunshine Of Your Love
4. Twelve Gates Of The City
5. Doin' It

Cara 2:
1. Man Of Constant Sorrow
2. Blue Condition
3. We Free Kings
4. Today

Cara 3:
1. Toad (Full 13 Minute Version)
2. What A Bringdown
3. Let Me Ride

Cara 4:
1. Do What You Like (Full Near 12 Minute Version)
2. I'm So Glad

POP GIANTS VOL. 10 - Ginger Baker


Side 1:
1. Toad
2. I'm So Glad

Side 2:
1. Passing The Time
2. Doin' It

3. Blue Condition
4. We Free Kings
5. What A Bringdown


POLYDOR PD 3504 -  USA - 1972 -  

Side One:
1. Let Me Ride
2. Had To Cry Today
3. I Don't Want To Go On Without You

Side Two:
1. Do What You Like

Side Three:
1. Da Da Man
2. Sweet Wine
3. Well All Right 

Side Four:
1. Can't Find My Way Home
2. Aiko Biaye

POP HISTORY VOL. 17 - Ginger Baker's Air Force

POLYDOR 24 78 023/024 -  - Made in SPAIN 1970

Disc 1
Side One:
1. I Don't Care
2. You Look Like You Could Use A Rest
3. I Don' Want To Go On Without

Side Two:
1. Early In The Morning
2. Do U No Hu Yor Phrenz R?
3. You Wouldh't Believe It

Disc 2
Side One:
1. Caribbean Soup
2. Today
3. 12 Gates Of The City
4. Sweet Wine

Side Two:
1. Da Da Man
2. Aiko Biaye

Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker was born in Lewisham, South London on 19 August 1939. Raised by his mother and aunt, he trained and competed as a racing cyclist as a teen, with hopes of turning professional. His first instrument was the trumpet but he would make his mark on the world as a drummer.

At age 16, he left home to tour with the Storyville Jazzmen. His reputation as a drummer grew and he played with a progression of bands including Acker Bilk, Terry Lightfoot, Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc. (where he replaced Charlie Watts on drums) and Graham Bond Organization (with Jack Bruce). While both men were in the Graham Bond Organization, they recorded one album, The Sound of ‘65.

Ginger Baker first joined forces with Eric Clapton in Cream. Along with bassist Jack Bruce, the power trio broke new musical ground. They became revered for their extended, improvisatory solos on their respective instruments. He composed several songs while in Cream, including “Toad”, which features only Ginger on his elaborate drum kit.

After Cream disbanded in late 1968, Baker formed Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Rick Grech. Blind Faith folded after one album and a US Tour in 1969.

He then formed Ginger Baker’s Air Force and released two albums. The Air Force featured as many three permanent drummers at a time.

Ginger moved to Nigeria in 1971 and built West Africa’s first 16-track recording studio. In 1974, he formed Baker-Gurvitz Army, which played jazz-fueled rock. They disbanded in 1977.

In the 1980s, he moved to Italy’s Tuscany region where he set up a drum school and established a successful olive farming business. He also kicked a 21-year heroin addiction. He would continue to release recordings including Horses and Trees (1986), Middle Passage (1990), Going Back Home (1994) and Coward of the County (1999).

Ginger can be heard in an un-credited appearance on the Public Image Limited recording, Album. He released a few jazz-influenced solo albums and joined up with the Masters of Reality in 1991 for their album Sunrise Of The Sufferbus.

Ginger Baker joined Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce on stage in 1993 when Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. They performed a few songs at the induction ceremony in Los Angeles.

At Jack Bruce’s 50th Birthday Party in 1993, Ginger jammed with Bruce and Gary Moore (of Thin Lizzy). This led to the formation of the group Baker-Bruce-Moore (BBM). They released one album, Around The Next Dream, in 1994.

Throughout the 1990s, Baker was based in Parker, Colorado (U.S.), where he also raised polo ponies. He moved to South Africa in April 1999, where he still resides. He is now a recognized expert on the sport of polo. Until 1999, he also toured and recorded with his jazz band, the Ginger Baker Trio.

Ginger Baker once again teamed up with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce for four Cream reunion concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 2, 3, 5 and 6 May 2005. Three additional concerts took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on 24, 25 and 26 October 2005. The London concerts were filmed and recorded and released on DVD and CD.

Ginger's autobiography - Hellraiser - is slated for publication on 5 October 2009 (John Blake Publishing Ltd).


POLYDOR 424 629-1 - - SPAIN 

Side 1:
1. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
2. Theme For An Imaginary Western
3. Tickets To Waterfalls
4. Weird Of Hermiston
5. Rope Ladder To The Moon

Side 2:
1. The Ministry Of Bag
2. He The Richmond
3. Boston Ball Game, 1967
4. To Isengard
5. The Clearout

POLYDOR 065 603-2 -

CD Tracks:
  1. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
  2. Theme For An Imaginary Western
  3. Tickets To Waterfalls
  4. Weird Of Hermiston
  5. Rope Ladder To The Moon
  6. The Ministry Of Bag
  7. He The Richmond
  8. Boston Ball Game, 1967
  9. To Isengard
10. The Clearout
11. Ministry Of Bag (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
12. Weird Of Hermiston (Alternate Mix -  Previously Unreleased)
13. The Clearout (Alternate Mix -  Previously Unreleased)
14. Ministry Of Bag (Alternate Mix -  Previously Unreleased)


EPIC 465692 1 - - SPAIN 1989

Side 1:
1. Life On Earth
2. Make Love
3. No Surrender
4. Flying
5. Hey Now Princess
6. Blues You Can't Lose

Side 2:
1. Obsession
2. Kwela
3. Let Me Be
4. Only Playing Games
5. A Question Of Time

EPIC 465692 2 -

CD Tracks:
  1. Life On Earth
  2. Make Love
  3. No Surrender
  4. Flying
  5. Hey Now Princess
  6. Blues You Can't Lose
  7. Obsession
  8. Kwela
  9. Let Me Be
10. Only Playing Games
11. A Question Of Time
Bonus Track:
12. Grease The Wheels

WILLPOWER A Twenty Year Retrospective Jack Bruce

Polydor 422-837806-1 - - 1989

Side One
1, Willpower(Bruce/Brown) - 4:14
2. As You Said (Bruce/Brown) - 4:19
3. White Room (Bruce/Brown) - 4:57
4. Rope Ladder To The Moon (Bruce/Brown) - 2:51

Side Two
1. Theme For An Imaginary Western (Bruce/Brown) - 3:26
2. Never Tell You Mother She's Out Of Tune (Bruce/Brown) - 3:38
3. Can You Follow? (Bruce/Brown) - 1:32
4. Morning Story (Bruce/brown) - 4:53
5. Folk Song (Bruce/Brown) - 4:15

Side Three
1. Keep In Down (Bruce/Brown) - 3:44
2. Pieces Of Mind (Bruce/Brown) - 5:37
3. Whitout A Word (Bruce/Brown) - 5:20
4. How's Tricks (Bruce/Brown) - 4:09

Side Four
1. Jet Set Jewel (Bruce/Brown) - 5:20
2. Mickey The Fiddler (Bruce/Hart) - 5:21
3. The Best Is Still To Come (Bruce/Brown) - 4:09
4. Ships In The Night (Bruce/Brown) - 5:15

Polydor 837 806-2 -

CD Tracks:
  1, Willpower(Bruce/Brown) - 4:14
  2. As You Said (Bruce/Brown) - 4:19
  3. White Room (Bruce/Brown) - 4:57
  4. Rope Ladder To The Moon (Bruce/Brown) - 2:51
  5. Theme For An Imaginary Western (Bruce/Brown) - 3:26
  6. Never Tell You Mother She's Out Of Tune (Bruce/Brown) - 3:38
  7. Can You Follow? (Bruce/Brown) - 1:32
  8. Morning Story (Bruce/brown) - 4:53
  9. Folk Song (Bruce/Brown) - 4:15
10. Keep In Down (Bruce/Brown) - 3:44
11. Pieces Of Mind (Bruce/Brown) - 5:37
12. Whitout A Word (Bruce/Brown) - 5:20
13. How's Tricks (Bruce/Brown) - 4:09
14. Jet Set Jewel (Bruce/Brown) - 5:20
15. Mickey The Fiddler (Bruce/Hart) - 5:21
16. The Best Is Still To Come (Bruce/Brown) - 4:09
17. Ships In The Night (Bruce/Brown) - 5:15


CMP Records 44351 10012 · - 1993

CD tracks
1. Waiting On A Word (Bruce/Brown) 3:52 
2. Willpower (Bruce/Brown) 4:26 
3. Ships In The Night (Bruce/Brown) 5:20 
4. Peaces On The East (Bruce/Brown) 4:55
5. Close Enough For Love (Bruce) 5:51
6. G. B. Dawn Blues (Bruce Brown) 2:41
7. Criminality (Bruce/Brown) 5:05
8. Childsong (Bruce/Brown/Hymas) 5:06
9. FM (Bruce) 3:33


Sanctuary Records · - 2001

CD tracks
  1. Out Into the Fields (Bruce/Brown;West Laing) 
  2. 52nd Street (Bruce/Hanrahan) 
  3. Heart Quake (Bruce/Brown) 
  4. Boston Ball Game 1967 (Bruce/Brown) 
  5. This Anger's a Liar (Bruce/Hanrahan) 
  6. Sunshine of Your Love (Bruce/Brown/Clapton) 
  7. Directions Home (Bruce/Hanrahan) 
  8. Milonga (Bruce/Hanrahan) 
  9. Dancing On Air (Bruce/Brown) 
10. Windowless Rooms (Bruce/Hanrahan) 
11. Dark Heart (Bruce/Hanrahan) 
12. Mr Flesh (Bruce/Hanrahan/Reid) 
13. He The Richmond (Bruce/Brown) 
14. White Room (Bruce/Brown) 
15. Surge (Bruce/Hanrahan) 

JACK BRUCE: Vocals/piano/bass/accoustic guitar

Eric Clapton: guitar/vocal (6, 14) 
Dr John: piano/organ (5, 10) 
Gary Moore: guitar (3, 11) 
Changuito Luis Quintana: congas/quinto/timbales (2, 6, 14) 
Vernon Reid Guitar: (1, 2, 5, 10, 12, 13)

MUSICIANS: Alfredo Triff: violin (1, 7, 8, 14) 
Malcolm Bruce: Guitar/synth (14) 
Milton Cardona: congas (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14) 
Richie Flores: congas (4, 6, 14) 
Robbie Ameen: drums (all tracks) 
El Negro Horacio Hernandez: drums (all tracks) 
Andy Gonzalez: bass (4, 6) 
Jimmy McDonald: accordion (11) 
Pirro Rodriguez: trumpet (4)
Miguel Xenon: alto sax (4) 
Mario Rivera: tenor sax (4) 
Papo Vasquez: trombone(4)

Recorded and mixed by John Fausty assisted by Dick Kondas. 
Recorded at Sorcerer Sound, Soundtracks and RPM Studios New York 
City and Olympic Studios, London between November 1999 and 
December 2000. Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling-Sound New York City.
Music arranged by Jack Bruce
Produced by Kip Hanrahan and Jack Bruce
Executive Producers: Margrit Seyffer & Mark Saxon 


Sanctuary Records SANCD 211· - 2003

CD tracks:
  1. So They Invented Race
  2. Follow The Fire
  3. Kelly's Blues
  4. We're Going Wrong
  5. Bizniz
  6. Progress
  7. I Feel Free
  8. Ricin (Daylight Gathering)
  9. The Night That Once Was Mine
10. Milonga Too
11. Cold Island (For Cozy Powell)
12. Uh, Oh!
13. Politician
14. Lost In The City (Jam Mix)


CMP Records CMP CD 1005 - - 1993

Double CD release of sections of two live performances given on November 2nd and 3rd 1993 in Cologne, Germany, to celebrate Bruce's 50th birthday.

Disc one:

  1.Can You Follow? (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce) – 1:56
        Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
  2.Running Through Our Hands (Brown, Bruce, Janet Godfrey) – 4:13
        Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
        Gary Husband – keyboards
  3. Over the Cliff (Bruce, Jerry Goldsmith) – 3:46
        Jack Bruce – bass
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Ginger Baker – drums
  4. Statues (Bruce) – 7:37
        Jack Bruce – bass
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Ginger Baker – drums
  5. First Time I Met the Blues (Eurreal Montgomery) – 4:47
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Ginger Baker – drums
  6. Smiles & Grins (Bruce, Brown) – 9:48
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass, piano
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Art Themen – saxophone
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
        Malcolm Bruce – synthesizer
        Gary Husband – drums
  7. Bird Alone (Bruce, Brown) – 9:56
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ, piano
        Gary Husband – drums
  8. Neighbor, Neighbor(Alton, J.Valler) – 5:32
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Art Themen – saxophone
        Henry Lowther – trumpet
        John Mumford – trombone
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
        Simon Phillips – drums
  9. Born Under a Bad Sign (William Bell, Booker T. Jones) – 6:17
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Art Themen – saxophone
        Henry Lowther – trumpet
        John Mumford – trombone
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
        Jonas Bruce – piano
        Simon Phillips – drums

Disc two:

  1. Ships in the Night (Brown, Bruce) – 5:20
        Jack Bruce – vocals
        Maggy Reilly – vocals
        Clem Clempson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
        Malcolm Bruce – acoustic guitar
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
        Gary Husband – piano
        François Garny – bass
        Simon Phillips – drums
  2. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune (Brown, Bruce) – 4:19
        Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Art Themen – saxophone
        Henry Lowther – trumpet
        John Mumford – trombone
        François Garny – bass
        Simon Phillips – drums
  3. Theme for an Imaginary Western song review (Brown, Bruce) – 6:00
        Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
        François Garny – bass
        Simon Phillips – drums
  4. Golden Days (Bruce) – 5:38
        Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
        Gary "Mudbone" Cooper – vocals
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
        François Garny – bass
        Simon Phillips – drums
  5. Life on Earth (Bruce) – 5:21
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Gary Moore – guitar
        Simon Phillips – drums
  6. N.S.U. (Bruce) – 6:29
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Gary Moore – guitar
        Ginger Baker – drums
  7. Sitting on Top of the World (Lonnie Chatmon, Walter Vinson) – 6:52
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Gary Moore – guitar
        Ginger Baker – drums
  8. Politician (Brown, Bruce) – 5:39
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Pete Brown – vocals
        Gary Moore – guitar
        Ginger Baker – drums
  9. Spoonful (Willie Dixon) – 9:13
        Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
        Gary Moore – guitar
        Ginger Baker – drums
10. Sunshine of Your Love (Brown, Bruce, Eric Clapton) – 8:07
        Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
        Gary "Mudbone" Cooper – vocals
        Clem Clempson – guitar
        Malcolm Bruce – acoustic guitar
        Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
        Art Themen – saxophone
        Henry Lowther – trumpet
        John Mumford – trombone
        Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
        Jonas Bruce – synthesizer
        François Garny – bass
        Ginger Baker – drums
        Simon Phillips – drums
        Pete Brown – percussion


Castle Comunications CCSCD 326 · - 1992

CD tracks:
  1. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
  2. Swlabr
  3. White Room
  4. Politician
  5. As You Said
  6. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
  7. Theme For An Imaginary Western
  8. Tickets To Waterfalls
  9. Spoonful
10. Weird Of Hermiston
11. Rope Ladder To The Moon
12. He The Richmond
13. The Clearout
14. I Feel Free
15. Folk Song
16. Golden Days
17. Running Thouugh Our Hands
18. Keep It Down
19. Keep On Wondering
20. Sunshine Of Your Love

POP GIANTS VOL. 14 - Jack Bruce


Side One:
1. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
2. Over The Cliff
3. HCKHH Blues
4. We're Going Wrong
5. Theme For An Imaginary Western

Side Two:
1. Things We Like
2. Statues
3. White Room
4. Traintime

POP HISTORY VOL. 15 - Jack Bruce

POLYDOR 24 78 021/022 - - SPAIN - 1972

Side One:
1. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
2, As You Said
3. Doin' That Scrapyard Thing
4. We're Going Wrong
5. White Room
6. Theme For An Imaginary Western

Side Two:
1. Over The Cliff
2. The Night This Song
3. Once I Loved
4. Hckhh  Blues

Side Three:
1. To Whom It May Concern-Them
2. Statues
3. Things We Like
4. Allah Be Praised

Side Four:
1. N.S.U.
2. Dance The Night Away
3. Traintime

POP HISTORY VOL. 17 - Jack Bruce

POLYDOR 2668 004 - - GERMANY - 1970

Side One:
1. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
2, As You Said
3. Doin' That Scrapyard Thing
4. We're Going Wrong
5. White Room
6. Theme For An Imaginary Western

Side Two:
1. Over The Cliff
2. The Night This Song
3. Once I Loved
4. Hckhh  Blues

Side Three:
1. To Whom It May Concern-Them
2. Statues
3. Things We Like
4. Allah Be Praised

Side Four:
1. N.S.U.
2. Dance The Night Away
3. Traintime

Jack Bruce was born on 14 May 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland. A singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, he was best known for his groundbreaking work on electric bass, especially within Cream. He passed away at age 71 on 25 October 2014.

During his early years, his parents travelled extensively. He attended over 14 different schools before his ended at age 17 when he left the Royal Scottish College of Music. There, he had studied cello and composition.

Traveling to Italy and England, he played bass in a succession of jazz and dance bands. In 1962, he joined Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc. At the time, Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) was the drummer. In 1963, he left to form the Graham Bond Organization with Graham Bond, Ginger Baker and John McLaughlin. Dick Heckstall-Smith later joined the outfit. Bruce left after three years due to a personality conflict with Ginger Baker.

Bruce then signed on briefly with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, where he first met and worked with Eric Clapton. After the Bluesbreakers, Jack played with Manfred Mann.

In 1966, he formed Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, despite his acrimonious relationship with the latter. The the trio went on to create the concept of modern rock music. Jack wrote and sang the majority of the band’s songs. The band has sold more than 35,000,000 albums and were awarded the first-ever platinum disc for Wheels of Fire.

After Cream split up in November 1968, Bruce began recording solo works, including Songs For A Tailor. In the suceeding years, he joined or fronted several bands including Lifetime (with John McLaughlin, Tony Williams, and Larry Young), West, Bruce & Laing (with Leslie West and Corky Laing) and Baker Bruce & Moore (with Ginger Baker and Gary Moore). Jack would occasionally accept session work for artists like Lou Reed (Berlin) and Frank Zappa (Apostrophe). In 1997 and 1998 he joined Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band where he worked with Gary Brooker, Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren, Dave Edmunds and others. Jack Bruce continues to tour and record as a solo act. Jack’s most recent album is More Jack Than God (2003 / Sanctuary Records). In 2008, a 6-CD career retrospective, Can You Follow, was released in Europe.

In 1992, Eric Clapton joined Bruce in the studio. The session resulted in two tracks, “Willpower” and “Ships In the Night”. They can be found on Bruce’s 1992 solo album Something Else as well as his career retrospective, Willpower. In 2001, they re-recorded “White Room” and “Sunshine Of Your Love” from their Cream-days for Bruce’s album, Shadows In The Air.

Jack Bruce was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993 with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker for their pioneering work in Cream. They performed a short set at the induction ceremony in Los Angeles. Cream reunited for five shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 2005. Three additional concerts took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on 24, 25 and 26 October 2005.

Bruce's authorized biography - Jack Bruce: Composing Himself - was published in 2010 by Jawbone Press. Written by Harry Shapiro, it has a foreword by Eric Clapton.

Jack Bruce's family announced the legendary bass player's death on the musician's website,, on 25 October 2014. It read "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad and all around legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

TURN IT OVER - The Tony Williams Lifetime (Jack Bruce)

POLYDOR 24 25 019 - - SPAIN 1973

Side A:
1. To Whom It May Concern - Them
2. To Whom It May Concern - Us
3. This Night This song
4. Big Nick
5. Right On

Side B:
1. Once I Loved
2. Vuelta Abajo
3. A Famous Blues
4. Allah Be Praised

Tony Williams
Johnny McLaughlin
Khalib Yashin (Larry Young)
Jack Bruce

WHATEVER TURN YOU ON - West, Bruce & Laing (Jack Bruce)

RSO 23 94 107 - - SPAIN 1973

Side 1:
1. Back Fire
2. Token
3. Sifting sand
4. November Song

Side 2:
1. Rock And Roll Machine
2. Scotch Krotch
3. Slow Blues
4. Dirty Shoes
5. Like A Plate

Jack Bruce - bass & vocals
Leslie West - guitar
Corki Laing - drums

WHY DONTCHA - West, Bruce & Laing (Jack Bruce)


POLYDOR 23 94 101 - - SPAIN 1973

Side 1:
1. Why Dontcha
2. Out Into The Fields
3. The Doctor
4. Turn Me Over
5. Third Degree

Side 2:
1. Shake Ma Thing (Rollin Jack)

2. While You Sleep
3. Pleasure
4. Love Is Worth The Blues
5. Pollution Woman

- Graham Bond Organisation (Jack Bruce - Ginger Baker)

CARLY RECORDS 77-CH14 (CR300017) - - Made in SPAIN 1977

Recorded at Klook's Kleek Club, London - October 1964

Side 1:
1. Wade In The Water
2. Big Boss Man
3. Early In The Morning
4. Person To Person Blues
5. Spanish Blues

Side 2:
1. Introduction by Dick Jordan
2. The First Time I Met The Blues
3. Stormy Monday
4. Train Time
5. What 'D I Say

Graham Bond - Organ, Alto Sax & Vocals
Jack Bruce - Bass Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
Ginger Baker - Drums
Dick Keckstall-Smith - Tenor Sax

- (BBM - Bruce / Baker / Moore)

VIRGIN RECORDS 7243 8 39728 2 1 - -1994

CD Tracks:
  1. Waiting In The Wings
  2. City Of Gold
  3. Where In The World
  4. Can't Fool The Blues
  5. High Cost Of Loving
  6. Glory Days
  7. Why Does Love (Have To Go Wrong?)
  8. Naked Flame
  9. I Wonder Why (Are You So Mean to Me?)
10. Wrong Side Of Town

OH HOW WE DANCED - Jim Capaldi

ISLAND RECORDS 86 031 1 - - SPAIN - 1972

Side One:
1. Eve
2. Big Thirst
3. Love Is All You Can Try
4. Last Day Of Dawn

Side Two:
1. Don't Be A Hero
2. Open Your Heart
3. How Much Can A Man Really Take?
4. Oh, How We Danced

Produced by Jim Capaldi and Chris Blackwell


ISLAND RECORDS 88010-1 - - SPAIN - 1974

Side One:
1. It's All Right
2. Whale Meat Again
3. Yellow Sun
4. I've Got So Much Lovin'

Side Two:
1. Low Rider
2. My Brother
3. Summer Is Fading

Produced by Jim Capaldi

See label Side 1. ERRORRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ISLAND RECORDS 6396 045 - - FRANCE - 1975

Side One:
1. Goodbye Love
2. It's All Up To You
3. Love Hurts
4. Johnny Too Bad
5. Short Cut Draw Blood

Side Two:
1. Living On A Marble
2. Boy With A Problem
3. Keep On Trying
4. Seagull



POLYDOR 23 83 490 - - SPAIN 1978

Side One:
1. Dirty Business
2. Sealed With A Kiss
3. Daughter Of The Night
4. You Burn Me
5. Game Of Love

Sde Two:
1. The Contender
2. Elixir Of Life
3. Short Ends
4. Hunger And Greed


RSO  RS-1-3050 - - USA 1979

Side One:
1. Shoe Shine
2. Hotel Blues
3. White Jungle Lady
4. Tabitha
5. Time

Side Two:
1. Electric Nights
2. Wild Dogs
3. 1890
4. Wild Geese


CARRERE CAR 00009 - - SPAIN 1980

Side One:
1. Hold On To Your Love
2. Take Me How You Find Me Girl
3. The Sweet Smell Of Success
4. Every Man Must March To The Beat Of His Own Drum

Side Two:
1. Tonight
2. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
3. Fortune And Fame
4. Man With No Country
5. Going Home

Backing Vocals – Jim Capaldi, The Voice Squad
– Jim Capaldi
Drums – Rob Mason (B3)
– Pete Bonas
Bass – Pete Bonas (A2/B2/B3), Alan Spenner (A1), Mick Feat (A3), Bren Forbes (A4/B1/B4)
Rhythm Guitar – Fruit Hill (B3)

Horn, Flute
– Mel Collins
– Chris Parren
– Jim Capaldi, Ray Allen

FIERCE HEART - Jim Capaldi

WEA 25-0057-1 - - GERMANY - 1983

Side One:
1. Tonight You're Mine
2. Living On The Edge
3. Bad Breaks
4. Runaway
5. Back At My Place

Side Two:
1. That's Love
2. I'll Always Be Your Fool
3. Don't Let Them Control You
4. Gifts Of Unknown Things

Produced by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi

- Jim Capaldi

ISLAND RECORDS - 209 439 5C - - SPAIN 1988

Side A:
1. Something So Strong (M. Leeson/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:44
2. Love Used To Be A Friend Of Mind (J. Capaldi/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:13
3. Dancing On The Highway (J. Capaldi/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:27
4. Some Come Running (J. Capaldi/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:20

Side B:
1. Voices In The Night (M. Leason/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 5:24
2. You Are The One (J. Capaldi/C. Parren) - 4:45
3. Take Me Home (J. Capaldi/C. Thompson/A. Quinta) - 4:20
4. Oh Lord, Why Lord (P. Trim/M. Bouchety) - 4:24 


1. Something So Strong (M. Leeson/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:44
2. Love Used To Be A Friend Of Mind (J. Capaldi/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:13
3. Dancing On The Highway (J. Capaldi/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:27
4. Some Come Running (J. Capaldi/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 4:20
5. Voices In The Night (M. Leason/P. Vale/M. Waters) - 5:24
6. You Are The One (J. Capaldi/C. Parren) - 4:45
7. Take Me Home (J. Capaldi/C. Thompson/A. Quinta) - 4:20
8. Oh Lord, Why Lord (P. Trim/M. Bouchety) - 4:24 

Jim Capaldi was born in Evesham, Worchestershire on 24 August 1944. His given name is Nicola James Capaldi. He excelled as a drummer, percussionist, and vocalist during his decades-long career.

He formed his first band at 14 and soon recorded for Pye Records in a band called the Hellions. After playing in a series of local bands in the mid-60s, Jim began to make his mark as a session player. While a member of Deep Feeling with Dave Mason, they would jam with other Birmingham bands. Through these jams, they met Steve Winwood. Traffic eventually grew from this association. Much of the band’s material was written through the partnership of Capaldi and Winwood.

When Traffic disbanded in 1974 after recording 11 albums, he became part of Mason-Capaldi-Wood and later, Frog. He has been much in demand as a session player throughout his career. Jim has also written songs for other artists, including “Love Will Keep Us Alive” for the Eagles.

Jim released his first solo album while still a a member of Traffic. His hits include “Love Hurts” (1975), “That’s Love” (1982) and “Something So Strong” (1987). Eric Clapton guested on his 1988 release,Some Came Running.

Traffic reformed for the album, Far From Home, and a tour in 1993-1994. In 1998, he toured the U.S. with fellow Traffic founder, Dave Mason.

Jim first worked with Eric at the Rainbow Concert in 1973. He took part in “The Concert For George” (a tribute concert in George Harrison’s memory) on 29 November 2002 for which Eric acted as music director.

Traffic was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Jim died from cancer on 28 January 2005.


For more information, check out the official website:


POLYDOR 11 84 308 - - SPAIN - 1969

Cara A:
1. The Laws Must Change
2. Saw Mill Gylch Road
3. I'm Gonna Fight For You J.B.
4. So Hard To Share

Cara B:
1. California
2. Thoughts About Roxanne
3. Room To Move

John Mayall
Jon Mark
Steve Thompson
Johnny Almond


POLYDOR 24 25 103 - - SPAIN - 1972

Side One:
1. Country Road
2. Mess Around
3. Good Time Boogie
4. A Change Your Ways

Side Two:
1. Dry Throat
2. Exercise In C Major For Harmonica, Bass & Shufflers
3. Got To Be This Way

John Mayall - Harmonica, Guirar & Piano
Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
Clifford Solomon - Saxes
Larry Taylor - Bass Guitar
Ron Selico - Percussion

BOTTOM LINE - John Mayall

JM RECORDS DJL-7040 - - SPAIN - 1979

Side One:
1. Bottom Line
2. Dreamboat
3. Desert Flower
4. I'm Gonna Do It

Side Two:
1. Revival
2. The Game Of Love
3. Celebration
4. Come With Me

A SENSE OF PLACE - John Mayall

ISLAND 210 637 - - SPAIN - 1990

Side One:
1. Want To Go
2. Congo Square
3. Send Me Down To Vicksburg
4. Without Her
5. Sensitive Kind

Side Two:
1. Jacksboro Highway
2. Let's Work Together
3. I Can't Complain
4. Black Cat Moan
5. Sugarcane
6. All My Life

POP HISTORY VOL. 12 - John Mayall

POLYDOR  24 88 024/025 - - SPAIN - 1971

Side One:
1. The Laws Must Change
2. Natures Disappearing
3. Waiting For The Right Time
4. To A Princess

Side Two:
1. I'm Gonna Fight For You J.B.
2. Lying In My Bed
3. Night Flyer
4. Counting The Days

Side One:
1. Took The Car
2. Saw Mill Gulch Road
3. California
4. Many Miles Apart

Side Two:
1. Where Did My Legs Go
2. People Cling Together
3. You Must Be Crazy
4. Thoughts About Rokanne
5. Thinking Of My Woman

John Mayall was born on 29 November 1933 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. The small village he grew up in was near the industrial city of Manchester.

Of working class origins, he was the eldest of three. His father was an amateur guitarist and a jazz enthusiast. His extensive record collection exposed John to a wide variety of music from his earliest years. Starting at the age of 12, he taught himself how to play guitar, ukulele, harmonica and piano.

After attending the Manchester Junior School of Art, he worked in window design before serving in the British Army for three years. Upon his return home in 1954, John enrolled in Manchester’s College of Art. While in college, he and drummer Peter Ward formed the Powerhouse Four in 1956 playing local dances. After graduation, he embarked on a successful career as a graphic designer. John also found time to teach music at a local youth club, where he met drummer Hughie Flint, who would become an integral part of the Bluesbreaks.

While opening for Alexis Korner and Blues Incorporated, he was befriended by Korner, who would serve as John’s musical mentor.

In late 1962, John formed The Blues Syndicate and performed around the Manchester area. Urged by Korner, John relocated his family to London and turned professional. He was 29 years old.

In 1963, he formed The Bluesbreakers. In its various incarnations, The Bluesbreakers have been a stepping stone for some of the world’s most famous musicians, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Aynsley Dunbar, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout and others. John has never stopped recording or performing.

In 2003, in celebration of his 70th Birthday and in aid of UNICEF, John hosted a special concert in Liverpool. Special guests included Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Chris Barber. The concert was filmed and recorded. It was released as a DVD and double CD in December 2003.

In a 2003 BBC documentary about Mayall, Eric Clapton said, “John showed me, by example, how to be a successful bandleader. You hire a musician for what he’s going to bring, now what you are going to tell him to play. I learned that as being the ideal way of being a bandleader.”

Today, John Mayall is known worldwide as the “Father of British Blues”. During his forty-year career, he has recorded more than 40 albums. He continues to tour worldwide playing about 125 dates a year.


Official Website:

MAC AND KATIE KISSOON - Mac & Katie Kissoon

HALLMARK RECORDS SHM 877 - - Made in England

Side 1:
1. Get Down With It
2. Love Will Keep Us Together
3. It's All Over Now
4. Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
5. Swinging On A Star
6. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

Side 2:
1. I've Found My Freedom
2. Hey You Love
3. You Keep Me Hanging On
4. Games People Play
5. In A Dream
6. I Really Care About Me

FREEDOM - Mac & Katie Kissoon



Side 1:
1. Otis, Janis, Jimi And Me
2. (I've Found My) Freedom
3. Do You Really Love Me
4. Games People Play
5. Hey You Love

Side 2:
1. Hey Diddle Diddle
2. Lead Me To Paradise
3. Show Me
4. Swinging On A Star
5. Pigeon
6. Love Came Today

Katie Kissoon was born in Trinidad and began singing at an early age. Her first group was Mac and Katie, which she formed with her brother. A successful vocalist, she has worked with Van Morrison, Roger Waters, Mike & The Mechanics, Annie Lennox, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Chris Rea, Take That, Jamiroquai, Tom Jones, Elton John, and Pete Townshend.
Katie has toured with Roger Waters since his first solo tour in 1984. Eric Clapton also took part in this tour. Andy Fairweather-Low has also been a regular in Roger Water’s band as well as Eric’s.
Katie first worked with Eric on studio sessions for Roger Waters in August 1983. She began a long association with Eric’s touring and recording bands in 1986 — the only exception being the blues tour and album of 1994-1995. Katie took part in the historic George Harrison / Eric Clapton tour of Japan in 1991. Katie sang back-up for Eric at the Crossroads Concert at Madison Square Garden in June 1999. She last toured with him during the 1999 Japan Tour.
Katie was on of the backup singers at “The Concert For George” (a tribute concert in George Harrison’s memory) on 29 November 2002 of which Eric was the musical director.
On 15 January 2004 she sang back-up for Eric and Roger Waters at Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope. The men performed an acoustic version of the Pink Floyd Song, “Wish You Were Here.”
Katie can be heard on Eric’s albums August, Journeyman, Unplugged, 24 Nights and Pilgrim


ACE MECHANIC - Paul Carrack

DEMON RECORDS FIEND 63 - - England 1987

Side 1:
1. Silent Runnig (On Dangerous Ground) - Mike & The Mechanics
2. A Little Unkind - Paul Carrack
3. Why Did You Leave Me? - Ace
4. Always Better With You - Paul Carrack
5. C'est La Vie - Ace
6. I Need You - Paul Carrack
7. How Long - Ace

Side 2:
1. Tempted - Squeeze
2. From Now On - Paul Carrack
3. Sniffin' About - Ace
4. Lesson In Love - Paul Carrack
5. I Think It's Gonna Last - Ace
6. Do Me Lover - Carlene Carter with Paul Carrack
7. I Found Love - Paul Carrack

BLUE VIEWS - Paul Carrack

I.R.S. RECORDS  7243 8 36679 2 5 EIRSCD 1075- - 1995

CD Tracks:
  1. Eyes Of Blue
  2. Forn Once In Our Lives
  3. No Easy Way Out
  4. Oh Oh Oh My My My
  5. Only A Breath Away
  6. Nothing More Than A Memory
  7. Somewhere In Your Heart
  8. Love Will Keep Us Alive
  9. Always Have Always Will
10. Don't Walk Over Me
11. How Long

FIVE-A-SIDE - Ace (Paul Carrack)


ANCHOR ANCL-2001 - - USA 1974

Side One:
1. Sniffin' About
2. Rock & Roll Runaway
3. How Long
4. The Real Feeling
5. 24 Hours

Side Two:
1. Why

2. Time Ain't Long
3. Know How It Feels
4. Satellite
5. So Sorry Baby

TIME FOR ANOTHER - Ace (Paul Carrack)


Side One:
1. I Think It's Gonna Last
2. I'm A Man
3. Tongue Tied
4. Does It Hurt You
5. Message To You

Side Two:
1. No Future In Your Eyes
2. This Is What You Find
3. You Can't Lose
4. Sail On My Brother
5. Ain't Gonna Stand For This No More

Paul Carrack - vocals, keyboards
Fran Byrne - drums and percussion
Alan "Bam" King - vocals, guitars
Terry "Tex" Comer - bass guitar, vocals
Phil Harris - guitars and vocals

NO STRINGS - Ace (Paul Carrack)


Side Ace:
1. Rock And Roll Singer
2. You're All That I Need
3. Crazy World
4. I'm Not Takin' It Out On You
5. Movin'

Side Deuce:
1. Gleaming In The Gloom
2. Let's Hang On
3. Why Did You Leave Me
4. Found Out The Hard Way
5. C'est La Vie

Paul Carrack - lead vocals, background vocals, all keyboards
Alan "Bam" King - vocals, rhuthm guitar, Gibson acoustic guitar
Jon Woodhead - vocals, lead & rhythm guitars
Terry "Tex" Comer - bass guitar
Fran Byrne - drums and percussion
Horns on "Rock And Roll Singer":
Trevor Lawrence - tenor saxaphone
Bobby Keyes - tenor saxaphone
Jim Price - trombone
Steve Madaio - trumpet

Official Website:


RSO SO 876 - - Made in USA 1973

Side One
1. Second Generation Woman
2. Kiss The Children
3. Face In The Cloud
4. Just A Guest
5. Doin' It

Side Two:
1. Hey Mr. Policeman - The Family
2. Rock 'n' Roll Stew
3. How-Hi-The-Li - The Family
4. Sea Of Joy - Blind Faith

KGB - KGB (Rick Grech)


MCA Records S-32843 - - Spain 1976

Side One
1. Let Me Love You (R. Kennedy - J. Conrad)
2. Midnight Traveler (Paul Rosengerg)
3. I've Got A Feeling (John Lennon - Paul McCartney)
4. High Roller (Daniel Moore)
5. Sail On Sailor (B. Wilson - R. Kennedy)

Side Two:
1. Workin' For The Children (B. Goldberg - M. Bloomfield)
2. You Got The Notion (R. Kennedy)
3. Baby Should I Stay Or Go (B. Goldberg - M. Bloomfield)
4. It's Gonna Be A Hard Night (B. Goldberg - Will Jennings)
5. Magic In Your Touch (R. Kennedy)

Carmine Appice
Rick Grech
Barry Goldberg
Mike Bloomfield
Ray Kennedy

Rick Grech was born on 1 November 1946 in Bordeaux, France. A talented multi-instrumentalist, he played bass and violin on Family’s first two albums before joining Blind Faith.

Playing bass in Blind Faith, the band featured Eric Clapton on guitar, Steve Winwood on keyboards and vocals and Ginger Baker on drums. He began work on a solo album in the fall of 1969. Two of the unfinished tracks later became “bonus tracks” on Blind Faith’s self-titled album when it was released on CD.

Rick went from Blind Faith to a re-formed Traffic with Steve Winwood. He left Traffic in late 1971. He was also a part of Ginger Baker’s Air Force. Rick appeared at Eric’s “comeback concerts” in 1973 at the Rainbow Theater. In the early 70s, he also worked with The Crickets, alongside Albert Lee, who would sign on with Eric Clapton’s band in later years. In 1976, he worked with Ginger again on Ginger Baker & Friends.

Rick eventually left the music industry. He died on 17 March 1990.


WINWOOD & FRIENDS - Steve Winwood

Springboard: SPB-4040 - - Made in USA 1972

Side A:
1. Dimples
2. Night Time Is The Right Time
3. Mojo Working

Side B:
1. Jeffs Blues - Jeff Beck

2. Too Much Monkey Business - Clapton/Yardbirds
3. Highway 69 - Clapton/Yardbirds/Williamson
4. Early In The Morning - Baker/Bruce
5. The 219 - Long John Baldry

The first side is live tracks with Stevie Winwood from way back. The second side is a mixture of "friends". Jeff Beck, Yardbirds, Clapton on other. Eric Clapton is on two tracks. "Monkey Business" is from the Yardbirds album. Highway 69 is from the session with Sonny Boy Williamson in 1963

STEVE WINWOOD - Steve Winwood

ISLAND 28476-I - - Made in SPAIN 1977

Side One:
1. Hold On
2. Time Is Running Out
3. Midland Maniac

Side Two:
1. Vacant Chair
2. Luck's In
3. Let Me Make Something In Your Life

ARC OF A DRIVER - Steve Winwood

ISLAND I-203 207 - - Made in SPAIN 1980

Side One:
1. While You See A Chance
2. Arc Of A Driver
3. Second-Hand Woman
4. Slowdown Sundown

Side Two:
1. Spanish Dancer
2. Night Train
3. Dust


ISLAND I-204 771 - - Made in SPAIN 1982

Side 1:
1. Valerie
2. Big Girls Walk Away
3. And I Go
4. While There's A Candle Burning
5. Still In The Game

Side 2:
1. It Was Happiness
2. Help Me Angel
3. Talking Back To The Night
4. There's A River


ISLAND 1-207769 - - Made in SPAIN 1986

Side One:
1. Higher Love
2. Take It As It Comes
3. Freedom Overspill
4. Back In The High Life

Side Two:
1. The Finer Things
2. Wake Me Up On Judgement Day
3. Split Decision
4. My Love's Leavin'

ROLL WITH IT - Steve Winwood

VIRGIN (LL) 209 165 - - Made in SPAIN 1988

Side One:
1. Roll With It
2. Holding On
3. The Morning Side
4. Put On Your Dancing Shoes

Side Two:
1. Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
2. Hearts On Fire
3. One More Morning
4. Shinig Song


VIRGIN (LL) 211032 - - Made in SPAIN 1990

Side One:
1. You'll Keep On Searching
2. Every Day (oh Lord)
3. One And Only Man
4. I Will Be Here

Side Two:
1. Another Deal Goes Down
2. Running On
3. Come Out And Dance
4. In The Light Of Day

Steve Winwood, a renowned composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, was born on 12 May 1948 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England.

His parents, Lillian and Lawrence, both had a rich appreciation for music. His father mastered the clarinet and tenor sax as well as several string instruments including the bass, fiddle, and mandolin and could be found performed at weddings and dances on weekends. Heavily influenced by Ray Charles, Steve continued his musical development at school, studying classical guitar and piano. He is also an accomplished guitarist, bassist, and percussionist.

He and his elder brother, Muff, were introduced to the sounds of Little Richard, Elvis, Lloyd Price, and other American R&B and Jazz musicians by their uncle. The two Winwood boys soon joined their father’s combo. Steve on guitar and piano and Muff on guitar. Steve was eventually expelled from school for playing rock music.

Steve and Muff joined the Spencer Davis Group in 1963. Steve was 15. With Steve on vocals, the band had several hits including “Gimme Some Lovin” and “I’m A Man.”

He left the Spencer Davis Group in April 1967 to form Traffic with Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood. He also recorded with The Powerhouse (with Eric Clapton) during that time. Steve’s love of sound of the Hammond B-3 organ can be traced back to his days in Traffic and to their debut, Dear Mr. Fantasy.

In 1969, Steve left Traffic to form rock’s first supergroup with Eric Clapton, Rick Grech and Ginger Baker. Blind Faith recorded only one album and completed a tour of America before breaking up. Yet, songs like “Presence of the Lord” and “Can’t Find My Way Home” have become rock classics.

After Blind Faith’s demise, Steve reunited with Traffic. They went onto record such classic albums as John Barleycorn Must Die and The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, amongst others. He stayed with them until they split up again in 1974. Steve also spent time in the band’s Ginger Baker’s Airforce and Go, before embarking on a successful solo career.

Since 1977, Winwood has released several solo albums and has made guest appearances on many others. Some of Steve’s best known solo songs are “Valerie,” “Freedom Overspill,” “Roll With It,” and “Higher Love.” His 1986 album, Back In The High Life, earned him Grammys for Best Vocal Performance and Record Of The Year. 

Eric Clapton and Steve were reunited during the 1983 ARMS (Action Research Into Multiple Sclerosis) Tour. In May 2007, Eric was Steve’s guest at a charity concert in the English Countryside. That July, Steve joined Eric on stage at the second Crossroads Guitar Festival where they performed several Blind Faith songs. Highlights from the day-long festival are available on DVD. On 25, 26 and 28 February 2008, three shows billed as “Winwood / Clapton” took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The DVD and CD documenting the Madison Square Garden shows was released in May 2009.  The two reunited for a short North American tour in June 2009.

Steve was a guest musician on Eric’s 2005 release, Back Home. Steve’s most recent CD, Nine Lives (2008), features Eric Clapton on the track “Dirty City.”

Eric became an admirer of Steve’s talent while Eric was in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Steve was a member of the Spencer Davis Group. Since the Spencer Davis Group had its roots in the R&B camp, they often shared the same bill. Eric occasionally sat in with the group.

Steve recalls being stunned by his first sight of the much-discussed Eric Clapton on stage: “There’s no doubt that he was definitely something special from that first moment I saw him. Very special. He had a finesse and artistry on display that no one else at that time, and since, could match. He had an energy. And I remember being struck by the fact that he wasn’t particularly a technician. I later found, from working with him, that he is not a great student of the theory of music. But, his knowledge of other people’s music was always fantastic. We talked that first night a little, as young musicians do, asking about other players. He was a great instinctive musicologist; his knowledge of other people’s music, especially black R&B, at that time, was enormous.”


Official Website:

MR. FANTASY - Traffic (Steve Winwood / Jim Capaldi)

ISLAND 85784 - - SPAIN 1967

Side One:
1. Heaven Is In Your Mind
2. Berrkshire Poppies
3. House For Everyone
4. No Face, No Name And No Number
5. Dear Mr. Fantasy

Side Two:
1. Dealer
2. Utterly Simple
3. Coloured Rain
4. Hope I Never Find Me There
5. Giving To You

Steve Winwood - organ, guitar, bass guitar, paino, Harpsichord, percussion & vocals
Chris Wood - flute, saxophone, organ and vocals
Jim Capaldi - drums, percussion, vocals
Dave Mason - guitar, Meletron, Sitar, Tambura, Shakkai, Bass Guitar and vocals

JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE - Traffic (Steve Winwood / Jim Capaldi / Rick Grech)

ISLAND ILPS 9116 - -  1970

Side I:
1. Glad
2. Freedom Rider
3. Empty Pages

Side II:
1. Stranger To Himself
2. John Barleycorn
3. Every Mother's Son

Steve Winwood- organ, piano, percussion, vocals, bass guitar, electric piano
Chris Wood - sax, flute, electric sax, percussion
Jim Capaldi - drums, percussion, vocals

WELCOME TO THE CANTEEN - Traffic (Steve Winwood / Jim Capaldi / Rick Grech)

ISLAND 85676-I - - SPAIN 1971

Recorded live at Fairfield Hall, Croydon and the Oz Benefit Concert, London, July 1971

Side One:
1. Medicated Goo
2. Sad And Deep As You
3. 40.000 Headmen
4. Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Have

Side Two:
1. Dear Mr. Fantasy
2. Gimme Some Lovin'

Steve Winwood - vocals, organ, electric piano, guitar
Rich Grech - bass
Chris Wood - flute, saxophones, electric piano, organ
Jim Gordon - drums
Jim Capaldi - vocals, tambourine, percussion
Dave Mason - vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Rebop Kbaku Baah - congas, timbales, bongos

WHEN THE EAGLE FLIES - Traffic (Steve Winwood / Jim Capaldi)

ISLAND ARIOLA 88334-I - - SPAIN 1978

Side One:
1. Something New
2. Dream Gerrard
3. Graveyard People

Side Two:
1. Walking In The Wind
2. Memories Of A Rock 'n' Rolla
3. Love
4. When The Eagle Flies

Steve Winwood - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Chris Wood - flute, saxophone
Jim Capaldi - drums, percussion, backing vocals, keyboards
Rosko Gee - bass
Rebop Kbaku Baah - percussion

ON THE ROAD - Traffic (Steve Winwood / Jim Capaldi)

ISLAND 87272 xd - - SPAIN 1978

Side One:
1. Glad
2. Freedom Rider

Side Two:
1. Tragic Magic
2. (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired

Side Three:
1. Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory
2. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone

Side Four:
1. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

Steve Winwood - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Roger Hawkins - drums
Barry Beckett - keyboards
Jim Capaldi - drums, percussion, vocals
Chris Wood - sax, flute
Rebop Kbaku Baah - percussion

RISING SON - Yvonne Elliman

RSO RECORDS SO 4808 - - USA 1975

Side One:
1. From the Inside
2. Best Of My Love
3. Somewhere In The Night
4. Bad Weather
5. Walk Right In

Side Two:
1. Steady As You Go
2. Who's Gonna Save The World?
3. Small Town Talk
4. If You Walked Away
5. Sweeter Memories

Produced bt Steve Cropper

LOVE ME - Yvonne Elliman

RSO RECORDS RS-1-3018 (2394 192) - - Made in USA 1977

Side One:
1. Love Me
2. Hello Stranger
3. I Can't Get You Outa My Mind
4. I Know
5. Without You (There Ain't No Love At All)

Side Two:
1. Good Sign
2. She'll Be The Home
3. (I Don't Know Why) I Keep Hangin' On
4. I'd Do It Again
5. Uphill Peace Of Mind



POLYDOR 527 206-2 - - 1995

CD Tracks:
  1. If I Can't Have You
  2. Love Me
  3. Hello Stranger
  4. I Can't Get You Outa My Mind
  5. I Know
  6. Without You (There Ain't No Love At All)
  7 Good Sign
  8. She'll Be The Home
  9. (I Don't Know Why) I Keep Hangin' On
10. I'd Do It Again
11. Uphill Peace Of Mind
12. Baby Don't Let It Mess Your Mind
13. I'll Be Around
14. Moment By Moment
15. Sailing Ships
16. Love Pains
17. Savannah
18. Cold Wind Across My Heart
19. Hit The Road Jack / Sticks & Stones
20. I'm Gonna Use What I Got To Get What I Need

The full album release of Yvonne Elliman - Love Me is contained in its entirety on this CD from tracks 2 to 11.

A vocalist, Yvonne Elliman was born in Hawaii. While in high school in Hawaii, she formed her first band, We Folk, in the mid-60s. Moving to London at age 17 in 1969, she busked on the streets and performed in clubs as a singer / guitarist. While singing at the Pheasantry folk club on Kings Road in Chelsea, she was discovered by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. They cast her as Mary Magdalene in their musical Jesus Christ Superstar. After performing the role on stage in London and New York, she appeared in the film version, for which she won a Golden Globe award. The film soundtrack also generated a hit single for her, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”

Yvonne released her self-titled debut in 1972.  It included a cover of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home”. Her second album, Food of Love (1973) featured Pete Townshend on a cover of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain”.

While on Broadway, she met Bill Oakes, the president of RSO Records and the two married after knowing each other a short while. Oakes introduced her to Eric Clapton, who invited Yvonne to sing backup vocals on “I Shot the Sheriff” which appeared on his “comeback album”, 461 Ocean Boulevard. Yvonne became a member of Eric’s band, staying until June 1977.

Yvonne joined RSO’s roster of artists in 1975, releasing several albums. They included the Steve Cropper-produced Rising Sun. Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb wrote the title song for her next album, Love Me (1976). The song was a hit in the U.K. Her biggest chart success came with 1977’s “If I Can’t Have You”, written by The Bee Gees and included on the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever. Yvonne released two more albums before becoming solely a session musician.

In 2004, Yvonne released an EP, Simple Needs, being sold at her shows in Hawaii. The EP was expanded and released in 2007. She made her debut with the Honolulu Symphony Pops in October 2004.  Also in 2004, Polydor released “The Best of Yvonne Elliman” as part of their Millennium Collection series. Yvonne was featured on the PBS special, Disco Inferno, performing "If I Can't Have You" in 2004.

Yvonne can be heard on the Eric Clapton albums 461 Ocean Boulevard, There’s One In Every Crowd, No Reason To Cry, EC Was Here, Slowhand, and Crossroads II.