Many blues fans think that British Blues started with John Mayall. With no disrespect to John, they’re wrong. In 1962 an LP was released on UK Decca from Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated entitled R&B From The Marquee with Cyril Davies on harmonica. Davies’ recorded legacy in his lifetime as frontman and leader of a band was limited to two singles released in 1963. This release gathers together all the extant broadcasts the band made during that same year, the last of which was broadcast on 14 December 1963. Just over three weeks later, on 7 January 1964 he died after collapsing on stage at Eel Pie Island. He was 31. This album is a fitting epitaph to him.
Sound quality: Hullabaloo – excellent, BBC Manchester – very good, BBC London – listenable.
1 My Babe 2 Got My Mojo Working 3 Leave My Woman Alone 4 Good Understanding 5 Country Line Special 6 Got My Mojo Working 7 Hallelujah All My Blues Have Gone 8 Roll 'Em Pete 9 How Long, How Long 10 Sadness Done Come 11 See See Rider 12 Country Line Special
13 Careless Love 14 On A Monday 15 I'm Movin' On 16 Mockingbird 17 Night Time Is The Right Time 18 Harmonica Breakdown 19 Preaching The Blues 20 I'm Ready 21 Money's Getting Cheaper 22 Country Line Special 23 My Babe 24 Chicago Calling 25 See See Rider 26 Country Line Special 27 Hey Roberta 28 Roll 'em Pete
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