The Blues Band is a great British phenomenon. Born long after the original Blues Boom of the 1960s, they are still going strong and keeping a great music tradition alive. Here are former Manfred Mann veterans Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, together with old pals Dave Kelly, Hughie Flint and Gary Fletcher, launching their concept with this fresh and vibrant 1980 debut album. It was ignored by major record companies at the time, so the group simply pressed their own limited run of LPs. The Official Blues Band Bootleg Album drew such favourable media attention, that they finally got a record contract. This eagerly awaited 10-track CD version features a mix of blues standards and originals, including Elmore James Talk To Me Baby and the rocking Jones/McGuinness Come On In . With the current version of The Blues Band on a UK tour this Autumn, now is the time to catch up with an album that kick-started a highly successful thirty year career. It's official - they've really got the blues!
About the Artist
Former Manfred Mann veterans Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, together with old pals Dave Kelly, Hughie Flint and Gary Fletcher, formed the Blues Band to keep a great music tradition alive, long after the original Blues Boom of the 1960s. Originally released by the band as a limited run of LPs, this lively 1980 debut release won the band favourable media attention, that resulted in a recording contract with a major label. Now the remastered CD is available on Repertoire in our popular digipak format. Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected author and journalist Chris Welch, includes an interview with Tom McGuinness and Paul Jones. Expertly remastered superb sound -top quality reproduction. The best in the business!