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R&B From The Roundhouse, To The Ealing Club, To The Marquee
R&B From The Roundhouse, To The Ealing Club, To The Marquee
Price: 7.95

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1.0 out of 5 stars It's The Same Old Thing.........., 25 Dec 2013
OMG. The title of track 20 is highly fitting to this set. How many times are we going to suffer the same Korner stuff being re-hashed? I mean, I'm a big fan of the great man but, frankly, there's nothing on this set that hasn't been issued many times over on CD releases that are still available and more polished/comprehensive!! If this is what 'copyright freedom' results in, then I'm off to hide in a broom cupboard......


Just Stay Blue
Just Stay Blue

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4.0 out of 5 stars What was being sniffed?!, 25 Dec 2013
This review is from: Just Stay Blue (Audio CD)
Not sure who decided it was Alexis Korner who laid down the heavy, frantic slide guitar on track 19 "Lover's Prayer" but, fact is, it absolutely was NOT Alexis!!! The playing style is so far removed from Korner's style as to reside in another solar system!!! I'm a big fan of Alexis' work, but you have to be honest and say that his playing skills were rather rudimentary.


Two of The Same Kind (London Sessions)
Two of The Same Kind (London Sessions)
Price: 13.53

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3.0 out of 5 stars The mystery guitarist on Disc 2, 1 Dec 2013
Sorry to disappoint you all in killing a myth, but there's absolutely ZERO doubt......the guitarist on Disc 2 is NOT Alexis Korner!!


Wade In The Water Classics,Origins & Oddities (Deluxe 4CD Hardback Digi-Book)
Wade In The Water Classics,Origins & Oddities (Deluxe 4CD Hardback Digi-Book)
Price: 34.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelmed........., 6 Feb 2013
After all the years of waiting.....I'm left with a feeling of what might have been!

I certainly applaud the effort that was obviously necessary to pull together a package of this size, but the inclusion of under-par performances (such as with Graham's dreadful sore throat vocals at the Decca demo session) and the raft of stuff with dodgy sound really detracts from the overall quality and enjoyment. Also, as the 4-CD set is clearly not restricted to studio recordings, why were the Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated RADIO broadcasts (i.e. "BBC Jazz Club" from 1963) not included? After all, they feature Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker shortly before they departed Korner to form their own group!! I would have thought that material ("Early In The Morning", "Philboyd Sturge", "The Organiser" etc.) would have been ESSENTIAL to include and, from my standpoint, would be FAR more interesting to fans than the variable and previously-released stuff with Duffer (sic.) Power that has made it into the set! Of course, when it comes to radio broadcasts, there's also the super 1966 "BBC Jazz Beat" session that has been strangely overlooked. Radio broadcasts aside, you certainly can't make a credible argument that (as the set title suggests) only GBO stuff was eligible for inclusion, as the recordings with Power were by the GB Quartet and those with Ernest Ranglin and Winston G. certainly didn't include ALL members of Bond's group of the time!

I can't imagine anyone undertaking a similar project of Bond's work in the future, so must say I feel a BIG opportunity has been missed to get a definitive set (both in terms of material and audio quality) released for the enjoyment of a worldwide audience.


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