The Blues Band
|Tags:||blues blues rock blues-rock british blues rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs official homepage purchase for download wikidata wikipedia|
This vastly experienced British blues-rock outfit was put together - initially just for fun - in 1979 by former Manfred Mann band colleagues Paul Jones (Paul Pond, 24 February 1942, Portsmouth, England; vocals, harmonica) and Tom McGuinness (b. 2 December 1941, London, England; guitar). They brought in slide guitarist and singer Dave Kelly (b. 1948, London, England; ex-John Dummer Blues Band and Rocksalt), who suggested the bass player from his then current band Wildcats, Gary Fletcher (b. London, England). On drums was McGuinness hit-making partner from the early 70s, Hughie Flint (b. 15 March 1942, Manchester, England). Such a confluence of name players brought immediate success on the pub/club/college circuit and, despite the groups humble intentions, recordings followed. The Official Blues Band Bootleg Album was literally just that: inability to pay studio bills had forced them to press copies privately from a second copy...