Climax Blues Band: John Cuffley (vocals, electric piano, bass guitar); Derek Holt (guitar); Peter Haycock (harmonica, saxophone); Colin Cooper (drums, percussion).
Personnel: Colin Cooper (vocals, guitar, harmonica, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Peter Haycock (vocals, guitar); Derek Holt (vocals, electric piano, bass guitar); John Cuffley (drums, percussion).
Recording information: AIR Studios (08/1972); Air Studios, London, England (08/1972).
Rich Man was originally released by Sire in 1972, four years before the Climax Blues Band broke through to the mainstream via their only radio hit, "Couldn't Get It Right." While this isn't the most memorable record in their discography, it is worth checking out for fans, as a lighter, pop-oriented approach is mixed with the hard blues-rock the band was known for at the time, especially on the Bo Diddley-like "Shake Your Love" and the Son House standard "Don't You Mind People Grinning in Your Face." ~ Al Campbell