I Met the Blues at Klook's Kleek
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Audio-CD, 18. Mai 2007
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Like his contemporary, Alexis Korner, Graham Bond is one of
the unsung heroes of the sixties R&B scene. Both directed groups that
incubated talent which would later mature and eclipse their own
groundbreaking efforts. The Graham Bond Organization is renowned for half
its membership being Jack Bruce (bass, harmonica and vocals) and Ginger
Baker (drums), both soon to unite with Eric Clapton and create the
supergroup Cream. Dick Heckstall-Smith was a superb Blues/Jazz saxophonist
and later, with Jon Hiseman, an integral part of Colosseum, after having
passed through John Mayall's Bluebreakers.
Graham Bond's importance as a key figure in the development of Rock music
is annotated at length in numerous books. But there can be no substitute
for hearing his legendary Organization for yourself! The stunning power of
the band, compared to other groups of the time, is in aural evidence on
this album. Whether or not you are a fan of early British R & B, to truly
understand the roots of modern Rock, and hear why the Graham Bond
Organization were so highly regarded at the time, this recording is a "must
have," an electrifying document of a sexy time when R&B, and Blues happily
flirted with Jazz.
"Digipak presentation and informative sleeve notes make this a more than worthwhile reissue"
--Record Collector, ****
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