BRITISH BLUES I
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BRITISH BLUES I - Mersery river sound, kind of like pop - Upbeat - About fashion YARDBIRDS - Formed in 1963 in London - Keith Relf and Paul Samwell Smith created Yardbirds - Kingston Art School was the first outing - Got name from homeless people around the train and Charlie Yardbird Parker - 1963 Eric Clapton joined - Giorgio Gomelsky became manager - Recorded album - “For Your Love” made them popular, pop song and Clapton left because he didn’t want to be a pop artist - Jeff Beck joined after Jimmy Paige - Beck brought distortion and a lot of other things to the band - Began playing improvisation jams, like rave ups= interlude of a guitar - Also used Gregorian chants - “Heart Full Of Soul” - John Paul Jones played bass for a while after Paige - “Train Kept Rolling” - Mod was big at this time= fashion - “Beck’s Bolero” - Beck doesn’t use a pick because he played with Muddy Waters and he told him not to - 1966 Beck left group and got jimmy Paige to play lead guitar - Used cello bow on guitar - Changed managers to Peter Grant to become popular again - July 1968 played last time together - New Yardbirds changed to Led Zeppelin - Kept same manager and new group with a few of the old members - 1992 Yardbirds inducted in hall of fame JOHN MAYALL - Grandpa of British blues/rock - Could really find talent - Born 1933 - Blues Breakers group - 1956 founded Powerhouse Four- amateur - Blues synodic and blended blues and jazz together - Renamed to Blues Breaker - Recording contract with Decca Records - Replaced guitar player with Eric Clapton - “Rambling on My Mind” - Brought Peter Green in cause Eric left again - Green did “A Hard Road” - Green took drummer and bass player and became Fleetwood Mac - Mayall used Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, and Buddy Whittington - 2008 disbanded Blues Breakers PETER GREEN - Born 1946 - Played in Bobby Dennis and Dominoes - 1966 played with Peter B’s Loners - Also with Blues Breakers and did “Supernatural” - Left Blues Breakers and made Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac - “Black Magic Woman” call and response type song - Went to Chess Studios and did blues jam in Chicago, wasn’t very successful - March 1970 Green took LSD and went down in his mind - Diagnosed with schizophrenia and had shock therapy