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Long John Baldry

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LONG JOHN BALDRY - IT AIN'T EASY 2005

 

 

Long John Baldry is the definitive British Blues legend. Nicknamed 'Long John' because of his 6'7' height, he's credited with having been one of the main forces in British Blues in the 1960's. Long John has performed and recorded with many of Rock n' Rolls most famous artists. Their names, (as is his) are footnotes in the history of Blues, Rock & Pop music. The list of musicians who have played in LJB's band read like the membership roster of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Jimmy Paige, Jack Bruce, Rod Stewart and Elton John, are among the far-reaching musical tree Long John Baldry has claim to. Undeniably, Long John was one of the founding Fathers of British Rock n' Roll. Since 1964 Long John has released over 40 albums, exploring a variety of musical styles, but always returning to his Blues roots. Now with the release of his landmark recordings (produced by Rod Stewart and Elton John), 'It Ain't Easy' and 'Everything Stops for Tea', LJB will tour extensively in 2005 in support of these long awaited sessions, featuring his signature 'Don't try to Lay no Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock n' Roll'.

 

"For me, just shaking his hand - knowing all the great musicians whose hand he'd shaken before - was mind-blowing. But so was John. Picture this elegant man with a proper English accent, never without a tie, a towering six-foot-seven. I was a huge fan and I was intimidated by his offer. Rod Stewart wasn't in demand in those days; no one was interested. I immediately said yes. John had a knack for discovering talent. Ginger Baker, Jeff Beck and Brian Jones all worked with him early on. Elton John played piano in one of his bands, other Rolling Stones too - Charlie, Ron Wood, and Keith. In 1962, when the Rolling Stones were just getting started, they opened for him in London. Eric Clapton has said many times that John was one of the musicians that inspired him to play the Blues. And for their internationally televised special in 1964, the Beatles invited John to perform his version of 'I Got My Mojo Working'. In those days the only music we fell in love with was the Blues, and John was the first white guy singing it, in his wonderful voice. It was the true Blues and everyone looked up to him."

 

-excerpt from The Making of a Legend by Rod Stewart/ Readers Digest Dec./04

 

Live In Berlin 1992 [Digital Only EP]

Live In Berlin 1992 [Digital Only EP]
SPDD 0006
Genre: Blues
Released: December 2011

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Recorded live at the Franz Club in Berlin on October 29th 1992, this digital-only EP collects the opening 3 songs from a magical night of music.

Long John Baldry, on vocals and 12-string guitar, is joined by Papa John King on guitar and Butch Coulter on harmonica.

The show was presented by BID and broadcast live on Radio 4U. The broadcast was produced by: Volker Duespohl and enginneered by: Axel Mueller. The recordings executive producers were Christian Thiel & Holger Petersen.

  1. Introduction (0:39)
  2. Good Morning Blues (4:23)
  3. As Long As I Feel The Spirit (3:28)
  4. Introduction of Band & to Black Girl (1:37)
  5. Black Girl (3:32)
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Everything Stops For Tea

Everything Stops For Tea
SPCD 1311
Genre: Blues
Released: 11 October 2005
  1. Intro: Come Back Again
  2. Seventh Son
  3. Wild Mountain Thyme
  4. Iko Iko
  5. Jubilee Cloud
  6. Everything Stops For Tea
  7. You Can't Judge A Book
  8. Mother Ain't Dead
  9. Hambone
  10. Lord Remember Me
  11. Armit's Trousers
  12. Radio Spot #1
  13. Bring My Baby Back To Me (Live)
  14. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  15. I'm Just a Rake & Ramblin Boy
  16. Radio Spot #2

It Ain't Easy

It Ain
SPCD 1310
Genre: Blues
Released: 11 October 2005
  1. Intro: Conditional Discharge
  2. Don't Try to lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock and Roll
  3. Black Girl
  4. It Ain't Easy
  5. Morning Morning
  6. I'm Ready
  7. Let's Burn Down The Cornfield
  8. Mr Rubin
  9. Rock Me When He's Gone
  10. Flying
  11. Going Down Slow
  12. Blues (Cornbread Meat and Molasses)
  13. Love In Vain
  14. Midnight Hour Blues
  15. Black Girl
  16. It Ain't Easy
  17. I'm Ready
  18. Radio Spot

Long John Baldry Trio-Live

Long John Baldry Trio-Live
SPCD 1268
Genre: Blues
Released: 31 October 2000
  1. Good Morning Blues (Listen to mp3 clip)
  2. Who Back Buck
  3. Back Water Blues
  4. Morning Dew
  5. Black Girl
  6. It Ain't Easy
  7. Burn Down The Cornfield
  8. Moon Dance In Tajikistan
  9. Walk On
  10. Can't Keep From Crying Some Time
  11. Maggie Bell
  12. Blue Valentine
  13. Midnight In New Orleans
  14. Flying

Remembering Leadbelly

Remembering Leadbelly
SPCD 1275
Genre: Blues
  1. Lining Track (Listen to mp3 clip) (1:49)
  2. Gallows Pole (Listen to mp3 clip) (2:42)
  3. Midnight Special (Listen to mp3 clip) (3:29)
  4. Take This Hammer (3:28)
  5. Rock Island Line (2:50)
  6. Good Morning Blues (3:45)
  7. Go Down Old Hannah (0:55)
  8. Birmingham Jail (2:52)
  9. Here Rattler (2:14)
  10. Easy Rider Blues (3:09)
  11. We're In The Same Boat Brother (3:33)
  12. John Hardy (2:30)
  13. Digging My Potatoes (3:10)
  14. On A Christmas Day (2:50)
  15. Oh Mary Don't You Weep (2:35)
  16. We Shall Walk Though The Valley (3:42)
  17. Alan Lomax Interview (5:56)
  18. Long Jong Baldry Interview (6:36)

Right To Sing The Blues

Right To Sing The Blues
SPCD 1232
Genre: Blues
  1. They Raided The Joint
  2. Easy Street (3:47)
  3. I'm Shakin'
  4. Midnight Hour Blues
  5. Right To Sing The Blues (with Colin James) (4:25)
  6. It's Too Late Brother (3:10)
  7. East Virginia Blues (5:29)
  8. Whoa Back Buck (2:45)
  9. Morning Dew (3:27)
  10. You're The One (5:01)
  11. Work So Hard (3:17)
  12. Midnight In Berlin (3:14)
  13. Bonus Track - Interview (23:45)

On Stage Tonight - Baldry's Out!

On Stage Tonight - Baldry
SPCD 1192
Genre: Blues
  1. Everyday I Have The Blues and Times Are Getting Tougher Then Tough (5:38)
  2. Shake That Thing (3:58)
  3. Insane Asylum (5:16)
  4. I'm Ready (6:40)
  5. I'd Rather Go Blind (6:10)
  6. Baldry's Out (4:01)
  7. A Thrill's A Thrill (5:54)
  8. Backwater Blues (5:37)
  9. It Ain't Easy (3:40)
  10. Stormy Monday Blues (5:26)
  11. Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll (9:31)
  12. Midnight In New Orleans (4:15)

It Still Ain't Easy

It Still Ain
SPCD 1163
Genre: Blues
  1. It Still Ain't Easy (4:04)
  2. Midnight In New Orleans (3:23)
  3. One Step Ahead (4:12)
  4. I Never Loved Nobody (4:24)
  5. Get It While The Gettin's Good (4:08)
  6. What've I Been Drinking (2:54)
  7. Insane Asylum (5:18)
  8. You Wanna Dance (4:00)
  9. Shake That Thang (3:44)
  10. Like You Promised (4:29)
  11. Busker (3:13)
  12. Can't Keep From Crying (2:07)
  13. No More (3:16)
  14. Soft And Furry (2:59)