American Folk Blues Festival Live in Manchester 1962 CD

American Folk Blues Festival Live in Manchester 1962 CD


Manchester Free Trade Hall was host to two concerts on Sunday October 21st 1962 that acted as a catalyst to the nascent British Blues & R&B boom, the first major concert in Britain to feature American bluesmen. Manchester was the only UK date on the 1962 American Folk-Blues Festival tour and amongst the 2000 crowd was a contingent of young fans who had made the trip in a clapped out van from London: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page: “I was keen to join the pilgrimage to Manchester. It was not only the first time that I would actually see artists like John Lee Hooker and T-Bone Walker perform, but it was also the first time I met Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Keith Richards.” David Williams dedicates a whole chapter to the road trip in his book The First Time We Met The Blues. Keith Richards remembers it differently, “Mick sometimes had the use of his parents’ Triumph Herald at the weekend and I remember we went to see a big blues show in Manchester.”


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AFBF in Manchester would be worth acquiring if only for the music contained therein, but this new package offers more. The CD package includes a 24-page booklet filled with superb b/w photos of the event, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and a contemporary review in Jazz Monthly by G.E. Lambert. Bill Kopp Living Blues

1. Tempo introduction
2. Brownie McGhee introduction
3. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – Kansas City Blues (Jim Jackson)
4. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – I’m Leaving In The Morning (Traditional)
5. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – I’m A Poor Man But A Good Man (Cecil Gant)
6. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – Easy Rider (Traditional)
7. Memphis Slim introduction
8. Memphis Slim – Just A Dream (Bill Broonzy)
9. Willie Dixon – Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues (Memphis Slim/Willie Dixon)
10. T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker)
11. T-Bone Walker – My Baby Is Now On My Mind (T-Bone Walker)
12. T-Bone Walker (& Ensemble) – Bye Bye Baby (T-Bone Walker)

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Weight 0.125 kg