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Blues Band ‎– Ready- 1980 British Blues Rock (vinyl) Paul Jones, Dave Kelly +

Blues Band ‎– Ready- 1980 British Blues Rock (vinyl) Paul Jones, Dave Kelly +

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Blues Band ‎– Ready- 1980 British Blues Rock (vinyl) Paul Jones, Dave Kelly +

stock photo only - slight cover condition

The Blues Band is a British blues band formed in 1979 by Paul Jones, former lead vocalist and harmonica player with Manfred Mann, and vocalist/slide guitarist Dave Kelly, who had previously played with the John Dummer Blues BandHowlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker. The band’s first line-up also included bassist Gary Fletcher, guitarist Tom McGuinness (also of Manfred Mann) and drummer Hughie Flint, (the two had previously formed McGuinness Flint). In 1982 Flint left and was replaced by former Family drummer Rob Townsend.[1]


Their first album The Official Blues Band Bootleg Album, a mixture of blues standards and original songs featured the Jones and McGuinness composition"Come On In" and their long-standing stage favourite "Flatfoot Sam". This album initially attracted no interest from major record companies, so the band pressed a limited run of 3,000, hand-stamped their logo on the cardboard sleeve and signed them all. After unqualified endorsement from BBC Radio 1presenter Simon Bates and others, media interest resulted in a recording contract with Arista Records, who re-released the album under the same title. After that they released Ready, Itchy Feet and Brand Loyalty albums and regularly toured through Europe.

They briefly disbanded after recording a live album Bye Bye Blues (1983), but reformed soon afterwards. In the new millennium they recorded albums such as Stepping Out (2002) and Thank You Brother Ray(2004), which paid tribute to Ray Charles. Now in their thirty seventh year as a band, they still perform across Europe with the same line-up.

Label:Arista ‎– AL 9546
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 7- ring wear/punch hole in cover/ small mark
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10
BIN # 55 / 50 - 9/10 / *218


A1 Twenty Nine Ways
A2 Find Yourself Another Fool
A3 Noah Lewis Blues
A4 Hallelujah I Love Her So
A5 Treat Her Right
A6 Lonely Avenue
B1 I'm Ready
B2 Green Stuff
B3 Hey Hey Little Girl
B4 Can't Hold On
B5 Sus Blues
B6 The Cat

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