Climax Chicago Blues Band

The debut album of the Climax Chicago Blues Band (they'd later drop the "Chicago" part of the name) was recorded on two days separated by a couple of months in 1968. As British blues revivalists, Climax was better than most, featuring strong playing from guitarist Peter Haycock and keyboardist Art Wood. The selections run the gamut from Chicago retreads ("Mean Old World," "Insurance," "Wee Baby Blues," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'") to band originals like "And Lonely," "Looking for My Baby," "Going Down This Road" and "You've Been Drinking." If one can make it past Colin Cooper's mannered vocals, there's much for Brit blues fans to enjoy here. ~ Cub Koda

Review:

Record Collector - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's played with a youthful verve that still makes it surprisingly listenable today..."
Artist(s):
Climax Blues Band
Format:
CD

Short Description

The debut album of the Climax Chicago Blues Band (they'd later drop the "Chicago" part of the name) was recorded on two days separated by a couple of months in 1968. As British blues revivalists, Climax was better than most, featuring strong playing from guitarist Peter Haycock and keyboardist Art Wood. The selections run the gamut from Chicago retreads ("Mean Old World," "Insurance," "Wee Baby Blues," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'") to band originals like "And Lonely," "Looking for My Baby," "Going Down This Road" and "You've Been Drinking." If one can make it past Colin Cooper's mannered vocals, there's much for Brit blues fans to enjoy here. ~ Cub Koda

Review:

Record Collector - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's played with a youthful verve that still makes it surprisingly listenable today..."

Product details

Label:
Esoteric Recordings

Listen to tracks

Disk 1

  • 1. Mean Old World - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 2. Insurance - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 3. Going Down This Road - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 4. You've Been Drinking - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 5. Don't Start Me Talkin' - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 6. Wee Baby Blues - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 7. Twenty Past One - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 8. A Stanger In Your Town - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 9. How Many More Years - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 10. Looking For My Baby - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 11. And Lonely - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 12. The Entertainer - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 13. Checking On My Baby - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 14. Arthur's Boogie - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 15. Stormy Monday - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 16. Don't Start Me Talkin' (Take One/Bonus Track) - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 17. Anybody's Boogie - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 18. You've Been Drinking (Take One/Bonus Track) - Climax Chicago Blues Band
  • 19. And Lonely (Take Five/Bonus Track) - Climax Chicago Blues Band

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