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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax)


BANDS:
  • Blues Incorporated
  • Johnny Burch Octet
  • Graham Bond Organization
  • John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
  • Colosseum
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith Band
  • Mainchild
  • Mainsqueeze
  • Jack Bruce & Friends
  • Big Chief
  • Bop Brothers
  • Hamburg Blues Band

BIOGRAPHY:

Magnificent sax player, he was astounding. He could blow two horns (tenor and soprano saxophones) at the same time. You had to watch him to believe it!

He has one of the most prolific careers in rock and blues, and I´ve tried my best to make this page as accurate as possible to honour his superb contribution to music.

Dick Heckstall-Smith


He was born Richard Malden Heckstall-Smith on September 26th,1934 in Ludlow (near Wales). He started playing clarinet, but then, he switched to saxophone.

Dick started playing in school bands around 1952 (Dartington School Jazz Band), later joining to his University Jazz Band where he won a silver cup in 1955 in the Cambridge University Jazz Band competition. He toured with them in 1956 (until he was replaced by Dick´s friend, Art Themen).


SANDY BROWN´S JAZZ MEN


Clarinet player Sandy Brown was one of the judges at Cambridge and hired Dick for his own combo, Sandy Brown´s Jazz Men, but I don´t have more info about his tenure in the band. He recorded his first tracks in the summer of 1956.

This was the personnel for Sandy Brown´s Jazzmen in 1957:

SANDY BROWN GROUP #?
1957
Harry Smith
piano
Sandy Brown
clarinet
Derek Hogg
drums

It was at this time when Dick recorded under his own name for the first time.

Sometimes, Al Fairweather joined Sandy Brown´s Jazzmen:

SANDY BROWN GROUP #?
1957
Harry Smith
piano
Al Fairweather
trumpet
Sandy Brown
clarinet
Derek Hogg
drums



RONNIE SMITH QUINTET


In the Spring of 1958, Dick joins pianist Ronnie Smith Quintet:

RONNIE SMITH GROUP #?
1958
Eddie Fosh
guitar
Vernon Bown
bass
Ronnie Smith
piano
Chuck Smith
drums



BERT COURTLEY SEXTET


Dick spent a year here, playing mostly in Germany, something he repeated during his whole life.



AND THEN...


After leaving Bert Courtley, he started playing his first sessions, in an album for Bob Wallace, where he first met with Ginger Baker.


JOHNNY BURCH QUARTET


This was the Johnny Burch Quartet from 1961 to April 1962:

JOHNNY BURCH GROUP #?
1961-Apr 62
Maurice Salvat
bass
Johnny Burch
keyboards
Ginger Baker
drums


NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA


Dick was a member of National Youth Jazz Orchestra around 1960, along with Mike Vickers, but don´t know about other members at that time. Help, please!

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA #?
1960
Mike Vickers
+ many others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of National Youth Jazz Orchestra (I know up to 66 members)
To be covered (31): Julian Arguelles, Steve Arguelles, Guy Barker, Geoff Castle, Chris Dagley, Simon Gardner, Scott Garland, Paul Hart, Nigel Hitchcock, Alison Jones, Laurence Juber, Chris Laurence, Malcolm MacFarlane, Andrew MacKintosh, Andrew Mackintosh, Steve Melling, Phil Mulford, Paul Nieman, Mark Nightingale, Dave O´Higgins, Andy Panayi, Gerard Presencer, Neil Sidwell, Stan Sulzmann, Jamie Talbot,... up to 31 musicians.


JOHNNY BURCH OCTET


This was the Johnny Burch Octet around 1962:

JOHNNY BURCH GROUP #?
1962
Jack Bruce
bass
Johnny Burch
keyboards
Graham Bond
sax
Miff Moule
sax
Mike Falana
trumpet
John Mumford
trombone
Ginger Baker
drums

It was an expanded lineup from the usual Quartet, with friends musicians from Alexis Korner´s Blues Incorporated.


Other info on members of Johnny Burch Group (I know up to 15 members)
To be covered (10): Ginger Baker, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Mike Falana, Glenn Hughes, Dick Morrissey, John Mumford, Derek Nash, Danny Thompson, Derek Wadsworth


BLUES INCORPORATED


Blues Incorporated - from left to right: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies


This was one of the firstlineups for Blues Incorporated, from February to March 1962:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #1
Feb 62-Mar 62
Art Wood
vocals
Long John Baldry
vocals
Cyril Davies
harmonica
Alexis Korner
guitar, vocals
Andy Hogenboom
bass
Keith Scott
keyboards
Charlie Watts
drums

In April 1962, this was the list of musicians for Blues Incorporated:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #2
Apr 62-?
Mick Jagger
vocals
Ronnie Jones
vocals
Cyril Davies
harmonica
Alexis Korner
guitar, vocals
Spike Heatley
bass
Dave Stevens
keyboards
Charlie Watts
drums

Blues Incorporated circa May 1962, with a different lineup:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #3
Apr 62-?
Mick Jagger
vocals
Ronnie Jones
vocals
Cyril Davies
harmonica
Alexis Korner
guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce
bass
Dave Stevens
keyboards
Charlie Watts
drums

This was the superb personnel for Blues Incorporated around April/May 1962:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #?
May 62
Mick Jagger
vocals
Long John Baldry
vocals
Paul Jones
vocals
Cyril Davies
harmonica
Alexis Korner
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass
Dave Stevens
keyboards
Charlie Watts
drums

Blues Incorporated from June 1962 to October 1962:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #4
Apr 62-?
Ronnie Jones
vocals
Cyril Davies
harmonica
Alexis Korner
guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce
bass
Johnny Parker
keyboards
Ginger Baker
drums
Cyril Davies R&B All Starsê

Blues Incorporated from November 1962 to February 1963:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #5
Nov 62-Feb 63
êDon Rendell Group
Ronnie Jones
vocals
Alexis Korner
guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce
bass
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Johnny Parker
keyboards
Ginger Baker
drums

They also used a female backing group called The Velvettes, but I haven´t been able to know their names.

Blues Incorporated from February 1963 to August 1963:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #6
Feb 63-Aug 63
Alexis Korner
guitar, vocals
Chris Thompson
bass
Johnny Parker
keyboards
Art Themen
sax
Phil Seamen
drums
Graham Bond Organizationê

This was the lineup for Blues Incorporated around 1963, this time without guest vocalists:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #?
1963
Alexis Korner
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass
Johnny Parker
keyboards
Graham Bond
sax
Ginger Baker
drums


DON RENDELL GROUP


In September 1962, the Don Rendell Group was hired to play for BBC Radio. For this event, they asked Dick Heckstall-Smith to join them as special guest:

DON RENDELL GROUP #?
Sep 62
Tony Archer
bass
Johnny Burch
keyboards
Don Rendell
sax
Graham Bond
sax
Ted Pope
drums
Blues Incorporatedê

Other info on members of Don Rendell Group (I know up to 29 members)
To be covered (13): Pete Blannin, Graham Bond, Ian Carr, Bert Courtley, Dave Green, Eddie Harvey, Phil Kinorra, Don Rendell, Ronnie Ross, Phil Seamen, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Tomkins, Kenny Wheeler


GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION


Graham Bond Organization - from left to right: Ginger Baker, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce


In September 1963, Bond replaces a guitarist (John McLaughlin) with a sax player, his mate Dick Heckstall-Smith:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #2
Sep 63-Sep 65
êAlexis Korner´s Blues Incorporated
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Jack Bruce
bass
Ginger Baker
drums

That´s when they changed their name from Graham Bond Quartet to Graham Bond Organization.

They released a single, 'Long tall Shorty'/'Long legged baby' in May 1964. They also played in some recordings by guitarist Ernest Ranglin, credited to Ernest Ranglin And The GB´s, although Heckstall-Smith doesn´t appear in these recordings.

They appear in the sampler Rhythm and blues, contributing with 5 tracks.

They also appear in the movie Gonks go beat making playback of one of their songs, as well as appearing in the soundtrack album. The band also appeared in a TV program backing visiting star Marvin Gaye in November 1964.

Jack Bruce was finally fired in September 1965. But he still appears in their next album, There´s a Bond between us, to be released in December 1965.


Graham Bond Organization - from left to right: Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ginger Baker, Graham Bond


Again in a strange move, Bond replaces a bassist with a trumpet player:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #3
1966-Summer 66
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Mike Falana
trumpet
Ginger Baker
drums

They released some tracks with this lineup that appeared in some singles.

In February 1966, they toured with The Who, appearing in the B-side of a single by the band, and surprisingly credited to The Who Orchestra. The track is 'Waltz for a pig', the B-side for The Who´s own 'Substitute'.

Finally, Ginger Baker leaves, being replaced by a young Jon Hiseman:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #4
Summer 66-Autumn 66
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Mike Falana
trumpet
Jon Hiseman
drums

In Autumn 1966, Falana left.

Now, in Autumn 1966, The Graham Bond Organization has been reduced to a trio:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #5
Autumn 66-Summer 67
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Jon Hiseman
drums

They started recording an album, but it was finally shelved. In 1970, these recordings appeared inside the double album Solid Bond.

In summer 1967, they become a quartet again.

The Graham Bond Organization becomes a quartet again briefly in the summer of 1967.

GRAHAM BOND BAND #6
Summer 67
John Morshead
guitar
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Jon Hiseman
drums
Georgie Fame Bandê

But then, Jon Hiseman left, and the band changed almost completely.

This is the new Graham Bond Organization, probaby still in summer 1967.

GRAHAM BOND BAND #7
Summer 67-?
Ray Russell
guitar
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Mamood
percussion
Alan Rushton
drums
John Mayall Bandê

They toured France with Soft Machine, but they soon folded.
Other info on members of Graham Bond Band (I know up to 40 members)
Already covered (3): Ed Spevock, Rob Tait, Steve York
To be covered (36): Keith Bailey, Ginger Baker, Keith Baker, Graham Bond, Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Roger Bunn, Tom Duffy, Mike Falana, Derek Foley, Steve Gregory, DeLisle Harper, Jon Hiseman, Brian Holloway, Dave Howard, Gaspar Lawal, Jon Lee, Philamore Lincoln, Peter MacBeth, Mamood, John McLaughlin, John Morshead, Paul Olsen, Carolanne Pegg, Terry Poole,... up to 36 musicians.


THE HUGE LOCAL SUN


The Huge Local Sun was a supergroup assembled by singer/poet Pete Brown:

THE HUGE LOCAL SUN #1
?
Pete Brown
vocals
Graham Layden
vocals
John McLaughlin
guitar
Phil Lee
guitar
Danny Thompson
bass
John Mitchell
keyboards
John Mumford
trombone

They recorded some demos, but split before they played any gigs.
Other info on members of The Huge Local Sun (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Binky McKenzie
To be covered (5): Pete Brown, Phil Lee, John McLaughlin, John Mumford, Danny Thompson


JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS


Following that, John McVie leaves the band in August 1967 to rejoin old Mayall bandmates Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood in order to form the fantastic blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac. Rip Kant also leaves, and the new lineup in August 1967 is:

JOHN MAYALL BAND #?
Aug 67-Oct 67
John Mayall
vocals, harmonica
Mick Taylor
guitar
Paul Williams
bass
Keef Hartley
drums

They recorded a track in September 1967, 'Suspicions (part one)' included in the fantastic collection of outtakes, Thru the years, and 'Suspicions (part 2)' appears in another collection of outtakes, Looking back.

Paul Williams only stayed two months, until October 1967. The bassist role was filled in a very short period with three different musicians.

Keith Tillman joined in October 1967 until February 1968:

JOHN MAYALL BAND #?
Oct 67-Feb 68
John Mayall
vocals, harmonica
Mick Taylor
guitar
Keith Tillman
bass
Keef Hartley
drums

With this lineup, John Mayall performed his first American tour, playing with the Steve Miller Band in January 1968 at the Cafe Au Go Go in New York.

They released two consecutive live albums, recorded in 1968, Diary of a band, vol. 1 and Diary of a band, vol. 2. These live albums are a unusual experience. They can´t be considered the typical live album. They include interviews, funny parts, and long jamming around dense blues numbers. I like them, although the second volume contains more musical content. Some parts are really, really very good, although the albums never got great acclaim.

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers at Decca Studios, 1967 - from left to right: Dick Heckstall-Smith, John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Keef Hartley, Keith Tillman, Chris Mercer


Next bassist to join, in March 1968, is a very young Andy Fraser:

JOHN MAYALL BAND #?
Mar 68-Apr 68
John Mayall
vocals, harmonica
Mick Taylor
guitar
Andy Fraser
bass
Keef Hartley
drums
Keef Hartley Bandê

But Andy Fraser only stayed till April 1968. But this time, more changes happen. Keef Hartley leaves to lead his own Keef Hartley Band (although he would rejoin Mayall several times later).

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers at Brighton University, 1968 - from left to right: John Mayall, Andy Fraser, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Mick Taylor, Chris Mercer


New bassist, drummer and a new addition, so welcome to three great players:

JOHN MAYALL BAND #?
Apr 68-Jul 68
John Mayall
vocals, harmonica
Mick Taylor
guitar
Tony Reeves
bass
Henry Lowther
trumpet, violin
Jon Hiseman
drums
Colosseumê
Wynder K Frogê
Colosseumê
Colosseumê

They released Bare wires, recorded on April 1968. Another unreleased track, 'Knockers step forward' appear in the fantastic compilation of unreleased material Thru the years.

It's interesting to note that this lineup was the seed for a great band, Colosseum. Reeves, Heckstall-Smith and Hiseman went to form this band when Mayall changed the lineup. Only Mick Taylor remained with Mayall. This was July 1968.

Other info on members of John Mayall Band (I know up to 88 members)
Already covered (4): Davy Graham, Ric Grech, Keef Hartley, Chris Mercer
To be covered (83): Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Rocky Athas, Ronnie Barron, Rick Brown, Jack Bruce, Warren Bryant, Tom Canning, Eric Clapton, Fred Clark, Rick Cortes, Jay Davenport, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Tim Drummond, Aynsley Dunbar, Terry Edmunds, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Andy Fraser, Mike Gardner, Victor Gaskin, John Gilbey, Peter Green, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris,... up to 83 musicians.


COLOSSEUM


It was September 1968, and this magnificent band was born:

COLOSSEUM #1
Sep 68-?
Jim Roche
guitar, vocals
Tony Reeves
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

But Jimmy Roche didn't stay in the band for long.

Roche was replaced by another great guitarist, Jimmy Litherland:

COLOSSEUM #2
? - Sep 69
James Litherland
guitar, vocals
Tony Reeves
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

They released two albums in 1969. The first one is Those who are about to die, it was produced by Gerry Bron and Tony Reeves, and recorded in the winter of 1968.

Their 2nd album is the superb Valentyne suite. It was recorded during Spring and Summer 1969.

This lineup appeared in the rock movie Super Session, featuring great and future stars, such as Led Zeppelin, Buddy Miles, Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Juicy Lucy (with Chris Mercer and Glen Campbell) and jazz player Roland Kirk. The concerts were held during two days in March 1969.

But Jim Litherland left the band in September 1969.

Colosseum - from left to right: Dave Greenslade, Tony Reeves, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, James Litherland (I think)


The definitive replacement for the guitar duties comes in October 1969, Clem Clempson:

COLOSSEUM #3
Oct 69-Summer 70
êBakerloo
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Tony Reeves
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

He even overdubbed the guitar parts for the American edition of Valentyne suite.

But this time, it was Tony Reeves who left the band before Summer 1970.

Bassist Tony Reeves had left the band before Summer 1970, and Louis Cennamo joins them:

COLOSSEUM #4
Summer 70-?
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Louis Cennamo
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

They played some big festivals (including Bath Festival in June 1970), but in the middle of recording their new studio album, Cennamo left. Anyway, he still appears in several tracks of Daughter of time.

Album cover of a strange compilation, oddly named Daughter of time


Two new, but experienced members arrive to the band:

COLOSSEUM #5
?
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums
Humble Pieê

Their music was jazz/rock, where every instrumentist played a very important role in their music, but with Clem's arrival, they had changed slightly into more rocking ways.

Daughter of time is a very strong album, including a live track, basically a drum solo, 'The time machine' (recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, July 1970). The CD edition includes one bonus track, the instrumental 'Jumping off the sun'. Apart from the band members (the bass parts were recorded by Louis Cennamo and Mark Clarke, depending on the tracks), there is a guest appearance by Barbara Thompson (flute, sax, vocals) who used to play with the band (she´s Jon Hiseman´s wife).

After this album, they abandoned their record label, Vertigo, switching to Bronze.

Next release was a double live album, Colosseum live, recorded in Manchester & Brighton, March 1971. Originally a 2LP, the CD release (only 1CD) even includes a bonus track, 'I can't live without you'. It's a very powerful album, with lenghty renditions of their own tracks, plus covers of Jack Bruce ('Rope ladder to the moon'), Graham Bond ('Walking in the park'), T-Bone Walker ('Stormy Monday blues'), etc.

They toured the States supporting Deep Purple in the summer of 1971.

Soon after, they broke, and their new label, Bronze, released a compilation, The Collectors Colosseum, with several unreleased cuts.

Colosseum live - from left to right: Jon Hiseman on drums, Clem Clempson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Farlowe



ALEXIS KORNER BAND


This is the live lineup that backed Alexis Korner for German TV program Beat Club circa 1971:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #?
1971
Alexis Korner
(vocals, guitar)
Peter Thorup
(guitar)
Andy Fraser
(bass)
Zoot Money
(keyboards)
Ray Warleigh
(sax)
Chris Pyne
(trombone)
John Marshall
(drums)


JACK BRUCE & FRIENDS


In August 1971, Jack Bruce starts a new solo tour, billed as Jack Bruce & Friends, with several TV appearances first, followed by concerts in England and Scotland.

JACK BRUCE BAND #?
Aug 71-Nov 71
Jack Bruce
vocals, bass
Chris Spedding
guitar
Graham Bond
keyboards
Art Themen
sax
John Marshall
drums
+
Dick Heckstall-Smith
sax, 1 concert in Aug 71

In one of the TV gigs in Aug 71, Dick Heckstall-Smith replaces his friend Art Themen.

Graham Bond leaves them in Nov 71.

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND (aka MANCHILD)


After Colosseum broke up, Dick started working on his first solo album, along with using some unreleased material he had. All his mates from Colosseum appeared there, and Jon Hiseman produced the album.

Rumour has it about Dick asking John Bonham (drummer in Led Zeppelin) to form a joint band.

After that, Dick formed his own band in 1973 to promote the album A story ended:

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND #1
1973
James Litherland
guitar
Bill Smith
bass
David Rose
keyboards

A magnificent band. Theodore Thunder was 18 at that time!

There is some concert recorded by the BBC and there you can notice the superb musicianship in the band.

They toured Europe, and then travelled to the States for another tour supporting Fleetwood Mac and Deep Purple, and changing their name to Manchild.

They started recording a new album, but Dick´s health problems sadly prevented the album was finished.


AND THEN...


Dick retired from playing sax for at least 3 years, until his health improved enough for playing and touring again. Meanwhile, he took a PhD in Sociology.


BIG CHIEF


Dick started working with Big Chief around 1976, I think.

Big Chief was a jazzy band formed in 1976. When Tony Reeves joined them in 1979, this was the personnel list:

BIG CHIEF #?
1979-?
Mick Jacques
guitar
Tony Reeves
bass
Adrian Paton
keyboards, vocals
John Fry
sax, vocals
Tony Edwards
percussion, vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help, please!

Many musicians have been part of the band during two decades, and I can't find any way to trace those lineups. If anyone can help, please... Some of those musicians are: John Etheridge, Les Davidson, Geoff Castle, Henry Lowther (trumpet, violin), Pete Lemer (keyboards), Phil Mead, Nick Newell, Alan Ross, Art Themen, Ray Warleigh, and many others.

This is the lineup that recorded their first album, It don't make sense, released in 1997:

BIG CHIEF #?
?
Mick Jacques
guitar
Tony Reeves
bass
Adrian Paton
keyboards, vocals
John Fry
sax, vocals
Dave Chambers
sax, flute
Chris Fry
trombone
Tony Edwards
percussion, vocals
Gary O´Toole
drums
John Dillon
drums

Other info on members of Big Chief (I know up to 23 members)
Already covered (2): Les Davidson, Nick Newell
To be covered (20): Edward Benstead, Louis Borenius, Geoff Castle, Dave Chambers, John Dillon, Tony Edwards, John Etheridge, Chris Fry, John Fry, Mick Jacques, Barry Langton, Pete Lemer, Henry Lowther, Phil Mead, Gary O´Toole, Adrian Paton, Tony Reeves, Steve Taylor, Art Themen, Ray Warleigh


TOUGH TENORS


Sorry, I can´t find info about this band, but I´d put it in Dick´s cronology around 1976 or so...


ALEXIS KORNER BAND


Around April 1978, Alexis Korner celebrated his 50th anniversary with a special concert where some of his friends appeared. This is the impressive list:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #6
Apr 78
Alexis Korner
vocals, guitar
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Duffy Power
harmonica
Paul Jones
harmonica
Eric Clapton
guitar, vocals
Neil Ford
guitar
Colin Hodgkinson
bass, vocals
Zoot Money
keyboards
Dick Morrissey
sax
Art Themen
sax
Mel Collins
sax
John Surman
sax
Mike Zwerin
trombone
Stewart Speer
drums


NORMAN BEAKER AND NO MYSTERY


This was the band credited as Norman Beaker And No Mystery that played some concerts during April and May 1979:

NORMAN BEAKER BAND #?
Apr 79-May 79
Jack Bruce
vocals, bass
Norman Beaker
guitar
Tim Franks
drums
Steve Jaffa
Dave Lunt
Stuart Butler

Other info on members of Norman Beaker Band (I know up to 18 members)
To be covered (10): Dave Bainbridge, Dave Baldwin, Norman Beaker, Jack Bruce, Paul Burgess, Tim Franks, Damian Hand, Lenni, Dave Lewis, John Price


THE FAMOUS BLUESBLASTERS


This was a semi-pro band commanded by harmonicist John O´Leary. Dick joined them around 1979:

THE FAMOUS BLUESBLASTERS #?
?
John O´Leary
harmonica, vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!


I don´t know about exact lineups, but great musicians played here, such as Chris Mercer (sax), Peter Bardens (keyboards), etc.

One of the probable lineups was: O´Leary, Eric Bell, Keith Tillman, Victor Brox, etc.

Their success was high, so they went professional under the new name of Mainsqueeze.

Other info on members of The Famous Bluesblasters (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Mercer
To be covered (6): Peter Bardens, Victor Brox, Roger Jones, John O´Leary, Ken Shaw, Keith Tillman


THE DELUXE BLUES BAND


After a while, the original lineup of The DeLuxe Blues Band is enriched with Dick Heckstall-Smith on sax:

THE DELUXE BLUES BAND #2
?
Danny Adler
guitar
Bob Brunning
bass
Bob Hall
keyboards
Micky Waller
drums


MAINSQUEEZE


Mainsqueeze was a supergroup full of veteran players formed from the basis of The Famous Bluesblasters, led by John O´Leary. This was their original lineup:

MAINSQUEEZE #1
?
John O´Leary
harmonica, vocals
Victor Brox
vocals, trumpet
Eric Bell
guitar, vocals
Keith Tillman
bass
Dave Moore
keyboards
Keef Hartley
drums

But Keef Hartley left after a while (being replaced by Rod Coombes).

Rod Coombes replaced Keef Hartley in Mainsqueeze, and he´s the one who plays in the live album, although Stretch is the drummer credited for it. Rod is simply mentioned as ´additional player´ playing percussion. This was supposedly the lineup:

MAINSQUEEZE #2
?
John O´Leary
harmonica, vocals
Victor Brox
vocals, trumpet
Eric Bell
guitar, vocals
Keith Tillman
bass
Dave Moore
keyboards
Diana Wood
sax

Around 1983, this is the lineup for Mainsqueeze:

MAINSQUEEZE #?
1983
êRoger Chapman & The Shortlist
John O´Leary
harmonica, vocals
Victor Brox
vocals, trumpet
Eric Bell
guitar, vocals
Dave Moore
guitar
Keith Tillman
bass
Diana Wood
sax
Stretch
drums

Other info on members of Mainsqueeze (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (3): Rod Coombes, Keef Hartley, Stretch
To be covered (5): Eric Bell, Victor Brox, Dave Moore, John O´Leary, Keith Tillman


BO DIDDLEY BAND (MAINSQUEEZE)


Mainsqueeze played 3 tours backing rock legend Bo Diddley between 1981 and 1983. They released a live album, Hey Bo Diddley in concert with this lineup:

MAINSQUEEZE #?
1983
Bo Diddley
vocals, guitar
Eric Bell
guitar, vocals
Keith Tillman
bass
Dave Moore
keyboards
Stretch
drums

The band finally parted ways in 1984.


ALEXIS KORNER TRIBUTE CONCERT


During many years, a tribute concert to Alexis Korner has been celebrated. In June 1984, some of the great players that appeared there included: Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jimmy Page, Charlie Watts, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart, and many others.


ROCKET 88


This was the lineup for Rocket 88 in June 1984:

ROCKET 88 #?
Jun 84
Paul Jones
vocals, harmonica
Ruby Turner
vocals
Jimmy Page
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass
Ian ´Stu´ Stewart
piano
Don Weller
sax
Willie Garnett
sax
John Picard
trombone
Charlie Watts
drums

Other info on members of Rocket 88 (I know up to 33 members)
To be covered (32): Danny Adler, Jack Bruce, Big Joe Duskin, Malcolm Everson, Chris Farlowe, Willie Garnett, Dave Green, George Green, Bob Hall, Charlie Hart, Colin Hodgkinson, Mike Hugh, Paul Jones, Alexis Korner, Dave Markee, Dick Morrissey, Jimmy Page, John Picard, Jim Roche, Hal Singer, Colin Smith, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Ruby Turner,... up to 32 musicians.


3-SPACE


This was a trio led by Dick around 1984 until 1986 with guitarist John James, but can´t find info about the other player, the keyboardist.

Besides, he released that same year the album This that as a trio with Jack Bruce and John Stevens (drums).


JACK BRUCE BAND (again)


This was the band credited as Jack Bruce & Friends that played 2 gigs in December 1984:

JACK BRUCE BAND #?
Dec 84
Jack Bruce
vocals, bass
Tim Franks
drums
+ others unknown to me


MATT BLACK


Another band by Dick in 1986, and again, complete lack of info, sorry...


JULIAN BAHULA´S ELECTRIC DREAM


Band formed by Julian Bahula. Dick played with them in the 1986-1988 period.


NORMAN BEAKER BAND


In December 1987, Norman Beaker played a few gigs with some of his friends:

NORMAN BEAKER BAND #?
Dec 87
Norman Beaker
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass, vocals
Dave Bainbridge
keyboards, guitar
Tim Franks
drums

Norman Beaker played a one-off gig with this band in August 1988:

NORMAN BEAKER BAND #?
Apr 79-May 79
Norman Beaker
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass, vocals
Dave Bainbridge
keyboards, guitar
Lenni
sax
Tim Franks
drums


DHSS


Dick´s own band from 1988 to 1991.

In the early 90s, Dick formed another band, called DHSS:

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND #?
?
Alan Weekes
guitar
Ike Leo
bass
Dave Moore
keyboards
Ed Jones
sax
Kenrick Rowe
drums
+ maybe others unknown to me

They released the album Where one is in 1991.

BLODWYN PIG


The countless resurrection of Blodwyn Pig. Mick Abrahams decides in December 1988 to re-form again the band. The initial idea was to perform only a gig, but success followed, and they stayed together.

BLODWYN PIG #?
Dec 88-1989
Mick Abrahams
guitar, vocals
Andy Pyle
bass
Bernie Hethrington
sax
Bruce Boardman
keyboards
Clive Bunker
drums

They released a new album, called All said and done. A magnificent album! Some of my favourite songs are: ´Black night´ (with a superb sax solo),´All tore down´ (with a very lovely Peter Green-like flavour), Alexis Korner's ´I wonder who´ (wow, what a rendition!!!).

Around 1989, the horn section changes completely.
Other info on members of Blodwyn Pig (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (2): Dave Bronze, Barry Reynolds
To be covered (27): Mick Abrahams, Peter Banks, Ron Berg, Bruce Boardman, Clive Bunker, Paul Burgess, Jackie Challoner, John Gordon, Tracy Graham, Bernie Hethrington, Jack Lancaster, Dave Lennox, Jim Leverton, Gordon Murphy, Mick Parker, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Jim Rodford, Steve Rodford, Bob Skeat, Mike Summerland, Graham Walker, Larry Wallis, Sharon Watson,... up to 27 musicians.


DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH WITH JOHN ETHERIDGE GROUP


Around 1990, Dick teams with the John Etheridge Group for some live concerts.

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND #?
?
John Etheridge
guitar
Rainer Glas
bass
Joe Nay
drums

Soon after the tour finished, drummer Joe Nay sadly died in a car accident in December 22th, 1990.

A live album was finally released in 1998.


JACK BRUCE BAND (again)


In May 1991, Jack Bruce reunites with his mate Dick Heckstall-Smith for 1 concert and a special appearance at the San Remo Festival in Italy:

JACK BRUCE BAND #?
May 91
Jack Bruce
vocals, bass
Norman Beaker
guitar
Jonas Bruce
keyboards
Frank Beaker

Sometime along 1991, Jack Bruce played a TV appearance with some of this friends, billed as Jack Bruce Blues Band:

JACK BRUCE BAND #?
1991
Norman Beaker
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass, vocals
Dave Bainbridge
keyboards, guitar
Tim Franks
drums

In August 1991, Jack Bruce appears in a festival in Lancashire with the Jack Bruce Blues Band, including his two sons:

JACK BRUCE BAND #?
Aug 91
Jack Bruce
vocals, bass
Norman Beaker
guitar
Jonas Bruce
keyboards
Malcolm Bruce
keyboards
Tim Franks
drums


DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH WITH JOHN ETHERIDGE GROUP


Around 1992, Dick teams again with the John Etheridge Group, in order to make an album, Obsession fees.

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND #?
?
John Etheridge
guitar
Rainer Glas
bass
Chris Beier
keyboards
Evert Fraterman
drums

They later toured Germany to promote the album.

AND THEN...


Dick suffered again from very bad health, so he had to stop playing for a while. When he recovered enough, he recorded the album, Birds in widnes, as a duo with drummer John Stevens.


HAMBURG BLUES BAND


Dick starts playing with them in 1992, and kept on doing that during many years, but I haven´t been able to clear the names for lineups, except for a couple of them (see below).


BARRY VENN & THE DOLPHINS


Barry Venn changed the band name, as it started to be his own band without a stable lineup, only friends and colleagues that played with him. Clem Clempson appeared several times with them. In September 1993, the lineup was:

BARRY VENN & THE DOLPHINS #?
Sep 93
Barry Venn
vocals, guitar
Clem Clempson
guitar
Rob Burns
bass
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
John ´Willie´ Wilson
drums
+ sometimes, some of:
Phil May
vocals
David Gilmour
guitar
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Raf Ravenscroft
sax

They used to play lots of blues standards, as well as covers of songs by Fleetwood Mac and Cream.

Barry Venn continued under this name with some other famous musicians (such as Neil Hubbard). Other great guests and friends that used to play with the band were: Phil May (from Pretty Things), David Gilmour (from Pink Floyd fame), Tim Renwick, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Raf Ravenscroft, Tony O'Malley, just to name a few.
Other info on members of Barry Venn & The Dolphins (I know up to 12 members)
Already covered (1): Tim Renwick
To be covered (10): Rob Burns, Clem Clempson, David Gilmour, Tim Hinkley, Neil Hubbard, Phil May, Tony O´Malley, Raf Ravenscroft, Barry Venn, John ´Willie´ Wilson


DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND


In September 1999, a power trio played only one gig in a festival in Sussex:

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND #?
Sep 99
Jack Bruce
bass, vocals
John Stevens
drums


JACK BRUCE BAND


In November 1993, Jack Bruce celebrated his 50th anniversary with 2 concerts for German TV, where he reunited with many of his past bandmates and friends. This is the list:

JACK BRUCE BAND #?
Nov 93
Jack Bruce
vocals, bass, piano
Maggie Reilly
vocals
Pete Brown
vocals, percussion
Gary ´Mudbone´ Cooper
vocals, percussion
Kip Hanrahan
vocals
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar
Malcolm Bruce
guitar, keyboards
Francois Garny
bass
Bernie Worrell
keyboards
Art Themen
sax
Henry Lowther
trumpet
John Mumford
trombone
Ginger Baker
drums
Simon Phillips
drums
Gary Husband
drums, keyboards

Cities of the heart is a superb double live album, recorded in Cologne, November 2/3 1993, in that celebration. It features an all-star lineup. Includes live renditions of some of his classics: ´Sunshine of your love´, ´Politician´, ´Theme for an imaginary western´, ´Born under a bad sign´, etc. There's also an abridged edition, Sitting on top of the world (1CD, with a selection of tracks).


WILKINSON´S ROCKETS


This was a band comprising blues veterans from 60s bands (such as Pretty Things or Chicken Shack). Dick played with them, but can´t find more info.


THE DELUXE BLUES BAND (again)


This was the lineup for The DeLuxe Blues Band around 1994:

THE DELUXE BLUES BAND #?
1994
Phil Taylor
vocals
Dave Beaumont
guitar
Alan Vincent
guitar
Bob Brunning
bass
Micky Waller
drums

Other info on members of The DeLuxe Blues Band (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (4): Danny Adler, Bob Brunning, Bob Hall, Micky Waller


DOWNTOWN


Up to 1995, Micky Waller had his own band in Italy with great sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith:

DOWNTOWN #
Micky Waller
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help, please!

Other info on members of Downtown (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Micky Waller


COLOSSEUM (again!)


Colosseum, 1994 (from left to right: Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson)


1994 was the year where an unexpected fact happens. As the Colosseum albums were being succesful in their new CD reissues, Jon Hiseman thinks it's time for Colosseum to live again, with their most famous lineup:

COLOSSEUM #6
1994
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

They made a 66 date European tour, and it was released a video and a live album, recorded in 1994, in Freiburg and Cologne, with all their classics including a new rendition of Jack Bruce's tune 'Theme for an imaginary western'. Absolutely brilliant!!! They're back with a vengeance!! These concerts are nothing else than a complete masterpiece. The video shows them in great shape, and I'm willing to say that, to me, Colosseum never sounded as fantastic as now! Everybody in the band performs a superb work.

JACK BRUCE BAND


In May 1995, Jack Bruce appears at the Alexis Korner Tribute Festival:

JACK BRUCE BAND #?
May 95
Paul Jones
harmonica
Norman Beaker
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass, vocals
Dave Bainbridge
keyboards, guitar
Tim Franks
drums

Some of his songs later appeared in the live CD recorded from that festival.
Other info on members of Jack Bruce Band (I know up to 63 members)
Already covered (1): Gary Moore
To be covered (61): Robby Ameen, Dave Bainbridge, Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker, Frank Beaker, Norman Beaker, Cindy Blackman, Carla Bley, Graham Bond, David Bravo, Jack Bruce, Jonas Bruce, Malcolm Bruce, Hugh Burns, Milton Cardona, Clem Clempson, Billy Cobham, Nick Cohen, Gary ´Mudbone´ Cooper, Larry Coryell, Martin Dale, Anton Fier, Paul Fisher, Richie Flores, Tim Franks,... up to 61 musicians.


HAMBURG BLUES BAND (again)


This was the lineup until 1995:

HAMBURG BLUES BAND #?
?-1995
Gert Lange
vocals
Alex Conti
guitar
Reginald Worthy
bass
Hans Wallbaum
drums

In 1995, Worthy left, being replaced by Michael Becker.
In 1995, a new bassist arrives:

HAMBURG BLUES BAND #?
1995-?
Gert Lange
vocals
Alex Conti
guitar
Michael Becker
bass
Hans Wallbaum
drums



BOP BROTHERS


This was the personnel for Bop Brothers in 1995:

BOP BROTHERS #?
1995
Earl Green
vocals
Jon T-Bone Taylor
guitar
Dave Moore
keyboards
Louis Borenius
drums


Other info on members of Bop Brothers (I know up to 14 members)
To be covered (13): Louis Borenius, Phil Brown, Al Eastwood, Earl Green, Ed Jones, Dave Moore, Nick Payn, Rob Statham, Jon T-Bone Taylor, Henry Tomkins, Mike Tompson, Kate Townsend, Pete Townsend


DUFFY POWER BAND


Duffy Power had worked with the Graham Bond in the early sixties, but this was before Dick joined Bond. Three decades later, Dick played gigs with Duffy Power. Don´t know about the other musicians.

They also recorded a joint album, but for some reasons, it remains unreleased. Ohh...


THE BARRELHOUSE BLUES BAND


The house band for The Barrelhouse has always included great musicians, led by the late guitarist Paul Hart. For a while, when he was available, Dick Heckstall-Smith also played there with some of his mates. Other great musicians appearing there include a long list, such as:

John Morshead (guitar), Paul Hart (guitar) Alex Dmochovski (bass), Greg Russell (bass), Marion Dolton (bass), Dave Wallace (bass), Brent Jones (bass), Jack Shaugnessy (bass), Tim Mycroft (keyboards), Paul Beavis (drums), Dave Burgess (drums), Alan Edwards (drums), Clive Ashley, Sam Brown, Paul Clarke, Alan Jenkins, Dan Baker, Richard Baker, Andy Urquhart, etc.


COLOSSEUM (again)


For those who thought they had reunited just for a few concerts, the surprise arrived in the shape of a new studio album. It was called Bread and circuses. They toured again, and the people who has written me giving me reviews of their concerts all agree about the superb quality of the shows.

COLOSSEUM #7
1997
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums


COLOSSEUM (again)


In October 1999, as Chris Farlowe is busy touring as special guest for The Manfreds, the British concerts by Colosseum featured Paul Williams on vocals:

COLOSSEUM #8
Oct 99-?
Paul Williams
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

After the tour, Paul Williams came back to his gigs with his own bands.

ON THE CORNER


On The Corner is a tribute band to the music of Charlie Mingus, led by Richard Foot:

ON THE CORNER #?
?
Richard Foot
bass
Ed Jones
sax
+ others unknown to me

They released the album Mingus in Newcastle containing mostly live tracks.

Other info on members of On The Corner (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Ed Jones


DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH R&B ALL STARS


Sometime around 2000, Dick reunited a new band for a tour, including his mate Clem Clempson. But I don´t know about other players. Does anybody know?

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH BAND #?
?
Clem Clempson
guitar
+ others unknown to me


Other info on members of Dick Heckstall-Smith Band (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (1): Theodore Thunder
To be covered (9): Jack Bruce, Clem Clempson, John Etheridge, Ed Jones, James Litherland, Dave Moore, David Rose, Bill Smith, John Stevens


BOP BROTHERS (again)


This was the personnel for Bop Brothers around August 2000:

BOP BROTHERS #?
Aug 2000-?
Earl Green
vocals
Jon T-Bone Taylor
guitar
Rob Statham
bass
Dave Moore
keyboards
Louis Borenius
drums

They played at the Ealing Jazz Festival, thus appearing in the live album Echoes from the park - Ealing Jazz Festival 2000.
Other info on members of Bop Brothers (I know up to 14 members)
To be covered (13): Louis Borenius, Phil Brown, Al Eastwood, Earl Green, Ed Jones, Dave Moore, Nick Payn, Rob Statham, Jon T-Bone Taylor, Henry Tomkins, Mike Tompson, Kate Townsend, Pete Townsend


COLOSSEUM (again)


Farlowe is back with the band and they start working on a new studio album.

COLOSSEUM #9
2003
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

The album was finally released in 2003 under the title of Tomorrow´s blues. Fantastic one!

THE WENTUN BLUES BAND


Dick made 2 tours in Scandinavia with The Wentun Blues Band, a combo led by Robert Hagnas. Don´t know about the other players, sorry.


COLOSSEUM (again)


Colosseum - From left to right: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Farlowe, Mark Clarke, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Barbara Thompson, Clem Clempson


Dick Heckstall-Smith´s health starts weakening, and he's not able to tour with the band. Their help comes from the lovely Barbara Thompson, who, although in not good health herself, agrees to lend them a hand.

COLOSSEUM #10
?
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Barbara Thompson
sax
Jon Hiseman
drums
+
Dick Heckstall-Smith
sax - studio only

They toured extensively, mostly in Germany but also in England.
Other info on members of Colosseum (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (12): Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Malcolm Poole, Tony Reeves, Jim Roche, Barbara Thompson, Paul Williams


AND MORE...


Dick also wrote his autobiography in 1989, The safest place in the world - a personal history of British rhythm & blues. It has been reissued in a revised edition in 2004, with additional chapters written by Dick´s manager, Peter Grant, and including a CD with 7 tracks.


Dick Heckstall-Smith


Sadly, Dick passed away on December 17th, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. But his contribution to music will never be forgotten. Thanks for everything, Dick!


DISCOGRAPHY: (139 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (11 credits)
  • Very special old jazz (EP) - Dick Heckstall-Smith Quintet (1957)

  • Dick Heckstall-Smith Quartet - Dick Heckstall-Smith (1957)

  • A Story ended - Dick Heckstall-Smith (1972)

    • Members: Clem Clempson, James Litherland, Dave Rose, Bill Smith, Theodore Thunder (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Caleb Quaye, Chris Spedding, Rob Tait, Paul Williams (RIP: Gordon Beck, Graham Bond)
    • Technical: Tom Newman
    • Comments: After the breakup of Colosseum, Dick recorded this superb solo album, assisted by some of his fellow Colosseum members plus other friends. It was recorded in March/April 1972.
      The CD release by Sequel includes a few live bonus tracks, with Manchild (Dick´s own band in 1973: James Litherland, Billy Smith, Dave Rose and Theodore Thunder). But there´s more... a different CD release by Castle adds 2 more studio cuts by Manchild.
    • My opinion: Amazing album!
  • This that - Dick Heckstall-Smith / Jack Bruce / John Stevens (1984)

  • Where one is - Dick Heckstall-Smith (1991)

    • Members: Dave Moore (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Pete Brown, Claude Deppa, Jim Drummond
    • Comments: The album´s original title was Woza nasu. It was reissued in 2003 with bonus tracks under the original title again.
  • Obsession fees - Dick Heckstall-Smith & John Etheridge Group (1992)

  • Bird in widnes - Dick Heckstall-Smith / John Stevens (1993)

  • Celtic steppes - Dick Heckstall-Smith (1995)

    • Members: Ed Jones, Dave Moore (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Dave Brooks, Pete Brown, Laurence Cottle, Claude Deppa, Lee Goodall, Richard Henry, Pete Lemer, Kevin Robinson, Theo Travis, Ray Warleigh, Don Weller (RIP: Derek Wadsworth)
  • Live 1990 - Dick Heckstall-Smith / John Etheridge / Rainer Glas / Joe Nay (1998)

  • Blues and beyond - Dick Heckstall-Smith and Friends (04/2001)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Clem Clempson, Dave Moore (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Peter Green, David Hadley, Jon Hiseman, Gary Husband, Paul Jones, John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Paul Williams
  • Dust in the air - Dick Heckstall-Smith ( - )

ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (1 credit)
  • A Meal you can shake hands with in the dark - Battered Ornaments (1969)

    • Members: Pete Bailey, Pete Brown, Charlie Hart, George Khan, Pete Lemer, Roger ´Butch´ Potter, Chris Spedding, Rob Tait
    • Guests: Al Jackson, John Surman (RIP: Vincent Crane)
    • Producer: (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (67 credits)
  • R&B from the Marquee - Alexis Korner´s Blues Incorporated (11/1962)

    • Members: Graham Burbidge, Spike Heatley, Ronnie Jones, Keith Scott (RIP: Long John Baldry, Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner)
    • Guests: Big Jim Sullivan
  • Red hot from Alex - Alexis Korner´s Blues Incorporated (1964)

    • Members: David Castle, Ron Edgeworth, Herbie Goins, Barry Howton, Art Themen, Danny Thompson (RIP: Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner)
  • Alexis Korner All Stars Blues Inc - Alexis Korner (1964)

    • Members: David Castle, Ron Edgeworth, Herbie Goins, Barry Howton, Zoot Money, Art Themen, Danny Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner)
  • Long tall shorty / Long legged baby (SINGLE) - Graham Organization Bond (05/1964)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
  • I´m getting tired / Rootin´ tootin´ (SINGLE) - Jack Bruce (1965)

  • Blues Inc - Alexis Korner (1965)

  • The Sound of ´65 - Graham Bond Organisation (02/1965)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: John Huckridge (RIP: Ian Hamer)
    • Comments: It was released on CD along with There´s a Bond between us.
  • Tell me (I´m gonna love again) / Love come shining through (SINGLE) - Graham Bond Organisation (04/1965)

  • Lease on love / My heart´s in little pieces - Graham Bond Organisation (07/1965)

  • There´s a Bond between us - Graham Bond Organisation (12/1965)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: It was released on CD along with The sound of ´65.
  • St James Infirmary / Soul tango (SINGLE) - Graham Bond (02/1966)

  • Sky high - Alexis Korner Blues Inc (04/1966)

    • Members: Terry Cox, Bernie George, Herbie Goins, Duffy Power, Chris Pyne, Alan Skidmore, Art Themen, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Johnny Parker, Phil Seamen)
    • Guests: Brian Auger, Brian Smith, Nigel Stanger
    • Comments: Reissued in 1967 under the title Blues Incorporated. The CD reissue from 1994 contained 2 bonus tracks recorded in 1963, but the later reissue from 2006 contained 10 bonus tracks taken from BBC sessions in the period 1965-1966.
  • You´ve gotta have love babe / I love you (SINGLE) - Graham Bond Organisation (02/1967)

  • Le Dejeuner sur l´herbe - New Jazz Orchestra (1968)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Jon Hiseman, John Mumford, Frank Ricotti, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Ian Carr, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Henry Lowther, Tony Russell, Derek Watkins (RIP: Derek Wadsworth)
  • Diary of a band, vol 1 - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (01/1968)

  • Diary of a band, vol 2 - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (01/1968)

  • Bare wires - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (06/1968)

    • Members: Jon Hiseman, Henry Lowther, John Mayall, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Derek Varnals
  • Blues Inc - Alexis Korner All Stars - Blues Incorporated (1969)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Jones, Charlie Watts (RIP: Graham Bond, Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Johnny Parker)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ian Armit)
  • Songs for a tailor - Jack Bruce (1969)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman, John Marshall, Chris Spedding, Art Themen (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Henry Lowther, John Mumford (RIP: Harry Beckett, George Harrison)
    • Producer: (RIP: Felix Pappalardi)
    • Technical: Andy Johns
  • Valentyne suite - Colosseum (1969)

    • Members: Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Tony Reeves, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Dave Gelly
  • Those who are about to die salute you - Colosseum (1969)

  • Looking back - John Mayall (08/1969)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Henry Lowther, John Mayall, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Nick Newell
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Comments: Looking back comprises 11 tracks, none of them ever available on an album. There are songs from 1964 to 1967. Other musicians: Hughie Flint (2 tracks), Chris Mercer (x tracks), Keef Hartley (2 tracks), Aynsley Dunbar (3 tracks). And with fantastic guitar players: the late Roger Dean, Eric Clapton (1 song), Peter Green (7 songs!!!) and Mick Taylor (1 song).
  • Solid Bond - Graham Bond (1970)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman, John McLaughlin (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: Double album comprising live recordings from 1963 as well as studio recordings that had remained unreleased until 1970.
  • Things we like - Jack Bruce (1970)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: John McLaughlin
    • Comments: Mostly a trio project between Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman, with John McLaughlin added in some tracks. The CD reissue from 2003 contains 1 bonus track.
  • Daughter of time - Colosseum (1970)

    • Members: Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Jack Rothstein, Derek Wadsworth)
  • Beginning of jazz rock - Graham Bond (1971)

  • Live - Colosseum (1971)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: Originally a 2LP, the CD reissue only contains 1CD.
  • Thru the years - John Mayall (1971)

    • Members: Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Jon Hiseman, Henry Lowther, John Mayall, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams (RIP: Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Derek Varnals (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: Thru the years (originally a 2LP, including the complete Looking back LP inside), now it has been released as a 1CD, with just the tracks not yet included in Looking back. It comprises 14 tracks, none of them ever available on an album. Some musicians featured: Hughie Flint (2 tracks), Keef Hartley (1 track), Aynsley Dunbar (7 tracks), Chris Mercer (x tracks), Roger Dean. Noted appearances: Peter Green (8 songs, some of them just superb!), Mick Taylor (3 tracks), and several of the musicians who later formed Colosseum: Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves and Dick Heckstall Smith.
    • My opinion: My opinion about those two rarities album is that they have a very good quality. I love them!!
  • Symphony of Amaranths - Neil Ardley (1972)

    • Members: Dave Gelly, Dick Hart, Jon Hiseman, Don Rendell, Frank Ricotti (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Ian Carr, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Alan Branscombe, Nigel Carter, Karl Jenkins, Chris Laurence, Henry Lowther, Ray Premru, Stan Tracey, Derek Watkins (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Derek Wadsworth)
  • Bootleg him! - Alexis Korner (1972)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Colin Bowden, Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Tony Coe, Terry Cox, Lol Coxhill, Andy Fraser, Herbie Goins, Spike Heatley, Colin Hodgkinson, Dave Holland, Henry Lowther, Robert Plant, Chris Pyne, Keith Scott, Alan Skidmore, Dave Stevens, John Surman, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh, Charlie Watts (RIP: Graham Bond, Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Johnny Parker, Peter Thorup)
    • Guests: Roy Babbington, Greg Bowen, Annette Brox, John Cameron, Tony Carr, Les Condon, Bob Efford, Tony Fisher, Herbie Flowers, Bill Geldard, Malcolm Griffiths, Jim Lawless, John Marshall, Alan Parker, Brian Perrin, Paul Rodgers, Neil Sanders, Brian Smith, Nigel Stanger, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Harry Beckett, Pete King, Bill Le Sage, Don Lusher, Chris McGregor, Harold McNair, Steve Miller, Barry Morgan, Danny Moss, Ronnie Ross)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin (RIP: Mickie Most, Ian Samwell)
    • Comments: The compilation Bootleg him! compiles unreleased tapes from several periods, and contains appearances from: Cyril Davies, Peter Fensome, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Charlie Watts, Paul Rodgers, Robert Plant, Andy Fraser, Victor Brox, Annette Brox, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Herbie Flowers, Herbie Goins, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Alan Skidmore, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh, Lol Coxhill, the late Graham Bond, Terry Cox, among many others.
  • Primal solos - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (1977)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Hughie Flint, Jon Hiseman, Henry Lowther, John Mayall, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: Primal solos contains live tracks dating from April 1966 (5 tracks with Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Hughie Flint), May 1968 (2 tracks with Mick Taylor, Tony Reeves, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Mercer, Henry Lowther, Jon Hiseman) and December 1968 (1 track with Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Colin Allen).
  • Graham Bond Organisation - Graham Bond Organisation (1980)

  • The Party album - Alexis Korner And Friends (1980)

    • Members: Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Chris Farlowe, Neil Ford, Colin Hodgkinson, Paul Jones, Zoot Money, Duffy Power, John Surman, Art Themen (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Sappho Korner, Dick Morrissey, Stewart Speer, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart, Mike Zwerin)
    • Guests: Gus Johnson, James Litherland
    • Comments: The party album is a double album, commemorating Alexis 50th anniversary, on April 19th, 1978. It's credited to Alexis Korner and Friends, and there are lots of guest musicians, many of them former Alexis bandmates. The album has 5 tracks played by the big band, 3 tracks as a quartet (Korner / Hodgkinson / Money / Speer), and 3 tracks as a jam session by everybody. Beware, there´s an abridged edition on LP just called Alexis Korner And Friends, with just 6 tracks (instead of the 11 eleven tracks in the original 2LP).
  • A Dark horse - Brian Knight (1981)

    • Members: Art Themen (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Brian Knight)
    • Guests: Geoff Bradford, Ed Deane, Dana Gillespie, Peter Green, Charlie Hart, George Khan, Les Morgan, Geraint Watkins, Charlie Watts (RIP: Ian ´Stu´ Stewart, Micky Waller)
  • Profile - Alexis Korner´s Blues Incorporated (1981)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jim Bray, Jack Bruce, Graham Burbidge, Chris Capon, Mike Collins, Spike Heatley, Ronnie Jones, Dave Stevens (RIP: Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Johnny Parker)
  • And Friends - Alexis Korner (1982)

    • Members: Mel Collins, Chris Farlowe, Neil Ford, Zoot Money, Duffy Power, John Surman, Art Themen (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Dick Morrissey, Stewart Speer, Mike Zwerin)
  • The International blues rock revue - Mainsqueeze (1983)

    • Members: Eric Bell, Victor Brox, Rod Coombes, Dave Moore, John O´Leary, Stretch, Keith Tillman (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: Recorded live at Ronnie Scott´s Club in January 1983.
  • Hey Bo Diddley in concert - Bo Diddley (1986)

  • 1961-1972 - Alexis Korner (1986)

    • Members: Colin Bowden, Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Mel Collins, Terry Cox, Lol Coxhill, Andy Fraser, Herbie Goins, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Henry Lowther, Robert Plant, Chris Pyne, Alan Skidmore, Dave Stevens, John Surman, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh, Charlie Watts (RIP: Boz Burrell, Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Sappho Korner, Steve Marriott, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace)
    • Guests: Annette Brox, Malcolm Griffiths, Gaspar Lawal, Gunter Lenz, John Marshall, Paul Rodgers, Brian Smith, Nigel Stanger (RIP: Harry Beckett, Ollie Halsall, Steve Miller, Mike Patto)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin (RIP: Ian Samwell)
  • Live at Klooks Kleek - Graham Bond Organization (1988)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
    • Comments: This live recording was made between the release of the band´s two albums, in October 1964, but it wasn´t released until 1988.
  • Motorvating - Deluxe Blues Band (1988)

    • Members: Danny Adler, Bob Hall (RIP: Bob Brunning, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Micky Waller)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
  • Hamburg Blues Band featuring Dick Heckstall-Smith - Hamburg Blues Band (1989)

  • All said and done - Mick Abrahams (1990)

    • Members: Mick Abrahams, Bruce Boardman, Clive Bunker, Dave Lennox, Andy Pyle, Jim Rodford (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Pete Fensome, Gordon Murphy, Nigel Pegrum
  • Nightriding Colosseum - Colosseum (1990)

  • Somethin els - Jack Bruce (01/1993)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Clem Clempson, Anton Fier, Mark Nauseef (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Eric Clapton, Gerd Dudek, Stuart Elliott, Bruce Fowler, Walt Fowler, Ray Gomez, Trilok Gurtu, Dave Liebman, Maggie Reilly
    • Comments: Somethin els (sic) can be considered an historical album because it was the first time that Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce played together in an album (on 3 tracks), since Cream's breakup. It contains tracks recorded 1986-92.
  • The DeLuxe Blues Band & their friends - The DeLuxe Blues Band (1994)

    • Members: (RIP: Bob Brunning, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Micky Waller)
    • Guests: Earl Green, Paul Lamb, Johnny Mars, Brian Nevill
  • The BBC Radio sessions - Alexis Korner (1994)

    • Members: Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Mel Collins, Terry Cox, Willie Garnett, Bernie George, Herbie Goins, Jaki Graham, Ronnie Jones, Nico Korner, John Picard, Chris Pyne, Keith Scott, Nick South, Danny Thompson, Ruby Turner, Ray Warleigh, Charlie Watts (RIP: Long John Baldry, Boz Burrell, Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Sappho Korner, Mike Pyne, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace)
    • Guests: Brian Auger, Georgie Fame, Bill Wyman (RIP: Jimmy Witherspoon)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
  • Out of the blue - The Rockets (1994)

  • Cities of the heart - Jack Bruce (03/1994)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Malcolm Bruce, Clem Clempson, Gary ´Mudbone´ Cooper, Gary Husband, Simon Phillips, Art Themen, Bernie Worrell (RIP: Jonas Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Pete Brown, Henry Lowther, John Mumford, Maggie Reilly
    • Comments: Cities of the heart is a fantastic double live album, recorded in Cologne, November 2/3 1993, to celebrate Jack's 50th birthday, features an all-star lineup. Ginger Baker and Simon Phillips on drums, Dick Heckstall-Smith on sax, Gary Moore and Clem on guitars ... Includes live renditions of some of his classics: 'Sunshine of your love', 'Politician', 'Theme for an imaginary western', 'Born under a bad sign', etc. There's also an abridged edition (1CD, with a selection of tracks).
  • Strange news - Bop Brothers (1995)

    • Members: Sam Kelly, Dave Moore, Rob Statham, Jon T-Bone Taylor (RIP: Al Eastwood, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jerry Underwood)
    • Guests: Tim Richards (RIP: John B Spencer)
  • Colosseum lives - The reunion concerts 1994 - Colosseum (1995)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • Real stuff - Hamburg Blues Band (1996)

  • It don´t make sense - Big Chief (1997)

    • Members: Dave Chambers, John Dillon, Tony Edwards, Chris Fry, John Fry, Mick Jacques, Gary O´Toole, Adrian Paton, Tony Reeves (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • Bread & circuses - Colosseum (01/1998)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Snake Davis, Dave O´Higgins
    • Producer: Steve Chase
  • Mingus in Newcastle - On The Corner (02/1998)

  • The Bop Brothers ... and sisters (EP) - Bop Brothers (03/1998)

    • Members: Earl Green, Dave Moore, Rob Statham, Jon T-Bone Taylor (RIP: Louis Borenius, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Dana Gillespie, Ruby Turner
  • Rollin´ - Hamburg Blues Band (1999)

  • The Bop Brothers ... and sisters (LP) - Bop Brothers (2000)

    • Members: Earl Green, Dave Moore, Nick Payn, Rob Statham, Jon T-Bone Taylor (RIP: Louis Borenius, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Dana Gillespie, Noel Norris, Ruby Turner
    • Producer: Pete Brown
  • Touch - Mike Harrison meets The Hamburg Blues Band (2001)

  • Along for the ride - John Mayall & Friends (2001)

    • Members: Tom Canning, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Red Holloway, John Mayall, John McVie, Greg Rzab, Mick Taylor, Buddy Whittington, Joe Yuele (RIP: Davy Graham, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Lenny Castro, Steve Cropper, Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Miller, Chris Rea, David Smith, Crystal Taliefero, Reese Wynans (RIP: Jeff Healey, Gary Moore, Billy Preston)
  • Jet set jewel - Jack Bruce (2003)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Hugh Burns, Tony Hymas, Simon Phillips (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: Recorded in September/October 1978, it remained unreleased until 2003.
  • Tomorrow´s blues - Colosseum (2003)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Simon Gardner, Steve Sidwell, Chris White
  • Colosseum lives - the complete reunion concert Cologne 1994 - Colosseum (02/2003)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Tony Reeves (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • Blues amongst friends - The Deluxe Blues Band (03/2003)

  • Camden ´70 - Neil Ardley´s New Jazz Orchestra (07/2008)

    • Members: Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Dave Greenslade, Dick Hart, Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Nigel Carter, Clem Clempson, Mike Davis, Henry Lowther (RIP: Derek Wadsworth)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1970, when the New Jazz Orchestra was touring supporting Colosseum. That´s why the complete Colosseum lineup (including Clem Clempson and Dave Greenslade) appear here.
  • Sandy´s sidemen - Sandy Brown ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Graham Burbidge, Stan Greig, John Picard, Dave Stevens (RIP: John R T Davies, Diz Disley)
    • Comments: The recordings are from May 1956.
  • Sky blues - Duffy Power ( - )

    • Members: Terry Cox, Duffy Power, Danny Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: (RIP: Alexis Korner)
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (15 credits)
  • The Grass is greener - Colosseum (1970)

    • Members: Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Tony Reeves (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • The Collectors Colosseum - Colosseum (1971)

    • Members: Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Tony Reeves (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • At his best - Jack Bruce (1972)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman, John Marshall, Chris Spedding, Art Themen (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Pete Brown, Henry Lowther, John Mumford (RIP: Harry Beckett)
    • Producer: (RIP: Felix Pappalardi)
    • Comments: Compilation including songs from the albums Songs for a tailor, Things we like and Harmony row.
  • Pop chronik - Colosseum (1975)

  • Epitaph - Colosseum (1986)

  • 1972-1983 - Alexis Korner (1988)

    • Members: Graham Broad, Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Jim Diamond, Chris Farlowe, Neil Ford, Jaki Graham, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Paul Jones, Danny McIntosh, Zoot Money, Duffy Power, Keith Richards, Alan Ross, John Surman, Art Themen, Ruby Turner (RIP: Boz Burrell, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tony Hicks, Alexis Korner, Sappho Korner, Steve Marriott, Dick Morrissey, Stewart Speer, Peter Thorup, Ian Wallace, Mike Zwerin)
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, John Cameron, Tony Carr, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Frank Collins, Nick Evans, Peter Frampton, Neil Hubbard, Katie Kissoon, Sunny Leslie, Robin Lumley, Paddy McHugh, Eddie Mordue, Barry St John, Terry Stannard, Liza Strike, Peter Ward, Rick Wills (RIP: Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Ollie Halsall, Nicky Hopkins, Mike Patto, Morris Pert, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: George Caldwell
    • Technical: John Burns
    • Comments: Compilation of tracks recorded during that period (1972-1983), with some live track.
  • Willpower: a twenty-year retrospective - Jack Bruce (1989)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Hugh Burns, Clem Clempson, Jon Hiseman, Tony Hymas, John Marshall, Simon Phillips, Chris Spedding, Art Themen (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Eric Clapton, Stuart Elliott, Jim Gordon, Steve Hunter, Jim Keltner, Henry Lowther, Maggie Reilly (RIP: Harry Beckett, George Harrison, Gene Page, Felix Pappalardi)
    • Producer: Andy Johns (RIP: Barry White)
    • Technical: Adrian Barber, Greg Calbi, Dennis Mackay (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Comments: The compilation Willpower: a twenty-year retrospective also has some unreleased tracks. A great collection of musicians in it: to remark, especially the reunion with his old mates in Cream Eric Clapton & Ginger Baker.
  • London blues 1964-1969 - John Mayall (10/1992)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Jon Hiseman, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, John Mayall, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Nick Newell, Alan Skidmore, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Paul Butterfield)
    • Producer: Jimmy Page, Mike Vernon
  • The Best of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - As it all began 64-69 - John Mayall (1997)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Jon Hiseman, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, John Mayall, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Nick Newell (RIP: Paul Butterfield)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Comments: In 1997, it has been released the compilation The best of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - As it all began 64-69. It has been digitally remastered, and includes Mayall's comments on every track, from an interview. In my own opinion, the selection is quite good, and includes some songs not available on albums. Keef Hartley plays in 5 tracks: ´Broken wings´ (from The blues alone), ´The death of J.B. Lenoir´ (from Crusade), ´Me and my woman´ (also from Crusade), ´Suspicions (part one)´ (from Thru the years), and ´Picture on the wall´ (from Looking back).
  • Sitting on top of the world - Jack Bruce & Friends (10/1997)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Malcolm Bruce, Clem Clempson, Gary ´Mudbone´ Cooper, Gary Husband, Simon Phillips, Art Themen, Bernie Worrell (RIP: Jonas Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Pete Brown, Henry Lowther, John Mumford, Maggie Reilly
    • Comments: Abridged edition of the 2CD recorded live at Jack´s 50th anniversary (the Cities of the heart album).
  • Anthology - Colosseum (08/2002)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Tony Reeves, Jim Roche (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • An Introduction to Colosseum - Colosseum (05/2004)

    • Members: Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland, Tony Reeves, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • Can you follow? - Jack Bruce (06/2008)

    • Members: Robby Ameen, Ginger Baker, Carla Bley, Jack Bruce, Hugh Burns, Milton Cardona, Eric Clapton, Clem Clempson, Billy Cobham, Gary ´Mudbone´ Cooper, Hughie Flint, Richie Flores, Bob Hall, Horacio ´El Negro´ Hernandez, Jon Hiseman, Mike Hugg, Gary Husband, Tony Hymas, Ronnie Jones, Corky Laing, Ronnie Leahy, Bill Lordan, Manfred Mann, John Marshall, John Mayall, Tom McGuinness, John McLaughlin, Mark Nauseef, Simon Phillips, Vernon Reid, David Sancious, Hal Singer, Colin Smith, Chris Spedding, Dave Stevens, Mick Taylor, Art Themen, Alfredo Triff, Robin Trower, Charlie Watts, Leslie West, Bernie Worrell (RIP: Graham Bond, Cyril Davies, Ted Dunbar, Bruce Gary, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner, Gary Moore, Johnny Parker, John Stevens, Tony Williams)
    • Guests: Vivian Campbell, Lyn Dobson, Stuart Elliott, Jim Gordon, George Green, Trilok Gurtu, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Hunter, Zakir Hussain, Paul Jones, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Henry Lowther, John Mumford, John Picard, Duffy Power, Maggie Reilly, Don Rendell, Jimmy Ripp, Warren Smith, Don Weller, Steve Winwood, Pete York (RIP: Don Alias, Harry Beckett, George Harrison, Larry Young, Frank Zappa)
    • Producer: Joe Boyd, Andy Johns, Dennis Mackay (RIP: Monte Kay, Felix Pappalardi, Dick Rowe, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart)
    • Comments: A gigantic 6CD compilation, comprising tracks from most of Jack´s bands: Alexis Korner´s Blues Incorporated, Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, Cream, Tony Williams´ Lifetime, West Bruce & Laing, Rocket 88, BBM, Robin Trower and even some track with Frank Zappa. As well, of course, his own solo recordings.
  • Have guitar will travel - Bo Diddley (2010)

  • So many roads - an anthology 1964-1974 - John Mayall (2010)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Victor Gaskin, Peter Green, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Jon Hiseman, Red Holloway, Fred Jackson, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, Harvey Mandel, Jon Mark, John Mayall, Jerry McGee, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Charles Owens, Tony Reeves, Randy Resnick, Soko Richardson, Ron Selico, Nigel Stanger, Larry Taylor, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Bernie Watson, Ernie Watts, Paul Williams (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Paul Lagos, Blue Mitchell, Freddy Robinson, Clifford Solomon)
    • Guests: Nick Newell, Alan Skidmore, Steve Winwood (RIP: Paul Butterfield)
    • Producer: Jimmy Page, Mike Vernon
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with many of the classic songs by the golden periods of John Mayall.
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (6 credits)
  • Substitute / Waltz for a pig (SINGLE) - The Who (1966)

    • Members: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend (RIP: John Entwistle, Keith Moon)
    • Guests: Ginger Baker, Mike Falana (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: A strange artifact. While the A-side is The Who, the B-side was credited to The Who Orchestra, a disguise for The Graham Bond Organization.
  • Out of the frying pan - Wynder K Frog (1968)

    • Members: Neil Hubbard, Chris Mercer, Bruce Rowland, Mick Weaver (RIP: Rebop Kwaku Baah, Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Henry Lowther (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon, Jimmy Miller)
  • Sweet Pain - Sweet Pain (1969)

    • Members: John O´Leary
    • Guests: Annette Brox, Stuart Cowell, Alan Greed, Keith Tillman (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • All me own work - Georgie Fame (1972)

    • Members: Georgie Fame, Colin Green, Brian Odgers
    • Guests: Brian Bennett (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • The Land that Cream forgot - Pete Brown / Phil Ryan (04/1996)

  • Pick´n´tell - Thunderclap featuring GoodMoney (01/2006)

COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • My last band - Battered Ornaments (1977)

    • Members: Pete Bailey, Brian Breeze, Pete Brown, Charlie Hart, George Khan, Roger ´Butch´ Potter, Chris Spedding, Rob Tait (RIP: Roger Bunn)
    • Guests: Steve Glover, Jim Mullen, Phil Ryan, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dave Thompson)
  • Before singing lessons 1969-1977 - Pete Brown (1987)

    • Members: Bimbo Acock, Maurice Adamson, Jeff Allen, Pete Bailey, Brian Breeze, Pete Brown, Les Davidson, Derek Foley, Steve Glover, Helen Hardy, Delisle Harper, Charlie Hart, Dill Katz, George Khan, Ian Lynn, Jim Mullen, Roger ´Butch´ Potter, Phil Ryan, Jeff Seopardie, Chris Spedding, Ed Spevock, Rob Tait, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Ray Taff Williams (RIP: Graham Bond, Roger Bunn, Dave Thompson)
    • Guests: Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Lyn Dobson, Tom Duffy, Tony Fernandez, Bob Jackson, Alan Mair, Max Middleton, John Mumford, Alan Ross (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: 2LP compilation with many unreleased tracks.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (14 credits)
  • Jazz gumbo - VVAA (1957)

  • Blues now - VVAA (1964)

    • Guests: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Ronnie Jones, John Mayall, Rod Stewart (RIP: Graham Bond, Champion Jack Dupree, Davy Graham, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Curtis Jones, Otis Spann)
    • Comments: This sampler contains tracks by Otis Spann, Mae Mercer, Curtis Jones, The Artwoods, Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Ronnie Jones & The Night-Timers, Champion Jack Dupree, Rod Stewart, Davy Graham and Them.
  • Rhythm and blues - VVAA (08/1964)

    • Guests: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, John Mayall, Zoot Money (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner)
    • Comments: Sampler containing 2 tracks from Blues Incorporated and 5 by the Graham Bond Organization, as well as tracks by Dave Berry, Zoot Money and John Mayall.
  • Rock generation volume 4 - VVAA (1972)

    • Guests: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon, Alan Price, John Steel, Hilton Valentine (RIP: Graham Bond, Chas Chandler, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Sonny Boy Williamson)
    • Comments: This French sampler contains 5 live tracks by The Graham Bond Organization (recorded in October 1964), plus 2 tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson with The Animals, and 1 by The Animals alone.
  • Rock generation volume 3 - VVAA (1972)

    • Guests: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon, Alan Price, John Steel, Hilton Valentine (RIP: Graham Bond, Chas Chandler, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Sonny Boy Williamson)
    • Comments: This French sampler contains 5 live tracks by The Graham Bond Organization (recorded in October 1964), plus tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson with The Animals, and 1 by The Animals alone.
  • Alexis Korner memorial concert volume 3 - VVAA (1995)

    • Guests: Dave Bainbridge, Chris Barber, Norman Beaker, Tim Franks, Herbie Goins, Lenni, Tony ´T S´ McPhee, John Price, Mike Sanchez (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Brian Knight)
  • Alexis Korner memorial concert volume 2 - VVAA (1995)

    • Guests: Mick Abrahams, Dave Bainbridge, Norman Beaker, Pete Brown, Chris Farlowe, Tim Franks, Colin Hodgkinson, Lenni, James Litherland, Zoot Money, John Price, Mike Sanchez, Alan Skidmore, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Brian Knight)
    • Comments: Memorial concert volume 2 was recorded live at Buxton Opera House 21st May 1995. A concert was made ten years after Alexis died (1984), and it was held to reiase funds for a Cancer Care centre. Due to the success, they repeated, and another concert was held in 1995 (this one). A 3CD was released from that concert, and this is volume 2. What's the roster list? 3 songs by Chris Farlowe, 4 songs by Zoot Money, 2 songs by The Detonators, 1 song by Norman Beaker Band, 1 song by James Litherland, 1 song by the great Mick Abrahams, 1 song by Tony McPhee, 1 song by Brian Knight with Toni Vines, 1 song by Dave Berry. Among the musicians backing them: Pete Brown, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Colin Hodgkinson, Alan Skidmore, Ray Warleigh and Brian Wood.
  • Alexis Korner memorial concert volume 1 - VVAA (1995)

    • Guests: Dave Bainbridge, Chris Barber, Norman Beaker, Jack Bruce, Tim Franks, Paul Jones, Lenni, Tony ´T S´ McPhee, John Price, Alan Skidmore (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Brian Knight)
  • Rattlesnake guitar: the music of Peter Green - VVAA (1995)

    • Guests: Mick Abrahams, Jeff Allen, Ian Anderson, John Baggott, Wilbur Bascomb, Gregg Bissonette, Harvey Brooks, Arthur Brown, Pete Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Crispin Cioe, John Cook, Jeff Danford, Mark Doyle, Damon Duewhite, Larry Etkin, Bob Funk, Andy Giddings, Ray Gomez, Luther Grosvenor, Stu Hamm, Kuma Harada, Arno Hecht, Ken Hensley, Bob Jenkins, Paul Jones, Mike Kellie, Dave Lennox, Jim Leverton, Harvey Mandel, Tommy Mandel, Jim McCarty, John McKenzie, Pete McMahon, Max Middleton, Zoot Money, Dave Moore, Jonathan Mover, Dave Olson, Jon Paris, Mo Potts, Jess Roden, Gary Scuz, Billy Sheehan, Innes Sibun, Kim Simmonds, Jerry Soffe, Bobby Tench, Top Topham, Graham Walker, Randall Ward, Snowy White, Mark Williams (RIP: Bobby Chouinard, Rory Gallagher, Dick Heckstall-Smith, ´Lonesome´ Dave Peverett, Rod Price)
  • I asked for whisky - VVAA (04/1997)

    • Guests: Eric Bell, Buddy Guy, Keith Tillman (RIP: Carey Bell, Fred Below, Buster Benton, Bo Diddley, Lacy Gibson, Screamin´ Jay Hawkins, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Earl Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Lee Jackson, Sammy Lawhorn, Lafayette Leake, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Louis Myers, Robert Nighthawk, Isaac Scott, Sunnyland Slim, Tommy Tucker, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells)
    • Comments: Another blues sampler from Indigo label, with tracks recorded in a period between 1948 to 1984.
  • Knights of the blues table - VVAA (05/1997)

    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Skip Alan, Jeff Allen, Miller Anderson, Maggie Bell, Jack Bruce, Mick Clarke, Clem Clempson, Les Davidson, Georgie Fame, Mark Feltham, Dennis Greaves, Peter Green, Kuma Harada, Chris Jagger, Mick Jagger, Bob Jenkins, Paul Jones, Ronnie Leahy, Lou Martin, Phil May, Gerry McAvoy, Tony ´T S´ McPhee, Max Middleton, Malcolm Mortimore, John Povey, James Powell, Duffy Power, Phil Ryan, Big Jim Sullivan, Dick Taylor, Mick Taylor, Henry Thomas, Nigel Watson, Charlie Watts, Neal Wilkinson (RIP: Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alexis Korner)
    • Producer: Pete Brown
    • Technical: Joe Gastwirt
  • Echoes from the park - Ealing Jazz Fastival 2000 - VVAA (2001)

    • Guests: Earl Green, Dave Moore, Rob Statham, Jon T-Bone Taylor (RIP: Louis Borenius, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • From Clarksdale to heaven: remembering John Lee Hooker - VVAA (09/2002)

    • Guests: Jeff Allen, Michael Bailey, Richard Bailey, Jeff Beck, Gary Brooker, Jack Bruce, Clem Clempson, Andy Fairweather Low, Earl Green, Peter Green, David Hadley, Gary Husband, Booker T Jones, Ric Lee, Leo Lyons, Godfrey McLean, Tony ´T S´ McPhee, Max Middleton, Dave Moore, Matt Pegg, Henry Spinetti, Peter Stroud, Mick Taylor, Nigel Watson (RIP: Randy California, Bruce Gary, Kenny Greene, Dick Heckstall-Smith, John Lee Hooker, Johnnie Johnson)
  • Impressed 2 with Gilles Peterson - VVAA (2004)

    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Alan Branscombe, Jack Bruce, Tony Carr, Nigel Carter, Tony Coe, Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Dave Green, Malcolm Griffiths, Dick Hart, Spike Heatley, Jon Hiseman, Dave Holdsworth, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Chris Laurence, Pete Lemer, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Harry Miller, John Mumford, Kenny Napper, Paul Nieman, Geoff Perkins, Ray Premru, Don Rendell, Frank Ricotti, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, John Taylor, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Tomkins, Stan Tracey, Ray Warleigh, John Warren, Derek Watkins, Bobby Wellins, Mike Westbrook, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Ian Carr, Jeff Clyne, Michael Garrick, Paul Gonsalves, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Bill Le Sage, Harold McNair, Ray Nance, Mike Osborne, Paul Rutherford, Ronnie Stephenson, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Producer: Sandy Roberton, Fiachra Trench
    • Comments: Double sampler album with tracks by Michael Garrick Septet, Stan Tracey Quartet, Paul Gonsalves Quartet, Harold McNair, The New Jazz Orchestra, Tubby Hayes & Paul Gonsalves All Stars, Neil Ardley, Mike Westbrook, as well as 2 unreleased tracks by Mike Taylor Remembered and Amancio D´Silva.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Confessin´ the blues - VVAA (1995)

    • Guests: Chris Barber, Norman Beaker, Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Christine Collister, Gary Fletcher, Colin Hodgkinson, Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Liz Kitchen, Paul Lamb, Tom McGuinness, Paddy McHugh, Richie Milton, Zoot Money, Duffy Power, Gordon Smith, Rob Townsend, Stan Webb (RIP: Nat Adderley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dick Morrissey)
    • Producer: Tony Atkins
    • Technical: Dave Garland
    • Comments: This is a blues compilation, but it includes 6 unreleased tracks. Artist list is: Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, Dave Kelly, Chris Barber, Zoot Money & Colin Hodgkinson, Paul Jones, Richie Milton and The Lowdown, Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes, The Blues Band (with the song 'Fat city'), Gets/Z Loose, Duffy Power with Dick Heckstall-Smith, Norman Beaker and The Indigo Allstars, The Frank White Band, John Pearson, Gordon Smith, The Hideaway Blues Band. The track by Zoot Money & Colin Hodgkinson is one of the previously unreleased ones. It really contains two songs: 'Geneva' (Trad./Korner) and 'My good luck soul' (written by Hudson). Its duration is 6'15", and it was recorded at Buxton, April 1994. I guess it's a live track (I don't have the album, probably taken from an Alexis Korner memorial concert). If anyone wants to know, the other previously unreleased tracks are the ones by: Paul Jones, Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes, Gets/Z Loose, Duffy Power with Dick Heckstall-Smith (the track is 'Everyday since you've been gone'), Norman Beaker and The Indigo Allstars.
SOUNDTRACKS (1 credit)
  • Gonks go beat OST - VVAA (1964)

    • Guests: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce (RIP: Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ronnie Stephenson, Ronnie Verrell)
    • Comments: Soundtrack from the movie of the same name. It includes appearances by: Lulu And The Luvvers, Nashville Teens, Alan David, Graham Bond Organization, Elaine & Derek, Perry Ford, The Long And The Short, Barbara Brown, Ronnie Verrell, Andy White, Alan Grinley, Ronnie Stephenson and Dougie Robinson.
SESSIONS (19 credits)
  • Acker´s early days - Bob Wallis And The Storyville Jazzmen (1957)

  • Fairweather friends made to measure - Al Fairweather (1959)

  • Please don´t say / Like a baby (SINGLE) - Winston G (1965)

  • Large as life and twice as natural - Davy Graham (1968)

  • 40 blue fingers freshly packed & ready to serve - Chicken Shack (06/1968)

    • Members: Christine McVie, Andy Silvester, Stan Webb (RIP: Dave Bidwell)
    • Guests: (RIP: Johnny Almond, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • Disposable - Deviants (1969)

    • Guests: Pete Brown, Mick Farren, Tony Ferguson, Paul Rudolph (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: Andy Johns
  • We are everything you see - Locomotive (1969)

    • Members: Bob Lamb (RIP: Chris Wood)
    • Guests: Lyn Dobson, Henry Lowther, Chris Mercer (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: With Lyn Dobson (sax), Dick Heckstall Smith (sax), Henry Lowther (trumpet), Chris Mercer (sax), and the late Chris Wood (sax, from Traffic). CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • No compromise - Guido Toffoletti (1985)

    • Members: (RIP: Guido Toffoletti)
    • Guests: Zoot Money, Mick Taylor (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Sappho Korner, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart)
    • Comments: The album was recorded in Italy in late 1984.
  • Funky afternoon - Danny Adler (1989)

  • Links - Links (1992)

  • Last of the blues shouters - Big Miller (1992)

  • The blues, the whole blues and nothing but the blues - Jimmy Witherspoon (1992)

    • Members: (RIP: Jimmy Witherspoon)
    • Guests: Bob Jenkins, Bob Ross, Charlie Watts, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon, Tim Young
  • Atcha - Chris Jagger (05/1994)

    • Members: Ed Deane, Charlie Hart, Chris Jagger, Robin McKidd, Malcolm Mortimore
    • Guests: Fran Byrne, David Gilmour, Mick Jagger, Leo Sayer, Geraint Watkins (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • New reasons to use old worlds - Links (1995)

    • Guests: Edgar Broughton, Marc Charig, Clem Clempson, Sid Gauld, Mike Kearsey, Duncan Lamont, John Marshall, Oren Marshall (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • Rock the zydeco - Chris Jagger (11/1995)

    • Members: Ed Deane, Charlie Hart, Chris Jagger, Robin McKidd, Malcolm Mortimore
    • Guests: Fran Byrne, David Gilmour, Mick Jagger, Leo Sayer, Geraint Watkins (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
  • Fat guitar - Clas Yngstrom (1996)

  • Blue to the bone - Eddie Martin Band (1997)

  • Burning mask - Neil Sparkes & The Last Tribe (1999)

  • Pillowcase blues - Eddie Martin & The Texas Blues Kings (2002)

COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (2 credits)
  • The Complete Blue Horizon sessions - Chicken Shack (2006)

    • Members: Christine McVie, Paul Raymond, Andy Silvester, Stan Webb (RIP: Dave Bidwell)
    • Guests: Bud Beadle, Jeff Condon, Terry Noonan (RIP: Johnny Almond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Big Walter Horton)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
  • The Anthology - Peter Green (2008)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John Mayall, John McVie, Nigel Watson
    • Guests: Zoot Money (RIP: Duster Bennett, Eddie Boyd, Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset comprising most of Peter Green´s career: from John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers to Fleetwood Mac, including recordings with Duster Bennett, his own Splinter Group, Eddie Boyd or Dick Heckstall-Smith.

QUESTIONS:

01. Was Neil Hubbard (guitar) a member of Graham Bond Organization while Dick was a member?

02. I once read that Colosseum had another lead singer before Farlowe, in an Scandinavian tour. Does anybody know who was he, if that´s true?

03. Does Dick play in any recording by Bob Wallis & The Storyville Jazzmen, along with Ginger Baker? Maybe a recording from 1957?

04. Was Dick a member of Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia?


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From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

Assorted links:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 1
Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Dick Heckstall-Smith, please, also write me with the link.
THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Chris Mercer: for many things, including info and the Bluesbreakers photo at Decca.
  • Ray Russell: for info on his lineup with Graham Bond.
  • Hermann Braunschmidt: for his incredible, wonderful presents.
  • Tim Pratt: for his explanation on Colosseum.
  • Jon T-Bone Taylor: for info on one of his albums with Bop Brothers as well as assorted info.

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Holden Knight: for all his info on Barry Venn.
  • Paul Duvivie: for info about one of the DeLuxe Blues Band albums.

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: for everything: albums, scans, info, support, etc.
  • Thierry Miguet and Manfred Breß: for info about sessions with the band Links.
  • Graham Crawford: for huge info about different Jack Bruce Band lineups.
  • Barry Dix: for sending me his review of a Colosseum gig.
  • Albert Dufberg: for info on Mainsqueeze.
  • Axel Reisenhofer: for info on Mainsqueeze.

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Dick Heckstall-Smith mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Jack Bruce (42)
    Jon Hiseman (35)
    Ginger Baker (26)
    Graham Bond (25)
    Clem Clempson (21)
    Henry Lowther (21)
    Dave Greenslade (17)
    Alexis Korner (17)
    Pete Brown (16)
    John Mayall (15)
    Tony Reeves (15)
    Mick Taylor (15)
    Chris Farlowe (14)
    Art Themen (14)
    Dave Moore (13)
    Harry Beckett (12)
    Mike Vernon (12)
    Peter Green (11)
    Chris Mercer (11)
    Zoot Money (11)

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    2 comments:

    1. In answer to your questions:

      01. Was Neil Hubbard (guitar) a member of Graham Bond Organization while Dick was a member?
      I'M PRETTY SURE NOT. MIKE FALANA IS THE ONLY TRUMPET PLAYER I KNOW OF THAT WORKED WITH THEM.

      02. I once read that Colosseum had another lead singer before Farlowe, in an Scandinavian tour. Does anybody know who was he, if that´s true?
      APART FROM JAMES LITHERLAND, YOU MEAN? AS FAR AS I KNOW CLEM SANG LEAD FOR A WHILE AFTER JIM LEFT AND BEFORE CHRIS STARTED.

      03. Does Dick play in any recording by Bob Wallis & The Storyville Jazzmen, along with Ginger Baker? Maybe a recording from 1957?
      I DON'T KNOW.

      04. Was Dick a member of Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia?
      NEVER, AS FAR AS I KNOW.

      Arthur Heckstall-Smith (Dick's son)

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      1. Hi, Arthur

        First of all, thanks for your post and info. I hope you like my page on Dick.

        Regarding question #2, yes, it seems they had a lead singer (not Jim or Clem) for a short period, but can´t find who he was.

        In a couple of days, I'll update the page on Dick with some more lineup (yes, I'm still finding more additional info!), as well as a few more details.

        If you want to be in contact, write me to molympus1@gmail.com - I'd like to ask you some questions, if you agree.

        Thanks again.

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