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Mean Old Frisco
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Date Performance 1971-05-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Eric (Patrick) Clapton (Vocals), Eric (Patrick) Clapton (Guitar), Bobby Whitlock (Piano), Carl Radle (Bass), Jim Gordon (Drums), John Jansen (Remixed By), Derek And The Dominos (Produced By), Eric (Patrick) Clapton (Produced By), Bobby Whitlock (Produced By), Carl Radle (Produced By), Jim Gordon (Produced By)
Commentsby Derek & The Dominos. Recorded at Olympic Studios, London during sessions for THE DOMINOS' second album. Remixed at House of Music, New Jersey, September 1987. Previously unreleased. (P) Polygram International Music B.V.
Appears On
Crossroads (1988)
Eric (Patrick) Clapton

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Running Time 2:37
Performers Spencer Davis (David Nelson Davies) (Gtr), Steve Winwood (Vocal), Steve Winwood (Gtr), Steve Winwood (Harmonica), Muff Winwood (Bass), Pete(r) York (Drums), Mike Vernon (Production By), Gus Dudgeon (Engineered By)
Commentsby Spencer Davis R&B Quartet (featuring Stevie Winwood, Muff Winwood and Peter York) (Trad. Arr. & Adapted by Spencer Davis) "In it's strictly blues days, this was an audition tape recorded late in 1963 or early 1964 which has not been previously released. Released by arrangement with Spencer Davis. The first time I ever saw Spence was at the Flamingo Club, Wardour Street in the heart of London's Soho. The club, owned in those days by John and Rik Gunnell as I recall, promoted only Rhythm & Blues and Soul bands. Spencer Davis and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers became regular attractions but whilst Mayall found it comparatively easy to get work around the club circuit of the South, the same was not so for Spence. Their repertoire featured mainly Chicago oriented material-Sonny Boy's 'Help Me.' Little Walter's 'My Babe,' Howlin' Wolf's 'Smokestack Lightin'' just to give three examples. It was a direct result of seeing the band work at the Flamingo that I recorded five titles as an audition for Decca. The group was rejected and subsequently recorded for Chris Blackwell with their first disc 'Keep On Running' being released on Fontana." - Mike Vernon
Appears On
History Of British Blues (1973)
Various Artists

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2007-10-29