Tag Archives: Keef Hartley

In October 1968.

In October 1969, “Deram” label released “The Battle of North West Six”, the second Keef Hartley Band album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Neil Slaven.

Personnel:

  • Keef Hartley– drums, percussion
  • Miller Anderson– vocals, guitars
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet, flugelhorn, violin, brass arrangements
  • Jim Jewell, Chris Mercer– tenor saxophone
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • “Spit James” (Ian Cruickshank) – guitar
  • Mick Weaver– organ, piano, percussion
  • Mike Davis – trumpet
  • Harry Beckett– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lyn Dobson– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Barbara Thompson– baritone saxophone, flute
  • Ray Warleigh– flute
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Adrian Martins, John Punter– assistant engineer
  • Art Wood– artwork
  • Richard Sacks – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Dansette Kid / Hartley Jam for Bread – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  2. Don’t Give Up – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  3. Me and My Woman – Gene Barge
  4. Hickory – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  5. Don’t Be Afraid – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Peter Dines, Gary Thain
  6. Not Foolish, Not Wise – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  7. Waiting Around – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  8. Tadpole – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  9. Poor Mabel (You’re Just Like Me) – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  10. Believe In You – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
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In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Polydor” label released “Ten Years Are Gone”, the twenty-second John Mayall album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Mayall.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall- piano, guitar, harmonica, vocal
  • Freddy Robinson- guitar, vocal
  • Victor Gaskin- bass
  • Keef Hartley- drums
  • Sugarcane Harris- violin
  • Blue Mitchell– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Red Holloway- alto and tenor saxophone, flute

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall except where noted.

  1. Ten Years Are Gone
  2. Driving Till The Break of Day
  3. Drifting
  4. Better Pass You By
  5. California Campground
  6. Undecided – Freddy Robinson
  7. Good Looking Stranger
  8. I Still Care
  9. Don’t Hang Me Up
  10. Introduction
  11. Sitting Here Thinking
  12. Harmonica Free Form
  13. Burning Sun
  14. Dark of the Night

In March 1971.

back-to-the-roots

In March 1971, “Polydor” label released “Back to the Roots”, the fifteen John Mayall album. It was recorded 15-25 November 1970, in London and California, and was produced by John Mayall.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Jerry McGee – guitars
  • Larry Taylor, Steven Thompson – bass
  • Keef Hartley, Paul Lagos – drums
  • Johnny Almond – saxophone, flute
  • John Mayall– guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall.

  1. Prisons on the Road
  2. My Children
  3. Accidental Suicide
  4. Groupie Girl
  5. Blue Fox
  6. Home Again
  7. Television Eye
  8. Marriage Madness
  9. Looking at Tomorrow
  10. Dream with Me
  11. Full Speed Ahead
  12. Censor Man
  13. Force of Nature
  14. Boogie Albert
  15. Goodbye December
  16. Unanswered Questions
  17. Devil’s Tricks
  18. Travelling

 

On June 21, 1968.

Bare_Wires

On June 21, 1968, “Decca” label released “Bare Wires”, the eight John Mayall’s Bluesbrakers album. It was recorded in April 1968, at “Decca Studios”  in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and John Mayall. “Bare Wires” was the last John Mayall studio album to feature the name “Bluesbreakers”.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall– vocals,  harmonica,  piano,  harpsichord,  organ, harmonium, guitar
  • Mick Taylor– lead guitar, Hawaiian guitar
  • Chris Mercer –tenor, baritone saxophone
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– tenor, soprano saxophone
  • Jon Hiseman– drums, percussion
  • Henry Lowther– cornet, violin
  • Tony Reeves– string bass, bass guitar
  • Peter Green– guitar
  • Keef Hartley– drums
  • Derek Varnals – engineer
  • Pete Smith, Jan Persson –photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall, except where noted.

  1. Bare Wires Suite (Medley)
  • Bare Wires
  • Where Did I Belong
  • I Started Walking
  • Open Up A New Door
  • Fire
  • I Know Now
  • Look In The Mirror
  1. I’m a Stranger
  2. No Reply – John Mayall, Mick Taylor
  3. Hartley Quits – Mick Taylor
  4. Killing Time
  5. She’s Too Young
  6. Sandy

 

 

On April 8, 1971.

Overdog

On April 8, 1971, “Deram” released “Overdog”, the fourth Keef Hartley Band album. It was recorded in 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Neil Slaven and Keef Hartley.

Personnel:

  • Keef Hartley- drums, percussion
  • Miller Anderson- vocals, guitar
  • Gary Thain- bass guitar
  • Mick Weaver- keyboards
  • Dave Caswell- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lyle Jenkins- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Johnny Almond- flute
  • Jon Hiseman- drums, percussion
  • Peter Dines- keyboards
  • Ingrid Thomas- backing vocals
  • Joan Knighton- backing vocals
  • Valerie Charrington- backing vocals
  • Robin Black- engineer
  • John Punter- engineer, A.I.R.
  • Roy Thomas Baker- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Miller Anderson, except where noted.

  • Enroute – Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  • Imitations From Home – Keef Hartley
  1. You Can Choose
  2. Plain Talkin
  3. Theme Song / Enroute / Theme Song Reprise
  4. Overdog
  5. Roundabout
  6. Imitations From Home
  7. We Are All The Same

On September 1, 1967.

Crusade

On September 1, 1967,”Decca” label released “Crusade”, the third John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers studio album. It was recorded on July 12, 1967, at the “Decca West Hampstead” studios, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall – vocals, organ, piano, harmonica, bottleneck guitar
  • Mick Taylor – lead guitar
  • John McVie – bass guitar
  • Keef Hartley – drums
  • Chris Mercer – tenor sax
  • Rip Kant – baritone sax
  • Peter Green – lead guitar
  • Mick Fleetwood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall except where noted.

  1. Oh, Pretty Woman – C. Williams
  2. Stand Back Baby
  3. My Time After Awhile – Ron Badger, Sheldon Feinberg, Robert Geddins
  4. Snowy Wood – John Mayall, Mick Taylor
  5. Man of Stone – Eddie Kirkland
  6. Tears in My Eyes
  7. Driving Sideways – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  8. The Death of  B. Lenoir
  9. I Can’t Quit You Baby – Willie Dixon
  10. Streamline
  11. Me and My Woman – Gene Barge
  12. Checkin’ Up on My Baby – Sonny Boy Williamson II