Spotlight: On Jeremy Spencer –

‘My Baby’s Sweet’ Peter Green is understandably the considered the nucleus of the band that he founded (in spite of his desire not to be seen as such). Easily forgotten is how integral Jeremy Spencer’s contributions were to the band in their earliest days. It was a Spencer lead number ‘I Believe My Time Ain’t […]

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Addendum: John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – ‘It Hurts Me Too’ – Mono & Stereo Mix

Near the end of February 2018, Italian Peter Green researcher Mario Pirrone brought to my attention an “alternate” recording of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers’ ‘It Hurts Me Too’ found on the 1969 U.K. compilation, “Looking Back”.                 Excited by the find (and admittedly a little jealous that this had gone unnoticed by me in all of […]

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Songlines: ‘Me and My Telephone’ / ‘The World Keep On Turning’

Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis and Peter Green The first time that I came across the name Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis was in 1999; in a conversation with Mike Vernon printed in the booklet to “Fleetwood Mac – The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967 – 1969”, Peter Green mentions him as one of the musicians that […]

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Songlines: The World is in a Tangle –

Build Myself a Cave / I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole The song that Danny Kirwan performed at the Chess Studios on January 04 1969 was a cover of Jimmy Rogers’ recording of the song in 1951. What I’d like to explore here are the songs that Rogers pulled from for his recording, as well […]

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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 3 –

Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 3 –

‘Crazy For My Baby’  a.k.a ‘Without You’ –Home recording / BBC session, August 27, 1968 The second “home recording” that we have was almost certainly recorded at the same time as the first and although I have no way to confirm, or disprove this conjecture, I believe these recordings were made by a French film […]

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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 2

Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 2

‘Wet Weather Blues’ – Danny Kirwan / Peter Green Home Recording The little information that we have about Danny Kirwan in his own words comes from the small number of articles and interviews (none extensive) done when he first joined Fleetwood Mac. That there was not the time, space (or perhaps, interest) in probing some […]

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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson 1968 – Part Two

Peter Green covers Robert Johnson 1968 – Part Two

BBC session, Radio One’s “Top Gear” – May 27, 1968 – ‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ ‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ was the third song that Robert Johnson recorded on the third day of  his first recording session in 1936. It was released as the B-side to his third release in 1937. It would be a full thirty years […]

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Addendum:

Addendum:

The Henry Björklund Tapes, Part 1 – John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers Bert Okers informed me of a few more “missing” Peter Green performances that “recently” surfaced (first posted on YouTube in August of 2015 and January 2016). The earliest features Green as a member of The Bluesbreakers, recorded on February 22 1967 at the […]

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Jeremy Spencer / Danny Kirwan

Jeremy Spencer / Danny Kirwan

BBC session, “First Gear” July 07, 1970 Fleetwood Mac was close to wrapping up what would be the band’s fourth LP, “Kiln House” (their first without Peter Green) at the time they taped this session for the BBC.  The five songs the band performed for the show, were all included (despite the collection’s title) on […]

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Songlines: Worried Dream – Parts III & IV

Part III: Fleetwood Mac (Konserthuest, Orebro Sweden – Nov. 1969) and John the Revelator (two studio performances) It is just a few weeks short of a full year between the last (incomplete) live recording of Green performing this song in 1968 (see “Worried Dream Part II) and the next available one from 1969. Fleetwood Mac […]

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