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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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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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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Addendum – BBC recording ‘I’m A King Bee’

This recording has been a thorn in my side for over twenty years.  When I first came across it, I could not find any information as to the performance’s provenance; in all of my research, I could not find any confirmation that showed that the band had ever recorded this song.  The title could not […]

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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson -1968

Radio 1 Session – August 27, 1968 – ‘Preachin’ Blues’ Three months to the day after Green performed a cover of Robert Johnson’s ‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ for the BBC, he chose to do another Johnson song at a marathon session meant to build a backlog of material for broadcast during the band’s upcoming American tour. […]

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Addendum: A “New” recording of ‘Oh Well’

The “new” (unfortunately incomplete) recording came to my attention as I was making my way through one of the three collections of “unreleased” BBC recordings that were posted to YouTube early in 2022.  I thank Dutch Greenologist Gert Jan Kuiper for bringing those collections to my attention.  Two of the collections were identical with one […]

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Annotated Breakdown of Two YouTube Compilations

“Fleetwood Mac Unreleased BBC Sessions 1967 – 1971” & “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac: 1967-1971 Unreleased BBC Sessions” #1 Collection Title: “Fleetwood Mac Unreleased BBC Sessions 1967 – 1971” (Posted January 13, 2022) Mean Old World I Need Your Love (That Ain’t It) May I Have a Talk With You (Talk With You) Shady Little Baby […]

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Peter Green / Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac: BBC Recordings – Introduction

From February of 1966 through April of 1970 Peter Green recorded an estimated one-hundred and ten (110) performances for the BBC*, for broadcast on radio and television.  This timeline takes Green from the Peter B’s, his tenure with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and his years as the leader of Fleetwood Mac. Of these one-hundred ten performances, […]

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Addendum: Previously unreleased performance of ‘I Have To Laugh’

In March of 2022, Dutch Greenologist Gert Jan Kuiper tipped me off to two compilations of Fleetwood Mac BBC recordings that were recently posted to YouTube. The first, posted March 01, 2022 was titled “Fleetwood Mac 1969-1970 Complete Unreleased BBC” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jNEeyqPXGA Consisting of sixteen titles, a few had in fact not been in wide circulation […]

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