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    Posted: March 01 2006 at 19:33

Previously known as The Bakerloo Blues Line, the Tamworth, Staffordshire based Bakerloo originally formed in the mid-sixties with a line up comprising Dave 'Clem' Clempson (guitar/vocals), Terry Poole (bass) and Keith Baker (drums).

The Jazzy Power Blues style of the band led to them being compared to the likes of Cream and the individual playing skills of each member were definitely of a comparable nature. Their manager Jim Simpson, who also looked after Black Sabbath when they were known as Earth, organised a U.K. tour under the banner of 'Big Bear Ffolly' which saw the band, along with fellow Midlands groups Earth, Locomotive and Tea And Symphony tour up and down the country, each act gaining experience and a considerable following in the process. Indeed, Bakerloo provided the support the night Led Zeppelin made their Marquee Club debut on 18th October 1968.

Signing to EMI's 'progressive' label Harvest Records in the middle of 1969, they debuted with the single 'Driving Backwards'/'Once Upon A Time' (HAR 5004) in July and followed it up with their self-titled album in December, on which they were supplemented by session trumpeter Jerry Salisbury. The LP has now become a much sought-after collectors item with mint copies changing hands for BP65. However, shortly after its release, Clempson accepted an offer to replace James Litherland in Colosseum and Bakerloo folded.*

Clem Clempson stayed with Colosseum for two years and three albums before taking over from Peter Frampton in Humble Pie. When he left them in 1975, he recorded with Roger Daltrey on 'Ride A Rock Horse' and then teamed up with ex-Uriah Heep vocalist David Byron in the ill-fated Rough Diamond for their self-titled album of 1977, and then formed the short-lived Champion. Since then, he has become one of the most in-demand session guitarists, working with the likes of Cozy Powell, Tom Waits, Jack Bruce, Colin Blunstone, The Records and Finbar Furey, to name a few. Keith Baker supplied the drums on Uriah Heep's 'Salisbury' album, whilst Terry Poole played on Graham Bond's 'We Put Our Magick On You' LP before becoming a respected session man.

 

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 06:57
This band is fantastic, opinions??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 07:12
I thought they were already in
let's just stay above the moral melee
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 07:21

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

I thought they were already in

 Not yet!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 07:34
Originally posted by ANDREW ANDREW wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

I thought they were already in

 Not yet!!

Will soon be, then!!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 07:40
Thanks for all your suggestions today Andrew. I wiill add them to the list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 07:51

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Thanks for all your suggestions today Andrew. I wiill add them to the list.

Thanks to you.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 08:37
Oh boy, if Bakerloo (who have a fantastic album) get in, the door will be open to all British Blues acts. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 08:48

Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

Oh boy, if Bakerloo (who have a fantastic album) get in, the door will be open to all British Blues acts. 

Not necessarily, because the link to prog are numerous (check out the opening post)

Delivery (or more precisely Carol Grimes's Delivery) is a blues album, but the links to Canterbury musicians were essential and it did not prompt blues records to be included.

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 09:10
Colosseum has also blues roots, but "Valentyne Suite" is a masterpiece of prog music!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 11:04
Originally posted by ANDREW ANDREW wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Thanks for all your suggestions today Andrew. I wiill add them to the list.

Thanks to you.

On with it then?

Either to Snowie or to me!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 11:57
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by ANDREW ANDREW wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Thanks for all your suggestions today Andrew. I wiill add them to the list.

Thanks to you.

On with it then?

Either to Snowie or to me!

You're the best Sean!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 14:25
By the way, is anyone familiar with the more recent Billy Jenkins?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 15:32

Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

By the way, is anyone familiar with the more recent Billy Jenkins?

I know he started his career with the art-rock band Burlesque in the '70s, and in '81 he formed The Voice Of Collective, releasing many albums. What's your favourite?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 16:36
Well, I only know some of his blues works from late nineties...
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