Blues Incorporated

Also known as Alexis Korner Blues Inc., Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated, Alexis Korner's Blues Inc, Alexis Korner's Blues Inc., Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Blues Inc., Blues Inc. 1961, Blues Inc. 1962, Blues Inc. 1965, Blues Inc. 1966, His Blues Incorporated
Members of Blues Incorporated: Alan Skidmore, Alexis Korner, Art Themen, Art Wood (2), Barry Howten, Brian Smith, Charlie Watts, Chris Pyne, Colin Bowden, Cyril Davies, Danny Craig, Danny Thompson, Dave Castle, Dave Stevens (4), Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dick Morrissey, Duffy Power, Geoff Bradford, Ginger Baker, Graham Bond, Graham Burbidge, Herbie Goins, Ian Stewart, Jack Bruce, Jimmy Page, John Surman, Johnny Parker (4), Johny Parker, Keith Richards, Keith Scott (5), Lee Jackson (2), Lisa Turner, Long John Baldry, Malcolm Cecil, Mel Collins, Mick Jagger, Mike Zwerin, Nigel Stanger, Phil Seamen, Ray Warleigh, Ron Edgeworth, Ronnie Jones, Rory McEwen, Spike Heatley, Terry Cox, Zoot Money
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_Incorporated

Discography of Blues Incorporated:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated 12 Audio 1969 Decca
2 Alexis Korner's All Stars 10 Audio 1969 Transatlantic Records
3 Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated 12 Audio 1981 Decca
4 R & B From The Marquee 12 Audio 2010 Radioactive (2)
5 Alexis Korner - Blues Incorporated 10 Audio Brunswick
6 At The Cavern 22 Audio 2006-07-00 Castle Music
7 Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated 12 Audio 1965 Ace Of Clubs
8 Sky High 15 Audio 1966 Spot
9 R & B From The Marquee 12 Audio 2010 Radioactive (2)
10 R & B From The Marquee 12 Audio Ace Of Clubs
11 R & B From The Marquee 12 Audio 2012 DOXY
12 At The Cavern 8 Audio 1964 Oriole
13 Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated 20 Audio 2006 Sanctuary Records
14 Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated 10 Audio Karussell
15 Alexis Korner's All Stars 10 Audio 1988 Transatlantic Records
16 R & B From The Marquee...Plus Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated 16 Audio 1991 Deram
17 R & B From The Marquee 19 Audio 2006
18 R & B From The Marquee 12 Audio 2010 Sweet Dandelion
19 R & B From The Marquee 12 Audio 2014 Dol
20 Alexis Korner's All Stars 10 Audio 1969 Transatlantic Records
21 Blues From The Roundhouse Vol. 2 4 Audio 1959 Tempo Records (5)
22 R & B From The Marquee 12 Audio
23 Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated 12 Audio 1981 Decca


Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated formed 1961 in London, England and are undoubtedly the master UK root that helped form the family tree of today's British blues and rock music direction.

From the root-stew of a handful of seminal UK musicians in the mid 1950s, who were influenced by the blues and jazz movements trickling in from America, a new musical energy grew in the shape of British Blues. Jazz leader [a270085] began promoting blues session intervals during his [l=Marquee Club] residency, with [a291339] and [a682447]. It was here that Korner (who had previously worked with [a941219]) then formed a group, that included harmonica-player [a1053895], to expand upon these Marquee blues sessions in January 1962. This embryonic group then evolved into the formal Blues Incorporated, using on-stage amplification systems and becoming pioneers in the new 'electric blues' sound. It is difficult to grasp today how much of a stir this caused among traditional Folk-purists, plus the alienation of pub landlords to the level of sound the band produced.

The band initially had a regular slot at the Marquee. However, it wasn't long before Korner and Davies created their own residency for the band by taking over an old venue and forming "The Ealing Club", opposite Ealing Broadway rail station. Here "Blues Incorporated" would play and give 'open house' to the many fledgling musicians and blues groups that were emerging in the early 1960s. The band released two singles and four albums and tracks can also be found on a wealth of blues compilations. As Korner's desire increased for developing and experimenting with Blues Incorporated's fusions of jazz & blues, Davies decided to part company, forming his own and more 'purist' R&B group [a906329]. However, the two remained friends until Davies' tragic death aged just 31.

The list of artists and groups which "Blues Incorporated" helped spawn would probably have you scrolling here 'till next Wednesday. It certainly occupies some 40% of pre-1980 Discogs UK entries.


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