Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Blues Band - Part II













1983 Brand Loyalty
1986 These Kind of Blues
1989 Back for More
1995 Wireless

In 1982 Hugh Flint left, and ex-Family drummer Rob Townsend filled the gap. They briefly disbanded later that year after recording of 1983's Brand Loyalty and a live album, but reformed soon afterwards. The Blues Band have remained a constant factor on the music scene ever since, unfazed by lack of chart success, happy to combine a regular schedule of touring and recording around their other commitments.
Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and Rob Townsend are also members of The Manfreds, a virtual reincarnation of Manfred Mann, though because of the non-participation of the eponymous keyboard player of the 1960's outfit, legal reasons and courtesies require them to assume the name The Manfreds. Jones and Kelly sometimes play gigs as a duo, and Kelly performs with the Dave Kelly Band.
PS: Manfred Mann, Paul Jones & Tom McGuinness in one lineup again would be the nicest thing to have.

4 comments:

theseekersturntable said...

1982 Blues Band - Brand Loyalty
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1986 Blues Band - These Kind of Blues
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1989 Blues Band - Back for More
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1995 Blues Band - Wireless
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White Summer said...

GREAT POST! I'LL TAKE 'EM ALL! THANK YOU AND...THIRD PART? :)

TheSeeker said...

@White Summer:

Part III is already in the works, but I want to post something other before. In the meantime you have now 7 Blues Band albums you can listen to :-)

White Summer said...

Thank you in advance. Actually, I nearly listened 'em all. But. I live in Ukraine. It's hard to find "The Blues Band" here at all :) So, I have some albums, but in poor bitrate. Also, I have small chance to buy their albums on CD :) So...Thank you again!