Graham John Clifton Bond b, Oct 28th Romford, was adopted as an infant from Dr Barnado's Childrens Home in nearby Barkingside, and brought Person To Person Blues - The Graham Bond Organization - Live At Klook Kleek (CD into the conventional family of a civil servant and his wife.
Although a keen piano student, with dreams of concert halls, the young Graham was soon seduced into the exciting world of Jazz. A chronic asthmatic, he took up the saxophone to improve his breathing, quickly developing an unconventional style that by saw him playing alto with The Don Rendell Jazz Quintetand recording on their acclaimed album Roarin'.
In early '63, Album), seeing an opportunity to advance his musical career, he left Blues Incorporatedtaking the rhythm section with him, and formed The Graham Bond Triowhich he fronted on organ and vocals. Initially the band was employed to back vocalist Duffy Power on some recordings for EMI, including a cover of The Beatles' I Saw Her Standing Therewhich was released as a single, but it didn't meet with commercial success.
In September Heckstall-Smith was brought in to replace McLaughlin, fired by Baker, who stepped up to act as manager when Bond's growing drug dependence made him unreliable, although Baker himself had a substantial drug habit at the time. The record was well-received by the music press, though that wasn't reflected in sales. With Heckstall-Smith blowing two saxes at once and Bond chiming in on alto, the two men were almost a horn section in themselves.
The band could seem noisy, almost raucous, with Bond shouting the Blues, the overdriven Hammond rasping and stuttering, Bruce's harmonica wailing, and the saxes honking and squealing, but it was hard to match for sheer passion and excitement. The live recording now issued as I Met The Blues at Klook's Kleekalthough fairly atrocious in terms Person To Person Blues - The Graham Bond Organization - Live At Klook Kleek (CD recording quality, gives a good impression of the power and range of the band, as well as its popularity with a club audience.
Bond shouts instructions and encouragement to the band as they play, Baker delivers a thundering drum Person To Person Blues - The Graham Bond Organization - Live At Klook Kleek (CD, Bruce plucks out 'lead breaks' on the high end of his 6-string Fender Electric Bass, and the crowd respond with terrific enthusiasm.
Instrumentals were given high priority too, with a dramatic and driving version of Wade In The Water rubbing shoulders with Bond's own Middle-Eastern sounding Spanish Blues. Cool and controlled at times, raw and frantic at others, the album remains an outstanding achievement of its time, a fantastic combination of emotion and imagination, executed with peerless instrumental prowess. Critics were surprised, challenged, and ultimately delighted, but sales didn't rate a chart placing.
During the rest of the band carried on working, releasing two singles, Tell Me I'm Gonna Love Again and Lease On Loveboth of which were hits with the critics but not with the record-buying public. They also put down the sessions for their second album, There's Person To Person Blues - The Graham Bond Organization - Live At Klook Kleek (CD Bond Between Usalthough by the time it was released the hot-tempered Baker had tired of Bruce, and threatened him with a knifing if he didn't quit the band.
He was replaced by trumpeter Mike Falana, and the band carried on, meanwhile the sleeve for the album with the now ironic title still showed the smiling original line-up. It was on this album that Bond pioneered use of The Mellotron - a mechanical fore-runner of the sampling synthesizer that used a piano keyboard to play tape loops of other instruments. It was cumbersome and unreliable but it extended the keyboard player's range in a way that had previously been unthinkable.
The Mellotron was later popularised by bands like The Moodyblues, King Crimson and Barclay James Harvest who often used it to provide the effect of an orchestral string section, or a choir. In most other ways, the album was a very similar mixture to the first. And of course there were instrumentals, though only album-opener Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf matched up to those on the debut album.
The band went on to release their fourth EMI single, the haunting St. James' Infirmarybut the end result was the same. Organist and saxophonist Graham Bond b. Stan Kenton - piano. Joe Harriott - saxophone. Pete Brown b. Winston Mankunku Ngozi - saxophone. Ernest Ranglin b. The Rolling Stones b. Dick Heckstall-Smith b. Ginger Baker - drums. Jack Bruce - bass, electric. Jon Hiseman b. Ray Charles - piano. Phil Seamen b.
Pink Floyd b. The Rare Bird Rumba Ranch. Above the Clouds. Soft Machine b. Ramsey Lewis b. John Burchell b. Johnny Griffin - saxophone, tenor. Georgie Fame b. Big Three Trio. Chuck Berry - guitar, electric. John McLaughlin b. Alexis Korner - guitar. Don Rendell b. Ian Carr - trumpet. Eric Clapton b. Carla Bley b. Tony Williams - drums. Lifetime Visions Orchestra b.
The Graham Bond Organization - Live At Klooks Kleek Reissue GET Blues This nine-track concert gig has appeared in various guises and through various labels (most notoriously Springboard International in the U.S.A. in the late '70s), and it has a dubious reputation on vinyl. The Graham Bond Organisation – Live At Klooks Kleek () A1 Wade In The Water A2 Big Boss Man A3 Early In The Morning A4 Person To Person Blues A5 Spanish Blues B1 Introduction By Dick Jordan B2 The First Time I Met The Blues B3 Stormy Monday B4 Train Time B5. The Graham Bond Organization - Live At Klooks Kleek () The album was recorded towards the end of in-between the release of the band's two albums. Jack Bruce had left by the time the second album was available so presumably it was not long after this gig. Person to Person Blues features Graham Bond on vocals. The instrumentals. Popular or famous Graham Bond Organization music songs: Wade In The Water - Graham Bond Organization. More music songs When Johnny Comes Marching Home Tracks on Side 2 Tracks , Graham Bond Organization, BBC Jazz Beat, Recorded at Playhouse Theatre, London, Broadcast 22nd January, , Only Sixteen, What'd I Say. Bond, Graham Organization - Person to Person Blues - balnalatelesupprosivadisbere.coinfo Music Person to Person Blues From a technical perspective this isn't a great recording, but hey, it's a live album from a British R&B club in the early '60s don't complain! /5(6). I Met the Blues at Klook’s Kleek. The Graham Bond Organization is renowned for half its membership being Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, both soon to unite with Eric Clapton and create the. I met the blues at Kooks Kleek is the best version of these famous tapes yet released. 1. The best remastering yet 2. At last placed in the correct running order of the gig 3. Great packaging and informative liner notes If you want Bond, Bruce, Baker & Heckstall-Smith at their raucous live best look no further than this issue/5(5). Person To Person Blues Written By – Glover, McRae: A5: Spanish Blues Written-By – Graham Bond: Recorded live at Klook's Kleek Club in London, 15th October Barcode and Other Identifiers Barcode: 0 8 The Graham Bond Organization:4/5(8). Chicago Blues was mixed with R&B and a strong jazzy influence, presented with matchless musical authority. The live recording now issued as I Met The Blues at Klook's Kleek, although fairly atrocious in terms of recording quality, gives a good impression of the power and range of the band, as well as its popularity with a club audience. Zoot Money, John Mayall and Graham Bond were the 'big three' British R&B bands in the mid 60s. Each had their own character: Zoot added humour to the music, John was the purist, and Graham was simply Graham. But of the three, only Mayall achieved commercial success over /5(11).
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