CLIMAX (CHICAGO)
BLUES BAND

 

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TITLE

RELEASED

1

The Climax Chicago Blues Band

02/69

2

Plays On

01/70

3

A Lot Of Bottle

12/70

4

Tightly Knit

10/71

5

Rich Man

12/72

6

FM Live & Live

11/73

7

Sense Of Direction

09/74

8

Stamp Album

09/75

9

Gold-Plated

09/76

10

Shine On

05/78

11

Real To Reel

06/79

12

Flying The Flag

02/81

13

Lucky For Some

10/81

14

Sample And Hold

03/83

15

Drastic Steps

12/88

16

Blues From The Attic [live]

11/93

17

Big Blues (The Songs Of Willie Dixon)

04/03

18

The River Sessions [live]

09/05

19

World Tour 1976 [live]

--/11

20

Live At Rockpalast

06/13

21

Security Alert: The Live Bootleg

--/14

22

Live At The BBC Rock Goes To College

10/15


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1) THE CLIMAX CHICAGO BLUES BAND

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Mean Old World
Insurance
Going Down This Road
You've Been Drinking
Don't Start Me Talkin'
Wee Baby Blues

Twenty Past One
A Stranger In Your Town
How Many More Years
Looking For My Baby
And Lonely
The Entertainer

UK Cover


US Cover




Colin Cooper
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
George Newsome
Arthur Wood

Producer:

Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Guitar, Bass, Organ
Drums
Piano, Organ, Celeste, Harmonium

Chris Thomas

2) PLAYS ON

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Flight
Hey Baby Everything's Gonna Be Alright, Yeh Yeh Yeh
Cubano Chant
Little Girl

Mum's The Word
Twenty Past Two/Temptation Rag
So Many Roads, So Many Trains
City Ways
Crazy'Bout My Baby






Colin Cooper

Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
George Newsome
Arthur Wood

Producer:

Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Harmonica,
Bamboo Whistle, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Bass, Mellotron
Drums
Keyboards

Chris Thomas

3) A LOT OF BOTTLE

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Country Hat
Everyday
Reap What I've Sowed
Brief Case
Alright Blue?

Country Hat (reprise)
Morning Noon And Night
Long Lovin' Man
Seventh Son
Please Don't Help Me
Louisiana Blues
Cut You Loose






Colin Cooper
Humpty Farmer
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
George Newsome
Arthur Wood

Producer:

Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals
Keyboards
Guitar, Vocals
Bass, Vocals
Drums
Keyboards

Chris Thomas

4) TIGHTLY KNIT

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Hey Mama
Shoot Her If She Runs
Towards The Sun
Come On In My Kitchen

Who Killed McSwiggin
Little Link
St Michael's Blues
Bide My Time
That's All






Colin Cooper

Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
George Newsome
Arthur Wood

Producer:

Saxophone, Clarinet, Harmonica, Whistle, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Bass, Vocals
Drums
Keyboards

Chris Thomas

5) RICH MAN

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Rich Man
Mole On The Dole
You Make Me Sick
Standing By A River

Shake Your Love
All The Time In The World
If You Wanna Know
Don't You Mind People Grinning In Your Face






Colin Cooper

John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt

Producer:

Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Guitar,
Harmonica, Vocals
Drums, Percussion
Guitar, Vocals
Vocals, Bass, Electric Piano

Richard Gottehrer

6) FM LIVE & LIVE

 
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FM Live - LP One
All The Time In The World
I Am Constant
Flight

The Seventh Son
Standing By A River
So Many Roads

FM Live - LP Two
Mesopopmania
Country Hat
You Make Me Sick
Shake Your Love

Goin'To New York
Let's Work Together

Live
All The Time In The World
Flight
Seventh Son

So Many Roads
You Make Me Sick
Shake Your Love
Goin' To New York

FM Live


Live


FM Live


Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt

Producer:

Saxophone, Guitar, Vocals
Drums
Guitar, Vocals
Bass, Drums

Richard Gottehrer

 

Recorded live at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA and broadcast live on WNEW-FM, New York

7) SENSE OF DIRECTION

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Amerita/Sense Of Direction
Losin' The Humbles
Shopping Bag People
Nogales

Reaching Out
Right Now
Before You Reach The Grave
Milwaukee Truckin' Blues (Chipper's Song)






Colin Cooper

John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
Bob Walters

Producer:

Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar, Vocals
Drums, Percussion
Guitar, Vocals
Bass, Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals
Trumpet

Richard Gottehrer

8) STAMP ALBUM

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Using The Power
Mister GoodTime
I Am Constant
Running Out Of Time

Sky High
Rusty Nail/The Devil Knows
Loosen Up
Spirit Returning
Cobra






Colin Cooper

John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
Richard Jones

Producer:

Alto, Soprano & Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Vocals
Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Bass, Vocals
Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Vocals

Climax Blues Band

9) GOLD PLATED

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Together And Free
Mighty Fire
Chasing Change
Berlin Blues

Couldn't Get It Right
Rollin' Home
Sav'ry Gravy
Extra






Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
Richard Jones

Producer:

Saxophone, Guitar, Vocals
Drums, Percussion
Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Bass, Vocals
Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals

Mike Vernon

10) SHINE ON

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Makin' Love
Mistress Moonshine
When Talking Is Too Much Trouble
The Gospel Singer

Watcha Feel?
Teardrops
Like A Movie
Champagne & Rock & Roll






Madeline Bell
Helen Chappelle
Colin Cooper


John Cuffley
Colin Fairley
Peter Filleul


Pete Haycock


Derek Holt



Liza Strike
Joy Yates

Producer:

Backing Vocals (Track 4)
Backing Vocals (Track 4)
Vocals (Tracks 1,4,5,7,8),
Alto Saxophone (Tracks 1,2,5,6),
Tenor Saxophone (Track 2)
Drums, Percussion (Tracks 2,5)
Backing Vocals (Track 2)
Fender Rhodes (Tracks 2,3,7),
Harmonium (Track 4), Piano (Track 8),
Backing Vocals (Track 2)
Vocals (Tracks 2,3,6), Guitar,
Bass (Track 6), Dobro (Track 1),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,4,5,8)
Vocals (Track 6), Bass (Tracks 1-5,7,8),
Fender Rhodes (Tracks 1,6),
Organ (Track 6),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,2,4,5,7,8)
Backing Vocals (Track 4)
Backing Vocals (Track 4)

Climax Blues Band, Peter Henderson

11) REAL TO REEL

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Summer Rain
Money In Your Pocket
Children Of The Night-Time
Long Distance Love

Lovin' Wheel
Fallen In Love (For The Very Last Time)
Fat City
Crazy World






Colin Cooper



John Cuffley

Peter Filleul

Pete Haycock


Derek Holt



Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 2-5),
Saxophone (Tracks 1,2,5,7,8),
Tenor Saxophone (Track 3),
Backing Vocals (Track 7)
Drums, Percussion (Tracks 3,8),
Backing Vocals (Track 7)
Keyboards (Tracks 1,4,5,7,8),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,2,4-8)
Vocals (Tracks 3,6,7), Guitar,
Synthesiser (Tracks 3,5,6),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,2,4,5,8)
Vocals (Tracks 2,8), Bass,
Keyboards (Track 6),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,3-7)

Climax Blues Band

12) FLYING THE FLAG

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Gotta Have More Love
So Good After Midnight
Horizontalized
I Love You
Hold On To Your Heart

Dance The Night Away
Money Talkin'
Blackjack And Me
Nothing But Starlight
One For Me And You






Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Nicky Hopkins
Derek Holt
Clydene Jackson
Gabriel Katona
Julia Waters
Maxine Waters

Producer:

Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica
Drums, Percussion
Vocals, Guitar, Synthesiser
Keyboards (Tracks 4,6,8,9)
Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,2)
Synthesiser (Tracks 1,5)
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,2)
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,2)

John Ryan

13) LUCKY FOR SOME

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Victim
Cuttin' Up Rough
Shake It Lucy
Oceans Apart
Breakdown

Darlin'
This Time You're The Singer
Last Chance Saloon
They'd Never Believe Us






Michael Boddicker
David Campbell
Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
Nicky Hopkins
Glenn Hughes

Producer:

Synthesiser (Track 6)
Strings (Tracks 6,9)
Vocals, Saxophone
Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Vocals, Guitar, Strings
Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Strings
Piano
Backing Vocals (Track 3)

John Ryan

14) SAMPLE AND HOLD

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Friends In High Places
Sign Of The Times
Walking On Sunset
Shine
Movie Queen

Heaven And Hell
Listen To The Night
Doin' Alright
I'm Ready
The End Of The Seven Seas






Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Peter Filleul
Robin George
George Glover
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
Dave Markee
Henry Spinetti

Producer:

Saxophone
Drums (Track 6)
Keyboards, Vocals
Bass (Track 5)
Keyboards, Vocals
Guitar, Bass (Track 6), Vocals
Bass
Bass (Tracks 1-4,7-10)
Drums (Tracks 1-5,7-10)

Climax Blues Band, John Eden,
Danny Steggall

15) DRASTIC STEPS

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California Sunshine
Lonely Avenue
The Deceiver
Ordinary People
The Winner

Couldn't Get It Right
Fool For The Bright Lights
Good Times
Trouble
American Dream








Roy Adams
Mo Birch
Colin Cooper
John Edwards
Mick Giliker
George Glover
Lester Hunt
Derek Holt
Damon Jones
Ephraim Lewis
Sarah Miller
David Parton
Jeff Rich
Mike Snow
Mike Timoney
Ruby Turner

Producer:

Drums
Backing Vocals
Vocals, Saxophone
Bass
Backing Vocals
Keyboards, Vocals
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Bass
Drum Programming
Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals
Drums
Trumpet
Keyboards
Backing Vocals

Climax Blues Band

16) BLUES FROM THE ATTIC

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Fool For The Bright Lights
Chasin' Change
Don't Start Me Talking
Take Me Back To Georgia
So Many Roads
The Seventh Son
The Last Chance Saloon
The Movie Queen
Towards The Sun
Couldn't Get It Right
Evil
Going To New York/Money
Let's Work Together
Let The Good Times Roll






Roy Adams
Colin Cooper
George Glover
Lester Hunt
Neil Simpson

Producer:

Drums
Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica
Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Bass

Climax Blues Band

 

Recorded live at The Attic Bar, Stafford, England on 1 & 2 September 1993

17) BIG BLUES (THE SONGS OF WILLIE DIXON)

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Little Red Rooster
Spoonful
The Seventh Son
Third Degree
I'm Ready
Wang Dang Doodle
My Babe
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover
Big Boss Man
I Love The Life I Live
That's My Baby






Roy Adams
Colin Cooper
George Glover
Lester Hunt
Neil Simpson

Producer:

Drums
Vocals, Saxophone, Harp, Dobro
Keyboards
Guitar
Bass

Climax Blues Band

18) THE RIVER SESSIONS

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Blackjack And Me
Cuttin' Up Rough
Shake It Lucy
Couldn't Get It Right
Evil
Horizontalised
The Last Chance Saloon
Gotta Have More Love
Going To New York
Johnny B Goode/Let The Good Times Roll






Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
George Glover
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt

Producer:

Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica
Drums, Percussion
Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Vocals, Guitar
Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals

 

Recorded live at the Queen Margaret Students' Union, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland on 2 June 1982 for broadcast by Radio Clyde

19) WORLD TOUR 1976

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Together And Free/Amerita/Sense Of Direction
Running Out Of Time/Good Times Blues
Mighty Fire
Country Hat/Come On In My Kitchen/Country Hat (reprise)
Seventh Son
Couldn't Get it Right
Chasing Change
Using The Power
Goin' To New York
All The Time In The World/Get Back
Encore: Drum Intro/Hey Mama/Let The Good Times Roll/
Who Killed McSwiggin/Get Into That Rock 'n' Roll






Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
Richard Jones

Producer:

Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica
Drums, Percussion
Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Vocals, Bass
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

 

Recorded live at Nottingham University, Nottingham, England on 31 October 1976 for local radio broadcast

20) LIVE AT ROCKPALAST

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I Am Constant
Amerita/Sense Of Direction
Running Out Of Time
Country Hat
Come On In My Kitchen
Using The Power
Going To New York
The Seventh Son
All The Time In The World/Get Back






Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt
Richard Jones

Producer:

Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica
Drums, Percussion
Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Vocals, Bass
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

 

Recorded live for Rockpalast at WDR, Studio A, Köln (Cologne), Bavaria, West Germany on 18 January 1976

21) SECURITY ALERT: THE LIVE BOOTLEG

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Seventh Son
Louisiana Blues
Chasing Change
Fool For The Bright Lights
Take Me Back To Georgia (Reprise)
So Many Roads
Spoonful
I'm Ready
The Last Chance Saloon
Wang Dang Doodle
Couldn't Get It Right
Towards The Sun




Roy Adams
Bebe Aldridge
Graham Dee
George Glover
Lester Hunt
Neil Simpson

Producer:

Drums
Saxophone
Vocals
Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Vocals, Guitar
Bass

 

Recorded live at The Leek Blues and Americana Festival in October 2013

22) LIVE AT THE BBC ROCK GOES TO COLLEGE

 
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CD
Champagne And Rock 'n' Roll
Introduction to the band by Pete Drummond
Mistress Moonshine
Whatcha Feel
Slide Guitar Solo by Pete Haycock/Come On In My Kitchen
Couldn't Get It Right
All The Time In The World/Get Back
Going To New York

DVD
Champagne And Rock 'n' Roll
Introduction to the band by Pete Drummond
Mistress Moonshine
Whatcha Feel
Slide Guitar Solo by Pete Haycock/Come On In My Kitchen
Couldn't Get It Right
All The Time In The World/Get Back
Going To New York






Colin Cooper
John Cuffley
Peter Filleul
Pete Haycock
Derek Holt

Producer:

Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica
Drums
Keyboards
Vocals, Guitar
Bass, Vocals

 

Recorded live at City of Birmingham Polytechnic, Birmingham, West Midlands, England on 3 November 1978 for BBC TV's Rock Goes To College