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Something Inside Of Me: Unreleased Masters & Demos From The British Blues Years 1963 - 1976 (4CD)

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Something Inside Of Me: Unreleased Masters & Demos From The
Something Inside Of Me: Unreleased Masters & Demos From The


Featuring Danny Kirwan's The Boilerhouse, Duster Bennett, Dave Kelly, Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts, Dynaflow Blues, Simon & Steve, Jeff Curtis & The Flames, The D.J. Blues Band, Bob Hall, Graham Hine, Al Jones, The Nighthawks, Shakey Vick's Big City Blues Band, Dave Peabody with Tight Like That and The Vintage Jug Band

'Something Inside Of Me' brings to the surface ninety-six unreleased recordings from fifteen artists who were all at the forefront of the burgeoning British blues scene of the early 1960s to mid 1970s. There is a varied range of performers with diverse styles that represented the spirit and soul of this music. Soloists, duos, trios, jug band acts and fully-fledged blues and rhythm and blues bands.

A 150-page book accompanies the set. It is fully illustrated with most of the images having never before been published, and contains chapters especially written by the artists themselves who are included in this release. Full sessionography details and posters from the period are included, many reproduced here for the first time. 'Something Inside Of Me' is a unique collection of music, words and pictures from this underground world of music that spearheaded the giant UK blues scene that was to follow.

The title of this anthology, taken from one of Danny Kirwan's The Boilerhouse tracks, perhaps quite appropriately sums up a feeling that British blues performers had about the blues. At the time these players eagerly adopted, even for their own compositions, self-styled versions of Black American imagery and lyrics. So, Mojos working, Hellhounds, Hoochie Coochie Men, Gypsy Women and Mannish Boys were creatively reinterpreted.

When the US blues legends toured these shores to perform, sometimes accompanied by British players, it added to a wider understanding and appreciation of the hard lives of their mentors. As older players, some were of similar age to their parents, although considerably more hip! As Texas blues player Curtis Jones called out to the Dynaflow Blues Band just before they accompanied him at Bath University, "Let's jive!"


  1. Name
  2. Jeff Curtis & The Flames - Route 66
  3. Jeff Curtis & The Flames - It Don't Take But A Few Minutes
  4. Jeff Curtis & The Flames - Bye Bye Johnny
  5. Simon & Steve - Treated Wrong
  6. Simon & Steve - I Been Dealing With The Devil (Take 1. Early Version)
  7. Simon & Steve - Blood Red River
  8. Simon & Steve - Million Years Blues (Take 1)
  9. The D.J. Blues Band - I Still Got The Blues
  10. The D.J. Blues Band - Summertime
  11. The D.J. Blues Band - Sack O' Woe
  12. The D.J. Blues Band - Hooch Coochie Man
  13. Shakey Vick's Big City Blues Band - Death Valley Blues
  14. Shakey Vick's Big City Blues Band - Ain't That The Truth
  15. Shakey Vick's Big City Blues Band - Low Down
  16. Shakey Vick's Big City Blues Band - City Life
  17. Tony 'Duster' Bennett - Bottle It Up And Go
  18. Tony 'Duster' Bennett - Let's Get Together Baby
  19. Tony 'Duster' Bennett - Kimberly
  20. Dynaflow Blues - Stones In My Passway
  21. Dynaflow Blues - Big Road Blues
  22. Dynaflow Blues - I've Been Down So Long
  23. Dynaflow Blues - Too Much
  24. Dave Kelly - That's Alright
  25. Dave Kelly - Hey Hey Baby
  26. Dave Kelly - Bullfrog Blues
  27. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Fragments)
  28. Married Woman Blues
  29. The Nighthawks - Combination Boogie
  30. The Nighthawks - Anna Lee
  31. The Nighthawks - Hold Me Close To Your Heart
  32. The Nighthawks - It's A Shame
  33. Al Jones - 32-20 Blues
  34. Al Jones - Dissatisfied
  35. Al Jones - Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
  36. Al Jones - Searching The Desert For The Blues (First Version)
  37. The Vintage Jug Band - Sailing On The Ocean
  38. The Vintage Jug Band - Catch Me If You Can
  39. The Vintage Jug Band - Rising Sun Blues
  40. The Vintage Jug Band - On The Road Again
  41. Simon & Steve - Walking My Trouble Away
  42. Simon & Steve - Get Right Church
  43. Simon & Steve - She's So Sweet
  44. Simon & Steve - Million Years Blues (take 2)
  45. The Nighthawks - Baby Let's Play House
  46. The Nighthawks - Now She's Gone
  47. The Nighthawks - Busy Mind
  48. The Nighthawks - Going Crazy Over TV
  49. The Boilerhouse - Wet Weather Blues
  50. The Boilerhouse - Tell Me Mama
  51. Simon & Steve - I Been Dealing With The Devil (take 1. Later Version)
  52. Simon & Steve - I Been Dealing With The Devil (false Starts & Discussions)
  53. Simon & Steve - I Been Dealing With The Devil (take 2. Later Version)
  54. Tight Like That - Then You Came Along
  55. Tight Like That - Spider John
  56. Tight Like That - If You See Kay
  57. The Boilerhouse - Something Inside Of Me
  58. The Boilerhouse - All Your Love (Instrumental)
  59. The Boilerhouse - Silly Old Mean World
  60. Tony 'Duster' Bennett - Georgia Skin Game
  61. Tony 'Duster' Bennett - Riding The Rods (Instrumental)
  62. Tony 'Duster' Bennett - I Had A Little Girl
  63. Tony 'Duster' Bennett - Train Harmonica Blues (Instrumental)
  64. The Nighthawks - Combination Boogie
  65. The Nighthawks - Heavy Load
  66. The Nighthawks - Mystery Train
  67. The Nighthawks - Sweet Mary
  68. Al Jones - I'd Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman)
  69. Al Jones - Dustbin Lid
  70. Searching The Desert For The Blues (second Version)
  71. Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts - Walking Blues
  72. Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts - Grinning In Your Face
  73. The Nighthawks - I Want To Be Loved
  74. The Nighthawks - Every Night About This Time
  75. The Nighthawks - Later On
  76. Simon & Steve - Elevator Woman
  77. Simon & Steve - I'm A Stranger Here
  78. Simon & Steve - Streamline Train
  79. Simon & Steve - Cornbread Peas And Black Molasses
  80. Graham Hine - Grinning In Your Face
  81. Graham Hine - Bumble Bee Stop Time
  82. Jo Ann's Room
  83. Graham Hine - Garfield Akers
  84. Graham Hine - Violent Night
  85. Al Jones - You Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
  86. Al Jones - To London With You
  87. Al Jones - Liza
  88. Al Jones - The Wild Rover
  89. Simon & Steve - Sonny Boy's Jump
  90. Simon & Steve - The Rock Island Line
  91. Simon & Steve - Out With The Wrong Woman
  92. Duster Bennett - Worried Mind
  93. Duster Bennett - Leadjelly
  94. Bob Hall - The Spider
  95. The Nighthawks - My Babe
  96. The Nighthawks - She Had To Go
  97. The Nighthawks - Mama Talk To Your Daughter
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