The Historic Classic Recordings are from the early years of The Yardbirds. The double CD features studio and live recordings from the London Marquee Club and the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey. Not only Eric Clapton, but also the legendary Sonny Boy Williamson, with whom the band toured in December 1963, were involved in the fantastic recordings. Also, the contributions of Jimmy Page in some pieces are unmistakable. With For Your Love, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Shapes Of Things, Draggin 'My Tail (with Jimmy Page), Evil Hearted You, I Is not Got You, A Certain Girl, Got To Hurry, Too Much Monkey Business, Mr. You're a Better Man Than I, Choker (with Jimmy Page), Honey In Your Hips, West Coast Idea, I Wish You Would, Freight Loader (with Jimmy Page), Snake Drive, Jeff's Blues and others, a total of 36 titles.
Clapton has now been a solo performer for so long that it is easy to forget that his formative musical years were spent working with a variety of different blues bands, including John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, and not forgetting the legendary Yardbirds. The recordings featured here are an important part of British R&B music history, chronicling the earliest recordings by Eric Clapton, who is now an international rock superstar, and The Yardbirds, one of the UK’s most important blues bands of the era.
The years following World War II were formative ones for America, black America in particular and the music they played and listened to. Black Americans moved to where the jobs were and when they weren t working they needed to be entertained. So it was that a circuit of venues grew up offering live music aimed at the working man and woman. Chester Burnett, aka Howlin Wolf, was one notable figure attracted by this musical magnet. The songs on this set, dating from 1951 to 1958, sum up the first half of Wolf s recording career with Chess, a period when he sung mostly self-penned compositions.
2CD set with 40 restored and remastered tracks. Over 1½ hours of music. Rare BBC archive recordings. Authoritative liner notes and new quotes. The most comprehensive collection of The Yardbirds BBC 'live' recordings, assembled with the assistance of the BBC, with several tracks now all together the first time on this newly restored and remastered 2CD set. Several tracks have been expertly repaired from rare, hard-to-find recordings and feature for the first time on this set.
Three years in the making an Official box set of rarities and unheard material. It also documents the bands transition from RnB stalwarts in the beginning into the Pop world and ultimately on to more experimental sounds and lastly to become a type of blueprint for what was to become Led Zeppelin. Features the most complete set of BBC recordings fully Re-Mastered. Includes material featuring all three of the yardbirds legendary guitarists Eric Clapton , Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page. An in depth 6 booklet features unpublished photographs as well as liner notes by respected British Music Journalist Mark Paytress as well as notes by compiler and author of Yardbirds book Rave Up Greg Russo.
Ultimate! is a comprehensive career retrospective album by English rock group the Yardbirds. The 52-song two–compact disc compilation was released in 2001 by Rhino Records. The tracks span the period from the group's first demo recordings in 1963 to the last singles in 1968. They include all 17 of the group's singles, both A-side and B-sides, supplemented with more than a dozen album tracks, their performance for the film Blow-Up, and three early solo numbers by singer Keith Relf.
Spread over four discs, this set contains every released recording the Yardbirds made under the leadership of their manager Giorgio Gomelsky from 1963 to 1966…
CD reissue of the debut album from the British Blues legends featuring 10 bonus tracks. Recorded live at the Marquee Club in 1964, the line-up of the band was their best-ever and featured Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith.
Five Live Yardbirds was the first important - indeed, essential - live album to come out of the 1960s British rock & roll boom. In terms of the performance captured and the recording quality, it was also the best such live record of the entire middle of the decade. Five Live Yardbirds was a popular album, especially once Eric Clapton's fame began to spread after he left the band.