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ALEXIS KORNER'S BREAKDOWN GROUP feat. CYRIL DAVIS

Blues From The Roundhouse

'The Godfather' & The Architect' Of British Blues ... respectively, Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies had each played in various Jazz and Skiffle combos before linking up in 1956, ostensibly to present live music at The Roundhouse pub in London’s Soho. Although initially allied to Skiffle, both Cyril and Alexis were considerably more interested in The Blues, as these early recordings testify. The first recorded fruits of their liaison was the unfeasibly-rare 10” LP Blues From The Roundhouse, credited to Alexis Korner’s Breakdown Group featuring Cyril Davies, recorded in February 1957. This album is the Holy Grail among collectors, as only 99 copies were ever pressed and it has never previously been reissued (listed in the Record Collector Price Guide at £1,000+). It was swiftly followed by two equally-rare EPs, each also confusingly titled Blues From The Roundhouse, credited to The Alexis Korner Skiffle Group and Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated featuring Cyril Davies, respectively. These three pivotal releases, plus an LP outtake, make up the backbone (tracks 1-17) of this unique compilation. Only three of these sides have ever previously appeared on CD, making this a genuinely crucial collectors’ release.
The twelve bonus tracks were all recorded between 1954-56 and feature Alexis and/or Cyril as sidemen.

ALEXIS KORNER’S
BREAKDOWN GROUP FEATURING CYRIL DAVIES

Leaving Blues
Rotten Break
Alberta
Roundhouse Stomp
Skip To My Lou
Good Morning
Boll Weevil
Ella Speed
Streamline Train
ALEXIS KORNER SKIFFLE GROUP
I Ain’t Gonna Worry No More
County Jail
Kid Man
Easy Rider
ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED FEATURING CYRIL DAVIES
Sail On
National Defence Blues
Go Down Sunshine
Death Letter
BONUS TRACKS
CYRIL DAVIES
- KC Moan
KEN COLYER’S SKIFFLE GROUP
Midnight Special
Casey Jones
KC Moan
Take This Hammer
Down By The Riverside
Go Down Old Hannah
Streamline Train
BERYL BRYDEN’S BACKROOM SKIFFLE
Kansas City Blues
Casey Jones
This Train
Rock Me

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