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Thread #111849   Message #2362657
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
10-Jun-08 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Nice Compliments that you have had
Subject: RE: Nice Compliments that you have had
Interesting story GWbws.

I suppose the manager was trying to get some folding money together for Fred. I suppose he knew Mike Bloomfield's fans would buy the record and however it turned out it would look good on Mike's CV - add to his reputation for being someone who had sat down with one of the greats.

Whereas you may have played better, but you had nothing to trade. The music business is like that.

sony Boy williamson came to England and made an album with The yardbirds. According to clapton's biography, Williamson went straight back to the States, and said those english want to play the blues really badly, and that's how they play them - badly.

Nevertheless I bet it was one of SBW's biggest selling albums. i still see it in the boxed sets of Yardbirds stuff. Lets hope some of the money got to the artists.