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Posted By: Murray MacLeod
25-Oct-09 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
great to read all that news, Clive.

it needs stressing again that R&B Inc were a band way ahead of their time, they were playing authentic blues long before the so-called blues boom, and playing it with a virtuosity which was imo never approached by any other band of the sixties (and I did see a lot of Liverpool groups, major and minor). Barry in particular was unbelievably inventive and tasteful, absolutely spellbinding both on slow and up-tempo numbers, and all played on a crappy old Hofner with the action half an inch off the fretboard. Alan Menzies was a phenomenal drummer, a bit like Keith Moon on speed.

if you, or Les, bump into Barry, do say hi to him from me, I was the drunken Scotsman who came to Southport for the concert and stayed in his friend's hotel (whose name, sadly I can't remember) where everybody gathered afterwards. This would have been 2004 or 2005, and the concert was in the town hall.