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Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated

Red Hot From Alex (1964)

One of Alexis Korner's better and more obscure albums, Red Hot From Alex, features the 1964 version of Blues Incorporated, supported by alumnus Dick Heckstall-Smith on tenor sax on a handful of tracks, recreating their live sound in the studio. The results are reasonably successful, the group at times achieving a fairly intense, swinging ensemble sound that, at its best, carries an infectious level of excitement. This band's sound is a lot slicker throughout than that of the version of Blues Incorporated that played the Marquee Club in 1962 and 1963 and left behind the album R&B From The Marquee. This album shows the power of the band and the general transition from Jazz to an authentic British blues style.
Personnel: Alexis Korner - electric guitar, vocal, Dave Castle - alto sax, flute, Art Themen - tenor saxes, Dick Heckatall-Smith - tenor saxes, Ron Edgeworth - organ, Danny Thompson - string bass, Barry Houghton - drums
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