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The Climax Chicago Blues Band

Climax Blues Band  

Format: 1 Vinyl

Genre: blues, rock, Blues Rock

Barcode: 0889397106461


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Founded in the 60's, by Colin Cooper, Climax Blues Band has always focused on its roots, a unique combination of jazz and blues. The band has released 21 albums and had a Top 10 hit in the UK with "Couldn't Get It Right". That song and "I Love You" were also hits in the United States; "Couldn't Get It Right" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977, and "I Love You" peaked at No. 12 in 1981.

In 1985, Cooper and Glover recruited guitarist Lester Hunt, drummer Roy Adams, and original member Derek Holt to record the Climax Blues Band album Drastic Steps, and this line-up toured in support of the album in the UK, Europe and America. The new line-up soon became established with Cooper, Glover, Hunt, Adams and Neil Simpson in the early 1990s, releasing the live album Blues from the Attic in 1993 and Big Blues in 2004.

Cooper died of cancer, aged 69, in July 2008. He is survived by his wife and two children. He wanted the band to continue, as the other musicians had all been long serving (Glover since 1980, Adams and Hunt since 1985, and Simpson since 1991). Cooper was replaced by singer and saxophone and harmonica player Johnny Pugh, who retired in 2012, and was replaced in turn by vocalist Graham Dee and saxophone player Chris Aldridge.

In 2019, Climax Blues Band released "Hands of Time", a new album of original bluesy funk, soul and jazz rock material that has received rave reviews.

The current lineup includes George Glover, Lester Hunt, Graham Dee, Chris Aldridge, Neil Simpson and Roy Adams


A1  Mean Old World 

A2  Insurance 

A3  Going Down This Road 

A4  You've Been Drinking 

A5  Don't Start Me Talkin' 

A6  Wee Baby Blues 

A7  Twenty Past One 

A8  A Stranger In Your Town 

B1  How Many More Years 

B2  Looking For My Baby 

B3  And Lonely 

B4  The Entretainer 

B5  Checking On My Baby 

B6  Stormy Monday 

B7  Arthur's Boogie 



Vinyl, CD


Parlophone, Esoteric Recordings, Odeon, Sire, Repertoire Records, Air Mail Archive, Repertoire Records , Fuel 2000, Akarma, Tiger Bay, C5 Records, Plum


Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Europe, UK & Europe


1969, 1990, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2019


Les Hunt,Nicky Hopkins,Pete Haycock,John "Rhino" Edwards,Roger Inniss,Derek Holt,Peter Filleul,Jeff Rich,Richard Jones (10),John Cuffley,Colin Cooper,George Glover,George Ewart Newsome,Roy Adams,Johnny Pugh,Neil Simpson (3),Chris Aldridge,Graham Dee (2)

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