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Little Big Band
Genres: Pop, Rock
KEEF HARTLEY came to prominence as a member of the British R&B group The Artwoods before joining JOHN MAYALL's BLUESBREAKERS in 1967. He contributed to the album "Crusade" before leaving in 1968 to form the first line-up o... more »
KEEF HARTLEY came to prominence as a member of the British R&B group The Artwoods before joining JOHN MAYALL's BLUESBREAKERS in 1967. He contributed to the album "Crusade" before leaving in 1968 to form the first line-up of his own band. He recorded a series of classic albums for Decca's DERAM label and in 1971 he formed the most ambitious line-up of the band for a series of concerts at the MARQUEE club, featuring an 8-piece horn section (featuring such luminaries as Barbara Thompson, Chris Mercer and Lyn Dobson) and guest percussionist Pete York. The event was recorded and released later that year as LITTLE BIG BAND. This reissue continues ESOTERIC's reissue series of KEEF HARTLEY BAND albums and includes liner notes by the man himself and a booklet with previously unseen photos.
Poor sound and too short.
J. R Sategna | Martinez, California United States | 06/27/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"For Keef Hartley fans this is a disappointment!!! it is recorded live and has a very poor sound. The mix is bad and vocals are not clear in places. It seems like it was put out in a rush to make some bread. I love Keef Hartley but they could have chosen a live recording that sounds better. The cd is too short--30 minutes at tops. What is going on here? Four songs--the fourth is a medley of four songs but so what--too short. Great brass section is the highlight on this one. Better to avoid this one anyway."