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1966-11-15
Klooks Kleek
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01. Stepping Out

02. Sweet Wine

03. Meet Me In The Bottom

04. N.S.U.

05. Lawdy Mama

06. Sleepy Time Time

07. Crossroads




"Klooks Kleek" was a sweaty club in the "Railway Hotel", Hampstead, London, holding an audience of 100 or so at best. It was a popular venue on the performance circuit because of its blues aware audience.

John Platt claims it may have been an official attempt to record a live album. BAsed on the available bootleg, it was an amateurish effort, if that story is true. The available bootleg is dubbed from an LP with vinyl noise present. This has been reduced but not eliminated on the remaster because of the impact on the music. It's also a reminder of whar records were really like!

It is reasonably recorded, considering the era, but the mikes were continously clipping. The engineer was also varying the volume controls to handle the volume and this has largely been corrected on the remaster. The stacks were turned up high! Balance is good with only the vocals slightly distant. The remaster has improved the balance by marginally lifting the bass

The recording appears to be of the end of their first set and the start of the second, implying the possibility of another couple of tapes out there.

Eric's Les Paul / Marshall stack sound and playing is mature Bluesbreakers. His stack is up very high and at times in heavy overload. Jack and Ginger are relatively restrained, compared to later performances, and can be accurately described as a rhythm section for this performance.


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Thank you, big names in small clubs is where the legends originate, recordings are the blessing for those not lucky enough to be there. Thank you.
 
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