CD released: Feb 07, 2020

1. Tempo Introduction
2. Brownie Mcghee Introduction
3. Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee - Kansas City Blues
4. Sonny Terry &Brownie Mcghee - I'm Leaving In The Morning
5. Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee - I'm A Poor Man But A Good Man
6. Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee - Easy Rider
7. Memphis Slim Introduction
8. Memphis Slim - Just A Dream
9. Willie Dixon - Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
10. T-bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday
11. T-bone Walker - My Baby Is Now On My Mind
12. T-bone Walker (& Ensemble) - Bye Bye Baby
Cat No: RANDB059
Barcode: 5060331752042
Packaging: CD Regular

Manchester Free Trade Hall was host to two concerts on Sunday October 21st 1962 . The shows were promoted by Stockport-based
Paddy MacKiernan under the Jazz Unlimited banner and attracted a crowd of around two thousand enthusiasts, who saw the first major
concert in Britain to feature American bluesmen. Manchester was the only UK date on the 1962 American Folk-Blues Festival tour and it
was attended by blues fans from all over the country through what Paul Jones called 'the bush telegraph'. David Williams dedicates a
whole chapter to the road trip in his book The First Time We Met The Blues. "It must have been around early September 1962 when
news filtered down the grapevine.We could hardly believe that real blues artists were going to appear here in our country.were
regarded somewhat like mystic gods within our circle.(Jimmy Page) realised that he would not be able to make the journey with us as
he was already booked to play a gig with Neil Christian on the Saturday was agreed Jim would travel up by train on the Sunday
and we would find space for him in the van for the journey back overnight.Graham (Ackers) was a pretty good driver and we picked up
Mick, Keith and Brian." Keith Richards remembers it differently, "Mick sometimes had the use of his parents' Triumph Herald at the
weekend and I remember we went to see a big blues show in Manchester." Jimmy Page: "When David Williams told me of the
impending visit of the initial American Folk-Blues Festival to England, I was keen to join the pilgrimage to Manchester. It was not only
the first time that I would actually see artists like John Lee Hooker and T-Bone Walker perform, but it was also the first time I met Mick
Jagger, Brian Jones and Keith Richards, who came with us on the trip." The recordings (from the Newby collection) are of excellent
sound quality and were taken off air by direct line into a Tandberg reel to reel recorder.