FLEETWOOD MAC/PETER GREEN - COMPLETE UNRELEASED BBC 1967-68 [PETER GREEN R.I.P. 1946 - 2020]

April 15, 2016 – 8:12 am

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PETER GREEN R.I.P. 1946 - 2020

Fleetwood Mac co-founder and influential blues rock guitarist Peter Green has died on July 25, 2020. He was 73. Solicitors acting on behalf of his family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days.”

Green, from Bethnal Green in east London, formed Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967. They came together after Green’s stint filling in for Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Green and Fleetwood then convinced John McVie to join the band as bass guitarist, in part by naming the band Fleetwood Mac.

He wrote the instantly recognisable instrumental track Albatross, which remains the band’s only number one hit, plus two other early hits, Black Magic Woman and Oh Well. And it was under Green’s direction that they produced their first three albums.

Green left the band after a last performance in 1970 as he struggled with his mental health. He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent time in hospital in the mid-70s.

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FLEETWOOD MAC/PETER GREEN
The Complete Unreleased BBC Anthology 1967-1968 [no label, 1CD]

Very good radio broadcasts. Slight hiss.

Thanks to lilpanda for sharing the tracks at Dime.

lilpanda noted:

Courtesy of the Johnny Kidd Fan Club, I am proud to be able to offer you this amazing collection of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac on the BBC. Many of these tracks have never been traded or torrented before. Others are upgraded from lesser quality versions that have circulated. [In 1995, Castle Communications had put out a two-CD Fleetwood Mac Live At The BBC.]

Of course, when you get Mac live, you don’t just get Peter, but also Jeremy [Spencer] doing his Elmore James tunes, and his ’50s schtick. I asked Graham Parker (a big Green fan) about seeing them live, he said some of Jeremy’s 50’s schtick was almost Spinal Tap-ish. But you do get some interesting Jeremy here, especially on May I Have a Talk and Crazy for my Baby

But the fact remains that these guys were the best blues band in the UK during this time. Listen how they nail Sweet Little Angel, a song Jeff Beck was soon to make part of the JBG set. And Mean Old World, a song Christine [McVie] would soon bring to Chicken Shack. But for raw emotion, you can’t beat Green’s solo rendition of Robert Johnson’s Dead Shrimp Blues. The old saying was that Johnson’s first record in the UK was only bought by three people: Keef, Eric, and Greenie. Cream was doing an adrenaline fired version of Crossroads. Green, however, just sits down and plays Dead Shrimp solo, plaintive and emotional. What balls.

The details are all on the info sheet (click here) - it is a complete rundown of all BBC sessions during this time, meticulously researched. The titles are from BBC log sheets.

There will be a part two from 69-70, but it won’t be coming soon. Surprise tracks are also in the offing.

I want to publically thank my kind benefactor, if he should see this.

Lastly, this is for Tom Graves, wherever he is today.

A Panda Production for Dime with essential assistance and cooperation of The Johnny Kidd Fan Club.

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off air tapes > ? > cdr > eac

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Track 01. Sweet Little Angel 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 02. Bee-I-Bicky 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 03. Where You Belong (with Eddie Boyd) 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 04. Mean Old World 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 05. Please Find My Baby 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 06. Black Magic Woman 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 07. Peggy Sue Got Married 1:44 (2.9MB)
Track 08. That Ain’t It 2:31 (4.2MB)
Track 09. Psychedelic Send Up Number 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 10. Dead Shrimp Blues 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 11. Sheila 2:03 (3.5MB)
Track 12. Evening Boogie 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 13. You Need Love 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 14. May I Have A Talk With You 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 15. Bo Diddley 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 16. Wine Whiskey and Women 2:16 (3.8MB)
Track 17. Crutch and Cane 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 18. If You Be My Baby 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 19. Crazy For My Baby 3:13 (5.4MB)
61 mins

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  1. 27 Responses to “FLEETWOOD MAC/PETER GREEN - COMPLETE UNRELEASED BBC 1967-68 [PETER GREEN R.I.P. 1946 - 2020]”

  2. Wow-thanks, BIGO!

    By YogaforCynics on Apr 15, 2016

  3. Love this. Gold! Thanks.

    By kalle on Apr 15, 2016

  4. Looks great.. Thanks!

    By Tom on Apr 15, 2016

  5. Thanks to all involved for putting this here!

    By sluggo on Apr 15, 2016

  6. wonderful to hear the take on Robert Johnson`s Dead Shrimp Blues which would also show up years later on Peter Green`s Hot Foot Powder disc.

    By sluggo on Apr 15, 2016

  7. can’t wait to listen to this! would have loved to see GREEN MANALISHI & OH WELL, but this will be awesome anyway…REAL FLEETWOOD MAC!!! thanxxx, bigO!

    By metaljohn333 on Apr 15, 2016

  8. ..Thanks BigO for this wonderful FM/Peter Green Anthology, much appreciated! Keep up the great music..

    By Beega on Apr 15, 2016

  9. Echoes of immortal British Blues ! Thank You from Italy

    By Enrico on Apr 15, 2016

  10. Track 9, the “psy sendup” is called “Delta Head” and also had a much longer secondary name which escapes me now; but is heard on my version of the broadcast.

    Metaljohn, these tracks pre-date the unfortunate dosing of Peter by the Dead; which resulted in Green Monalishi, and the end of the blues era for the Green God.

    By rich on Apr 16, 2016

  11. Thanks for the Blues Bonanza!

    By Britinvdon on Apr 16, 2016

  12. I`m a huge fan of the old Mac and this is just a nice way of remembering just how good they were cause quality live recording are kinda scarce and this sounds great.Thx Big O !!!

    By Couz on Apr 16, 2016

  13. excellent! thanks bigO.

    By barth on Apr 19, 2016

  14. Peter green’s Fleetwood Mac bbc 69-70 on Sugarmegs website. I thought I’d share this information.
    Martin Pardys

    By Martin Pardys on Jun 14, 2016

  15. Thanks for this wonderful collection!

    By Jürgen on Jul 26, 2016

  16. Thanks! I’ve been a fan and collecting since 1977; this is a great contribution!

    By GJK on Feb 1, 2017

  17. How the Johnny Kidd’s fan club fits into this ?

    By Beat Pest on Feb 1, 2017

  18. I cannot thank you enough for these tracks. I am a huge fan of the Original Fleetwood Mac (Accept No Imitations). I have all the Blue Horizon lps, I ever have the Receiver stuff on vinyl!!! Lot of boots too!!!!
    Though later incarnations were good, I never have had the need for a live version of Go Your Own Way
    Don’t Stop or Landslide in my collection!!! Indeed it is an insult. This is the real and only stuff that matters from this band!!!
    Thanks so much mate!!
    Then Play On….

    By Grover on Sep 4, 2017

  19. Thank you for that above and again for the following
    Second Disc.
    Is it at all possible, that you could help me with Jeremy
    singing the track of : DON’T BE CRUEL :
    I think I have tried every which way to scrounge it unsuccessfully from the NET thus-far. I have been gradually building a Mac TREE of all players prior too Stevie & Lindsey joining. Mind boggling is it to stick to Produced ONLY Albums as not being very partial to LIVE Recordings I spend plenty of time Editing ( adding Bass, lessening Treble and cleaning as much Background Noise as I possibly can ) Trying to follow and obtain the beginnings Players and their Recordings prior to them becoming Fleetwood Mac and then their Produced Albums there-after. I would be grateful if you are able to lead me as to where.
    Do be Safe ……………………… lex

    By lex Grant on Oct 14, 2017

  20. Are these tracks available anymore. I’ve a few on youtube, but like to download some of them. Thanks, Don

    By don Mattson on Feb 12, 2019

  21. “Turn On your Lovelight”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xNm2nVETZc
    The Grateful Dead with The Allman Brothers and Fleetwood Mac
    Fillmore East February 11, 1970

    By PC on Jul 29, 2020

  22. The greatness of this version of Fleetwood Mac has been obscured by the success of the Buckingham/Nicks version. Not knocking the later work, just digging the musicianship and the impeccable sound quality.

    lex,

    The 2001 CD Show-Biz Blues has “Don’t be Cruel” on it. It’s from the BBC/Top Gear Sessions, and Jeremy Spencer sings. There’s a mediocre sounding YouTube video of it, but the CD is well worth purchasing.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Jul 30, 2020

  23. Thanks BigO. God Bless Peter Green. RIP.

    By Liv on Jul 30, 2020

  24. Blimey look, people used to talk about the music!
    Thanks for this timely re-up Big O
    Appreciated, there’s some great stuff circulating at the moment.
    Peter an all time great sadly another one gone

    Fanxt
    :)

    By swappers on Jul 30, 2020

  25. The times they are a changin’

    By HHH on Jul 30, 2020

  26. Big O…this is a Rock Solid offering. Many thanks for sharing!

    By Bubbles on Aug 3, 2020

  27. Dear Big O, it appears that you’ve finally kicked out the trolls and we can go back to discussing the music. Many thanks!

    By Rod on Aug 7, 2020

  28. Your name is Rod. LMAO!!!!

    By HHH on Aug 7, 2020

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