June 28, 2015 – 3:28 pm

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Buckinghamshire 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Folk Club, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK; 1975. Very good audience recording.

Jo Ann Kelly (1944-1990) was an English blues singer and guitarist. “To many American performers”, an obituarist wrote, “Jo Ann Kelly was the only British singer to earn their respect for her development of what they would be justified in thinking as ‘their’ genre”. - wikipedia

Thanks to DimeTravel and kneesfudd for sharing the show at Dime.

kneesfudd noted:

DimeTravel brings you uncirculated, alternate source or remastered UK country blues & electric blues & bluesrock 1966-1976. “We’re out to drive your ears your nuts!”

This would seem to be the first ever full set of Jo Ann on DIME & I would say it is LONG overdue… There have been a few uploads in the past with 2-4 tracks or so. Let’s hope some folks can produce some more! This wonderful recording is like pulling 200 pounds of joy out of a single sardine tin - a blues miracle.

I reckon a lot of American music freaks were first turned on to Jo Ann by the LP “An Anthology Of British Blues Vol 1″ which appeared in the cutout bins in the States early on and was sucked down by almost every record buyin’ bluesrock damaged hippie on the planet as it featured then rare trax by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Savoy Brown, Eric Clapton & Tony TS McPhee.

- EXC up-front at stage SWEET recording.
- Warts: Almost none. #5 has a split second speed variation (taper brushed reel?). Bit of mike noise at start of #10. Occasional low level club noise but ’tis more cool ambience than an audio issue or distraction.
- CD-R labeled “Newport Pagnal Folk Club circa 1975″.

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Click here for the lossless flacs.

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Recording Information:  unknown mono reel-to-reel recorder & microphone > master analog reel-to-reel > CD-R (x2or3) > CD-R > EAC > wav
Mastering 2014-10-xx: wav > Audacity [fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, +1.6% averaged single pass speedfix after spectral analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation] > CD Wave (track splits) > flacs (Trader’s Little Helper)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Where Is My Good Man At 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 02. Louisiana Blues 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 03. Moon Going Down 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 04. Nothin’ In Ramblin’ 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 05. Black Rat Swing 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 06. Try Me One More Time 4:26 (7.4MB)
Track 07. Come Back Baby 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 08. I’m Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 09. Love Blind 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 10. Bollweevil Blues 1:47 (3.0MB)
Track 11. Me ‘N’ My Chauffeur/Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 12. Reconsider Baby 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 13. Walking The Dog 5:09 (8.7MB)
49 mins

Jo Ann Kelly - acoustic guitar, vocals
Peter Emery - acoustic and electric guitars

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  2. Amazing post. One of the greatest female blues singers ever. Sadly died much too young.

    By jackfan on Jun 29, 2015

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