May 28, 2010 – 1:30 pm

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BBC 1968 (featuring Christine Perfect) [no label, 1CD]

BBC broadcast, 1968.

For many, British blues band Chicken Shack are best remembered for the smouldering I’d Rather Go Blind. The song was popular enough in Malaysia in the late ’60s and early ’70s to be found on a number of pirated 7-inch vinyl singles, which were quite the rage then. However, the name (and vocalist) Christine Perfect wasn’t well known then, until she married John McVie and joined Fleetwood Mac.

Chicken Shack probably had the most success with Perfect in the lineup - she got a Melody Maker award for female vocalist for both 1969 and 1970 respectively - and, on the track, When The Train Comes Home, she gets to showcase her bluesy keyboards skills. The bonus is having blues singer and musician Duster Bennett on harmonica on Mean Old World.

Thanks to lautreamont for sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. When The Train Comes Home (2.0MB)
Track 02. Love Me or Leave Me (5.1MB)
Track 03. Mean Old World (with Duster Bennett) (6.4MB)
Track 04. It’s OK With Me Baby (4.0MB)

Christine Perfect - keyboards, vocals
Stan Webb - guitar
Andy Sylvester - bass
Dave Bidwell - drums

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  1. 8 Responses to “CHICKEN SHACK - BBC 1968”

  2. Thanks BigO. Special props for the Duster Bennet bonus - he left far too little work behind.

    By drkrick on May 30, 2010

  3. When I think of Chicken Shack, I think of Stan Webb, not Christine McPerfect.

    By Tom on Jun 1, 2010

  4. When I think of Chicken Shack I think of Stan Webb, Christine McVie and what eventually was Savoy Brown. I love this stuff and am a collector of BBC transcriptions ( I even have F.Mac with Green, Kirwan, Spencer,etc.). Did this come from a transcription or what?? If so I’ve never seen one for sale.Great stuff. How about more and some band for good measure as well.Thanks Phil

    By Phil Winans on Jun 3, 2010

  5. Une bonne idée,merci pour ces quatre titres.

    By Bob L'Internaute on Jun 3, 2010

  6. “(these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps)”

    LOL….!! That IS a joke, right…?


    By Aaron Eel on Nov 19, 2013

  7. Eel, ha ha. Well, BigO has been around for several years, and when they started offering 192 kbps it was considered high quality. I remember dial-up and getting 33 kbps to download was tough to do. They don’t use the term anymore, this is an old post. Many times they use 224 and I saw 320 recently. Consider how much it cost them to give all of this to you for free, and how good of a nature the hosts treat everyone.

    I am not speaking of you, but some of those who comment here do not keep a civil discourse, and that can’t be pleasant for the hosts.

    Since I haven’t seen your name before, I will be presumptuous, you earn a pass from me. Enjoy this site, if you have a question, or want an archive item to dl, BigO is usually quick to email you back. Warning: BigO has extremely good taste in music. As to what else you might find here…..being an adult is handy.

    By 5yearsnojob on Nov 20, 2013

  8. Thanks, BigO. This was a good listen, and rare.

    By 5yearsnojob on Nov 20, 2013

  9. I see a cd called East Wind:Chicken Shack Best(Remaster), also on the cover it says Cozy living. It says it’s a Chicken Shack release with Christine Perfect. However, it’s some kind of import. I do not believe it’s really with Christine Perfect. Do you know anything about this recording, it’s for sale on the interent? Any information would be appreciated.
    Martin Pardys

    By Martin Pardys on Oct 18, 2014

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