Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
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1. Sweet Little Angel
2. Bee-I-Bicky-Bop Blue Jean Honey Babe Meets High School Hound Dog Hot Rod Man
3. Where You Belong (v--Eddie Boyd)
4. Mean Old World
5. Please Find My Baby
6. Black Magic Woman
7. Peggy Sue Got Married
8. That Ain't It
9. Psychedelic Send Up Number
10. Dead Shrimp Blues
12. Evening Boogie
13. You Need Love
14. May I Have A Talk With You
15. Bo Diddley
16. Wine Whiskey and Woman
17. Crutch and Cane
18. If You Be My Baby
19. Crazy For My Baby
1967 November 7th -
Long Grey Mare / Baby Please Set A Date / Looking For Somebody / I Believe My Time Aint Long / Got To Move / Fool No More
Transmitted in Top Gear November 12th and December 17th 1967 except Fool No More (not broadcast)
All 6 songs included on Live At The B.B.C. possibly sourced from Bernie Andrews tapes ???
1968 January 16th -
Can't Hold Out / Blue Coat Man (with Eddie Boyd) / Sweet Little Angel / Bee-I-Bicky-Bop Blue Jean Honey Babe Meets High School Hound Dog Hot Rod Man / The Stroller (with Eddie Boyd)
Transmitted in Top Gear Jan 21st 1968.
The two tracks with Eddie Boyd do not appear to have survived.
Can’t Hold Out included on Live At The B.B.C.
Where You Belong (with Eddie Boyd) / Black Magic Woman (record, not a session track) / Don't Be Cruel / The Sun Is Shining / The World Keep On Turning
Transmitted in Top Gear March 24th 1968
Don’t Be Cruel and The Sun Is Shining included on Showbiz Blues.
The World Keeps On Turning included on Live At The B.B.C.
1968 February 26th -
Mean Old World
Transmitted in The Blues Roll On July 23rd 1968.
Recorded for a proposed Blues In Britain series of 3 programmes presented by Alexis Korner,
this track was eventually broadcast in The Blues Roll On on July 23rd 1968.
1968 April 9th -
Worried Dream / Please Find My Baby / Black Magic Woman / Peggy Sue Got Married
Transmitted in Saturday Club April 13th 1968.
Worried Dream does not appear to have survived.
Available recordings from BBC Transcription disc Top Of The Pops 182.
1968 April 16th -
How Blue Can You Get / My Baby Is Sweet / Long Grey Mare / Buzz Me / I’m So Lonesome and Blue
Transmitted in Night Ride April 17th 1968.
All tracks included on Showbiz Blues.
1968 May 17th -
Long Grey Mare / Stop Messing Around
Transmitted live in The Joe Loss Show.
No known recordings.
1968 May 27th -
That Aint It / Mean Mistreating Mama / Psychedelic Send-Up Number / Dead Shrimp Blues / Sheila
Transmitted in Top Gear June 2nd 1968 (first 4 only)
Transmitted in Top Gear July 7th 1968 (1, 2 and 5 only)
Track 2 included on Live At The B.B.C.
1968 August 26th -
Need Your Love So Bad / Stop Messing Around / Evening Boogie
Transmitted live in Radio One O’Clock on August 26th 1968 and repeated August 31st 1968.
Tracks 1 and 2 on Live At The B.B.C. Track 3 is listed on the BBC paperwork as Evening Boogie.
1968 August 27th -
A Mind Of My Own / I Have To Laugh / You’re The One / Preachin’ The Blues / You Need Love / A Talk With You / Bo Diddley / Wine Whiskey Women / Crutch and Kane / If you Be My Baby / Crazy For my Baby
Transmitted in Top Gear September 1st 1968 (tracks 1-4)
Transmitted in Top Gear October 13th 1968 (tracks 5-8)
Transmitted in Top Gear November 24th 1968 (tracks 1, 9-11)
Tracks 1-3 on Showbiz Blues
Track 4 on Live At The B.B.C.
1968 October 9th -
Like Crying Like Dying/Albatross/Hang On To A Dream/ Baby Don't You Want To Go
Transmitted in Radio 1 Club November 5th 1968.
All tracks included on Live At The B.B.C. (track 4 as Sweet Home Chicago).
1968 November 1st -
Hard Headed Woman / Sweet Home Chicago / Crazy About My Baby / Baby Please Set A Date
Transmitted in Rhythm and Blues November 26th 1968.
No tape known to exist.
Fleetwood Mac - 1969-1970 Complete Unreleased BBC Anthology"
1. Albatross (from 1968)
2. You'll Be Mine +
3. Roll Along Blues aka King Bee
4. Peggy Sue Got Married
5. New Morning Blues aka Milk Cow Blues
6. Shady Little Baby +
7. Hot Rodding aka What About Horses +
8. Interview--Green and Alexis
9. Good Morning Blues
10. Early Morning Come (version 2)
11. Linda (version 2)
12. World in Harmony
14. Peter Green Interview
+ = 1st Gen tape from Doc Dondy. Wow!
We have a correction. After listening to the version of Albatross on the various BBC Top Of The Pops Transcription discs
(the same version is used on each disc) we notice that it is different to the one featured on the official Live At The BBC collection.
The version on the official set is dated in the sleeve notes as from the October 1968 Radio 1 Club broadcast.
However, the BBC Top Of The Pops transcription version was issued in the weeks after the 1968 broadcast and weeks before the
second version was even recorded.
So…you need to place the enclosed version of Albatross with the October 9th tracks and move the official release version of
Albatross to the March 17th session included in this collection.
Alright............on with the show.
1969 March 10th -
You Never Know What You're Missing Till You Try / Blues With A Feeling / Heavenly / I Can't Believe You Wanna Leave /
Tallahassie Lassie / Early Morning Come
Transmitted in Top Gear on March 16th 1969 (tracks 1 to 4)
Transmitted in Top Gear on May 11th 1969 (tracks 1 to 3, 5 and 6)
Tracks 1 - 6 on Live At The B.B.C.
1969 March 17th -
You’ll Be Mine / Roll Along Blues / Peggy Sue Got Married / Albatross / Shady Little Baby / Hot Rodding
/ New Worried Blues / Interview / Good Morning Blues
Tracks 5,6,7,8,9 feature various Mac members alongside Alexis Korner and / or Duster Bennett. The interview (brief chat) is Brian Bathtubes, Peter and Alexis Korner.
Transmitted in Symonds On Sunday March 23rd 1969 (tracks 1 to 4)
Transmitted in Symonds On Sunday March 30th 1969 (tracks 5 to 7)
Track 4 on Live At The BBC (but credited to 9th October 1968).
Track 8 and 9 Included on BBC Top Of The Pops Transcription Disc no. 230 along with brief chat with Peter Green and Alexis Korner
This session has thrown up a problem or two. As noted, the version of Albatross on Live At The BBC seems to come from this session and not the October 1968 Radio 1 Club. The track was included on two BBC Transcription discs that were issued weeks after the Radio 1 Club session was recorded and months before the March 1969 version. The transcription disc version is different from the one on Live At The BBC but must come from the 1968 session which means (unless there’s a third undocumented version) that the official cd contains the later March 17th 1969 performance.
The rest of the tracks (bar Roll Along Blues) come from various collectors tapes and cd’s except the interview and Good Morning Blues which come from a BBC transcription disc.
Roll Along Blues has never surfaced. The composer credit is “Slim Harpo” but there doesn’t appear to be a song called Roll Along Blues associated with him. What we do have is King Bee (written by Slim Harpo) which has appeared on different tapes and cds in different places though one tape places it with the rest of this session. The track is of similar length to that credited to Roll Along Blues (3.10) but there is disagreement as to whether this even features any of Fleetwood Mac at all. Some have suggested Jeremy sings the main vocal in lower register than usual for him and Peter supplies the harmony. We have included it here but listeners are encouraged to debate this one.
1969 May 14th -
All Over Again / Talk With You / Just Want To Tell You
Transmitted in Rhythm and Blues June 2 1969 (BBC World Service)
No tape known to exist.
Just Want To Tell You has an “unknown composer” credit.
1969 June 10th -
Early Morning Come / Man Of The World / Jumping At Shadows / Linda
Transmitted in Chris Grants Tasty Pop Sundae June 15th 1969
Track 1 on BBC Top Of The Pops transcription disc
Track 2 lost / destroyed / missing
Tracks 3 and 4 on Live At The BBC
It was only recently discovered that the version of Early Morning Come is a different version from the earlier Top Gear performance. The disappointment of the song being introduced as Coming Your Way and not being that missing BBC track led to collectors switching their ears off. However, though Coming Your Way is listed on the BBC paperwork, this version of Early Morning Come times in at 2.26 as Coming Your Way is listed. It would seem that the person noting the session tracks for the BBC was given the wrong title. Maybe the band changed their minds at the last minute about what they were going to play ?
So that’s one track uncovered but unfortunately we lose a track as no BBC Radio version of Man Of The World has surfaced. The version featured on Live At The BBC and elsewhere is in fact taken from the BBC Television show Top Of The Pops. This version was recorded from the television broadcast on April 10th and repeated several times by Transcription Services. When it came time for the songs from this session to be chosen for the transcription radio Top Of The Pops, the other three tracks were selected quite probably as Man Of The `World had already been broadcast many times.
1969 October 6th -
Oh Well Pt 1 / Although The Sun Is Shining / Linda
Transmitted in D.L.T. October 12th 1969
Tracks 1 and 2 on Live At The BBC
Track 3 on BBC Top Of The Pops transcription disc
Included on transcription disc Top Of The Pops 259, all three tracks survive.
As with Early Morning Come, the alternate version of Linda was missed by many collectors but it is indeed a different version from the June 1969 take.
(BBC Top Of The Pops transcription disc 263 has an excerpt from an interview with Peter Green by Keith Altham.)
1970 April 9th -
Under Way (actually Rattlesnake Shake with Underway) / Stranger Blues / Phyllis (actually World In Harmony) / Tiger / The Green Manalishi / Coming Your Way / Great Balls Of Fire / Twist and Shout
Transmitted in Fleetwood Mac In Concert with David Symonds April 19th 1970 and Sounds of the Seventies April 22nd 1970
Tracks 1 to 8 on Showbiz Blues
Various technical issues make a bootleg or proper release of this outstanding show very desirable.
1970 April 27th -
Sandy Mary / World In Harmony / Tiger / Only You / Leaving Town Blues (listed as Leaving Here Blues)
Transmitted in Top Gear May 23rd 1970 (tracks 1 to 5)
Tracks 1 and 4 on Live At The BBC
Track 5 on Showbiz Blues
Interview with Peter Green included on BBC Top Of The Pops transcription disc
Coming VERY soon: Major sound upgrades to many of the 1968 BBC tracks!
. . . my oh my, dino, this is outrageous - VERY promising!!!
i hope there'll be a chance for ordinary mortals like me to gain access to this wonderful stuff. (i still have no clue about dimeadozen - maybe someone out there might be so kind to lend a helpin' hand . . . ?!)
According to The Johnny Kidd Fan Club, an updated and complete set including upgrades or more complete versions of some of the official stuff not allowed on Dime will follow in the next month or so. Sounds like it could be definitive unless anything else new shows up subsequently.
The Johnny Kidd Fan Club were responsible for the recent Hendrix Pop North BBC find among other cool discoveries.
Seems to be some kind of free to fans Pirate operation.
Peter Lewry's book mentions a version of 'Shake your moneymaker', possibly from the August 26, 1968 session. Does anybody know anything about this?
The continued confusion over what may or may not have been played at any given session is one of the things that I hoped to alleviate when writing my book.
‘Shake Your Moneymaker’ was the title given to a piano driven instrumental on “Fleetwood Mac – The BBC Sessions” a bootleg on the Early Years label released in 1989.
At some point over the years, as others bootlegged the original bootleg, someone with a deeper knowledge of Elmore James’ catalog “corrected” the title to ‘Hawaiian Boogie’. (It would be great though to hear Spencer to try his hand on that number)
This in turn caused early discographers who did not have access to either the recordings or the BBC Programme Logs, to err on the side of inclusion and list both titles, as they are in fact, two different songs.
In actuality, neither of those songs were performed at the session; what was played was Spencer’s ‘Evenin’ Boogie’.
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