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Alexis Korner

Alexis Korner

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Alexis Korner (1975)

Interview by Karl Dallas, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1975

The Father of British Blues talks about splitting from skiffle in the late '50s; working with such luminaries as Chris Barber and Cyril Davies; his band Blues Incorporated which, at various times, included Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts; meeting Brian Jones and wet-nursing the early Rolling Stones; and talks at length about where the Stones go post Mick-Taylor.

File format: mp3; file size: 36.6mb, interview length: 39' 36" sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1966

IT WAS AN historic evening at London's Marquee on Monday night when Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated made their first appearance there for nearly four years. ...

The Rolling Stones et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

CHRIS WELCH SAYS: 'Somehow the magic worked' ...

A Conversation With Alexis Korner

Interview by John Pidgeon, unpublished, November 1971

This is a straight transcription of John Pidgeon's interview with Alexis Korner from November 1971 ...

Alexis Korner: Kornering The Market

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, July 1972

ALEXIS KORNER has been for so long at the heart of rhythm and blues in Britain, and touched off so many groups who have gone ...

Alexis Korner: Why Alexis Won't Join The Stones

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, February 1975

ALEXIS KORNER laughed, his suntanned face creasing up into laughter lines, his body rocking very gently back and forth. "Oh," he said. "No way." ...

Alexis Korner: Blues For Mr Korner

Obituary by Bob Fisher, New Musical Express, January 1984

BOB FISHER, who worked with Alexis Komer on a TV history of rock, pays tribute to the man who was the chief architect of British ...

Alexis Korner: Bootleg Him (1973)

Sleevenotes by Kit Aiken, Castle, 1999

It’s hard to overstate Alexis Korner’s contribution to the development of British popular music. His position as a tirelessly driven champion of The Blues in ...

Alexis Korner: Me

Sleevenotes by Kit Aiken, Castle, 1999

THE Körners were an Austrian Jewish family who escaped war-torn Europe to settle in London. Youngest son Alexis, having spent much time away from his ...

Blues Incorporated: How British R&B Trashed Trad

Retrospective by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages, September 2009

ALEXIS KORNER'S Parisian birthplace, Austro-Greek parentage, noble features and languid growl endowed him with an aura of exoticism unreflected in his musical partner Cyril "Squirrel" ...

see also Dick Heckstall-Smith

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