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Alexis Korner

Alexis Korner


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: ****


Freddy Cannon Raves over OUR R & B music!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, December 1962

STRICTLY NON-working hours for Freddy Cannon whenever he visits Britain are spent, whenever possible, at London's Marquee jazz club, watching Alexis Korner at work. As ...

Cyril Davies: The Soul-Beat Revival...

Profile and Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, April 1963

MR. CYRIL DAVIS, purveyor of R&B is currently the white hope of Pye's new R&B campaign. With his new single, the scintillating, exciting 'Country Line ...

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. ...

Family, Alexis Korner: College of Commerce, Manchester

Live Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, December 1968

MANCHESTER'S College of Commerce was packed out on December 4 for Family and Alexis Korner — along with a light show, two scantily-clad maidens, who ...

The Rolling Stones et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

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

The Rolling Stones: Free Concerts — The Aftermath

Report by Mark Williams, uncredited writer, International Times, August 1969

FREE CONCERTS constitute a threat to the established promotional ethos. An opportunity for music to be played without the encroachments of contractual stipulations, of advertising ...

The Nice: Tear Gas, Stones and Broken Heads...

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, October 1969


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Interview by John Pidgeon, unpublished, November 1971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 ...

Rock Routes: The London R&B Scene

Retrospective by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, February 1973

AT A TIME when most receptive organs — eyes, ears, pockets — were turned to Liverpool and its Merseybeat, another (and as it turned out ...

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." ...

Korner in Blues

Interview by Mick Brown, Guardian, The, April 1978

IT IS WHOLLY fitting that the guest-list for Alexis Korner's 50th birthday party this week at Pinewood Studios should have read like a Who's Who ...

Alexis Korner: Man of the Blues

Obituary by Mick Brown, Guardian, The, January 1984

THE DEATH of Alexis Korner at the age of 55 from cancer marks the closing of a chapter in British music. Korner's role as one ...

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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