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ERIC CLAPTON

JEFF BECK

JIMMY PAGE

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THE YARDBIRDS
Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Eric Clapton - lead guitar
Paul Samwell Smith - bass
Jim McCarty - drums

(1963 - March 1965)
 

THE YARDBIRDS
Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Jeff Beck- lead guitar
Paul Samwell Smith - bass
Jim McCarty - drums

(March 1965 - November 1966)

THE YARDBIRDS
Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - bass
Jimmy Page- lead guitar
Jim McCarty - drums
(June 1966 - July 1968)

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1965

1965

1965

1967

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1966

(Recorded Live on December 8, 1963)

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1966

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1971

(Recorded Live on March 30, 1968)

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London summer of 1962. The city lived the moments of maximum splendor with blues and R&B as a soundtrack. Swinging London in Carnaby St, the Marquee, the Ealing Club, The Crawdaddy, all of them packed with people, sweating and drinking while on the small stages John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated or Ciryl Davies made plans for the future . The so-called British "Blues Boom" was underway. One of the first bands to emerge in the shadow of the pioneers were The Yardbirds, band formed in 1963 by singer and harmonica player Keith Relf and guitarist Chris Dreja along with bassist Paul Samwell-Smith and drummer Jim McCarty. That same year they were joined by a little known and still beardless Eric Clapton. who left them a year and a half later to join the Bluesbreakers in early 1965. Clapton recorded a single studio album with The Yardbirs. His place in the band was taken by an also unknown Jeff Beck, who gave the group a new sound. and a new dynamic of playing the blues. Beck, who had been introduced to the blues by pianist Ian Stewart, was in The Yardbirds for a year and eight months and it was the period of explosion and most popularity of the band. 

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THE YARDBIRDS
Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Jimmy Page- lead guitar
Jeff Beck - guitar
Jim McCarty - drums
(June 1966 - November 1966)

The Yardbirds feat Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page
in Antonioni's 1966 film "Blow Up" 

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The guitarist left the group and in 1967 he formed the first edition of The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood. Beck recorded three studio albums with The Yardbirds. Also bassist Paul Samwell-Smith left the band and Jimmy Page took over from him as bassist. A few weeks later, after Beck left, he took over guitar and Chris Dreja took over bass. The young Page was a renowned session musician in London and had already played with Alexis Korner and Ciryl Davis at the Ealig Club. In fact, it was Jimmy Page himself who proposed Jeff Beck to take the place of guitarist after the departure of Eric Clapton. When The Yardbirds broke up for good in July 1968, Page joined Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham to form Led Zeppelin. Keith Relf died in 1976 and Paul Samwell-Smith after making some revival disappeared from the musical front. In 1992 Dreja and McCarty made an attempt to resurrect The Yarbirds by touring and recording a nondescript album in 2003. After health problems caused Chris Dreja to leave the project in 2013, Jim McCarty continued to front the band and is still Today they continue to perform live.

THE YARDBIRDS

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KEITH RELF

CHRIS DREJA

PAUL SAMWELL SMITH

JIM McCARTY

"LIVE AT THE BBC REVISITED"

REPERTOIRE RECORDS

REPUK-1369  -  2019

CREDITS

CD 1







4th National Jazz And Blues Festival, 9 August 1964
01 Boom Boom
02 I’m A Man (Version 1)
03 Little Queenie
 
4th National Jazz And Blues Festival, 9 August 1964
04 I’m Not Talking (Version 1)










Top Gear, recorded 22 March 1965
05 I Ain’t Got You
06 Interview: Keith Relf talks about the band’s background
07 For Your Love
08 I’m Not Talking (Version 2)

Saturday Swings, recorded 9th April 1965
09 Hush-A-Bye (All The Pretty Horses)
10 I’m A Man (Version 2)
11 Bottle Up And Go
12 Spoonful

Saturday Club, recorded 1 June 1965
13 Steeled Blues
14 I Wish You Would (Version 1)
15 Interview: Paul Samwell-Smith talks about recording and the US tour
16 Heart Full Of Soul (Version 1)

Saturday Swings, recorded 4 June 1965
17 I’m Not Talking (Version 3)
18 Louise

The Ken Dodd Show, recorded 9th June 1965
19 Heart Full Of Soul (Version 2)

Top Gear, recorded 21 June 1965
20 Interview: Keith Relf talks about touring and the ‘Heart Full Of
Soul’ single
21 Heart Full Of Soul (Version 3)
22 I Ain’t Done Wrong
23 I’ve Been Trying


 

Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Jeff Beck- lead guitar
Paul Samwell Smith - bass
Jim McCarty - drums

 

Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Eric Clapton - lead guitar
Paul Samwell Smith - bass
Jim McCarty - drums

CD 2







You Really Got…, recorded 6 August 1965
01 Too Much Monkey Business (With Introduction)
02 Too Much Monkey Business
03 Interview: Keith Relf talks about touring and recording
04 Love Me Like I Love You (Version 1)
05 I’m A Man (Version 3 With Introduction)
06 I’m A Man (Version 3)
07 I Wish You Would (Version 2)

The Beat Show, recorded 9 August 1965
08 Love Me Like I Love You (Version 2)

Saturday Club, recorded 27 September 1965
09 Evil Hearted You (With Introduction)
10 Evil Hearted You
11 Interview: Paul Samwell-Smith talks about the ‘Still I’m Sad’ single
12 Still I’m Sad
13 Hang On Sloopy
14 The Stumble

The Sound Of Boxing Day, recorded 18 November 1965
15 Smokestack Lightnin’
16 Smokestack Lightnin’ (Edited Version)
17 Interview: The Yardbirds give their New Year’s resolutions
18 You’re A Better Man Than I (Version 1)
19 The Train Kept A-Rollin’

Saturday Club, recorded 28 February 1966
20 Dust My Blues (Edited Version)
21 Dust My Blues
22 You’re A Better Man Than I (Version 2)
23 Shapes Of Things (Version 1)

 

Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Jeff Beck- lead guitar
Paul Samwell Smith - bass
Jim McCarty - drums

 

CD 3







Saturday Swings, recorded 6 May 1966
01 Interview: Keith Relf talks about his solo single
02 Over, Under, Sideways, Down (Version 1)
03 Baby, Scratch My Back
04 The Sun Is Shining (Edited Version)
05 Interview: Keith Relf talks about their US tour
06 Shapes Of Things (Version 2)
07 The Sun Is Shining
08 Jeff’s Boogie (Version 1)

A Whole Scene Going, recorded 8 June 1966
09 Over, Under, Sideways, Down (Version 2)
10 Comment: Barry Fantoni talks about Jeff Beck’s guitar playing

The Joe Loss Pop Show, recorded 9 June 1966
11 Jeff’s Boogie (Version 2)










Saturday Club, recorded 4 April 1967
12 Drinking Muddy Water
13 Interview: Keith Relf talks about touring and their ‘Little Games’ single
14 Little Games
15 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) (With Introduction)
16 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)

Top Gear/Saturday Club, recorded 5/6 March 1968
17 Think About It (Version 1)
18 Interview: Jimmy Page talks about touring
19 Goodnight Sweet Josephine
20 My Baby
21 Think About It (Version 2)
22 White Summer
23 Dazed And Confused

 

Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Jeff Beck- lead guitar
Paul Samwell Smith - bass
Jim McCarty - drums

 

Line up:
Keith Relf harmonica, vocals
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Jimmy Page- lead guitar
Jim McCarty - drums

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