Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated - Sky High (1966)

Blues Incorporated were an early 60s British blues band, led by Alexis Korner.

In the 1960s Alexis Korner began to find success as a broadcaster. His role as a top British blues aficionado led to him getting his own fifteen-minute show on the BBC World Service. This increased profile in turn led to a one-off album deal with the obscure Spot Records. By then Blues Incorporated consisted of Korner himself (guitar/vocals), Duffy Power (harmonica/vocals), Danny Thomspon (acoustic bass) and Terry Cox (drums). This line-up recorded Sky High (with the addition of Alan Skidmore on tenor sax and Chris Pyne on trombone for a few songs), which was released in 1966. It consisted of some excellent gritty blues interpersed with some jazz instrumentals, pretty much what was to be expected from the band by then. Of note was "Louise", an excellent acoustic duet between Korner and Power, and three brief acoustic guitar instrumentals which closed the album. It was arguably one of the band's best, but actually turned out to be the last issued under the Blues Incorporated name. Korner's subsequent releases would all be put out as solo albums.

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