Show-Biz Blues

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Show-Biz Blues
Compilation album by Fleetwood Mac
Released 26 June 2001
Recorded 1968-70
Genre Blues rock
Label Receiver Records
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Show-Biz Blues: Fleetwood Mac 1968 to 1970 is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 2001. It was a compilation of outtakes and unreleased tracks from the band's early line-up, none of which had previously seen the light of day officially. Available on double vinyl LP and double CD, it came with a booklet of extensive notes and anecdotes, and was the companion release to The Vaudeville Years of Fleetwood Mac 1968-1970.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Soul Dressing" (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Lewie Steinberg) – 3:47
  2. "If You Want to Be Happy" (Frank Guida, Carmela Guida, Joseph Royster) – 2:28
  3. "Outrage" (William Allen Jr., Cropper, Jackson, Steinberg) – 2:47
  4. "The Sun Is Shining" (Elmore James) – 3:02
  5. "Don't Be Cruel" (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) – 1:40
  6. "I'm So Lonely and Blue" (Jeremy Spencer) – 3:53
  7. "How Blue Can You Get?" (Leonard Feather) – 3:36
  8. "My Baby's Sweeter" (Sonny Boy Williamson) – 3:38
  9. "Long Grey Mare" (Peter Green) – 1:58
  10. "Buzz Me Baby" (Fleecy Moore, Dave Dexter, Jr.) – 3:33
  11. "Mind of My Own" (Danny Kirwan) – 2:59
  12. "I Have to Laugh" (Otis Rush, Dave Clark) – 3:27
  13. "You're the One" (Buddy Holly, Slim Corbin, Waylon Jennings) – 2:05
  14. "Do You Give a Damn for Me" (Green) – 3:58 ~ early version of "Showbiz Blues"
  15. "Him and Me" (Green) – 4:02 ~ another early version of "Showbiz Blues"
  16. "Showbiz Blues" (Green) – 4:06
  17. "Fast Talking Woman Blues" (Green) – 3:22 ~ AKA "Drifting"
  18. "World in Harmony" (Kirwan, Green) – 3:24
  19. "Leaving Town Blues" (Green) – 3:49

Tracks 1-3 are not performed by Fleetwood Mac, but by The Peter B's, an earlier band featuring Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood with Peter Bardens and David Ambrose.

Track 8 is listed as "My Baby's Sweeter" (not by Sonny Boy Williamson but a Willie Dixon composition performed by Little Walter) but it actually is the Homesick James song "My Baby's Sweet", which they often played at concerts.[citation needed]

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Black Magic Woman" (Green) – 7:39
  2. "Jumpin' at Shadows" (Duster Bennett) – 5:24
  3. "Rattlesnake Shake / Underway" (Green) – 14:06
  4. "Stranger Blues" (Elmore James, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis) – 4:15
  5. "World in Harmony" (Kirwan, Green) – 3:32
  6. "Tiger" (Ollie Jones) – 3:22
  7. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)" (Green) – 15:15
  8. "Coming Your Way" (Kirwan) – 7:32
  9. "Great Balls of Fire" (Blackwell, Jack Hammer) – 2:32
  10. "Twist and Shout" (Phil Medley, Bert Russell) – 7:45
  • Disc 2 consists of live recordings.

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