Green Bullfrog

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Green Bullfrog
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Studio album by Green Bullfrog
Released 1972
Recorded De Lane Lea Studios, London, March/April 1970
Genre Rock
Label Decca DL-75269
Producer Derek Lawrence, Engineer: Martin Birch
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Green Bullfrog was an album resulting from a one-off studio project and recorded between February and May 1970. The album was the idea of producer Derek Lawrence who assembled a group of musicians with whom he had worked in the 1960s. For contractual reasons, the musicians were billed under pseudonyms:

Despite rumours at the time Jeff Beck, Roger Glover and Jon Lord do not appear on the sessions. A few originals (penned by Lawrence) were played, as well as many blues-inflected covers of rock songs. The guitar workout song "Bullfrog" is basically Deep Purple's song "Jam Stew" which Purple had originally performed for the BBC Studio Sessions. A record of this session was released in 1972 by Decca in the U.S, as well as a single coupling the tracks My Baby Left Me and Lovin' You Is Good For Me, Baby (Decca 32831.) As a long playing it was first issued on vinyl by MCA Records in the U.K. and Decca records in the U.S.

A reissue was released in 1980 under ECY Street Records on Vinyl in the US.

Four tracks recorded by Green Bullfrog have been published on the Ritchie Blackmore compilation Get Away - Groups and Sessions (2005).

It was remixed at Abbey Road Studios, London in 1991 by Derek Lawrence and released on CD.


(as on the Green Bullfrog Session CD) ( *appeared on original vinyl)

  1. "Ain't Nobody Home" (Jerry Ragovoy)
  2. "Bullfrog" (Derek Lawrence, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice)*
  3. "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" (Joe South)*
  4. "My Baby Left Me" (Arthur Crudup)*
  5. "Makin' Time" (Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett)*
  6. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (Lloyd Price)*
  7. "I'm a Free Man" (Mark "Moogy" Klingman)*
  8. "Lovin' You is Good for Me Baby" (Lawrence/Corlett/Hutton)*
  9. "I Want You" (Tony Joe White)*
  10. "Louisiana Man" (Doug Kershaw)
  11. "Who Do You Love?" (Ellas McDaniel)

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