|Studio album by Green Bullfrog|
|Recorded||De Lane Lea Studios, London, March/April 1970|
|Producer||Derek Lawrence, Engineer: Martin Birch|
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:
- Albert Lee = Pinta
- Matthew Fisher = Sorry
- Ian Paice, of Deep Purple = Speedy
- Tony Ashton = Bevy
- Rod Alexander = Vicar
- Chas Hodges = Sleepy
- Earl Jordan = Jordan
- Big Jim Sullivan = Boss
- Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple = Boots
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)
- "Ain't Nobody Home" (Jerry Ragovoy)
- "Bullfrog" (Derek Lawrence, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice)*
- "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" (Joe South)*
- "My Baby Left Me" (Arthur Crudup)*
- "Makin' Time" (Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett)*
- "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (Lloyd Price)*
- "I'm a Free Man" (Mark "Moogy" Klingman)*
- "Lovin' You is Good for Me Baby" (Lawrence/Corlett/Hutton)*
- "I Want You" (Tony Joe White)*
- "Louisiana Man" (Doug Kershaw)
- "Who Do You Love?" (Ellas McDaniel)
- http://www.blackmoresnight.com/moon_castle_pages/blackmore_discography.htm R. Blackmore discography
- Green Bullfrog at AllMusic