Show-Biz Blues

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Show-Biz Blues
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Compilation album by Fleetwood Mac
Released 26 June 2001
Recorded 1968-70
Genre Blues rock
Label Receiver Records
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

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[2]
No. Title Writer(s) Date recorded Length
1. "Soul Dressing" ("Jazz Beat" BBC Session) (Booker T. & The M.G.'s cover) Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Lewie Steinberg 02/02/1966 3:47
2. "If You Want to Be Happy" ("Jazz Beat" BBC Session) (Jimmy Soul cover) Frank Guida, Carmela Guida, Joseph Royster 02/02/1966 2:28
3. "Outrage" ("Jazz Beat" BBC Session) (Booker T. & The M.G.'s cover) William Allen Jr., Cropper, Jackson, Steinberg 02/02/1966 2:47
4. "The Sun Is Shining" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Elmore James cover) Elmore James 16/01/1968 3:02
5. "Don't Be Cruel" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Elvis Presley cover) Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley 16/01/1968 1:40
6. "I'm So Lonely and Blue" ("Nightride" BBC Session) Jeremy Spencer 16/04/1968 3:53
7. "How Blue Can You Get?" ("Nightride" BBC Session) (B.B. King cover) Leonard Feather 16/04/1968 3:36
8. "My Baby's Sweeter" ("Nightride" BBC Session) (Homesick James cover) Homesick James 16/04/1968 3:38
9. "Long Grey Mare" ("Nightride" BBC Session) Peter Green 16/04/1968 1:58
10. "Buzz Me Baby" ("Nightride" BBC Session) (B.B. King cover) Fleecy Moore, Dave Dexter, Jr. 16/04/1968 3:33
11. "Mind of My Own" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) Danny Kirwan 26/08/1968 2:59
12. "I Have to Laugh" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Otis Rush cover) Otis Rush, Dave Clark 26/08/1968 3:27
13. "You're the One" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Buddy Holly cover) Buddy Holly, Ray Corbin, Waylon Jennings 26/08/1968 2:05
14. "Do You Give a Damn for Me" (Early version of "Showbiz Blues", alternative take to Vaudeville Years) Green   3:58
15. "Him and Me" (Early version of "Showbiz Blues") Green   4:02
16. "Showbiz Blues" (Alternative take #2) Green   4:06
17. "Fast Talking Woman Blues" (Remake of "Drifting", alternative take) Green 10/1969 3:22
18. "World in Harmony" (Alternative take #2) Kirwan, Green   3:24
19. "Leaving Town Blues" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) Green 27/04/1970 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
No. Title Writer(s) Date recorded Length
1. "Black Magic Woman" (Live at the Boston Tea Party) Green 05/02/1970 7:39
2. "Jumping at Shadows" (Live at the Boston Tea Party) (Duster Bennett cover) Anthony Bennett 05/02/1970 5:24
3. "Rattlesnake Shake / Underway" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) Green 09/04/1970 14:06
4. "Stranger Blues" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (Elmore James cover) Elmore James, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis 09/04/1970 4:15
5. "World in Harmony" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) Kirwan, Green 09/04/1970 3:32
6. "Tiger" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (Fabian cover) Ollie Jones 09/04/1970 3:22
7. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) Green 09/04/1970 15:15
8. "Coming Your Way" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) Kirwan 09/04/1970 7:32
9. "Great Balls of Fire" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (Jerry Lee Lewis cover) Blackwell, Jack Hammer 09/04/1970 2:32
10. "Twist and Shout" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (The Isley Brothers cover) Phil Medley, Bert Russell 09/04/1970 7:45
  • Disc 2 consists of live recordings.

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Show-Biz Blues at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Show Biz Blues: 1968-1970, Volume 2". fleetwoodmac.net. Retrieved 9 January 2017.