Show-Biz Blues

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Show-Biz Blues
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Compilation album by
Released26 June 2001
Recorded1968-70
GenreBlues rock
LabelReceiver Records
Professional ratings
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Allmusic2.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Date recordedLength
1."Soul Dressing" ("Jazz Beat" BBC Session) (Booker T. & The M.G.'s cover)Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Lewie Steinberg1966-02-023:47
2."If You Want to Be Happy" ("Jazz Beat" BBC Session) (Jimmy Soul cover)Frank Guida, Carmela Guida, Joseph Royster1966-02-022:28
3."Outrage" ("Jazz Beat" BBC Session) (Booker T. & The M.G.'s cover)William Allen Jr., Cropper, Jackson, Steinberg1966-02-022:47
4."The Sun Is Shining" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Elmore James cover)Elmore James1968-01-163:02
5."Don't Be Cruel" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Elvis Presley cover)Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley1968-01-161:40
6."I'm So Lonely and Blue" ("Nightride" BBC Session)Jeremy Spencer1968-04-163:53
7."How Blue Can You Get?" ("Nightride" BBC Session) (B.B. King cover)Leonard Feather1968-04-163:36
8."My Baby's Sweeter" ("Nightride" BBC Session) (Homesick James cover)Homesick James1968-04-163:38
9."Long Grey Mare" ("Nightride" BBC Session)Peter Green1968-04-161:58
10."Buzz Me Baby" ("Nightride" BBC Session) (B.B. King cover)Fleecy Moore, Dave Dexter, Jr.1968-04-163:33
11."Mind of My Own" ("Top Gear" BBC Session)Danny Kirwan1968-08-262:59
12."I Have to Laugh" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Otis Rush cover)Otis Rush, Dave Clark1968-08-263:27
13."You're the One" ("Top Gear" BBC Session) (Buddy Holly cover)Buddy Holly, Ray Corbin, Waylon Jennings1968-08-262:05
14."Do You Give a Damn for Me" (Early version of "Show-Biz Blues", alternative take to Vaudeville Years)Green19693:58
15."Him and Me" (Early version of "Show-Biz Blues")Green19694:02
16."Show-Biz Blues" (Alternative take #2)Green19694:06
17."Fast Talking Woman Blues" (Remake of "Drifting", alternative take)Green1969-103:22
18."World in Harmony" (Alternative take #2)Kirwan, Green19703:24
19."Leaving Town Blues" ("Top Gear" BBC Session)Green1970-04-273:49

Tracks 1-3 are not performed by Fleetwood Mac, but by Peter B's Looners (credits below).

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.TitleWriter(s)Date recordedLength
1."Black Magic Woman" (Live at the Boston Tea Party)Green1970-02-057:39
2."Jumping at Shadows" (Live at the Boston Tea Party) (Duster Bennett cover)Anthony Bennett1970-02-055:24
3."Rattlesnake Shake / Underway" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London)Green1970-04-0914:06
4."Stranger Blues" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (Elmore James cover)Elmore James, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis1970-04-094:15
5."World in Harmony" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London)Kirwan, Green1970-04-093:32
6."Tiger" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (Fabian cover)Ollie Jones1970-04-093:22
7."The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London)Green1970-04-0915:15
8."Coming Your Way" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London)Kirwan1970-04-097:32
9."Great Balls of Fire" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (Jerry Lee Lewis cover)Blackwell, Jack Hammer1970-04-092:32
10."Twist and Shout" (Live at the Paris Cinema, London) (The Isley Brothers cover)Phil Medley, Bert Russell1970-04-097:45
  • Disc 2 consists of live recordings.

Credits[edit]

Peter B's Looners (1-1 to 1-3)[edit]

Fleetwood Mac (remainder)[edit]

References[edit]

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