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The Blues Council

This Scottish group was formed within the mid-60s by Expenses Patrick, formerly a band leader in a number of Glasgow ballrooms. With an extended line-up of Billy Adamson (drums), Fraser Calder (vocals), Wayne Giffen (bass), Leslie Harvey (lead acoustic guitar), John McGinnis (piano), Larry Quinn (alto saxophone) and Patrick himself on saxophone, the group released its debut sole for Parlophone Information, ‘Baby Don’t Appear Down’/‘What AM I GOING TO Perform’, in 1965. An authentic try to incorporate the improvements of Chicago blues, the solitary augured well for the group’s potential. Sadly, on the come back from a overall performance on 12 March 1965, the group’s vehicle was involved with an accident, eliminating Calder and Giffen. So that they can regroup, Patrick added tenor saxophonist Bobby Wishart towards the line-up, however the fatalities robbed the band of its self-belief and impetus, no further recordings had been issued.

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