Backstage PASS:Redcar Jazz Club

While the 20s roared, the 60s rocked when Redcar Jazz Club presented the best of TRAD JAZZ, R&B, BLUES & ROCK

Your own backstage pass.

Large format 10” x 10” almost as big as a vinyl album. A full colour hardback with dust jacket, 160 pages including over 200 photographs, many unseen, also adverts and memorabilia.

There are recollections of club members, plus the memories of the artists who played there, all woven into an entertaining social and musical commentary of the times.

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Just to let you know the book arrived Monday morning in New Zealand. My parents are over the moon - they say the pictures are fantastic and it's incredibly well written.

The book has arrived on Friday and in perfect condition.It looks great and I'm looking forward to reading through it all soon.

I wholeheartedly endorse the book itself and overseas orders.

Redcar Jazz Club

2015 saw a new book about Redcar Jazz Club which stood out like a cultural beacon on the North East coast from 1958 -1973, drawing audiences from a wide area and even boasted members who lived abroad, attending when they could. Who’d have thought a venue in a small seaside resort would play host to the range of artistes listed on these pages? Well, it did. They were Headliners all, and, more importantly at the top of their game.

The new 2020 reprint edition now includes a foreword by Ed Bicknell, former manager of Gerry Rafferty, Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Brian Ferry, Scott Walker and Blue Nile. He also booked bands into the club including Wishbone Ash, Stackridge, Vinegar Joe, Curved Air, Quintessence, Rox Music, Status Quo among many others.

Thanks for the prompt service and I hope the book is a great success for you all.

To name but a few...

The Who  /  Bert Jansch  /  George Melley  /  Deep Purple  /  Hoochie Coochie Men  /  Long John Baldry  /  Paul Jones  / Ken Colyer  /  Roy Wood  /  Wizzard  /  Clyde Valley Stompers  /  Patto  /  Yardbirds  /  Spencer Davis Group  /  Dick Charlesworth City Gents  /  Free  / Manfred Mann  /  Crawdaddies  /  Joe Cocker  / Alan Elsdon  /  Nazareth  /  King Crimson  /  John Lee Hooker  / Stealer’s Wheel  /  Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band  /  Humphrey Lyttelton  /  Mott The Hoople  /  Climax Chicago  /  Johnny Dankworth  /  Keef Hartley Band  /  Forrie Cairns  /  Eric Clapton  / Escorts  /  Tubby Hayes  /  Marsha Hunt  /  Mick Mulligan  /  The Nice  /  John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers  / Terry Lightfoot  /  Fat Mattress  /  Alex Harvey  /  Root ‘n’ Jenny Jackson  /  Fenmen  /  Steve Winwood  /  Terry Reid  /  Dough Richford’s London Jazzmen  /  Screaming Jay Hawkins  /  Man  /  Henry Red Allen  /  Keith Relf & Renaissance  /  Eric Delaney  /  Skid Row  /  Cream  /  Strawbs  /  Ben Webster  /  Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds  /  Andy Summers  /  Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers  /  T-Bone Walker  /  Rod Stewart  /  Ottilie Patterson  /  Government  /  Quintessence  /  Sonny Boy Williamson  /  Derek & The Dominos  /  Jimmy James & The Vagabonds  /  Champion Jack Dupree  /  Alan Bown Set  /  Pink Floyd  / Cleo Laine  /  Freddie King  /  Georgie Fame  /  John Martyn  /  Family  /  Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac  / Roger Chapman  /  Shotgun Express  /  Acker Bilk  /  Stray  /  The Herd  /  Traffic  /  Mike Cotton Sound  /  Cyril Davies All Stars  /  Julie Driscoll  /  Solomon Burke  /  Jack Bruce  /  Marmalade  /  Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band  /  Chris Barber  /  Steam Packet  /  Bee Gees  /  P. P. Arnold  /  Amen Corner  /  Andy Fairweather-Low  /  Peter Frampton  /  Slade  /  Trapeze  /  Colosseum  /  Tyrannosaurus Rex  /  Hawkwind  /  Love Sculpture /  Dave Edmunds  /  Humble Pie  /  Back Door  /  Robert Palmer  / Sutherland Brothers & Quiver  /  Uriah Heep  /  Bluecaps  /  Duane Eddy  /  Artwoods  /  Earl Hines  /  Atomic Rooster  /  Moody Blues  /  Time Box  /  Alan Price  /  Simon Dupree & The Big Sound  /  Lindisfarne  /  The Action  /  Tim Rose  /  Status Quo  /  Dutch Swing College Band  /  Wild Bill Davison  /  Sounds Incorporated  /  Yes  /  Glass Menagerie  /  Herbie Goins  /  Ten Years After  /  Peddlers  /  Crazy World of Arthur Brown  /  Thin Lizzy  / Jethro Tull  /  Tony Knight’s Chessmen  /  Denny Laine  /  Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation  /  T. Rex  / Brian Auger Trinity  /  Chicken Shack  /  Ginger Baker’s Airforce  /  Jon Hiseman  /  Joe Walsh  /  Taste  /  Bronco  /  The Move  /  If  /  Savoy brown Blues band  /  Rory Gallagher  /  Fairport Convention  /  Paul Rodgers & Peace  /  Pentangle  /  Robert Plant & Band of Joy  /  Argent  /  Claire Hamill  /  Genesis  /  Elkie Brooks  /  Vinegar Joe  /  Wishbone Ash  /  Black Sabbath  /  Nat Gonella & His Georgians  /  Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen  /  Heads Hands and Feet  /  America  /  Easybeats  /  Roxy Music  / Gentle Giant  /  Redbone  /  Cat Stevens  /  Stone The Crows  /  Sandy Denny  /  The James Gang  /  Steve Marriott  /  Marc Bolan  /  Medicine head  /  Caravan  /  Grease band  /  Gary Moore  /  Steeleye Span  /  Curved Air  /  Maggie Bell  /  Groundhogs  /  Graham Bond Organization  / 

What they said...

Redcar Jazz Club was special. Paul Rodgers, singer with Free, Bad Company & Queen said, “After all these years … I still remember the Redcar Jazz Club. It was the perfect atmosphere for Free to develop our live stage set.”

Bill Bruford, drummer with Yes recalled, “…I remember always a rapturous reception … And gigs that special were rare as hens’ teeth…”

Zoot Money, singer, keyboard player and leader of the Big Roll Band pulls no punches, “A ravingly good gig…”

Jeremy Spencer, singer and slide guitarist with Fleetwood Mac revealed, “I remember the Redcar club well, it was one of our favourite places to play”

John Helliwell, sax player of Supertramp and The Alan Bown! smiles when he says, “It was always a real pleasure…”

Colin Allen, drummer, Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band, Stone The Crows, John Mayall, Bob Dylan - “… I think the nights (& there were many) we did with the Big Roll Band were so great that anything else pales into insignificance…”

David Coverdale, singer with Whitesnake & Deep Purple – “We never knew how lucky we were, to have a venue like that just around the corner. We got to see all the greats…”

Ray Laidlaw, drummer, Brethren and Lindisfarne has no hesitation in saying, “The audience at Redcar jazz Club gave us a huge confidence boost. Thank you Redcar Jazz Club.”

Chris Farlowe, solo singer, also with Colosseum & Atomic Rooster, on a visit to perform at Whitby, remarked, “Redcar Jazz Club? Of course I remember.
It’s about time someone wrote the book.”


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