Climax Blues Band

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Founded in the 60's, by Colin Cooper, Climax Blues Band has always focused on its roots, a unique combination of jazz and blues. The band has released 21 albums and had a Top 10 hit in the UK with "Couldn't Get It Right". That song and "I Love You" were also hits in the United States; "Couldn't Get It Right" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977, and "I Love You" peaked at No. 12 in 1981.

In 1985, Cooper and Glover recruited guitarist Lester Hunt, drummer Roy Adams, and original member Derek Holt to record the Climax Blues Band album Drastic Steps, and this line-up toured in support of the album in the UK, Europe and America. The new line-up soon became established with Cooper, Glover, Hunt, Adams and Neil Simpson in the early 1990s, releasing the live album Blues from the Attic in 1993 and Big Blues in 2004.

Cooper died of cancer, aged 69, in July 2008. He is survived by his wife and two children. He wanted the band to continue, as the other musicians had all been long serving (Glover since 1980, Adams and Hunt since 1985, and Simpson since 1991). Cooper was replaced by singer and saxophone and harmonica player Johnny Pugh, who retired in 2012, and was replaced in turn by vocalist Graham Dee and saxophone player Chris Aldridge.

In 2019, Climax Blues Band released "Hands of Time", a new album of original bluesy funk, soul and jazz rock material that has received rave reviews.

The current lineup includes George Glover, Lester Hunt, Graham Dee, Chris Aldridge, Neil Simpson and Roy Adams
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PMC 7069 Climax Blues Band - The Climax Chicago Blues Band album art The Climax Chicago Blues Band* The Climax Chicago Blues Band (Album) Parlophone PMC 7069 UK 1969 Sell This Version
PCS 7084 Climax Blues Band - Plays On album art The Climax Blues Band* Plays On (Album) Parlophone PCS 7084 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SHZE 313 Climax Blues Band - A Lot Of Bottle album art Climax Chicago Blues Band* A Lot Of Bottle (Album) Harvest, Harvest SHZE 313 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2C 064-92.734 Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit album art Climax Chicago* Tightly Knit (Album) Harvest, Harvest 2C 064-92.734 France 1971 Sell This Version
SAS 7402 Climax Blues Band - Rich Man album art Climax Blues Band Rich Man (Album) Harvest SAS 7402 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
9147-2-7411 Climax Blues Band - FM/Live album art Climax Blues Band FM/Live (Album) Sire 9147-2-7411 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
CN 1936/S Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-56 album art Wild Turkey / Climax Blues Band Wild Turkey / Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-56(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1936/S UK 1973 Sell This Version
2383 291 Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction album art Climax Blues Band Sense Of Direction (Album) Sire 2383 291 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
BTM 1004 Climax Blues Band - Stamp Album album art Climax Blues Band Stamp Album (Album) BTM Records BTM 1004 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
CN 2415/SQ Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-106 album art Climax Blues Band Stereo Pop Special-106(LP, Quad, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2415/SQ UK 1975 Sell This Version
SASD 7523, SASD-7523 Climax Blues Band - Gold Plated album art Climax Blues Band Gold Plated (Album) BTM Records SASD 7523, SASD-7523 US 1976 Sell This Version
CN 2679/S Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-134 album art Climax Blues Band Stereo Pop Special-134(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2679/S UK 1976 Sell This Version
WB M8 6056 Climax Blues Band - Shine On album art Climax Blues Band Shine On (Album) Sire WB M8 6056 US 1978 Sell This Version
QBS 3334 Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel album art Climax Blues Band Real To Reel (Album) Sire QBS 3334 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
CN 3241/S Climax Blues Band - In Concert-189 album art Climax Blues Band In Concert-189(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3241/S UK 1979 Sell This Version
WBMS-108 Climax Blues Band - Live From Miami album art Climax Blues Band Live From Miami(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS-108 US 1979 Sell This Version
CN 3426/S Climax Blues Band - In Concert-211 album art Molly Hatchet / Climax Blues Band Molly Hatchet / Climax Blues Band - In Concert-211(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3426/S UK 1979 Sell This Version
BSK 3493 Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag album art Climax Blues Band Flying The Flag (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3493 US 1980 Sell This Version
WB K 56962 Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some album art Climax Blues Band Lucky For Some (Album) Warner Bros. Records WB K 56962 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3718/S Climax Blues Band - In Concert-243 album art Climax Blues Band In Concert-243(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3718/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
#208 Climax Blues Band - BBC Rock Hour #208 album art Climax Blues Band BBC Rock Hour #208(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #208 US 1981 Sell This Version
205 291-320, 205 291 Climax Blues Band - Sample And Hold album art Climax Blues Band Sample And Hold (Album) Virgin 205 291-320, 205 291 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
CLAYC 26 Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps album art Climax Blues Band Drastic Steps (Album) Musicolor (2) CLAYC 26 UK 1988 Sell This Version
HTD CD 15 Climax Blues Band - Blues From The Attic  album art Climax Blues Band Blues From The Attic (Album) HTD Records HTD CD 15 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
HD2003 Climax Blues Band - Big Blues (The Songs Of Willie Dixon) album art Climax Blues Band Big Blues (The Songs Of Willie Dixon) (Album) Houndog Records HD2003 UK 2003 Sell This Version