Climax Blues Band

Profil:
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 Cover-Design The Climax Chicago Blues Band* The Climax Chicago Blues Band (Album) Parlophone PMC 7069 UK 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
PCS 7084, 1E 062 ◦ 90465 Climax Blues Band - Plays On Cover-Design The Climax Blues Band* Plays On (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone PCS 7084, 1E 062 ◦ 90465 UK 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
SHSP 4009 Climax Blues Band - A Lot Of Bottle Cover-Design Climax Chicago Blues Band* A Lot Of Bottle (Album) Harvest, Harvest SHSP 4009 UK 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
SHSP 4015, 1E 062 ○ 92734 Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit Cover-Design Climax Chicago* Tightly Knit (Album) Harvest, Harvest SHSP 4015, 1E 062 ○ 92734 UK 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
SAS 7402 Climax Blues Band - Rich Man Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Rich Man (Album) Harvest SAS 7402 Canada 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
9147-2-7411 Climax Blues Band - FM/Live Cover-Design Climax Blues Band FM/Live (Album) Sire 9147-2-7411 Canada 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
CN 1936/S Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-56 Cover-Design Wild Turkey / Climax Blues Band Wild Turkey / Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-56(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1936/S UK 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
PPL1-4064, 26.21501 AS Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Sense Of Direction (Album) Sire PPL1-4064, 26.21501 AS Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
BTM 1004 Climax Blues Band - Stamp Album Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Stamp Album (Album) BTM Records BTM 1004 Spain 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
CN 2415/SQ Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-106 Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Stereo Pop Special-106(LP, Quad, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2415/SQ UK 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
SASD 7523, SASD-7523 Climax Blues Band - Gold Plated Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Gold Plated (Album) BTM Records SASD 7523, SASD-7523 US 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
CN 2679/S Climax Blues Band - Stereo Pop Special-134 Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Stereo Pop Special-134(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2679/S UK 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
WB M8 6056 Climax Blues Band - Shine On Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Shine On (Album) Sire WB M8 6056 US 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
QBS 3334 Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Real To Reel (Album) Sire QBS 3334 Brazil 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
CN 3241/S Climax Blues Band - In Concert-189 Cover-Design Climax Blues Band In Concert-189(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3241/S UK 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
WBMS-108 Climax Blues Band - Live From Miami Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Live From Miami(LP, Promo, Transcription) Warner Bros. Records WBMS-108 US 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
CN 3426/S Climax Blues Band - In Concert-211 Cover-Design Molly Hatchet / Climax Blues Band Molly Hatchet / Climax Blues Band - In Concert-211(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3426/S UK 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
BSK 3493 Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Flying The Flag (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3493 US 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
WB K 56962 Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Lucky For Some (Album) Warner Bros. Records WB K 56962 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
CN 3718/S Climax Blues Band - In Concert-243 Cover-Design Climax Blues Band In Concert-243(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3718/S UK 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
#208 Climax Blues Band - BBC Rock Hour #208 Cover-Design Climax Blues Band BBC Rock Hour #208(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #208 US 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
205 291-320, 205 291 Climax Blues Band - Sample And Hold Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Sample And Hold (Album) Virgin 205 291-320, 205 291 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
CLAYC 26 Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Drastic Steps (Album) Musicolor (2) CLAYC 26 UK 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
RR 4045-C Climax Blues Band - Rich Man Cover-Design Climax Chicago* Rich Man(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records RR 4045-C Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
HTD CD 15 Climax Blues Band - Blues From The Attic  Cover-Design Climax Blues Band Blues From The Attic (Album) HTD Records HTD CD 15 Europe 1994 Diese Version verkaufen