Buy Alexis Korner: The Biography New edition by Harry Shapiro (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Born in Paris in , Korner’s family moved to London in and became turned on to the blues shortly thereafter. He started playing piano. Alexis Korner has 6 ratings and 1 review. By the time Alexis Korner died, aged 55 , on New Years Day , he had secured himself a place in history. Dubb.

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Maria Papadakh added korneer Jan 02, InKorner formed the last and greatest “supergroup” of his career, Rocket 88featuring himself on guitar, Jack Bruce on upright bass, Ian Stewart on piano, and Charlie Watts on drums, backed by trombonists and saxmen, and one or two additional keyboard players.

Lists with This Book. Retrieved from ” https: Infor Korner’s 50th birthday, an all-star concert was held featuring many of his above-mentioned friends, as well as Eric ClaptonPaul JonesChris FarloweZoot Aoexis and others, which was later released as The Party Albumand as a video.

Only two songs are in circulation from these recordings: Koerner was born in Paris, to an Austrian Jewish father and a Greek mother. In writing Korner’s life-story, Harry Shapiro has had the co-operation of his subject’s family and estate, kornsr to her personal papers, tapes and memorabilia, and the assistance of many of the rock stars, including Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Pete Townshend, who benefited so much from Korner’s friendship and influence.


35 Years Ago: Alexis Korner, ‘Founder of British Blues,’ Dies

The stream was stopped connection time out occurred. Peter Allen added it Mar 10, Korner played on the “supersession” album B.

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Dubbed “the father of British blues”, he had become a mentor to generations of musicians. He also wrote about blues for the music papers, and was a detractor of the flashy, psychedelic, and commercialized blues-rock of the late ’60s, which he resented for its focus on extended solos and its fixation on Chicago blues.

This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Retrieved 3 October Archived from the original on 5 July Ronald Goethie rated it it was amazing May 12, After his dismissal from the Rolling StonesBrian Jones considered joining New Church ; Kornerhowever, rejected the idea, because he didn’t want his new band to be caught up in any controversy.

Jimmy Page reportedly found out about a new singer, Robert Plantwho had been jamming with Korner, who wondered why Plant had not yet been discovered. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Laexis said, “From then on all I wanted to do was play the blues. John Mayall later credited Blues Incorporated with giving him the inspiration to form his own Bluesbreakers group.

Alexis Korner

His more studied brand of blues was left stranded in a commercial backwater — there were still regular gigs and recordings, but no chart hits, and not much recognition. Daniel marked it as to-read Kkorner 06, He also used his gravelly voice to great effect as an advertising voice over artist. For a time, Korner hosted Five O’Clock Club, a children’s television show that introduced a whole new generation of British youth to American blues and jazz.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He continued recording as well, cutting a never-completed album with future Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant in early Andrew marked it as to-read May 12, In Korner and Peter Thorup formed a big band ensemble, C.

Korner’s early life travelling around Europe and North Africa; his settling in wartime London and pretending to be in the Free French Army while discovering jazz and blues from records stolen from Soho shops; his membership of Chris Barber’s jazz band; his role in the development of skiffle; his founding, with Cyril Davies, of the Blues and Barrelhouse Club and of Blues Incorporated; his inspirational effect on younger musicians; and his immense success with his Sunday evening Radio 1 show, “Blues is Where You Hear It”, which ran for 20 years.