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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Paul Williams (vocals / bass)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great singer, also a good bassist, Paul Williams was born Paul Williams Yarlett in 1940 in England.


WES MINSTER FIVE


Paul Williams was also a member of Wes Minster Five, but cannot find the details about the period or other musicians. Help, please!:

WES MINSTER FIVE #?
?
Wes Minster
guitar
Paul Williams
vocals
Dave Greenslade
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums
+ another one, unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Wes Minster Five (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Jon Hiseman
Old pages (1): Tony Reeves
To be covered (4): Clive Burrows, Dave Greenslade, Wes Minster, Zoot Money


ALEXIS KORNER BAND


Paul Williams was also a member of Alexis Korner Band (Blues Incorporated), recommended by Dick Heckstall-Smith, possibly sometime in the mid 60s, but I haven´t been able to find proper info about it. Help, please!:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #?
?
Alexis Korner
vocals, guitar
Paul Williams
vocals
Phil Seamen
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Alexis Korner Band (I know up to 101 members)
Already covered (11): Cliff Barton, Bill Eyden, Andy Fraser, Davy Graham, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gordon Hunte, Binky McKenzie, Nick South, Ray Warleigh, Bob Weston, Mike Zwerin
Old pages (2): Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson
To be covered (87): Ron Aspery, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Colin Bowden, Jim Bray, Graham Broad, Vernon Brown, Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Ted Bunting, Graham Burbidge, Boz Burrell, Chris Capon, David Castle, Eric Clapton, Tony Cole, Mel Collins, Mike Collins, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Lol Coxhill, Danny Craig, Cyril Davies, Jim Diamond,... up to 87 musicians.


ZOOT MONEY BAND


This is the first lineup for Zoot Money's Big Roll Band that I know. It was formed in February 1964:

ZOOT MONEY BAND #1
Feb 64-?
êWes Minster Five
Zoot Money
vocals, keyboards
Andy Summers
guitar
Paul Williams
bass, vocals
Clive Burrows
sax
Colin Allen
drums

When Paul Williams joined, he had never played bass before.

After a while, Clive Burrows left, to be replaced by Johnny Almond.

Second lineup for Zoot Money´s Big Roll Band:

ZOOT MONEY BAND #2
?
Zoot Money
vocals, keyboards
Andy Summers
guitar
Paul Williams
bass, vocals
Johnny Almond
sax
Colin Allen
drums

After a while, Clive Burrows left, to be replaced by Johnny Almond.

For a while, Zoot Money expands his Big Roll Band to a septet:

ZOOT MONEY BAND #3
?
Zoot Money
vocals, keyboards
Andy Summers
guitar
Paul Williams
bass, vocals
Jeff Condon
trumpet
Johnny Almond
sax
Colin Allen
drums

Later, he joined one of the latest lineups of Zoot Money's Big Roll Band:

ZOOT MONEY BAND #?
?
Zoot Money
vocals, keyboards
Paul Williams
vocals
Andy Summers
guitar
Pat Donaldson
bass
David Castle
sax
Colin Allen
drums
John Mayall Bandê

It has been recently released an album by this lineup, It should´ve been me.
Other info on members of Zoot Money Band (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (3): Rob Burns, Les Davidson, Nick Newell
Old pages (2): Miller Anderson, Pat Donaldson
To be covered (32): Colin Allen, Jeff Allen, Johnny Almond, John Beecham, Sam Brown, Bernie Burns, Boz Burrell, Clive Burrows, Gary Bush, David Castle, Jeff Condon, Mike Cotton, Pat Crumly, Barry Dean, John Dean, Gary Foote, Peter Grant, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Laffy, Mornington Lockett, Lem Lubin, Paul MacCallum, Zoot Money, Micky Moody, Phil Mulford,... up to 32 musicians.


JOHN MAYALL BAND


Following that, John McVie leaves the band in August 1967 to rejoin old Mayall bandmates Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood in order to form the fantastic blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac. Rip Kant also leaves, and the new lineup in August 1967 is:

JOHN MAYALL BAND #?
Aug 67-Oct 67
John Mayall
vocals, harmonica
Mick Taylor
guitar
Keef Hartley
drums

They recorded a track in September 1967, 'Suspicions (part one)' included in the fantastic collection of outtakes, Thru the years, and 'Suspicions (part 2)' appears in another collection of outtakes, Looking back.

Paul Williams only stayed two months, until October 1967. The bassist role was filled in a very short period with three different musicians.

Other info on members of John Mayall Band (I know up to 88 members)
Already covered (7): Andy Fraser, Davy Graham, Ric Grech, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Chris Mercer
Old pages (6): Rick Brown, Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Jimmy McCulloch, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
To be covered (74): Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Rocky Athas, Ronnie Barron, Jack Bruce, Warren Bryant, Tom Canning, Eric Clapton, Fred Clark, Rick Cortes, Jay Davenport, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Tim Drummond, Terry Edmunds, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Mike Gardner, Victor Gaskin, John Gilbey, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Bobby Haynes, Red Holloway,... up to 74 musicians.


PAUL WILLIAMS SET


This was one of the lineups for Paul Williams Set in 1967:

PAUL WILLIAMS SET #?
1967
Paul Williams
vocals
Jimmy Crawford
guitar
Boots Slade
bass
Teddy Childs
Jeff Condon
trumpet
Johnny Almond
sax
Roy Mills
drums

And this was a different lineup for Paul Williams Set, now in 1968:

PAUL WILLIAMS SET #?
1968
Paul Williams
vocals
Jimmy Crawford
guitar
Roger Sutton
bass
John Wiggins
keyboards
Jeff Condon
trumpet
Johnny Almond
sax
Alan White
drums


BLUE WHALE


Blue Whale was a new band formed by Aynsley Dunbar in January 1970, only keeping Tommy Eyre from his former band (Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation):

BLUE WHALE #1
Jan 70
êBogomas
êAynsley Dunbar Retaliation
Paul Williams
vocals
Roger Sutton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Pat Hicks
trumpet
Norman Leppard
sax
êAynsley Dunbar Retaliation
Edward Reay-Smith
trombone
Aynsley Dunbar
drums

Robert Fripp (cerebrum in King Crimson) almost joined the group. Tommy Eyre suggested Paul Williams for the vocalist role. They played a short tour in Scandinavia on January 1970, as well as playing in London that same month. But the horn section changed very soon.

In February 1970, the horn section in Blue Whale changed, and Roger Sutton changed bass for additional lead guitar:

BLUE WHALE #2
Feb 70
Paul Williams
vocals
Roger Sutton
guitar
Peter Friedberg
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Charles Greetham
sax
Edward Reay-Smith
trombone
Aynsley Dunbar
drums
Frank Zappa Bandê

This lineup released an album, Blue whale, in a progressive style, with long jamming songs. Produced and engineered by Aynsley Dunbar and Colin Caldwell. After many years, this album has been finally released on CD.

But Aynsley dissolved the band in February 1970, when he got a call from Frank Zappa to join forces. Coincidentally, the album contains a long version of Zappa's ´Willie the pimp´.
Other info on members of Blue Whale (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (2): Tommy Eyre, Ivan Zagni
Old pages (1): Aynsley Dunbar
To be covered (2): Norman Leppard, Roger Sutton
Not enough info (4): Peter Friedberg, Charles Greetham, Pat Hicks, Edward Reay-Smith


JUICY LUCY


After a few months, Ray Owen leaves the band, being substituted by Paul Williams.

JUICY LUCY #2
1969-?
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Keith Ellis
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano
Pete Dobson
drums

Changes would continue in the band. Pete Dobson and the great Neil Hubbard also left them, and for a short period, he's replaced by Tommy Eyre (playing guitar, not keyboards!) and a fantastic drummer, Rod Coombes.

JUICY LUCY #3
? (probably around 1970)
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Tommy Eyre
guitar
Keith Ellis
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano

But Eyre leaves soon, being replaced by another great musician, Micky Moody in August 1970.

JUICY LUCY #4
Aug 70 - ?
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Micky Moody
guitar
Keith Ellis
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano

In June 1970, this lineup recorded their second album, Lie back and enjoy it.

The band was chosen by Record Mirror magazine in their polls as ´most promising singer/band´ as #4 (ahead of, for example, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Black Sabbath!).

New changes again for their third album, Get a whiff of this:

JUICY LUCY #5
? - Jul 71
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Micky Moody
guitar
Jim Leverton
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano

In August 1971, Juicy Lucy appeared at festivals with new bassist Delisle Harper:

JUICY LUCY #?
1971
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Micky Moody
guitar
DeLisle Harper
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano
Keef Hartley Bandê
Ro-Roê

And I guess that Chris Mercer left very soon afterwards, and most of the players left too. Campbell and Harper together tried to form another band.

The band, at this time, contained none of the original members, Pyle, Roussel and Berg join the band.

JUICY LUCY #6
Jul 71 - ?
êSavoy Brown
êLancaster´s Bombers
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Andy Pyle
bass
Jean Roussel
keyboards
Ron Berg
drums

This lineup released their next album, Pieces (recorded in December 1971, and produced by Bruce Rowlands). The album included some guests: Ian McLagan (keyboards), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Albert Lee (backing vocals) and Chas Hodges (backing vocals).

Later, they were joined by Moody's friend, Bernie Marsden.

JUICY LUCY #7
?
êSkinny Cat
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Andy Pyle
bass
Jean Roussel
keyboards
Ron Berg
drums
UFOê

But Marsden´s stay in Juicy Lucy was really brief, being substituted by Dave Tedstone. This was the band around November 1971:

JUICY LUCY #8
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Dave Tedstone
guitar
Andy Pyle
bass
Jean Roussel
keyboards
Ron Berg
drums
Cat Stevens Bandê

But Jean Roussel left after a few weeks, to join Cat Stevens live band.

For a while, Juicy Lucy stayed without keyboardist, after the departure of Jean Roussel:

JUICY LUCY #?
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Dave Tedstone
guitar
Andy Pyle
bass
Ron Berg
drums

But they got Mike Deacon a little later.

Mike Deacon was the new keyboardist for Juicy Lucy:

JUICY LUCY #?
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Dave Tedstone
guitar
Andy Pyle
bass
Mike Deacon
keyboards
Ron Berg
drums

Andy Pyle´s replacement was Chrissie Stewart:

JUICY LUCY #10
? - 1972
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Dave Tedstone
guitar
Chrissie Stewart
bass
Mike Deacon
keyboards
Ron Berg
drums
Savoy Brownê

This was Juicy Lucy for the 1972 tour supporting Joe Cocker, with Terry Stannard as their new drummer:

JUICY LUCY #11
1972
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Dave Tedstone
guitar
Chrissie Stewart
bass
Mike Deacon
keyboards
Terry Stannard
drums
Tempestê

There were some other lineups, with Frankie Miller as lead vocalist after Paul Williams left, and Bobby Harrison replacing Miller, before the band splitting in 1972, but I haven´t been able to find the complete details. Help, please! Also, Nick Judd was part of the band, but cannot place him in the timeline...


TEMPEST


Tempest was formed by Jon Hiseman after the first separation of Colosseum:

TEMPEST #1
Jun 72-1973
êJuicy Lucy
êSunship
Paul Williams
vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Jon Hiseman
drums

But after their first album, Allan Holdsworth said he wanted to leave the band.

In order to substitute Allan Holdsworth, Jon Hiseman contacts the great Ollie Halsall to join Tempest:

TEMPEST #2
1973-Jun 73
Paul Williams
vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar, keyboards
Mark Clarke
bass
Jon Hiseman
drums

Holdsworth was persuaded to remain some more in the band, now a quintet. But after a short time as a quintet, Williams left in June 1973.

Other info on members of Tempest (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (2): Jon Hiseman, Allan Holdsworth
To be covered (2): Mark Clarke, Ollie Halsall


ALLAN HOLDSWORTH BAND


This was the Allan Holdsworth Band in April 1982 (dubbed IOU):

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH BAND #?
1982
Paul Williams
vocals
Paul Carmichael
bass
Gary Husband
drums

This was the Allan Holdsworth Band in September 1982 (still dubbed IOU):

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH BAND #?
1982
Paul Williams
vocals
Jeff Berlin
bass
Chad Wackerman
drums

Other info on members of Allan Holdsworth Band (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (2): Allan Holdsworth, Ray Warleigh
To be covered (26): Kei Akagi, John Aue, Gordon Beck, Jeff Berlin, Gerry Brown, Paul Carmichael, Dave Carpenter, Vinnie Colaiuta, Anthony Crawford, Virgil Donati, Danny Gottlieb, Jimmy Haslip, Steve Hunt, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Evan Paul Marien, John Marshall, Gary Novak, Alan Pasqua, Skuli Sverrisson, Joel Taylor, Henry Thomas, Ernest Tibbs, Chad Wackerman, Gary Willis,... up to 26 musicians.


ENGLAND´S GLORY


Around 1984, this was the band England´s Glory:

ENGLAND´S GLORY #?
1984
Paul Williams
vocals
Robb Howells
guitar
Rob Ridgeway
bass
Bill Ward

Other info on members of England´s Glory (I know up to 4 members)
Not enough info (3): Robb Howells, Rob Ridgeway, Bill Ward


FIRST LIGHT


For some time, Paul Williams sang lead for First Light, but cannot find the info about the complete lineup:

FIRST LIGHT #?
?
Ronnie Johnson
guitar
Paul Williams
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of First Light (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Rob Burns
To be covered (8): Earl Appleton, Geoff Dunn, Greg Harewood, Paul Honey, Ronnie Johnson, Phil Mulford, Rob Rawlinson, Roy Shipston


BLUE THUNDER


In 1995, Paul Williams forms his own band, now called Blue Thunder, with these musicians:

BLUE THUNDER #?
199500
Paul Williams
vocals
Azumi
guitar
Clifford Archer
bass
David Hentschel
keyboards
Gary Husband
drums


JUICY LUCY (again)


In 1997, we can find Paul Williams and Micky Moody fronting a new edition of Juicy Lucy:

JUICY LUCY #?
1997
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Andy Pyle
bass
Henry Spinetti
drums

Other info on members of Juicy Lucy (I know up to 31 members)
Already covered (4): Rod Coombes, Tommy Eyre, Nick Judd, Chris Mercer
Old pages (4): Ron Berg, Bernie Marsden, Andy Pyle, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (22): Spencer Blackledge, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Mike Deacon, Pete Dobson, Andy Doughty, Keith Ellis, Fletch, Fudge, DeLisle Harper, Bobby Harrison, Neil Hubbard, Mike Jarvis, Jim Leverton, Frankie Miller, Micky Moody, Mr Fish, Ray Owen, Jean Roussel, Bodo Schopf, Terry Stannard, Chrissie Stewart, Dave Tedstone


COLOSSEUM


In October 1999, as Chris Farlowe is busy touring as special guest for The Manfreds, the British concerts by Colosseum featured Paul Williams on vocals:

COLOSSEUM #8
Oct 99
Paul Williams
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

After the tour, Paul Williams came back to his gigs with his own bands.

Other info on members of Colosseum (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (2): Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman
Old pages (2): Clem Clempson, Tony Reeves
To be covered (8): Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, James Litherland, Malcolm Poole, Jim Roche, Barbara Thompson


BLUE THUNDER (again)


This is one of the lineups for Blue Thunder, Paul Williams´ own band, probably around 2007:

BLUE THUNDER #?
2007
Paul Williams
vocals
Steve Smith
guitar
Peter Stroud
bass
Roy Shipston
keyboards

Blue Thunder had many different lineups, and they´re difficult to trace, so I just mention the ones I know. This is one of them, with Roger Jones on drums:

BLUE THUNDER #?
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Steve Smith
guitar
Peter Stroud
bass
Roy Shipston
keyboards
Roger Jones
drums

Another lineup for Blue Thunder, now with the great Neil Murray on bass:

BLUE THUNDER #?
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Neil Murray
bass
Roy Shipston
keyboards
Henry Spinetti
drums

Another lineup for Blue Thunder, now with Geoff Dunn on drums:

BLUE THUNDER #?
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Peter Stroud
bass
David Hentschel
keyboards
Geoff Dunn
drums

Other info on members of Blue Thunder (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Clive Edwards
Old pages (2): Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (12): Paul Carmichael, Geoff Dunn, John Goodsall, David Hentschel, Gary Husband, Ronnie Johnson, Roger Jones, Micky Moody, Rick Parnell, Nigel Portman Smith, Roy Shipston, Peter Stroud
Not enough info (3): Clifford Archer, Azumi, Steve Smith


AWE BAND


This is a new project by Laurence Archer, Paul Williams and Clive Edwards (hence the name AWE):

AWE BAND #1
?
Paul Williams
vocals, bass
Laurence Archer
guitar

For gigs, they get Clive´s friend James Fox on bass:

AWE BAND #?
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Laurence Archer
guitar
James Fox
bass

Other info on members of AWE Band (I know up to 4 members)
Already covered (1): Clive Edwards
To be covered (2): Laurence Archer, James Fox


BRITISH LEGENDS OF RHYHTM & BLUES


In 2003, several veterans of the British blues scene reunited for a tour, with this great list of musicians:

BRITISH LEGENDS OF RHYHTM & BLUES #?
2003
Long John Baldry
vocals
Paul Williams
vocals
Zoot Money
keyboards, vocals
Ray Dorset
guitar, vocals
Ronnie Johnson
guitar
Colin Hodgkinson
bass
Gary Foote
sax
Colin Allen
drums

Other info on members of British Legends Of Rhyhtm & Blues (I know up to 8 members)
Old pages (1): Colin Hodgkinson
To be covered (6): Colin Allen, Long John Baldry, Ray Dorset, Gary Foote, Ronnie Johnson, Zoot Money

Sadly, Paul Williams passed away on March 1st, 2019. He was 78. What a great singer we´ve lost!

   18 BANDS (WITH 25 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
AWE Band   
Other info on members of AWE Band (I know up to 4 members)
Already covered (1):Clive Edwards
To be covered (2):Laurence Archer, James Fox
Blue Thunder  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Blue Thunder 2 - Paul Williams´ Blue Thunder (2018)

    • Members: David Hentschel, Peter Stroud (RIP: Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Vanessa Haynes, John Robert Wood
    Other info on members of Blue Thunder (I know up to 19 members)
    Already covered (1):Clive Edwards
    Old pages (2):Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (12):Paul Carmichael, Geoff Dunn, John Goodsall, David Hentschel, Gary Husband, Ronnie Johnson, Roger Jones, Micky Moody, Rick Parnell, Nigel Portman Smith, Roy Shipston, Peter Stroud
    Not enough info (3):Clifford Archer, Azumi, Steve Smith
    Blue Whale  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Blue whale - Aynsley Dunbar (1970)

  • Other info on members of Blue Whale (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (2):Tommy Eyre, Ivan Zagni
    Old pages (1):Aynsley Dunbar
    To be covered (2):Norman Leppard, Roger Sutton
    Not enough info (4):Peter Friedberg, Charles Greetham, Pat Hicks, Edward Reay-Smith
    Blues Incorporated   
    Other info on members of Blues Incorporated (I know up to 28 members)
    Already covered (1):Dick Heckstall-Smith
    To be covered (26):Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Terry Cox, Cyril Davies, Herbie Goins, Spike Heatley, Andy Hogenboom, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Paul Jones, Ronnie Jones, Alexis Korner, Johnny Parker, Keith Richards, Keith Scott, Phil Seamen, Dave Stevens, Andy Summers, Art Themen, Chris Thompson, Danny Thompson, Bernie Watson, Charlie Watts,... up to 26 musicians.
    British Legends Of Rhyhtm & Blues   
    Other info on members of British Legends Of Rhyhtm & Blues (I know up to 8 members)
    Old pages (1):Colin Hodgkinson
    To be covered (6):Colin Allen, Long John Baldry, Ray Dorset, Gary Foote, Ronnie Johnson, Zoot Money
    Colosseum  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Morituri te salutant - Colosseum (2009)

    • Members: Don Airey, Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, James Litherland, Neil Murray, Tony Reeves, Jim Roche, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Gary Moore, Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Henry Lowther, Rob Tait (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett + Jack Rothstein, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gerry Bron)
    • Technical: Tom Newman
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with many unreleased and live tracks covering the Colosseum career, also including 1 track by Dick Heckstall-Smith (featuring Rob Tait) and 1 track by Colosseum II (featuring Gary Moore, Neil Murray and Don Airey).
    Other info on members of Colosseum (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (2):Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman
    Old pages (2):Clem Clempson, Tony Reeves
    To be covered (8):Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, James Litherland, Malcolm Poole, Jim Roche, Barbara Thompson
    England´s Glory   
    Other info on members of England´s Glory (I know up to 4 members)
    Not enough info (3):Robb Howells, Rob Ridgeway, Bill Ward
    First Light   
    Other info on members of First Light (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (1):Rob Burns
    To be covered (8):Earl Appleton, Geoff Dunn, Greg Harewood, Paul Honey, Ronnie Johnson, Phil Mulford, Rob Rawlinson, Roy Shipston
    Allan Holdsworth Band  4 RECORDINGS:
  • I.O.U. - Allan Holdsworth (1982)

  • Road games - Allan Holdsworth (1983)

    • Members: Jeff Berlin, Chad Wackerman (RIP: Allan Holdsworth + Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Paul Korda, Joe Turano (RIP: Jack Bruce)
    • Producer: Ted Templeman
    • Technical: Mark Linett
    • Comments: The album is dedicated to the memory of Pat Smythe and Bob Cornford (both passed away in 1983, the year where this album was released).
    • My opinion: Amazing album. The title track, ´Road games´ is fantastic, and Jeff Berlin´s playing in ´Water on the brain pt II´ is stunning. So is the guitar parts in ´Was there?.
  • Metal fatigue - Allan Holdsworth (1985)

  • I.O.U. live - Allan Holdsworth (1997) (LIVE)

  • Other info on members of Allan Holdsworth Band (I know up to 29 members)
    Already covered (2):Allan Holdsworth, Ray Warleigh
    To be covered (26):Kei Akagi, John Aue, Gordon Beck, Jeff Berlin, Gerry Brown, Paul Carmichael, Dave Carpenter, Vinnie Colaiuta, Anthony Crawford, Virgil Donati, Danny Gottlieb, Jimmy Haslip, Steve Hunt, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Evan Paul Marien, John Marshall, Gary Novak, Alan Pasqua, Skuli Sverrisson, Joel Taylor, Henry Thomas, Ernest Tibbs, Chad Wackerman, Gary Willis,... up to 26 musicians.
    Juicy Lucy  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Lie back and enjoy it - Juicy Lucy (1970)

    • Members: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Chris Mercer, Micky Moody (RIP: Keith Ellis, Paul Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gerry Bron)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks (two B-sides of singles from 1969 and 1970).
  • Get a whiff a this - Juicy Lucy (1971)

  • Pieces - Juicy Lucy (1972)

    • Members: Ron Berg, Micky Moody, Andy Pyle, Jean Roussel (RIP: Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Mick Weaver (RIP: Ian McLagan)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bruce Rowland)
    • Technical: (RIP: Keith Harwood)
    • Comments: Juicy Lucy were a quintet by that time, comprising Paul Williams (vocals), Micky Moody (guitar, vocals), Andy Pyle (bass), Jean Roussel (keyboards) and Ron Berg (drums). This lineup released next album, Pieces (recorded in December 1971, and produced by Bruce Rowlands). The album included some guests: Ian MacLagan (keyboards), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Albert Lee (backing vocals) and Chas Hodges (backing vocals).
  • Blue Thunder - Juicy Lucy (May 1998)

    • Members: David Hentschel, Micky Moody (RIP: Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Gary Husband, Andy Summers, Mick Taylor
    • Technical: Barry Hammond
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Who do you love: the anthology - Juicy Lucy (October 2002)

    • Members: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Pete Dobson, Neil Hubbard, Chris Mercer (RIP: Keith Ellis, Ray Owen, Paul Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gerry Bron)
    Other info on members of Juicy Lucy (I know up to 31 members)
    Already covered (4):Rod Coombes, Tommy Eyre, Nick Judd, Chris Mercer
    Old pages (4):Ron Berg, Bernie Marsden, Andy Pyle, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (22):Spencer Blackledge, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Mike Deacon, Pete Dobson, Andy Doughty, Keith Ellis, Fletch, Fudge, DeLisle Harper, Bobby Harrison, Neil Hubbard, Mike Jarvis, Jim Leverton, Frankie Miller, Micky Moody, Mr Fish, Ray Owen, Jean Roussel, Bodo Schopf, Terry Stannard, Chrissie Stewart, Dave Tedstone
    Alexis Korner Band   
    Other info on members of Alexis Korner Band (I know up to 101 members)
    Already covered (11):Cliff Barton, Bill Eyden, Andy Fraser, Davy Graham, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gordon Hunte, Binky McKenzie, Nick South, Ray Warleigh, Bob Weston, Mike Zwerin
    Old pages (2):Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson
    To be covered (87):Ron Aspery, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Colin Bowden, Jim Bray, Graham Broad, Vernon Brown, Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Ted Bunting, Graham Burbidge, Boz Burrell, Chris Capon, David Castle, Eric Clapton, Tony Cole, Mel Collins, Mike Collins, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Lol Coxhill, Danny Craig, Cyril Davies, Jim Diamond,... up to 87 musicians.
    John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers   
    Other info on members of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (I know up to 26 members)
    Already covered (4):Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Chris Mercer
    Old pages (4):Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
    To be covered (17):Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Martin Hart, Jeff Krivett, Henry Lowther, Jon Mark, John Mayall, John McVie, Mick Taylor, Keith Tillman, Bernie Watson
    John Mayall Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Diary of a band, vol 1 - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (January 1968) (LIVE)

  • Looking back - John Mayall (August 1969)

    • Members: John Mayall + Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Henry Lowther, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson (RIP: Johnny Almond, Jack Bruce, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Nick Newell
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Comments: Looking back comprises 11 tracks, none of them ever available on an album. There are songs from 1964 to 1967. Other musicians: Hughie Flint (2 tracks), Chris Mercer (x tracks), Keef Hartley (2 tracks), Aynsley Dunbar (3 tracks). And with fantastic guitar players: the late Roger Dean, Eric Clapton (1 song), Peter Green (7 songs!!!) and Mick Taylor (1 song).
  • Thru the years - John Mayall (1971)

    • Members: John Mayall + Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Henry Lowther, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson (RIP: Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Paul Williams)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Bill Price, Derek Varnals (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: Thru the years (originally a 2LP, including the complete Looking back LP inside), now it has been released as a 1CD, with just the tracks not yet included in Looking back. It comprises 14 tracks, none of them ever available on an album. Some musicians featured: Hughie Flint (2 tracks), Keef Hartley (1 track), Aynsley Dunbar (7 tracks), Chris Mercer (x tracks), Roger Dean. Noted appearances: Peter Green (8 songs, some of them just superb!), Mick Taylor (3 tracks), and several of the musicians who later formed Colosseum: Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves and Dick Heckstall Smith.
    • My opinion: My opinion about those two rarities album is that they have a very good quality. I love them!!
    3 COMPILATIONS:
  • London blues 1964-1969 - John Mayall (October 1992)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Nick Newell, Alan Skidmore (RIP: Paul Butterfield, Ray Warleigh)
    • Producer: Bill Levenson, Jimmy Page, Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Joseph M Palmaccio
  • The Best of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - As it all began 64-69 - John Mayall (1997)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Bernie Watson (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Nick Newell (RIP: Paul Butterfield)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Jon Astley
    • Comments: In 1997, it has been released the compilation The best of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - As it all began 64-69. It has been digitally remastered, and includes Mayall's comments on every track, from an interview. In my own opinion, the selection is quite good, and includes some songs not available on albums. Keef Hartley plays in 5 tracks: ´Broken wings´ (from The blues alone), ´The death of J.B. Lenoir´ (from Crusade), ´Me and my woman´ (also from Crusade), ´Suspicions (part one)´ (from Thru the years), and ´Picture on the wall´ (from Looking back).
  • So many roads - an anthology 1964-1974 - John Mayall (2010)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Fred Jackson, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, Harvey Mandel, Jon Mark, Jerry McGee, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Charles Owens, Tony Reeves, Randy Resnick, Soko Richardson, Ron Selico, Nigel Stanger, Larry Taylor, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Bernie Watson, Ernie Watts (RIP: Johnny Almond, Jack Bruce, Roger Dean, Victor Gaskin, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Red Holloway, Paul Lagos, Blue Mitchell, Freddy Robinson, Clifford Solomon, Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Nick Newell, Alan Skidmore, Steve Winwood (RIP: Paul Butterfield)
    • Producer: Jimmy Page, Mike Vernon (RIP: Tom Wilson)
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with many of the classic songs by the golden periods of John Mayall.
    Other info on members of John Mayall Band (I know up to 88 members)
    Already covered (7):Andy Fraser, Davy Graham, Ric Grech, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Chris Mercer
    Old pages (6):Rick Brown, Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Jimmy McCulloch, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
    To be covered (74):Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Rocky Athas, Ronnie Barron, Jack Bruce, Warren Bryant, Tom Canning, Eric Clapton, Fred Clark, Rick Cortes, Jay Davenport, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Tim Drummond, Terry Edmunds, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Mike Gardner, Victor Gaskin, John Gilbey, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Bobby Haynes, Red Holloway,... up to 74 musicians.
    Wes Minster Five   
    Other info on members of Wes Minster Five (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Jon Hiseman
    Old pages (1):Tony Reeves
    To be covered (4):Clive Burrows, Dave Greenslade, Wes Minster, Zoot Money
    Zoot Money Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • It should´ve been me - Zoot Money (October 1965)

  • All happened at Klooks Kleek - Zoot Money (October 1966) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zoot Money + Colin Allen, Nick Newell, Andy Summers (RIP: Johnny Almond, Paul Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1966, it has been reissued under the different titles Zoot! or Zoot! Live At Klook's Kleek.
  • Were you there? Live 1966 - Zoot Money Big Roll Band (1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zoot Money + Colin Allen, Jeff Condon, Nick Newell, Andy Summers (RIP: Johnny Almond, Paul Williams)
    • Guests: (RIP: Herbie Goins)
    • Comments: Live album released in 1999, but comprising unreleased live tracks from 1966, some featuring Herbie Goins as guest vocalist.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • As & Bs scrapbook - Zoot Money´s Big Roll Band (November 2003)

  • Other info on members of Zoot Money Band (I know up to 38 members)
    Already covered (3):Rob Burns, Les Davidson, Nick Newell
    Old pages (2):Miller Anderson, Pat Donaldson
    To be covered (32):Colin Allen, Jeff Allen, Johnny Almond, John Beecham, Sam Brown, Bernie Burns, Boz Burrell, Clive Burrows, Gary Bush, David Castle, Jeff Condon, Mike Cotton, Pat Crumly, Barry Dean, John Dean, Gary Foote, Peter Grant, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Laffy, Mornington Lockett, Lem Lubin, Paul MacCallum, Zoot Money, Micky Moody, Phil Mulford,... up to 32 musicians.
    Tempest  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tempest - Tempest (1973)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Under the blossom - Tempest (2007)

    • Members: Mark Clarke (RIP: Ollie Halsall, Jon Hiseman, Allan Holdsworth, Paul Williams)
    • Comments: Compilation including the two albums by Tempest, plus 2 unreleased studio tracks and 7 live tracks from June 1973 recorded for BBC.
    Other info on members of Tempest (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (2):Jon Hiseman, Allan Holdsworth
    To be covered (2):Mark Clarke, Ollie Halsall
    Paul Williams Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In memory of Robert Johnson - Paul Williams & Friends (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Paul Williams)
    • Guests: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Alun Davies, Micky Moody + Spencer Davis, Pat Donaldson, Bob Hall (RIP: Keith Ellis)
    • Producer: Jon Mark
    • Technical: Ken Scott
    • Comments: This album was recorded by Paul Williams during some time while he was the singer in Juicy Lucy, probably during 1970, but it was finally released in 1973.
    Paul Williams Set   
    Other info on members of Paul Williams Set (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (6):Johnny Almond, Jeff Condon, Roy Mills, Boots Slade, Roger Sutton, Alan White
    Not enough info (3):Teddy Childs, Jimmy Crawford, John Wiggins

       5 ALBUMS FOR 3 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Johnny Almond Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Music machine patent pending - Johnny Almond & Music Machine (1969)

    • Members: (RIP: Johnny Almond)
    • Guests: Jeff Condon, Zoot Money, Roger Sutton + Alan White (RIP: Paul Williams + Steve Hammond)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Derek Varnals
    Dick Heckstall-Smith Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • A Story ended - Dick Heckstall-Smith (1972)

    • Members: Clem Clempson, James Litherland, Dave Rose, Bill Smith, Theodore Thunder (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Chris Spedding, Rob Tait + Caleb Quaye (RIP: Graham Bond, Jon Hiseman, Paul Williams + Gordon Beck)
    • Technical: Tom Newman
    • Comments: After the breakup of Colosseum, Dick recorded this superb solo album, assisted by some of his fellow Colosseum members plus other friends. It was recorded in March/April 1972.
      The CD release by Sequel includes a few live bonus tracks, with Manchild (Dick´s own band in 1973: James Litherland, Billy Smith, Dave Rose and Theodore Thunder).But there´s more... a different CD release by Castle adds 2 more studio cuts by Manchild.
    • My opinion: Amazing album!
  • Blues and beyond - Dick Heckstall-Smith and Friends (April 2001)

  • Other info on members of Dick Heckstall-Smith Band (I know up to 20 members)
    Already covered (2):Dick Heckstall-Smith, Theodore Thunder
    Old pages (1):Clem Clempson
    To be covered (16):Chris Beier, Jack Bruce, John Etheridge, Evert Fraterman, Rainer Glas, Ed Jones, Ike Leo, James Litherland, Dave Moore, Joe Nay, Dave Ohm, David Rose, Kenrick Rowe, Bill Smith, John Stevens, Alan Weekes
    Not enough info (1):Chris Lampety
    Micky Moody Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • I eat them for breakfast - Micky Moody (2000)

    • Members: Micky Moody + Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
    • Guests: John Lingwood + Don Airey, Robert Hart, Paul Jones, Andy Pyle (RIP: Paul Williams)
    • Producer: Bernie Marsden
    • Technical: Tony Platt
  • Smokestacks, broom dusters & hoochie coochie men - Micky Moody & Paul Williams (2002)

    • Members: Micky Moody + Peter Stroud (RIP: Paul Williams)
    • Guests: David Hentschel
    • Technical: Dennis Blackham
    Other info on members of Micky Moody Band (I know up to 16 members)
    Already covered (1):Jim Copley
    Old pages (2):Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (13):Tom Compton, Gav Conder, Ed Hamilton, Peter Hope Evans, Chris Hunt, Ali Maas, Charlie McCracken, Micky Moody Jr, Micky Moody, Ollie Parfitt, Peter Rees, Roy Shipston, Peter Stroud

       2 SESSIONS (FOR 2 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Michel Colombier Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Wings - Michel Colombier (1971)

    • Members: (RIP: Michel Colombier)
    • Guests: Jules Chaikin, Marc Chantereau, Pete Christlieb, Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, Chuck Findley, Georges Grenu, Christian Guizien, Lani Hall, Ron Hicklin, Paul Hubinon, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Ivan Julien, John Lehman, Shirley Matthews, Don Menza, Lanny Morgan, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Scott, Tyrone Scott, Ernie Tack, Oren Waters, Lorna Willard, Carolyn Willis (RIP: Buddy Childers, Raymond Katarzynski, Clydie King, Lew McCreary, Ollie Mitchell, Benny Powell, Donald Waldrop, Paul Williams, Kai Winding)
    • Producer: Herb Alpert
    • Technical: (RIP: Larry Levine)
    Other info on members of Michel Colombier Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Michel Colombier
    B J Thomas Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Billy Joe Thomas - B J Thomas (1975)

    • Guests: Tom Bahler, David Carey, George Devens, Ron Hicklin, Teddy Irwin, Carole King, Charles Larkey, Gene Morford, Allan Schwartzberg, John Sebastian, Ron Tutt, Stevie Wonder (RIP: Wayne Carson, Dominic Cortese, Pete Drake, Wayne Jackson, Jimmy Maelen, Hugh McCracken, Paul Williams)
    • Producer: Al Gorgoni, Steve Tyrell
    • Technical: Gene Eichelberger, Eddie Kramer, Bob Ludwig
    Other info on members of B J Thomas Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Will Lee
    Not enough info (1):B J Thomas

    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 37


    Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

    Assorted links:

    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 4
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Paul Williams, please, also write me with the link.
    • Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love
    • Juicy Lucy on TV in June 1970. Great to look, but the sound is not from the performance. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Keith Ellis, Tommy Eyre, Chris Mercer, Paul Williams.

    • Juicy Lucy
    • Juicy Lucy live in 1971. Great quality. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Keith Ellis, Chris Mercer, Micky Moody, Paul Williams.

    • Juicy Lucy
    • Juicy Lucy live in 1971. Great quality. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Keith Ellis, Chris Mercer, Micky Moody, Paul Williams.

    • Juicy Lucy - Concert
    • Juicy Lucy live concert in July 1971 on French TV. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Jim Leverton, Chris Mercer, Micky Moody, Paul Williams.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Paul Williams: for writing me sending his memories about Tommy Eyre on Tommy´s death (2001).
  • Tommy Eyre: for his memories with Paul in Blue Whale and Juicy Lucy (2000).
  • Chris Mercer: for info on Paul Williams and Juicy Lucy (1998).
  • Dave Tedstone: for info on Paul Williams and Juicy Lucy (2016 to 2018).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Nick Rossi: for putting me in contact with Paul (sorry, Nick, don´t know how to contact you again, the old email doesn´t work, so if you see this one…) (1999 & 2001).
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for so much info, scans and albums (1997).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Paul Williams mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Dick Heckstall-Smith (9)
    Jon Hiseman (9)
    Chris Mercer (9)
    Nick Newell (8)
    Mick Taylor (8)
    Colin Allen (7)
    Johnny Almond (7)
    John Mayall (7)
    Micky Moody (7)
    Mike Vernon (7)

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