Mick Clarke
Mo'Boogie - 18 of the Best

A new online compilation - 18 of the best rocking MC tracks drawn from albums stretching back to the 90s. Includes the popular Mamie Smith classic "Crazy Blues" and Mick's "Dry Road Blues" from the Diggin' Down album.

Also "Swear To Tell The Truth" and "She Moves Me" - 2 tracks from the Tell The Truth album available now for download and streaming for the first time, and a never before released version of "Closing Line" performed live in Olympia, Washington State USA.

Photo by Monty Wadmore. Mick, Chris Sharley and Eddie Masters at the St Andrews Auditorium, Mumbai


01. Blue Eyed Blues
02. Swear To Tell The Truth
03. Crazy 'bout a Woman
04. Dry Road Blues
05. Crazy Blues
06. Solid Ground
07. Some Days
08. Helping Hand
09. Roll Again
10. Cheap
11. Woodsman
12. Pond Snake
13. She Moves Me
14. Closing Line (Live)
15. You Need Love (Live)
16. Backseat Blues
17. Hard Hat
18. Tailgater






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18 of the Best - Some notes from Mick

Track 1: Blue Eyed Blues (Mick Clarke)

From the "Roll Again" album. With Chris Sharley on drums and the late Mick Hawksworth rockin' the bass.

Track 2: Swear To Tell The Truth (Earl Hooker)

From the original "Tell The Truth" album. With Lou Martin, Mick Phillips and Mike Hirsh and Dangerous Dave Newman. First time this track has been available for download and streaming.

Track 3: Crazy 'Bout A Woman (Mick Clarke)

From the "Tell The Truth" album. With Lou Martin, Mick Phillips and Mike Hirsh and Dangerous Dave Newman.

Track 4: Dry Road Blues (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Diggin' Down" - Recorded by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 5: Crazy Blues (Perry Bradford)

A bit hit back in the 30s for Mamie Smith. This version recorded by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 6: Solid Ground (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Solid Ground". With Chris Sharley and Eddie Masters. Recorded at The Moat Studio by Toby Hryek-Robinson. Mixed by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio and mastered by Ham GmbH, Hamburg.

Track 7: Some Days (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Shake It Up" - Recorded by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 8: Helping Hand (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Ramdango" - Recorded by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 9: Roll Again (Mick Clarke)

From the "Roll Again" album. With Lou Martin, Chris Sharley, Mick Hawksworth and Danerous Dave Newman. Recorded at Elephant Studio by Nick Robbins.

Track 10: Cheap (Mick Clarke)

From the album "The Rambunctious Blues Experiment" with Russell Chaney on drums. The first recording made at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 11: Woodsman (Mick Clarke)

From the album "The Rambunctious Blues Experiment" with Russell Chaney and Dangerous Dave Newman. Recorded at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 12: Pond Snake (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Shake It Up" - Recorded by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 13: She Moves Me

From the original "Tell The Truth" album. With Lou Martin, Mick Phillips and Mike Hirsh and Dangerous Dave Newman. First time this track has been available for download and streaming.

Track 14: Closing Line (Live) (Mick Clarke)

The first ever release of this track, recorded live at Detroits Club, Olympia, Washington USA in 1988, when the band was opening for Johnny Winter. With Mick Phillips, Mike Hirsh, Kerry Canfield and Dangerous Dave Newman.

Track 15: You Need Love (Live) (Willie Dixon)

A live version of this Willie Dixon song, recorded at the Big Blues Festival in Luxembourg 2003, which was headlined by Bo Diddley. With Chris Sharley, Eddie Master and Dave Lennox.

Track 16: Backseat Blues (Mick Clarke)

From the album "No Compromise". Chris Sharley, Lou Martin, Mick Phillips. Recorded at Elephant Studio by Nick Robbins.

Track 17: Hard Hat (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Diggin' Down" - Recorded by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 18: Tailgater (Mick Clarke)

Remastered single release, recorded by Mick Clarke at Rockfold Studio.



This compilation dedicated to the memory of our friend Mick Hawksworth, who's great playing opens the show on "Blue Eyed Blues" and appears later on "Roll Again". A great bass player and great friend, much missed.







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