Mick Clarke
The Best - 20 Favourite Tracks

Twenty favourite tracks from twenty eight years of the Mick Clarke Band. One hour and twenty two minutes of rockin' blues - includes the current single "Begging Bowl".

Photo by Mr S.C.Sykes


01. Steady Road
02. Shake That Boogie
03. Walking in the Dark
04. Talking with the Blues
05. Complicated Woman
06. Gypsy Blues
07. Loosen Up
08. Journey
09. New Star over Texas
10. Happy Home
11. Rockin' the Blues
12. Celebration
13. See You Later Alligator
14. Lovin' Heart
15. Smoked Ham Blues
16. Shake It on Down
17. Begging Bowl
18. Who's Educatin' Who?
19. It Don't Stop Rockin'
20. Graveyard Shift




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20 Favourite Tracks - Some notes from Mick

Track 1: Steady Road (Mick Clarke)

From the "Crazy Blues" album. "Praying at the Church of Chuck and Bo" - says it all.

Track 2: Shake That Boogie! (Mick Clarke)

From the "Rambunctious Blues Experiment" album. With Russell Chaney on drums, Dangerous Dave Newman on harp. My adaption of the Sonny Boy the First song mixed up with something else.. forget what..

Track 3: Walking In The Dark (Mick Clarke)

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

Track 4: Talking With The Blues (Mick Clarke)


From the "No Compromise" album. Serious rock blues with Chris Sharley on drums and Mick Phillips bass. Michael Bramwell on keyboards - recorded at Elephant Studio, London by Nick Robbins. Executive producer Hans Pohle.

Track 5: Complicated Woman (Mick Clarke)

From "Crazy Blues". Original inspiration: Jimmy Witherspoon's "Rain is Such a Lonesome Sound" as performed by Long John Baldry with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated. Recorded at Fabulous Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 6: Gypsy Blues (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Roll Again". Chris Sharley and Mick Hawksworth. Recorded at Elephant Studio by Nick Robbins.

Track 7: Loosen Up (Mick Clarke)

Opening track of the album "Roll Again". Chris Sharley and Mick Hawksworth. Recorded at Elephant Studio by Nick Robbins.

Track 8: Journey (Mick Clarke)

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

Track 9: New Star Over Texas (Mick Clarke)

From the "Tell The Truth" album. With Lou Martin, Mick Phillips and Mike Hirsh. Recorded at Elephant Studio by Nick Robbins.

Track 10: Happy Home (Elmore James)

Opening track of "Ruff'n'Roar" - Recorded live at "Scratchers" blues bar in farncombe, Surrey. With Chris Sharley and Eddie Masters.

Track 11: Rockin' The Blues (Mick Clarke)

From "Ruff'n'Roar" - Recorded live at "Scratchers" blues bar in Farncombe, Surrey. With Chris Sharley and Eddie Masters.

Track 12: Celebration (Mick Clarke)

From the "No Compromise" album. Serious rock blues with Chris Sharley on drums and Mick Phillips bass. Lou Martin on keyboards - recorded at Elephant Studio, London by Nick Robbins. Executive producer Hans Pohle.

Track 13: See You Later Alligator

From the album "Crazy Blues" recorded at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 14: Lovin' Heart (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Crazy Blues" recorded at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 15: Smoked Ham Blues (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Crazy Blues" recorded at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 16: Shake It On Down (Mick Clarke)

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

Track 17: Begging Bowl (Mick Clarke)

Originally from the album "Shake It Up" recorded at Rockfold Studio, Surrey. This version was remixed for release on the 3 album double CD release on BGO Records. Also available as digital single.

Track 18: Who's Educating Who? (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Ramdango" recorded at Rockfold Studio, Surrey.

Track 19: It dDon't Stop Rockin' (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Solid Ground" recorded at The Moat, London. With Chris Sharley, Dave Lennox and Eddie Masters.

Track 20: Graveyard Shift (Mick Clarke)

From the album "Solid Ground" recorded at The Moat, London. With Chris Sharley and Eddie Masters.







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