Charlie Watts & The Blues Band

A rare Watts appearance

Charlie Watts never made a habit of appearing on other people’s records, but he did make an exception for Paul Jones…

Charlie Watts is the drummer on “Bad Penny Blues”, a track to be found on The Blues Band album “These Kind of Blues”. Released in 1986, it consists of recordings made between 1979 and 1982. How, where and why did Charlie join forces with Paul Jones & Co? Here’s the exclusive answer! Says Saul Arone of The Blues Band website: “Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness had the idea of doing a single of “Bad Penny Blues” which had been a hit for Humphrey Lyttleton in the 50s. They discussed the idea with long-time friend and sometime Blues Band piano player Ian Stewart, who suggested Charlie would be well up for playing the drums on it, and also bass player Dave Green who had himself played with Lyttleton. The track was recorded at Nova Studios in Marble Arch around 1981”.


ROCKET 88: Jammin' with Charlie

Few Rolling Stones fans know that Charlie Watts played on two boogie woogie albums before he started to release albums with his own jazz bands or orchestras. Main figure in this four-year saga is the English boogie woogie pianist par excellence, Bob Hall.


Charlie Watts EXCLUSIEF:

Onuitgegeven tape met onbekende opnames uit 1960

BLUES BY FIVE (home-made tape, 1960)
Geoff Bradford (gtr),
Brian Knight (voc),
Andy Hoogenboom (bas),
Keith Scott (piano),
Charlie Watts (drms).