Song of the Day: Alexis Korner, “Get Off Of My Cloud”

British bluesman Alexis Korner, regarded as a founding father of British blues, was born on this day in 1928. Wikipedia tells us "In 1961, Korner and [Cyril] Davies formed Blues Incorporated, initially a loose-knit group of musicians with a shared love of electric blues and R&B music. The group included, at various times, Charlie Watts, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Danny Thompson and Dick Heckstall-Smith. It also attracted a wider crowd of mostly younger fans, some of whom occasionally performed with the group, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Geoff Bradford, Rod Stewart, John Mayall and Jimmy Page." Here he covers "Get Off Of My Cloud," written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and recorded by the Rolling Stones in 1965.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Alexis Korner, “Get Off Of My Cloud”

    1. I think everyone does, but that was his style. There was a video of him doing Larry Williams’s “Slow Down” that I was going to use, but it wouldn’t play anywhere but the US. The Beatles had done a great version, about three times as fast…

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