Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies

"Alexis 1957"


Side A

1. Leaving Blues 3:17

2. Roundhouse Stomp 2:54

3. Rotten Break 3:50

4. K.C. Moan 2:54

5. Skip To My Lou 1:54

6. It's The Same Old Thing 2:21

7. Country Jail 3:10

8. Streamline Train 3:08


Side B

9. Alberta 2:44

10. Hesitation Blues 2:30

11. Ella Speed 2:58

12. Good Morning 2:37

13. Boll Weevil 3:26

14. Doggone My Good Luck Soul 4:56

15. Badly Mistreated Man 3:12

16. Short Legs Shuffle 2:37


Alexis Korner: vocal (track3, 7,8,14,15), backing vocal (5), acoustic guitar (3,7,8,12,13,14,15), mandolin (2,5,11)

Cyril Davies: vocal (track1, 4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13), 12-stringed guitar (1,2,4,5,8,10,11,12,13,16), harmonica (2,4,6,8,16)

Terry Plant: string bass (track2, 5,8,11,12,13)

Mike Collins: washboard (track2, 8,11,12,13)

The Roundhouse Jug Four (Lisa Turner: vocal/banjo, Jeff Bradford: kazoo/guitar/mandolin, Reg Turner: jug): track 4,6,10,16


[Track 1,2,5,8,9,11,12,13]

Recorded at The Roundhouse, London in February 13th 1957

Recorded by John R.T. Davies

Produced by Brian Harvey

Released in November1957 “Blues From The Roundhouse” (77 10’’LP, 77 LP/2)

Only 100 copies were pressed-99 for sale and one for test purposes.


[Track 3,7,14,15]

Recorded at Walnut Tree Cottage, Burnham, Buckinghamshire in March 29th 1957

Recorded and Produced by John R.T. Davies


[Track 4,6,10,16]

Recorded at Kenton, Middlesex in August 3rd 1961


Except for Track 7,8,14,15...Twelve tracks...All titles were re-issued in April 1970, along with titles by The Roundhouse Jug Four, on the Folklore LP "The Legendary Cyril Davies With Alexis Korner's Breakdown Group And The Roundhouse Jug four" (F LEUT/9).


This album was conceived as a tribute to Alexis Korner but as Cyril Davies also has his admirers it seemed unnecessary to reshuffle the original album issue – of twelve titles - in order to have Alexis open both sides. As add weight to the tribute to Alexis, however, the unissued titles made available here for the first time include three solo performances.


Released in November 1984, Krazy Kat LP (KK789), UK

Leased by permission of Doug Dobell

Remastered by John R.T. Davies

Sleeve design: Nigel Goodall /"Artsleeves"

Photograph: Alexis Korner, Cambridge Folk Festival in August 1983, Courtesy of Dave Peabody


Sleeve notes: Bob Hall