Alexis Korner’s Breakdown Group featuring Cyril Davies


“Blues From The Roundhouse”


Alexis Korner’s Breakdown Group featuring Cyril Davies

Blues From The Roundhouse (77Records 10” LP - 77 LP/2)

Rec: 1957

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1. Leaving Blues (Ledbetter/Lomax/Lomax)

2. Rotten Break (Taylor)

3. Alberta (Ledbetter/Lomax/Lomax)

4. Roundhouse Stomp (Johnson, arr:Korner/Davies)

5. Skip To My Lou (trad, arr:Korner/Davies)

6. Good Morning (Ledbetter/Lomax)

7. Boll Weevil (Ledbetter/Lomax/Lomax)

8. Ella Speed (Ledbetter/Lomax)


An outtake from the LP (77 LP/2)

9. Streamline Train (Wilborn)



Alexis Korner Skiffle Group

Blue From The Roundhouse Vol.1(Tempo EXA 76)

Rec: 1957

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10. I Ain’t Gonna Worry No More (Estes/Nixon)

11. County Jail (Fields)

12. Kid Man (Merriweather)

13. Easy Rider (Ledbetter/Rainey)



Alexis Korner’s Blue Incorporated featuring Cyril Davies

Blues From The Roundhouse Vol.2(Tempo EXA 102)

Rec: 1958

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14. Sail On (Easton)

15. National Defence Blues (Ledbetter)

16. Go Down Sunshine (trad, arr:Korner)

17. Death Letter (Ledbetter/Lomax/Lomax)



Bonus Tracks

Ken Colyer’s Skiffle Group

“Back To Delta” (10” LP, Decca, LF 1196)

Rec: 1954

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18. KC Moan (Blackman)

19. Casey Jones (trad, arr:Colyer)

20. Midnight Special (trad, arr:Colyer)


1954 home recording (first released on the CD “Knights Of The Blue Table”, Viceroy 54189-2)

21. KC Moan (Blackman)



Ken Colyer’s Skiffle Group

Ken Colyer’s Skiffle Group(Decca EP, DFE 6286)

Rec: 1955

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22. Take This Hammer (trad, arr:Colyer)

23. Down By The Riverside (trad, arr:Colyer)

24. Go Down Old Hannah (trad, arr:Colyer)

25. Streamline Train (Wilborn)



Beryl Bryden’s Backroom Skiffle

Decca Single (FJ 10823)

Rec: 1956

26. Kansas City Blues (Jackson)

27. Casey Jones (trad)


An unissued Decca 45rpm acetate (DRF 23020/1)

28. This Train (trad)

29. Rock Me (trad)



Liner notes by Roger Dopson


Great Voice Of The Century Recordings (CD, GVC 1006)

Released on May 11th 2009


Compiled and annotated by Roger Dopson

Design and artwork by Adam Yeldham for Raven Design

Sound restoration and digital remastering by Peter J. Reynolds