May Blitz is the self-titled debut album by British/Canadian power trio May Blitz. It was released in 1970 by Vertigo Records in the UK, and Paramount Records in the US. Really heavy rock with big gloom and doom atmosphere.
The 2nd of May is the second LP from British/Canadian trio May Blitz. It was released in 1971 following up their previous self-titled release. This was the first May Blitz album that wasn't self produced by the band. Instead, the band hired producer John Anthony.
Progressive Hard Rock act unfortunately now noted more as a conduit for various known musicians than any lasting impressions left by their albums. MAY BLITZ was created in 1969 by former BAKERLOO men bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker after their guitarist Clem Clempson had upped and left for COLOSSEUM, Joining them with the fresh band was front man vocalist / guitarist Jamie Black. Before MAY BLITZ got into the studio Poole departed to join VINEGAR JOE and Baker quit ending up in URIAH HEEP for their 'Salisbury' record.
May Blitz were formed by vocalist/guitarist Jamie Black who recruited Tony Newman on drums, (ex Sounds Incorporated and Jeff Beck Group), and Reid Hudson (bass, vocals) in 1969. The original lineup featured bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker, from Bakerloo, but both left before recording anything for the band. Baker had a better offer from Uriah Heep, and went to record "Salisbury" with the band.
May Blitz was a short lived British-based trio that consisted of two Canadians and an Englishman. The two Canadians were guitarist and vocalist James Black and bassist Reid Hudson, with the Englishman being drummer Tony Newman, formerly of the Jeff Beck Group. This band basically combined psychedelia with blues and hard rock that's not unlike the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Cream.
David Bintley, director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, explores how the Second World War was the making of British ballet and how fundamental the years of hardship and adversity were in getting the British public to embrace ballet.
When a handful of musical immigrants from the Caribbean islands came to Britain in the 1920s and 30s, it was the beginning of both musical and political change. Leslie Thompson, an innovative musician and trumpeter, and Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson, a brilliant dancer and charismatic band leader, pooled their talents to start the first black British swing band. Clemency Burton-Hill reveals the untold story of the black British swing musicians of the 1930s, whose meteoric rise to fame on London's high society dance floors was cut short by unexpected tragedy at the height of the Blitz.
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