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Alexis Korner (19 April 1928 - 1 January 1984), born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner, was a pioneering blues musician and broadcaster who has sometimes been referred to as - The Founding Father of British Blues. Without Alexis Korner, there still might have been a British blues scene in the early 1960s, but chances are that it would have been very different from the one that spawned The Rolling Stones, nurtured the early talents of Eric Clapton, and made it possible for figures such as John Mayall to reach an audience. Born of mixed Turkish/Greek/Austrian descent, Korner spent the first decade of his life in France, Switzerland, and North Africa, and arrived in London in May of 1940, just in time for the German blitz, during which Korner discovered American blues. One of the most vivid memories of his teen years was listening to a record of bluesman Jimmy Yancey during a German air raid. "From then on," he recalled in an interview, "all I wanted to do was play the blues".

R&B From The Marquee (1962)

Red Hot From Alex (1964)

Blues Incorporated (1965)

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Gotta Move
Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound
I Got My Brand On You
Spooky But Nice
Keep Your Hands Off
I Wanna Put A Tiger In Your Tank
I Got My Mojo Working
Finkle's Cafe
Hoochie Coochie
Down Town
How Long, How Long, Blues
I Thought I Heard That Train Whistle Blow
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Woke Up This Morning
Herbie's Tune
Stormy Monday
It's Happening
Cabbage Greens
Chicken Shack
Haitian Fight Song
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Blue Mink
Rainy Tuesday
Navy Blue
Royal Dooji
Preachin' The Blues
The Captain's Tiger
A Little Bit Groovy
Anything For Now
Chris Trundle's Habit

Sky High (1966)

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Long Black Train
Rock Me
I'm So Glad
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Yellow Dog Blues
Let The Good Times Roll
Ooo-Wee Baby
River's Invitation
Money Honey
Big Road Blues
Anchor 5 Miles
Daph's Dance
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