(Nov. 2, 2014): Long John Baldry – Conditional Discharge/Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock & Roll

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1971 album, It Ain’t Easy.  Baldry was able to secure the services sweetmeatof Rod Stewart and Elton John to produce this LP.  Stewart did side 1 (from which these selections come) and John did side 2.  Making appearances are Ron Woods, Maggie Bell, and Elton John.  Baldry relates the recording of this song in Paul Myers’ book, It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues (2007): “Rod loved to record well after midnight and very loosely,” Baldry said. “I think that is evident on some of the tracks, especially those recorded on my thirtieth birthday when he showed up with many cases of Rémy Martin cognac and several measures of good quality champagne! Therefore I had to record ‘Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock & Roll’ whilst laying on the floor.”

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