CCS – CCS (1970,Reissue 2000)

Posted by Green on November 8, 2019as


CCS (Collective Consciousness Society), were a British group formed by bluesman Alexis Korner and vocalist Peter Thorup. The band itself also consisted of different studio cats who would be around, but also included Tony Carr (drums), Herbie Flowers (bass), Harold Beckett (trumpet), Harold McNair (woodwind), and Henry Lowther (trumpet), among others. This wasn’t all, as they were going for a unique sound to rival the top Rock acts of the day. So they would grab the creme de la creme of jazz studio musicians of the time which also included Kenny Wheeler, Les Condon and trombonist Don Lusher, mixed in with Ronnie Ross on baritone, Danny Moss on tenor, and Ray Warleigh on flute. The entire line up would always be subject to change throughout the band’s history, depending on personnel availability at recordings.

Alexis Korner, Peter Thorup – vocals
Alan Parker – guitar
Spike Heatley, Herbie Flowers – bass
Barry Morgan, Tony Carr – drums
Bill Le Sage, Jim Lawless – percussion
John Cameron – piano, conductor, arranger, liner notes
Bob Efford, Danny Moss, Harold McNair, Ron Ross, Tony Coe – saxophone
Greg Bowen, Harold Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Les Condon, Tony Fisher – trumpet
Bill Geldard, Brian Perrin, Don Lusher, John Marshall – trombone


01. Boom Boom (Hooker) 03:34
02. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger, Richard) 04:32
03. Waiting Song (Thorup) 04:34
04. Lookin’ For Fun (Fich, Thorup) 04:03
05. Whole Lotta Love (Page, Bonham, Jones, Plant) 03:44
06. Living In The Past (Anderson) 03:48
07. Sunrise (Korner) 05:16
08. Dos Cantos (Cameron) 08:08
09. Wade In The Water (Trad. Arr. Cameron) 02:56

Bonus Tracks:
10. Walking (Donovan Phillips Leitch) 03:12
11. Salome (Korner, Cameron) 03:05
12. Tap Turns On The Water (Korner, Cameron) 03:42
13. Save The World (Cameron) 04:00

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