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Dick Heckstall Smith

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  • Born: Ludlow, England
  • Died: London, England
  • Years Active: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith had a major role in the British blues boom of the 1960s, playing in the bands of Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, and John Mayall. In all of his work, and particularly in the late-'60s band Colosseum, he ventured into the little-explored territory where blues, jazz, and rock meet. In addition to doing session work, he's released some solo recordings. 1995's Celtic Steppes, funded by the Arts Council of England, was an ambitious world fusion outing.

eMusic Features

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This Is The (British) Blues

By John Morthland, Contributor

It's tempting, given the relative paucity of Americans, to suggest that the recently released This Is the Blues, Volumes 1-4 instead be titled This Is The British Blues, or, even better, This Is British Blues-Rock. After all, nearly every track on these four discs comes from either older tribute albums to Peter Green's original Fleetwood Mac (as well as a bit of his solo work), British blues pioneer Cyril Davies and American blues institution John… more »