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Victor Brox Blues Train (Victor Brox & The Night Train)

Victor Brox Blues Train (Victor Brox & The Night Train) - Darwen Night Train (Darwin Night Train) - 2000 - Bullfrog

"Darwen Night Train" (That's how it's spelt on the album's front) was recorded live at the Darwin Festival, Australia in September 2000, by ABC Radio during Victor Brox Blues Train's first Australian tour. Some of Victor Brox's album releases include lo-fi documents of live shows with very basic packaging, or even plain CD burns, cheaply produced to sell at gigs. This is a professional recording, and Victor's daughter Kyla sings "Trouble in Mind", "Big Boss Man", "Double Lovin’", "Girlfriend", "The Painter" and "Don’t Fail Me Baby". She also duets with her dad on "Jesus On The Mainline". Victor Brox is already a British blues legend, and his daughter Kyla Brox has to be one of the most authentic UK blues and soul singers of her generation. There's a great interview with Victor @ http://www.earlyblues.com/Interview%20-%20Victor%20Brox.htm. Try and find his "Victor Brox: French Connection" album, and search this blog for Kyla Brox releases [All tracks @ 160 Kbps: File size = 79.4 Mb]


1 Run You Off The Hill - Brox
2 This Island Earth - Brox
3 Money Talks - Brox
4 Trouble In Mind - Richard M.Jones
5 Big Boss Man - Willie Dixon
6 Double Lovin'- Brox
7 Midnight Hour-No Woman, No Cry - Cropper, Piclett - Marley
8 Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
9 Winning Streak - Brox
10 Girlfriend - Sarah Young
11 The Painter - Brox
12 Don't Fail Me Baby - Buddy Johnson
13 Jesus On The Mainline - Trad.


Many of Victor Brox's albums and some of Kylas are very vague in specifying musicians' credits. It would be easy to guess most of the performers on this album, but this blog would be extremely grateful for a detailed credits list for the album


Manchester blues legend Victor Brox (born in Droylsden, 1940) is a musical virtuoso and as well as playing keyboards and singing he plays brass and guitar. He is one of Britain’s greatest ever blues vocalists ranking alongside the likes of Chris Youlden, Joe Cocker and Steve Marriot at their best. This has been endorsed by Jimi Hendrix who was a great fan of Victor jamming and playing with him and the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation on many occasions in London and New-York. Victor studied under a variety of blues pioneers such as Big Bill Broonzy, Bo Diddley, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Screaming Jay Hawkins, and played with B.B King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Bronzy, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillian of Deep Purple, Charlie Mingus, Noel Redding of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Keith Moon of The Who, Alexis Korner, Bill Coleman, Lord David Sutch, Tete Montelieu, T.T.Swanston, John Mayall, Graham Bond, Country Joe McDonald, Keith Moon, Marzette Watts, Sun Ra and Nico, Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, Rory Gallagher, Marc Bolan. In the late 1960s, he was the front man of Aynsley Dunbar’s Retaliation and also appeared as member of many blues outfits or as guest on several blues albums (vocals and sometimes keyboards). They released four albums: ‘Retaliation’, ‘Doctor Dunbar’s Prescription’, ‘To Mum from Aynsley and the Boys’ and ‘Remains to be Heard . He created the Victor Brox Blues Train (originally formed way back in the 60s with Annette his wife), which still exists, re-surfacing regularly. In 1970 Victor performed as Caiaphas on the original recording of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Victor frequently appeared alongside his highly talented wife Annette Brox (vocals & percussion) and continues the tradition by singing with his daughters Kyla, Buffy and Anna. Kyla now has her own highly rated blues band. Sam Brox, his son sings and plays with his own band in Denmark. This amazing performer has appeared alongside many of the big names of blues as well as in his own right and has a string of recordings across the musical spectrum. This amazing artist, band leader, singer and multi-instrumentalist, is one the best know and longest enduring names in grass roots British blues. His dedication to live music is legendary, and over the years he has been associated with just about every major blues artist to emerge from Europe & the U.S.A. His feel, energy and great enthusiasm for the music is second to none! “Blues music has given me greater pleasure than I could ever have imagined all those years ago. I’ve met and played with hundreds of fine musicians and have made many friends. I love the music and just want to go on playing it…” http://www.myspace.com/victorbrox Edited by WilliamNl on 21 Jun 2010, 23:58 Sources http://www.myspace.com/victorbrox

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