Format: 140 gram LP – clear RED vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with BLUE lettering (limited edition 500 copies)
Blues Creation was formed in 1969 by Japanese ax-hero Kazuo Takeda, along with fellow guitarist Koh Eiryu and singer Fumio Nunoya (later of Dew). Initially influenced by the likes of The Yardbirds and Cream, group mastermind Takeda soon decided to move the heavier territory occupied by bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin. But at the same time Blues Creation had morphed into something truly original, focused more on song writing and looking into their own Japanese roots as well as to the West.
By the time this live performance was recorded in August 1971 at the 2nd All Japan Folk Jamboree, Takeda’s Blues Creation was a force to be reckoned with. Plays a mix of originals (sung in English) and well-selected covers, as always Blues Creation’s sound hinges entirely on Takeda’s impressive handiwork on the fretboard.