Collection: The Blues Bureau Years
"Collection: The Blues Bureau Years" is Rick Derringer's compilation of tracks recorded from his Blues Bureau years (a division of Shrapnel Records), and includes twelve tracks recorded from 1993 to 1999. Derringer actually recorded four blues CDs starting in '93 with "Back To the Blues" followed by "Electra Blues", "Blues Deluxe" and his 2000 release "Jackhammer Blues". Young guitar great, vocalist and entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoys recorded the No.1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, knocking "Yesterday" by The Beatles out of the top spot. The McCoys had enjoyed four years of successful touring, when Rick merged his talents with Johnny Winter in 1969 forming "Johnny Winter And" ("And" referring to The McCoys). In '71 Rick was featured on three records, "Johnny Winter And", "Johnny Winter And-Live" and "Edgar Winter's White Trash". "And" featured the first version of Derringer's "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" which was also released as a single, then selected again for "And - Live".
|05:07||Trouble In Paradise||Vocal|
|05:17||Blue Suede Blues||Vocal|
|08:10||Blues All Night Long||Vocal|
|08:00||If It's The Blues||Vocal|
|10:08||All I Want To Do Is Cry||Vocal|
|04:06||Let The Good Times Roll||Vocal|
|03:34||Still Alive And Well||Vocal|
|09:27||Something Inside Of Me||Vocal|
|Rick Derringer||Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Production|
|Kevin Russell||Rhythm Guitar, Production|
|Mike Varney||Production, Executive Production|
|Steve Fontano||Production, Engineering, Overdub Engineering, Mixing|
|Mark Hutchins||Additional Engineering|
|Greg Schnitzer||Engineering Assistance|
|Shawn Morris||Engineering Assistance|
|Terry Weeks||Engineering Assistance|
|Jeff Sloan||Engineering Assistance|
|Joe Marquez||Engineering, Mixing Assistance|
|Dave Stephens||Graphic Design|
|Studios used: Alpha Omega (San Rafael, CA), Prairie Sun Recording (Cotati, CA), Sound Temple Studios.
Mastered at Eugene Productions.