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Keith Relf ♦ Renaissance 
 

Yardbirds Alpha Listing
Complete title listing for UK/US 45s/EPs/LPs.
I Wish You Would / A Certain Girl
Arnold (2:15) / Toussaint (2:15)
Epic 9709, 8/64

I Wish You Would misspelled on first issues

Five Live Yardbirds
Columbia 33SX-1677 [UK]
N/R [UK: 12/64]
Back Cover

Side One
Too Much Monkey Business Berry 3:52
I Got Love If You Want It Moore 2:41
Smokestack Lightning Burnett 5:35
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Demarais 2:42
Respectable Isley-Isley-Isley 5:36
Side Two
Five Long Years Boyd 5:19
Pretty Girl McDaniel 3:05
Louise Hooker 3:43
I'm A Man McDaniel 4:34
Here 'Tis McDaniel 5:10
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Keith Relf-vocals, harmonica
Eric Clapton-lead guitar
Chris Dreja-rhythm guitar
Paul "Sam" Samwell-Smith-bass guitar
Jim McCarty-drums
§Cover Photo-Richard Rosser
Produced by: Giorgio Gomelsky

Note: Recorded at the Marquee Club, London, England, March 3rd, 1964
Each side preceeded by Hamish Grimes introduction
Track timings from CD. Read about the album at the UK Blues Federation website
 

Eric Clapton to John Mayall

Jeff Beck replaces him
 

For Your Love / Got To Hurry
Gouldman (2:28) / Gomelsky (2:34)
Epic 9790, 4/65 BB

Brian Auger-harpsichord

For Your Love
Epic BN-26167
6/65 BB
Back Cover

 
Side One
For Your Love Gouldman 2:30
I'm Not Talking† Allison 2:33
Putty (In Your Hands) Patton-Rodgers-Rogers 2:18
I Ain't Got You Carter 2:00
Got To Hurry Gomelsky-Rasputin 2:33
I Ain't Done Wrong† Relf 3:39
Side Two
I Wish You Would Arnold 2:19
A Certain Girl Neville 2:18
Sweet Music Bowie-Cobbs-Lance 2:30
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Demarais 2:46
My Girl Sloopy† Farrell-Russell 5:38
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Keith Relf-vocals, harp
Eric Clapton-lead guitar
Jeff Beck-lead guitar († only)
Chris Dreja-rhythm guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith-bass
Jim McCarty-drums
§Cover Photo-uncredited
Produced by: Mickie Most

Note: US only album consisting of singles and EP tracks
 

Heart Full Of Soul / Steeled Blues¹
Gouldman (2:27) / Beck-Relf (2:36)
Epic 9823, 7/65 BB

 
I'm A Man / Still I'm Sad
McDaniel (2:33) / McCarty-Samwell-Smith (2:57)
Epic 9857, 10/65 BB

 

Having A Rave Up With
Epic BN-26177
11/65 BB RS500
Back Cover

 
Side One
You're A Better Man Than I Hugg-Hugg 3:17
Evil Hearted You Gouldman 2:24
I'm A Man McDaniel 2:37
Still I'm Sad McCarty-Samwell-Smith 2:57
Heart Full Of Soul Gouldman 2:28
The Train Kept A-Rollin' Bradshaw-Mann-Kay 3:26
Side Two
Smokestack Lightning Burnett 5:35
Respectable Isley-Isley-Isley 5:28
I'm A Man McDaniel 4:24
Here 'Tis McDaniel 5:04
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Keith Relf-vocals, harp
Jeff Beck-lead guitar (side one only)
Eric Clapton-lead guitar (side two only)
Chris Dreja-rhythm guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith-bass
Jim McCarty-drums
§Cover Photo-Henry Parker
Produced by: Mickie Most

Note: US only release. Side One features singles and some odd tracks
Side two from UK release, Five Live Yardbirds (see above)
 


Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds
Mercury SR-61071
2/66 [UK: 1/66]
Back Cover

 
1970 Reissue Cover

Side One
Bye, Bye Bird Dixon-Williamson 2:23
Pontiac Blues Williamson 3:45
Take It Easy Baby Williamson 4:09
I Don't Care No More Williamson 3:18
Do The Weston Williamson 4:00
Side Two
Mister Downchild Williamson 3:56
23 Hours Too Long Williamson 5:04
Out Of Water Coast Williamson 3:00
Baby Don't Worry Williamson 4:28
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Sonny Boy Williamson-vocal, harmonica
with: The Yardbirds
Eric Clapton-guitar
Chris Dreja-guitar
Jim McCarty-drums
Paul Samwell-Smith-bass
Keith Relf-handclapping, shouting and foot-tapping
§Cover Photo-unknown
Produced by: Horst Lippmann, Giorgio Gomelsky

Note: The Yardbirds accompany Sonny Boy during a live performance at the Craw-Daddy Club, London, on December 8, 1963.
 

Shapes Of Things / I'm Not Talking
Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith (2:35) / Allison (2:31)
Epic 9891, 2/66

 
Shapes Of Things / New York City Blues
Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith (2:35) / Dreja-Relf (4:19)
Epic 10006, 3/66 BB

reissued with new B-side
Over Under Sideways Down / Jeff's Boogie
Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith (2:21) / Beck (2:22)
Epic 10035, 6/66 BB

 
Mr Zero¹ / Knowing¹
Lind (2:46) / Relf (1:55)
Epic 5-10044, 6/66

 

Over Under Sideways Down
Epic BN-26210
7/66 BB RS500 [UK: 7/66] #20
Back Cover

 
UK Cover


Known as Roger The Engineer
 
UK Back Cover

Side One
Lost Woman Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 3:12
Over Under Sideways Down Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:21
I Can't Make Your Way Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:22
Farewell Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 1:28
Hot House Of Omargarashid Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:35
Side Two
Jeff's Boogie Beck 2:22
He's Always There McCarty-Samwell-Smith 2:27
Turn Into Earth Samwell-Smith-Simon 3:11
What Do You Want? Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 3:22
Ever Since The World Began Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:05
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Keith Relf-vocals, harp
Jeff Beck-lead guitar
Chris Dreja-rhythm guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith-bass
Jim McCarty-drums
§US Cover Photo-uncreited; UK Cover Drawing-Chris Dreja (of Roger Cameron, audio engineer)
Produced by: Mickie Most

Note: The mono version contains several different mixes.
Jeff's Boogie is pretty much Chuck Berry's Guitar Boogie (1958)
 

Jimmy Page joins band

Happenings Ten Years Time Ago / The Nazz Are Blue¹
Beck-McCarty-Page-Relf (2:54) / Beck (3:01)
Epic 10094, 11/66 BB

Jeff Beck-lead vocal (The Nazz Are Blue); with Jimmy Page on A-side; UK B-side was Psycho Daisies (2nd pic sleeve)
Shapes In My Mind¹ / Blue Sands¹
Napier-Bell (2:38) / Groin (2:10)
Epic 5-10110, 11/66

B-side is by The Outsiders and is an instrumental
Blow-Up(12/18/66)
Blow-Up: "In The Club"
Jeff gets frustrated with a Vox amp during Stroll On.
Story about it @ Best Classic Bands.

Jeff Beck to Solo career

Little Games / Puzzles¹
Wainman-Spiro (2:33) / Dreja-McCarty-Page-Relf (2:01)
Epic 10156, 3/67 BB

 

Greatest Hits
Epic BN-26246
3/67 BB
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Side One
Shapes Of Things(non-LP 45) McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:24
Still I'm Sad McCarty-Samwell-Smith 2:59
New York City Blues(non-LP 45) Relf 4:17
For Your Love Gouldman 2:27
Over Under Sideways Down Drega-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:22
Side Two
I'm A Man McDaniel 3:25
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago(non-LP 45) Beck-McCarty-Page-Relf 2:49
Heart Full Of Soul Gouldman 2:28
Smokestack Lightning Burnett 5:35
I'm Not Talking Allison 2:30

 

Ha Ha Said The Clown¹ / Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
Hazzard (2:29) / McCarty-Page (2:41)
Epic 10204, 7/67 BB

 
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A-side only:
Keith Relf-vocals
with:
Al Gorgoni-guitar
Rick Nielsen-organ
Joe Macho Jr-bass
Bobby Gregg-drums

 


Little Games
Epic BN-26313
7/67 BB [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Little Games Spiro-Wainman 2:22
Smile On Me Dreja-McCarty-Page-Relf 3:14
White Summer Page 3:42
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor McCarty-Page 2:35
Glimpses Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Page 4:12
Side Two
Drinking Muddy Water Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Page 2:47
No Excess Baggage Atkins-D'Errico 2:26
Stealing, Stealing Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Page 2:18
Only The Black Rose Relf 2:45
Little Soldier Boy McCarty-Page-Relf 2:30
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Keith Relf-vocals, harp
Jimmy Page-guitar
Chris Dreja-bass
Jim McCarty-drums
with: [uncredited]
Nicky Hopkins-keyboards (Goodnight Sweet Josephine)
Ian Stewart-piano (Drinking Muddy Water)
John Paul Jones-bass
§Cover Art-uncredited
Produced by: Mickie Most

Note: Amazingly, not released in the UK until 1975.
 

Ten Little Indians¹ / Drinking Muddy Water
Nilsson (2:14) / Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Page (2:50)
Epic 10248, 10/67 BB

 
Jimmy Page forms New Yardbirds, soon to become  Led Zeppelin 
Keith Relf & Jim McCarty duo as Together (one UK 45), then form Renaissance, continuing below...
Goodnight Sweet Josephine¹ / Think About It¹
Hazzard (2:43) / McCarty-Page-Relf (3:45)
Epic 10303, 3/68

 

Renaissance
Elektra EKS-74068
12/69 [UK: 12/69]
Back Cover

 
UK Cover

 
UK Back Cover

Side One
Kings & Queens McCarty-Relf 10:55
Innocence McCarty-Relf 7:05
Side Two
Island McCarty-Relf 5:57
Wanderer Hawken-McCarty 4:00
Bullet McCarty-Relf 11:24
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Keith Relf-guitar, harmonica, vocals
Jane Relf-percussion, vocals
John Hawken-piano, harpsichord
Louis Cennamo-bass
Jim McCarty-percussion, vocals
§Cover Art-Peter Schaumann
Produced by: Paul Samwell-Smith

Note: This edition of Renaissance didn't last long. A second album, Illusion, was released only in Europe in 1971.
The Annie Haslam-led edition bears no resemblance to this group.
 

Island¹ / The Sea¹
McCarty-Relf (3:32) / McCarty-Relf (3:02)
Island WIP 6079 [UK], 1/70

Noted here because of the completely different version of Island and the non-LP B-side

Live Yardbirds! Featuring Jimmy Page
Epic E-30615
8/71 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

 
2017 Box Cover

Side One
The Train Kept A-Rollin' Bradshaw-Kay-Mann 3:10
You're A Better Man Than I Hugg-Hugg 6:50
I'm Confused Holmes 6:47
My Baby Shuman-Ragovoy 3:00
Side Two
Over Under Sideways Down Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:39
Drinking Muddy Water Dreja-McCarty-Page-Relf 3:16
Shapes Of Things McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 2:48
White Summer Page 4:19
I'm A Man McDaniel 11:59
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Keith Relf-vocals, harp
Jimmy Page-guitar
Chris Dreja-bass
Jim McCarty-drums
§Cover Painting-James Grashow
Produced by: Mickie Most

Note: Recorded live at The Anderson Theatre, New York, Mar 30, 1968 (with audience sounds dubbed in from a bull fight—not kidding).
Album was withdrawn within weeks of release. Read why.
In 2017, the thieving magpie discovered the raw tapes and remixed the album for CD issue as "Yardbirds 68" (see 2nd note).
Unfortunately, he took out most of Keith's inter-song patter. Does have an amazing booklet and some demo tracks.
 

 

Bootlegs Complete Collections

Bootleg recordings have been around since the 40s, when opera buffs began recording their favorites to share. By the late 60s, boots were a main part of rock record collecting. Most featured less than stellar audience-recorded live performances, whilst others concentrated on gathering up old 45s and album tracks. I got mine at The Om
The Ommmmm

in Nanuet NY (now a day-care center). We've included some of the famous ones (Beatles, Stones, Dylan). Now it's The Yardbirds turn.

Golden Eggs features b-sides, UK 45s and other items (some solo by Keith Relf) and a great cover art by William Stout. The back featured an abbreviated family tree by Pete Frame. Trademark Of Quality boots were the best. TMQ later released a follow-up, More Golden Eggs.


Golden Eggs
Trade Mark Of Quality TMQ-71081
?/72?
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Side One
Steeled Blues(non-LP 45) Beck 2:37
Putty (In Your Hands) Patton-Rodgers 2:17
Mr Zero†(non-LP 45) Lind 2:45
No Excess Baggage Atkins-D'errico 2:29
Think About It(non-LP 45) Page 3:47
Stroll On(Blow Up soundtrack) Beck-Dreja-Page-Relf 2:43
The Nazz Are Blue(non-LP 45) Beck-Dreja-McCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 3:00
Knowing†(non-LP 45) Relf 1:53
Little Soldier Boy McCarty-Page-Relf 2:33
Side Two
Puzzles(non-LP 45) Relf 2:01
Stealing, Stealing Dreja-McCarty-Page-Relf 2:21
Sweet Music Bowie-Cobb-Lance 2:28
Ha Ha Said The Clown(non-LP 45) Hazzard 2:23
Rack My Mind(UK LP) Beck-DrejaMcCarty-Relf-Samwell-Smith 3:10
Ten Little Indians(non-LP 45) Nilsson 2:13
Goodnight Sweet Josephine(non-LP 45) Hazzard 2:44
Glimpses(non-LP 45) Dreja-McCarty-Page-Relf 4:22
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Various iterations of The Yardbirds
†solo Keith Relf 45s
Produced by: various

Note: Recollections from a Bootleg record dealer
 


Links!  

Official Yardbirds web site
Yardbirds Fan web site
Northern Lights (Renaissance) web site

 


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