The Yardbirds: Five Live Yardbirds [Record 93]
Five Live Yardbirds is the live debut album by English blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in the United Kingdom in December 1964 by Columbia Records. The album has been re-released and remastered by numerous record companies.
1, Too Much Monkey Business.
2, Got Love If You Want It.
3, Smokestack Lightning.
4, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.
6, Five Long Years.
7, Pretty Girl.
9, I’m a Man.
10, Here ‘Tis.
History: In October 1963, the Yardbirds took over The Rolling Stones position at the Crawdaddy Club and had signed a management contract with Crawdaddy owner Giorgio Gomelsky. After going on tour with Sonny Boy Williamson the band got a contract with Columbia Records and released the singles “I Wish You Would” and “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”.
Rave Up: Many of the songs on the album including “I’m a Man” and “Here Tis” feature a “rave up”, an instrumental interlude which starts low and builds to a climax. “I’m a Man” was later recorded with Jeff Beck on lead guitar. Guitarist Eric Clapton credits the rave up to bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. The use of the “rave up” is evident in the fact that the songs “Smokestack Lighting”, “Respectable”, “I’m a Man”, and “Here ‘Tis” appear on the US release Having a Rave Up