Jimmy Powell

Jimmy Powell was one of the true veterans of the British blues scene, having cut his first single ("Sugar Babe" Pts. 1 and 2) for Decca in 1962, when Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies had barely established themselves. Powell formed the Dimensions in 1963 as his backing band, and within its ranks at the start was a young Rod Stewart on vocals and blues harp. The band played the Crawdaddy Club, one of the Meccas of the early blues boom, and were signed to Pye Records, but their singles failed to register with the public despite a high-energy sound strongly reminiscent of the early Stones, solid attack on their instruments (check out "I'm Looking For A Woman"), and a good feel for the blues.

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