David Bowie
The World Of David Bowie (Decca SPA 58)
Recorded: John’s tracks at Advision Studios, London, September 1, 1967
Released: 1970
Prod: Tony Visconti
NB: JM on two tracks only: Let Me Sleep Beside You; Karma Man. This LP was a repackage of most of David’s eponymous first LP from 1967 along with three unreleased tracks from that period, including the two with John.
David Bowie - vocals, guitar; John McLaughlin – guitar; Herbie Flowers – bass; Tony Visconti - bass, background vocals; Barry Morgan or Andy White – drums; Steve Peregrine Took – pixiephone; + unidentified string players

Graham Bond
Solid Bond (Warners WS 3001)
Recorded: (John’s tracks July 1963) 1963, 1967
Released: 1971
NB John appears on the three 1963 live tracks: Hi Ho Country Kicking Blues, The Grass Is Greener, Doxy
Graham Bond – alto sax, John McLaughlin – guitar, Jack Bruce – bass, Ginger Baker - drums

Duffy Power
Innovations (Transatlantic TRA 229)
Recorded: various sessions, London 1965-67
Released: 1971
NB John appears on seven tracks (see Duffy Power section below for details): Rosie / It’s Funny / God Bless The Child / Mary Open The Door [version 1] / Little Boy Blue [version 1] / There You Go / Red, White and Blue

Rolling Stones
Metamorphosis (Decca SKL 5212)
Recorded: John’s tracks at Regent Sound Studios, London February 13 1964 (*), July 21-23 1964 (**), September 1964 (***)
Released: June 1975
Prod: Andrew Loog Oldham
NB: JM believed to be on three tracks: Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind*, Heart Of Stone**, (Walkin’ Thru The) Sleepy City***. Various Rolling Stones bootlegs purport to have further tracks from this period with John McLaughlin involved. You pay your money, you take your chance.
Unconfirmed online information associates John with three further officially released tracks:
‘I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys’

Rec: February 24 1965:
Vocal: Mick Jagger,  Guitars: Keith Richards, John McLaughlin, Bass: Joe Moretti, Drums: Andy White
Other tracks include: Jimmy Page (guitar), John Paul Jones (bass), Clem Cattini (drums)
‘We’re Wastin’ Time’
Rec: July 1964
Vocal: Mick Jagger, Guitars: Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin, Jim Sullivan, Drums: Andy White + others
‘Each And Every Day Of The Year’
Rec: July 10 1964
Vocal: Mick Jagger, Guitars: Jimmy Page, Jim Sullivan & John McLaughlin, Bass:Joe Moretti, Drums: Andy White

Duffy Power
Just Stay Blue (RPM Retro 802)
Recorded: (John’s tracks all London, 1965-67) 1965-71
Released: 1995
A CD compilation of rare or unreleased recordings. John appears on seven tracks (see Duffy Power section below for details) of which two were new to CD and five previously unreleased: Dollar Mamie / Little Boy Blue [version 2] / Little Girl / Mary Open The Door [version 2] / Hound Dog [alt take to single version] / Rags And Old Iron / Just Stay Blue

The EmCee Five
Bebop From The East Coast 1960/62 (Celeste LXCY-6238)
Recorded: (John’s track early 1967) 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967
Released: 1996 (Japan)
Prod: Mike Carr
Also released under the same title but credited to ‘Mike Carr / The EmCee Five’, on Cargo Music in 1996. Despite the title dating of ‘1960/62’, this CD compilation of EmCee Five recordings includes nothing from 1960 but does include a bonus track involving John from 1967 – taken from a BBC Radio ‘Jazz Club’ concert in London, contrary to the notes stating Newcastle. This 1967 performance was by the Mike Carr Trio plus guest saxophonist from the earlier EmCee Five days, Gary Cox.
Mike Carr Trio: Mike Carr – organ, John McLaughlin – guitar, Jacky Denton – drums + Gary Cox – tenor sax

Duffy Power
Leapers & Sleepers (RPM D 240)
Recorded: (John’s tracks all London, 1965-67) 1962-67
Released: 2002
A 2CD compilation of rare and unreleased recordings. John appears on 11 tracks: seven are the same as those previously unearthed on Just Stay Blue; four are previously unreleased February 20 1963 tracks with Duffy and the Graham Bond Quartet – I Saw Her Standing There [Take 1] / Shake, Rattle And Roll / What’d I Say / I Got A Woman

Duffy Power
Vampers & Champers (RPM D 320)
Recorded: (John’s track: London, 1965) 1965-2002
Released: 2006
Another 2CD compilation of rare and unreleased recordings. Disc 1 is the entire Innovations LP, featuring 1965-66 recordings, plus two previously unreleased tracks from the period, one of which, ‘Little Girl’, features John.

Herbie Goins & the Night-Timers
No.1 In Your Heart (EMI Zono 20084)
Recorded: (John’s tracks all at Abbey Road Studios, London 1965-66) 1965-67
Released: 2008
Prod: Norman Smith
Expanded LP/CD compilation of all the Herbie Goins EMI sessions. Aside from already issued material, John almost certainly appears on the previously unreleased September 23 1966 demo of ‘Outside Of Heaven’.

The Graham Bond Organisation
Wade In The Water – Classics, Origins & Oddities (REP 5240)
Recorded: (John’s tracks all at Abbey Road Studios, London, 1963) 1963-66
Released: 2011
Prod/compiled: Pete Brown
A 4CD box set. John appears on nine tracks: the four tracks from the February 20 1963 session with Duffy Power (first released on Leepers & Sleepers) plus a five-track previously unreleased Graham Bond Quartet EMI May 16 1963 session – Slippin’ & Slidin’ / Spanish Blues / Untitled Abbey Road Blues / It’s Happening / Wade In The Water
Graham Bond – organ, John McLaughlin – guitar, Jack Bruce – bass, Ginger Baker - drums

Pete Brown / The Huge Local Sun
[Forthcoming Pete Brown Anthology]
Two tracks: ‘The Week Looked Good On Paper’, ‘Late Night Mental Tyre Service’
Recorded: August 4 1967
Released: TBC
Prod: Pete Brown
Pete Brown – vocal
Graham Layden – backing vocal
John McLaughlin, Phil Lee – guitars
Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophones
John Mumford – trombone
Binky McKenzie – bass guitar
Danny Thompson – double bass
Laurie Allan – drums

The Duffy Power Sessions 1965-67


During 1965-67 Duffy Power recorded a number of tracks, mostly as publishing demos for Marquis Music – although four were released commercially at the time, across a UK single and a French EP. Several of these tracks – some featuring John McLaughlin on guitar - were compiled on LP as Innovations, released on Transatlantic in 1971. Innovations has since been reissued various times on both vinyl and CD (initially as Little Boy Blue on Edsel in 1992). Vampers & Champers (RPM, 2006) combined the original Innovations LP with one newly released McLaughlin-related track from that period along with other Power rarities from 1969-2002. Further McLaughlin-related recordings from these sporadic Marquis Music sessions have appeared on other Duffy Power CD compilations, specifically Just Stay Blue (RPM Retro, 1997) and Leapers & Sleepers (RPM, 2002) - the latter including all of the McLaughlin-related tracks from the former. Detailed sleevenotes by or involving Duffy accompany all of the above CD releases, and offer a fascinating account of his 1960s activities. To help make sense of this material, and John McLaughlin’s involvement with Duffy, all of his known recordings with Duffy (bar those with the Graham Bond Quartet in 1963 and the 1966 BBC World Service session) are detailed below in order of recording. In addition, there was also an Immediate Records demo session at some point (the demo now lost in action).

Rosie
Recorded: [Finchley Road studio], Autumn 1965
Released: Innovations (1971), Vampers & Champers (2006)
Duffy, John + Jack Bruce (bass), Phil Seamen (drums)

Little Girl [version 1]
Recorded: [Finchley Road studio], Autumn 1965
Released: Vampers & Champers (2006)
Duffy, John + probably Jack Bruce (bass) and Phil Seamen (drums)

Dollar Mamie
Recorded: [Finchley Road studio], Autumn 1965
Released: Just Stay Blue (1995), Leapers & Sleepers (2002)
Duffy, John + Jack Bruce (bass), Phil Seamen (drums)

God Bless The Child
Recorded: [Finchley Road studio], ?/65
Released:
Duffy & John

Little Boy Blue [version 1]
Recorded: Regent Sound, London, 1/66
Released: Innovations (1971), Vampers & Champers (2006)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Red Reece (drums)

Mary Open The Door [version 1]
Recorded: Regent Sound, London, 1/66
Released: Innovations (1971), Vampers & Champers (2006)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Red Reece (drums)

It’s Funny
Recorded: Regent Sound, London, 1/66
Released: French EP (4/67), Innovations (1971), Vampers & Champers (2006)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Red Reece (drums)

Little Boy Blue [version 2]
Recorded: mid 1966
Released: French EP (4/67), Just Stay Blue (1995), Leapers & Sleepers (2002)
Duffy, John + Jack Bruce (bass), Ginger Baker (drums)

Little Girl [version 2]
Recorded: mid 1966
Released: Just Stay Blue (1995), Leapers & Sleepers (2002)
Duffy, John + Jack Bruce (bass), Ginger Baker (drums)

Mary Open The Door [version 2]
Recorded: mid 1966
Released: UK single (1/67), French EP (4/67), Just Stay Blue (1995), Leapers & Sleepers (2002)
Duffy, John + Jack Bruce (bass), Ginger Baker (drums)

There You Go
Recorded: c.Summer 1966
Released: Innovations (1971), Vampers & Champers (2006)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Terry Cox (drums)

Red White & Blue
Recorded: c.Summer 1966
Released: Innovations (1971), Vampers & Champers (2006)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Terry Cox (drums)

Hound Dog [released take]
Recorded: 11/66
Released: UK single (1/67), French EP (4/67)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Terry Cox (drums)
NB This version may be available on various-artist CD compilations, but has never been on any Duffy Power CD

Hound Dog [alternate take]
Recorded: 11/66
Released: Just Stay Blue (1995), Leapers & Sleepers (2002)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Terry Cox (drums)

Rags & Old Iron
Recorded: 11/66
Released: Just Stay Blue (1995), Leapers & Sleepers (2002)
Duffy, John + Danny Thompson (bass), Terry Cox (drums)

Just Stay Blue
Recorded: early 1967
Released: Just Stay Blue (1995), Leapers & Sleepers (2002)
Duffy, John + Binky McKenzie (bass), Mike Carr (organ), Jacky Denton (drums)
NB: this is essentially the Mike Carr Trio (Mike, John, Jacky) plus Binky backing Duffy: the only recording the Trio made bar their BBC Jazz Club concert (see below).

The Pete Brown Sessions 1967-68


In contrast to the Duffy Power sessions, nothing from the five Pete Brown recording sessions with which John was involved has thus far been released, although Pete Brown anticipates a 4CD anthology of his work in due course, on which some of the McLaughlin material will likely appear. All the sessions were as the First Real Poetry Band except for 4/8/67, which was a one-off larger grouping entitled The Huge Local Sun.

Tue 11/7/67          Unknown studio, London - demo session
Pete Brown (spoken word), John McLaughlin (guitar), Danny Thompson (bass), Laurie Allen (drums)

Fri 4/8/67               Polydor Studios, Oxford Street, London
                                Tracks: ‘The Week Looked Good On Paper’; ‘Late-Night Mental Tyre Service’
Pete Brown (spoken word), John McLaughlin, Phil Lee (guitars), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxes), John Mumford (trombone), John Mitchell (keys), Danny Thompon (double bass), Binky McKenzie (bass guitar), Laurie Allen (drums), Graham Layden (backing vocals).

Wed 16/8/67         Unknown studio, London - demo session
Pete Brown (spoken word), John McLaughlin (guitar), Binky McKenzie (bass), Laurie Allan (drums)

Wed 3/1/68           Dick James Studio, New Oxford Street, London - demo session for Immediate Records
                                Track: ‘Things May Come And Things May Go, But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever’.
Pete Brown (vocal), John McLaughlin (guitar), Binky McKenzie (bass guitar), Hughie Flint or Laurie Allan (drums)

Fri 18/1/68             Regent Sound, London - demo session
Pete Brown (vocal), John McLaughlin (guitar), Binky McKenzie (bass guitar), Hughie Flint or Laurie Allan (drums)