Blues Creation

Blues Creation was formed in 1969 by guitarists Kazuo Takeda and Koh Eiryu and singer Fumio Nunoya following the dissolution of their group sounds band The Bickies.[1]

In October 1969 Blues Creation released their self-titled debut album of American blues covers,[1] featuring songs written by Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Chester Burnett, J. Mayall-E. Clapton, Blind Willie Johnson, Willie Dixon and Otis Rush. After some lineup changes, August 1971 saw the release of their first album of original material, Demon & Eleven Children. That year they also released Carmen Maki & Blues Creation, which had the band fronted by female vocalist Carmen Maki. Each Blues Creation album other than their first features songs written by Takeda and consists of a constantly shifting lineup. At the end of that same year, Blues Creation released their final album, Blues Creation Live.[1]

Takeda started a three-piece group called simply Creation toured Japan with American hard rock band Mountain in 1973. Mountain broke up soon after their Japanese tour, and partly due to hearing loss from playing so loud, bassist Felix Pappalardi focused on producing other bands. 1975 saw the self-titled Creation, which was produced by Yuya Uchida and featured a cover photo of a dozen nude boys full-frontal peeing.[1]

Pappalardi decided to help Creation work on their next album and invited the band to his Nantucket, Massachusetts home for two months of rehearsals. Over that time the project transformed into a musical collaboration with songs being written mostly by Pappalardi, his wife Gail Collins Pappalardi and Takeda. The album recorded at New York’s Bearsville Studios was released in April 1976 as Creation with Felix Pappalardi. Creation released a final live album Pure Electric Soul in 1977, once again featuring a cover with nude boys at the front of a bus.[1]

Kazuo Takeda has released more than 20 solo albums including 1978's Super Rock in the Highest Voltage. He now works as a session guitarist in Los Angeles. Takeda attributes his further musical development to his friendship with Pappalardi who encouraged him to branch out into Jazz and other styles. He occasionally still plays live in Asia with former Creation drummer Masayuki Higuchi, and most recently produced Hong Kong's premier bluesman Tommy Chung's album Play My Blues (2006).

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Blues Creation = ブルース・クリエイション* - Demon & Eleven Children = 悪人と11人の子供達 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation = ブルース・クリエイション* - Demon & Eleven Children = 悪人と11人の子供達 CDr, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation = ブルース・クリエイション* - Demon & Eleven Children = 悪人と11人の子供達 1998 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 1971 Vinyl, LP, Album
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album
Blues Creation - 白熱のブルースクリエイション Live ! 1989 CD, Album
Blues Creation - 白熱のブルース・クリエイション 1998 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children File, AAC, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 1971 Vinyl, LP, Album
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 2020 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 1999 CD, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition
Blues Creation - Live 2005 CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 1989 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - The Blues Creation 2008 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2010 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2012 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Blues Creation - In The Beginnings 2005 CD, Album
Blues Creation - Live! 2001 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2001 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 2020 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Live 1971 2015 Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - The Blues Creation 2005 CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Blues Creation CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2020 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2011 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue
Blues Creation - Live! 2001 CDr, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Unofficial Release, Stereo
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 2003 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Blues Creation Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children = 悪魔と11人の子供達 1988 CD, Album, Promo, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 1975 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2022 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 1975 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - The Blues Creation 2001 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 1988 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 1988 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 1989 CD, Album, Promo, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2012 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2000 CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2011 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Blues Creation - Blues Creation 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - 白熱のブルースクリエイション Live ! 1989 CD, Album
Blues Creation - Recorded Live At The 2nd All Japan Folk Jamboree 7th August 1971 2012 Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Unofficial Release
Blues Creation - Live 2008 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2005 CD, Album, Reissue
Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children 2003 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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