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Back Door discography

This is a discography of albums by Back Door.

Back Door, a UK jazz rock trio, were formed in 1971. The original line-up was Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery and Tony Hicks. Dave MacRae joined the group on keyboards in 1975 making them a quartet for a short period. Hicks and MacRae left the group in 1976. Adrian Tilbrook replaced Hicks on drums and the group returned to the trio format. The group broke up in 1977.

The group reunited briefly in the mid-1980s and again in 2003. A number of Back Door concerts took place in 2005 with Rod Mason replacing Ron Aspery who died at the end of 2003. Following the death of Tony Hicks in 2006 Colin Hodgkinson formed a new trio with Rod Mason and Paul Robinson. The Back Door name is not used for this group.


Back Door discography

Back Door, Back Door, 1972, Blakey Records

Tracks : Vienna Breakdown, Plantagenet, Lieutenant Loose, Askin' The Way, Turning Point, Slivadiv, Jive Grind, Human Bed, Catcote, Waltz For A Wollum, Folksong, Back Door

Musicians : Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery, Tony Hicks

Local label release of first LP. Subsequently released on Warner Bros.

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Back Door, Back Door, 1973, Warner Bros

Tracks : Vienna Breakdown, Plantagenet, Lieutenant Loose, Askin' The Way, Turning Point, Slivadiv, Jive Grind, Human Bed, Catcote, Waltz For A Wollum, Folksong, Back Door

Musicians : Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery, Tony Hicks

Warner Bros reissue of first LP.

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8th Street Nites, Back Door, 1973, Warner Bros

Tracks : Linin' Track, Forget Me Daisy, His Old Boots (Sein Alter Stiefel), Blue Country Blues, Dancin' In The Van, 32-20 Blues, Roberta, It's Nice When It's Up, One Day You're Down, The Next Day You're Down, Walkin' Blues, The Bed Creaks Louder, Adolphus Beal

Musicians : Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery, Tony Hicks, Felix Pappalardi

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Another Fine Mess, Back Door, 1974, Warner Bros

Tracks : I'm Gonna Stay a Long, Long Time, Blakey Jones, T.B. Blues, Candle Round Your Hat, Detroit Blues, The Spoiler, Shaken by Love, Streamline Guitar, Manager's Shirt, The Dashing White Sergeant

Musicians : Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery, Tony Hicks / Dave MacRae, Bernie Holland, Felix Pappalardi

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Activate, Back Door, 1976, Warner Bros

Tracks : You Got Evil, Thru The Zig Zag Gate, Train Won't Blow, Dragonfly, Eliminate, Speedwalker, Roll On, Moon Mad Woman, Cryin' Inside

Musicians : Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery, Adrian Tilbrook

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The Human Bed, Back Door, 2002, Hux / BBC

Tracks : Vienna Breakdown, Blue Country Blues, Captain Crack Up, When You'Ve Got A Good Friend, Adolphus Beal, Human Bed, Fanny Wiggins, Walkin' Blues, Louisiana Blues, Slivadiv, The Spoiler, TB Blues, Blakey Jones, The Dashing White Sargeant

Musicians : Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery, Tony Hicks, Dave MacRae (tracks: 10-14)

Music from three sessions recorded for the BBC in 1973 and 1974.

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Askin' The Way, Back Door, 2003, Cultural Foundation

Tracks : The Old Country, Nice One, Human Bed, Askin' The Way, Blue Country Blues, Folksong, Back Door, Hurlingham Down, Shaken By Love, Vienna Breakdown, Spare Me The Tears, The Sleaze, Drinking With Boxers, Snab's Rag, Slivadiv, The Cold Light Of Day, Get Lucky, Black Horse, Hammerman

Musicians : Colin Hodgkinson, Ron Aspery, Tony Hicks

New studio recordings from the reunited original line-up of the group.

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BBC In Concert, Back Door, 2013, Gearbox Records GB 1516

Tracks : Folksong, Roberta, Linin' Track, Forget Me Daisy, Blue Country Blues, His Old Boots, Walking Blues

Musicians : Ron Aspery, Colin Hodgkinson, Tony Hicks, Alexis Korner (guest/compere)

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Back Door / 8th Street Nites / Another Fine Mess, Back Door, 2015, BGO

Tracks : Vienna Breakdown, Plantagenet, Lieutenant Loose, Askin' The Way, Turning Point, Slivadiv, Jive Grind, Human Bed, Catcote, Waltz For A Wollum, Folksong, Back Door, Linin' Track, Forget Me Daisy, His Old Boots (Sein Alter Stiefel), Blue Country Blues, Dancin' In The Van, 32-20 Blues, Roberta, It's Nice When It's Up, One Day You're Down, The Next Day You're Down, Walkin' Blues, The Bed Creaks Louder, Adolphus Beal, I'm Gonna Stay a Long, Long Time, Blakey Jones, T.B. Blues, Candle Round Your Hat, Detroit Blues, The Spoiler, Shaken by Love, Streamline Guitar, Manager's Shirt, The Dashing White Sergeant

A double CD release that comprises remastered versions of the first three Warner Bros Back Door albums.

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Last updated April 2016