The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Manfred Mann, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, The Downliners Sect, The Artwoods - it's a rogue's gallery of the finest British blues acts to have ever existed. The torchbearers of the British blues explosion didn't just launch their own careers; they launched the careers of the original stateside bluesmen whose songs they were covering. And it all started from one stage - The Ealing Club in London's West End - and thankfully, a new documentary Surburban Steps to Rockland is set to commit the story our blues inheritance to celluloid.

With the Jazz scene setting dominance across London's clubs in the early sixties, giving up the stage to a bunch of rebellious rhythm and blues musicians was against every fibre of the traditionalist's jazz code. What they didn't know was that the rock 'n rollers who would turn everything on its head, were already among them. In the early sixties blues guitar player Alexis Korner and harmonica player Cyril Davis had established themselves as extremely competent session musicians in a variety of acts, yet by 1962 they were facing an increasingly opposed jazz audience. The musicians were playing trad jazz with The Chris Barber Band at the Marquee Jazz Club, yet their amplified sound didn't sit well with the purist crowd.

Issuing the jazz scene with a globally recognised hand gesture, the duo set off to find another venue. With the aid of the irrepressible artist and blues musician Art Wood (brother of Rolling Stone Ronnie) they stumbled across into an Iranian student by the name of Ferri Asgari, an events manager of a basement bar where he and other student promoted nights at the weekends. The thought of hosting England's first electric rhythm and blues night took one ask and within a week the Ealing Club opened its doors. As well as hosting a variety of musicians looking to cut their teeth playing live, the venue became a showcase for the band they were putting together; Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated which featured future Cream bass player Jack Bruce and future Stone Charlie Watts who was playing on the wrong side of the tracks from his jazz origins.

Soon unknown musicians and singers such as Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend, Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon and Brian Jones regularly guested with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, with Jagger taking to the stage on the second night of the club being opened to sing Muddy Water's 'I Got My Mojo Working'. 62 Films are soon to release a documentary on the club, the legendary acts that learnt their craft there and the unknown key players who made it happen. It's only rock 'n roll, but its potency will be felt forever.

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