Brian Auger

Auger Incorporated

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Soul Bank

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Auger Incorporated is a career spanning triple vinyl / double CD compilation of the legendary Brian Augers’ music. Lauded and loved by artists as diverse as Mose Allison to Emma-Jean Thackray, his tracks have been sampled by Mos Def & Common, his original compositions covered by Sarah Vaughan, Richard 'Groove' Holmes and The Main Ingredient. He is a Grammy nominee and recipient of a US Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for his ‘contribution to the American art form of Jazz’.

Auger Incorporated includes classic album tracks, rarities and live concerts performances, some of which have never released before from Brian’s ground-breaking, genre busting catalogue, and reaches back to his early 60’s debut as an poll-winning jazz piano prodigy, his transformation into swinging London’s premier Hammond Organ player via his groups’ The Steam Packet and Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, and his flagship 70’s band – The Oblivion Express - Auger's blend of jazz, R&B and pop idioms saw him credited as one of the earliest protagonists of jazz fusion.

Particularly rare highlights include The Steam Packet’s blistering instrumental version of Robert Parkers’s R&B smash Watch Your Step, the 2 tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson backed by Brian The Trinity with a young Jimmy Page as guest, the live 1960’s versions of Save Me & Red Beans & Rice and the recently unearthed version of the jazz dance classic Jeannine featuring the unmistakable voice of Julie Driscoll.

From The Oblivion Express era, there’s an intense and driving live version of Freedom Jazz Dance, and the alternative mix/radio edit of Marvin Gaye’s Inner City Blues, Brian’s mid 80’s Italo-disco hit ‘Night Train To Nowhere’ – Auger Incorporated has something for the die hard fan and all those new to this extraordinary musicians unmatchable 60 year career.


A1 The Preacher
A2 Poinciana
A3 Watch Your Step – The Steampacket
A4 The Sidewinder - The Steampacket
B1 Walkin’ - Sonny Boy Williamson
B2 See A Man Downstairs - Sonny Boy Williamson
B3 In & Out
B4 Red Beans & Rice LIVE (Ce Soir On Danse, Paris)
B5 I Wanna Take You Higher

C1 Indian Rope Man
C2 Light My Fire
C3 This Wheels On Fire
C4 Save Me (Live - Piper Club, Rome)
C5 Jeanine
D1 Total Eclipse
D2 A Better Land
D3 Fill Your Head With Laughter

E1 Whenever You’re Ready
E2 Straight Ahead
E3 Inner City Blues - Alternative Mix
E4 Freedom Jazz Dance (Live At Winter Garden)
F1 Planet Earth Calling
F2 Night Train To Nowhere
F3 Splatch
F4 Freddie' S Flight

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