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45 rpm releases continued on the Blue Horizon label, generally reissues of rare and hard-to-find singles from a handful of American blues musicians, although two releases — one by guitarist J. B. Lenoir, and another, by Champion Jack Dupree and British guitarist
Tony “T. S” McPhee — presented new material. Blue Horizon’s first LP was by one-man band Doctor Ross, recorded in a London hotel room while he was on tour with the 1965 American Folk Blues Festival. A world-wide licensing and distribution deal with CBS, reached late in 1967, heralded the glory years of the label. Starting with two 7″ singles with combined CBS/Blue Horizon stamps featuring Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and Aynsley Dunbar ‘s Retaliation, there followed a string of singles and albums by both British and American blues artists, both licensed and newly recorded. Some releases featured Mike Vernon produced recordings of US artists such as Otis Spann and Champion Jack Dupree, backed by British blues players including Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Paul Kossoff, Stan Webb and Pete Wingfield. Other UK artists signed to the label included Chicken Shack, Duster Bennett, Key Largo, Gordon Smith, Jellybread and Christine Perfect (later to be Christine McVie).