Fools Meeting is an album by Carol Grimes with the british blues/progressive rock band Delivery, founded in the late 1968. The band was one of the wellsprings of the progressive rock Canterbury scene.
Carol Grimes (born Carol Ann Grimes, 7 April 1944, Lewisham, London) is a smooth jazz and world music singer.
Delivery was formed during the British blues boom of the late '60s. However, its sound is jazzier and more progressive than most of the music that emanated from that era. Rhythm & blues serves as a springboard for forward-looking tracks like "Blind to Your Light" and "Harry Lucky." Singer Carol Grimes is frequently compared to Janis Joplin. While Grimes has a powerful voice, she does not reach the level of histrionics that were a showcase of Joplin's.
It should come as no surprise that Delivery members joined Canterbury related bands upon Delivery's demise. The reissue CD of Fools Meeting features several live bonus tracks, as well as a post-breakup demo recording featuring Caravan bassist Richard Sinclair. That demo session, one of the highlights of the collection, spurred the musicians to form Hatfield and the North. Fools Meeting is an essential part of any Canterbury collection, and should also appeal to progressive jazz fans. Jim Powers
Founded in 1966 as Bruno's Blues Band by guitarist Phil Miller, his elder brother, pianist Steve Miller, drummer Pip Pyle and bassist Jack Monck, the band gigged around London for a few years. In 1968, saxophonist Lol Coxhill joined them, and the band's name was changed to Steve Miller's Delivery. In 1969, the band teamed up with blues singer Carol Grimes and bassist Roy Babbington replaced Monck.
The resulting line-up recorded and released one album: Fools Meeting. Although Grimes wanted to appear as a band member, the record company released the album under "Carol Grimes and Delivery". In 1971, Pyle left the band to join Gong and was replaced by Laurie Allan (who also later joined Gong). Soon after that, the band broke up.
01."Blind To Your Light" - 5:05 (Carol Grimes, Phil Miller)
02."Miserable Man" - 8:28 (Carol Grimes, Delivery)
03."Home Made Ruin" - 3:23 (Phil Miller)
04."It Is Really The Same" - 5:44 (Keith Jarrett)
05."We Were Satisfied" - 4:02 (Phil Miller)
06."The Wrong Time" - 7:50 (Carol Grimes, Delivery)
07."Fighting It Out" - 5:48 (Phil Miller)
08."Fools Meeting" - 5:27 (Carol Grimes, Delivery)
09."Harry Lucky" (Single A-side) - 3:41 (Pip Pyle, A.Benge, Steve Miller)
10."Home Made Ruin" (Single B-side) - 2:56
11."Is It Really The Same?" (Boz Burrell; C Sunday Concert, 3 December 1970) - 5:19
12."Blind To Your Light" (Boz Burrell; C Sunday Concert, 3 December 1970)
13."One For You" - 7:43 (from the Coxhill-Miller album, with Richard Sinclair) - 5:29 (Steve Miller)
14."Miserable Man" (Boz Burrell; C Sunday Concert, 3 December 1970) - 8:15