Friday, May 25, 2018

Dr. Feelgood in concert (1975)

Dr. Feelgood are a British pub rock band formed in 1971. Hailing from Canvey Island, Essex, the group are best known for early singles such as "She Does It Right", "Roxette", "Back in the Night" and "Milk and Alcohol" . The group's original distinctively British R&B sound was centred on Wilko Johnson's choppy guitar style. Along with Johnson, the original band line-up included singer Lee Brilleaux and the rhythm section of John B. Sparks, known as "Sparko", on bass guitar and John Martin, known as "The Big Figure", on drums. 
Although their most commercially productive years were the early to mid-1970s, and in spite of Brilleaux's death in 1994 of lymphoma, a version of the band (featuring none of the original members) continues to tour and record to this day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Three Dog Night: Three Men with Microphones, Aug. '70 and 1975

Three scorching vocalists (Cory Wells, Chuck Negron, and Danny Hutton) set this band on fire, along with organist in Jimmy Greenspoon (right there on the orchestral chops of The Band's Garth Hudson) and Floyd Snee on drums. Praise also for Michael Allsup's hot licks on lead guitar. Three Dog Night cranked out a conveyor belt of gospel, rock, and soul that quivered with harmonies that moved like the Northern Lights.