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Live At The Half Moon, Putney - De Luxe Blues Band


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Live At The Half Moon, Putney (1981) - De Luxe Blues Band


    Featuring »

Danny Adler, Bob Brunning, Bob (Robert) Hall, Mickey Waller

    Tracklisting »

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Side One:
Rooster Boogie
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 4:03
  Comments: Trad. arr. (Danny) Adler
Half Moon Blues
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 6:49
All Aboard
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 3:42
(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 6:22

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Side Two:
I'm Ready (Willing And Able)
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 4:17
No Money Down
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 5:19
Swivel Tongue Baby
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 3:57
Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 4:23
You Upset Me Baby
  Date Performance: 1980-10-24, Running Time: 3:28
  Comments: Mistakenly lists "Davies" as a songwriter (presumably referring to Larry Davis who had recorded a version of this song).
    Released »

1981-10

    Format »

Import Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Danny Adler (Songwriter), Danny Adler (Songwriter), Chuck (Charles Edward) Berry (Anderson) (Songwriter), Sylvester Bradford (Songwriter), Willie Dixon (Songwriter), Fats (Antoine Dominique) Domino(, Jr.) (Songwriter), Joe (Joseph) Josea (Bihari) (Songwriter), B(lues) B(oy) (Riley) King (Songwriter), Albert King (Songwriter), Al Lewis (Songwriter), Jules (Julius Jeramiah) Taub (Bihari) (Songwriter), Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) (Songwriter), Danny Adler (Produced By), Danny Adler (Produced By), Bob Brunning (Produced By), Bob Brunning (Produced By), De Luxe Blues Band (Produced By), Bob (Robert) Hall (Produced By), Bob (Robert) Hall (Produced By), Mickey Waller (Produced By), Mickey Waller (Produced By), Chris Jenkins (Engineered By), Andy Wild (Engineered By), Chris Jenkins (Mixed By), Andy Wild (Mixed By), Trevor Hallesy (Mastered By), Trevor Hallesy (Edited By), Jumbo Vanrenen (Overall Co-Ordination By), Jumbo Vanrenen (Overall Supervision By), Roger Rackley (Sleeve Designed By), Pat Ware (Sleeve Designed By), Roger Rackley (Sleeve Photographed By), Pat Ware (Sleeve Photographed By), Dave Peabody (Danny Adler B&W Photos Courtesy Of), Dave Peabody (Bob Hall B&W Photos Courtesy Of)

    Record Label »
Virgin

    Catalogue Number »

HOT 1

    Running Time »

42:26

    Liner Notes »

Recorded live at the 'Half Moon', Putney, London on the Manor Digital Mobile.

First live digital recording

Edited and mastered at the Roundhouse.

Produced by the band.

Thanks to Mike O'Mahony, Cilla and Mick Huggins.

Special thanks to Cliff at the Rock Doctor (regarding sleeve design & photography)

Don't let the fact that this happens to be the first ever live digital recording of a band mislead you into thinking that the whole production was set up simply to demonstrate the undeniably astounding technical advances digital recording can offer. The De Luxe Blues Band is a hard-hitting, gritty R'n'B band whose members' experiences are steeped in blues and rock'n'roll.

Leader Danny Adler, highly respected for his work with Roogalator, Rocket '88 etc brilliantly shows that his roots are firmly entrenched in the blues and soul music of his native America. Bob Hall is a legendary blues pianist whose contribution to the UK R'n'B scene has been rich, working as he has with just about every blues artist in this country, including his oft-partner bass player Bob Brunning, whose career stretches back to Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown etc, encompassing countless stints backing American blues artists along the way. Mickey Waller completes the line-up on drums, bringing to the band the solid drive he has supplied in the past to Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, etc etc.

So that's the band: now sit back in the front row at the 'Half Moon' and enjoy the gig!

Exclusive U.K. distribution:

Stage One Records
2 Kings Road
Haslemere
Surrey
Tel. 0428 53953

Manufactured in England by:

Vineyard Productions
56 Standard Road
London NW10

(P) 1981 Virgin Records Ltd.

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited.

    Reviews »
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4/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.0
Driving live set
Review written by John Fitzgerald, February 3rd, 2005

Interestingly, the liner notes of this release claim that this album was the first live digital recording ever made though however it was recorded, this is a great live document of The De Luxe Blues Band in action. It starts with the chugging "Rooster boogie" then an impressive original by lead man Danny Adler called "Half Moon blues" which is a howling slow blues that has an opening lick you will become most familiar with over future De Luxe releases. Next, in comes a Chuck Berry styled rocking cover of Muddy Waters' "All aboard" and a rough swaggering run through of Willie Dixon's "Hootchie cootchie man" complete with band member introductions well handled by Mr. Adler though he must be embarrassed now by his flub of Brunning playing "blues in the bass clubs" when he obviously meant it the other way around but heck, we've all made that goof so he should be forgiven. Side two kicks in with a straightforward rocking try of "Ready willing and able" which was an instant favorite for me when I first got this album. Following is a great cover of Chuck Berry's "No money down" though here it sounds like a mix of Waters' "Mannish boy" and the aforementioned Dixon track which makes a nice change from what may be expected. Another original ensues on Adler's "Swivel tongue baby", a fast strolling number which again, makes an impressive imprint here. The mid slow Albert King penned blues of "Don't throw your love on me so strong" is after that and then the album ends fittingly with a "Rock around the clock" type show stopper in "You upset me baby". If you can find it, this is the place to start your investigation of what the De Luxe Blues Band has to offer your collection.

    Last Modified »
2010-12-18
    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Jeff Kenney & Marty Adelson.