Live At The 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival

Jimmy Witherspoon

Live At The 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival MP3
  • CAT # MJFR-30638-25

    1. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 2:46
    2. S.K. Blues 3:17
    3. Kansas City 3:32
    4. Goin' Down Slow 8:27
    5. Walkin' By Myself 3:24
    6. Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do 2:15
    7. I Want A Little Girl 5:41
    8. I Don't Know 2:55
    9. Early One Morning 4:46
    10. Reds and Whisky [Incomplete] 4:58
    11. When I Been Drinkin' 5:36

From the liner notes: "Spoon always had the audience in the palm of his hand and this show was no exception. When our time was up and the curtain was closing, Spoon started dragging the curtain open. We played another song, the curtain closed again, and Spoon dragged me out in front of the curtain, with the band playing behind the curtain. Some hippie with an alto saxophone comes to the front of the stage, hands it up and Spoon says, "You don't think he can play it, do ya?" He makes me play it, and the audience goes nuts. Spoon was an entertainer par excellence."-Robben Ford

Personnel: Jimmy Witherspoon, vocals; Robben Ford, guitar, alto saxophone; Paul Nagel, electric piano; Stan Poplin, bass; Jim Baum, drums; (on bonus track, "When I Been Drinkin'," recorded 1959: Witherspoon is heard with with Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, tenor saxophones; Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Woody Herman, clarinet; Earl "Fatha" Hines, piano; Vernon Ashley, bass; Mel Lewis, drums)

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