Thursday, July 23, 2015
Chris Cain 1998 Live At The Rep
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 144,05 MB
Chris Cain Live at the Rep is Chris' sixth recording, his first independent release and his long awaited 'live' recording debut.
In 1997, San Jose Repertory Theater commissioned Chris Cain and Michael Butler to compose music and lyrics for the award winning play Thunder Knocking on the Door: A Blusical Tale of Rhythm and the Blues by Keith Glover. Though Cain had an international reputation as a top blues musician, he had virtually no theater experience, and had never collaborated with another musician. Michael Butler, having worked in theater and film, offered the perfect compliment to the partnership and together they created thirteen original songs and underscoring for the production.
The musical score was performed live on stage by Chris Cain and a blues trio with the lyrics performed by the cast and Cain who was musical director as well. The blusical was a huge success in San Jose and was nominated for Best Original Score by the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards in San Francisco. The production traveled to Seattle's ACT in the Spring of 1998 and played to sold out houses for five weeks.
At the end of Thunder's run in Seattle, San Jose Rep scheduled a homecoming concert for Chris in their new 550 seat theater. A portion of that sold out performance is contained on this disc and represents the first recordings of selected songs from the Thunder Knocking on the Door score.
For years, Chris Cain fans have suggested a live recording. There have been numerous requests for recordings of the songs from Thunder. What is contained here is just a sample of the thunder and the lightning from the play and that two hour concert.
01 - Good Evening, Baby 08:37
02 - Me & My Baby 08:07
03 - Help Me 09:01
04 - My Nest Is Still Warm 11:39
05 - Drinking Straight Tequila 06:23
06 - Jaguar's Theme 01:43
07 - Thunder Knocking On The Door 02:36
08 - I Do, I Will, I Can 05:36
09 - Back On Top Of My World 03:00
10 - Helping Hand 06:16
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