Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bootleg Kings 2000 Live In Europe

Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:58
Size: 71,49 MB

United Kingdom

Bill Wyman was one of the very first artists to bootleg himself, originally with the idea of selling these CD's at concerts only. These bootleg Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings CDs proved so popular that they have become collectable in their own right. Live In Europe features an hour of previously unreleased live tracks recorded during the bands' 1998 European Tour.

Five of the nine tracks originate from a performance on October 21, 1998, at the Vega Club in Copenhagen, Denmark. This disc features Gary Brooker on vocals & piano, Georgie Fame on vocals & organ, Albert Lee on vocals & guitar, Beverley Skeete on vocals, Keeley Coburn and Melanie Redmond on backing vocals, Martin Taylor on guitar, Nick Payn on horns, Graham Broad on drums, and Bill Wyman on bass.

"Mystery Train" is a rollicking tune sung by Georgie Fame recorded on stage at Le Bataclan in Paris, France on October 12. Frank Payn plays a humorous harmonica part in this song, imitating a train whistle. I was a member of the audience for this performance, my second Rhythm Kings concert on their 1998 Fall European Tour.

Gary Brooker opens "Hit The Road Jack/Fever" on lead vocals joined by Beverley Skeete. This medley also features Georgie Fame singing a portion of "Fever", during the extend live jam from the Vega Club before Gary and Beverley return. Payn turns in a curious holiday saxophone solo.

"Georgia On My Mind" was performed on Bill Wyman's 62nd birthday in Oslo, Norway, on October 24. Georgie Fame sings this classic Hoagy Carmichael song accompanied only by Martin Taylor on electric guitar. This is one of the standout numbers in their concert cannon.

"Good Golly Miss Molly" is a bouncy rocker recorded at the Train Club in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 20. Gray Brooker pounds the ivories and belts out of his vocals on this 1956 Little Richard classic. Payn wails away on the sax for a trip down rock'n'roll memory lane.

Albert Lee sings lead vocals on "Tear It Up", another Rhythm Kings performance highpoint. The dueling electric guitar solos during the bridge feature both Albert Lee and Martin Taylor trying to outplay each other, another number from the Vega Club. Their combined incendiary guitar firepower is tremendous. This jaunty rocker closes out the first disc of the Bootleg Kings series. (


01 - Let The Good Times Roll 03:31

02 - Stagger Lee 05:09

03 - Mystery Train 06:00

04 - Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu 02:06

05 - Hit The Road Jack - Fever 14:49

06 - Georgia On My Mind 05:47

07 - Land Of 1000 Dances - Tequila 06:55

08 - Good Golly Miss Molly 04:05

09 - Tear It Up 06:49

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gilles said...

@bluesGambler : Thank you so much for Bootleg Kings. I greatly appreciate your work

gilles said...

@BluesGambler : Track 9 : Tear it up appears in the very best of Bootleg Kings titled Jump Jive and Wail 2006 Castle Music (Sanctuary Records Group) CMDDD 1438. I have a copy but not my rip and only at low bitrate (160 kbs). Best regards

The Bluesgambler said...

I've taken it now from this album and wanted to offer you The Very Best Of in 320kb, but spectro means that it is probably only a re-encoded one. :(