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King Biscuit Flower Hour
John Sebastian
King Biscuit Flower Hour
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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This Sept. 9, 1979 Long Island concert presents several sides of John Sebastian. Equally well-versed in blues, folk, and rock, he manages to straddle all three superbly. The bluesy Mobile Line is followed by a stripped-dow...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Sebastian
Title: King Biscuit Flower Hour
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: SSM (Sunset Strategic Marketing)
Original Release Date: 8/27/1996
Re-Release Date: 8/22/2006
Album Type: Live
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 707108801927, 604388611027, 605563701625

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This Sept. 9, 1979 Long Island concert presents several sides of John Sebastian. Equally well-versed in blues, folk, and rock, he manages to straddle all three superbly. The bluesy Mobile Line is followed by a stripped-down, reconsidered version of Welcome Back, and a quartet of Lovin' Spoonful standards, Nashville Cats, Daydream, Younger Generation, and "Darling Be Home Soon, all interspersed with a new song or two. He's in excellent voice a little rougher than the late 1960s and runs through blues and folk riffs with equal aplomb.
 

CD Reviews

NOTHING BEATS SOLO ACOUSTIC JOHN SEBASTIAN
04/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an awesome solo acoustic concert that John gave in 1979. While it is not quite as good as his long out of print 1971 classic album -- Cheapo Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian -- this CD comes pretty close. Not only does John perform his Spoonful classics (Daydream, Nashville Cats, etc.), but he also plays some of his amazing solo tunes such as Link in the Chain, She's a Lady, and Welcome Back. Unlike the studio versions of these songs, which tend to be syrupy and overproduced, these performances are fresh and alive, and make you wish that you could sing and play the guitar. John is a fine song-writer and a great vocalist and this CD is a must have for any true fan of solo acoustic rock."
Greetings from Woodstock Babies
PHILIP S WOLF | SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA. USA | 11/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"John just armed with an acoustic/electric guitar on the stage of Woodstock 2 in the wilds of Long Island. Captured for your listening enjoyment by the King Biscuit. Ten years on John rants alot about the original festival and has a very good time singing and givin' out his opinions on Nuclear Power, the 70's and just about everything that pops into his head.
Songs featured are: Mobile Line, Welcome Back, Nashville Cat's, Younger Generation, Daydream & Darlin' Be Home Soon. John is not zonked on acid this time and is in fine voice. This is a typical afternoon out of hundreds of gigs he has played. If you like John don't hesitate to pick this one up,
FOUR STARS"
A Nice Deja Vu
rwright@greenapple.com | Columbus, OH United States | 08/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sebastian was a favorite of mine in the 60-70's and he relatively faded from view. This CD brought back the good stuff I missed, that wonderful voice smiling through a tough situation. He did better shows, and probably a few worst. This is an average show for him, not much of a backup band, but shows this trooper to be the seasoned veteran of many such difficulty gigs. A real ray of sunshine in a really dark cruel world. If only we could have remained in the mud..."