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Fire Up Plus
Merl Saunders
Fire Up Plus
Genres: Country, Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Merl Saunders
Title: Fire Up Plus
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fantasy
Release Date: 7/9/1992
Genres: Country, Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Folk Rock, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218771122, 0090204543373

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The Name says it all!!!!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fire Up is my favorite of the Jerr/Merl collaborations. "Welcome to the Basement" has some funky grooves as do most of the songs on this album. "After Midnight" is a scorching cover of the tune Clapton made famous. "Benedict Rides" and "System" are Merl at his funky/cheezy best with Jerry helping out with the chops and solos. Lonely Avenue, recorded live, tops of this fantasic record. Buy it. You won't be disappointed."
Hidden Jewel
John C. Maxwell | Fairfield, CT USA | 11/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jerry and Merl at at there best playing live.This is a overlooked hidden jewel recorded in 1973 with John Kahn, Tom Fogerty and Ron Tutt.. Any fan of Jerry Garcia/Deadhead or blues afficianado will love this album. Their rendition of "Lonely Avenue" is the best since Ray Charles. "After Midnight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" are classics. This is as close to a money back guarantee rating as you can get for those who like blues/funk."
Not as good as other Fantasy recordings
aspiring saint | in the moment zone | 01/24/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is combination of 2 of Merls albums from early 70's on Fantasy. While there are some good cuts--there are also some cheesy compositions, which are not redeemed by jamming as live recordings might have been. Im not a big fan of Merls songwriting--though I love his playing. I therefore preer the covers on this album of all-stars. Its not at the level of other recordings of period, including Keepers by Merl. I was disappointed overall, thought it might be a gem---as it is I wont listen to it much."