ELVIN BISHOP GROUP
COWBOY | CALIFORNIA | 03/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
""ELVIN BISHOP GROUP" IS NOT THEIR BEST WORK BY FAR, BUT BEING A DIE HARD BISHOP FAN I HAD TO HAVE IT IN MY COLLECTION... BISHOP'S MUSIC WAS A DEFINING MEMORY OF THE EARLY SEVENTIES FOR ME... DAD GUM YA HIDE BOY AND TULSA SHUFFLE ARE GOOD DRINKING TUNES AND THE INSIDE JACKET COVER PHOTO OF BISHOP STAGGERING AROUND WAVIMG A LIQUOR JUG AND A .45 REVOLVER TELL THE STORY WELL"
Takes me back to the late 60's again!
A. Phillips | Seattle, WA | 12/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Elvin Bishop played when we kids were roaming all over the San Francisco Bay Area catching Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Country Joe and the Fish, Cream, ELO, Santana, Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, the Kinks, and on and on and on. My son asked me once, "Mom, is that all you guys did back then? Go to concerts?" Visions of open-airs in Golden Gate Park and on Stanford grounds, at Winterland and the Fillmore West in San Francisco, the Longbranch Saloon in Berkeley, the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, and so on filled my head before I answered, "Pretty much so, Honey". Do treat yourself if you like this recording to a much better and bluesier one by Taj Mahal called The Natch'l Blues. Very smooth and rhythmic."