sábado, 16 de julho de 2011

ERIC QUINCY TATE - Same (1971 US Sounthern Rock Soul Bluesy)


HIGH RARITY!!
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Eric Quincy Tate is pure swamp pop, mixing up soul, blues, country, and rock & roll into a dynamite concoction of thick, funky roots rock. Limited edition 2006 remastered Rhino Handmade debut CD release (only 5000 copies produced) of 11-track 1971 Cotillion LP plus 7 bonus tracks. Original album produced by Tony Joe White, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd. Compilation produced by Mason Williams (of "Classical Gas" fame). Besides EQT band members, the album features session work by The Dixie Flyers, The Memphis Horns, Jim Dickinson, and coproducer White, as well as slide guitar by Duane Allman.

First of all, Eric Quincy Tate was not an individual but rather a blue-eyed R&B outfit playing the club circuit in Texas when they were discovered. This swampy concoction, there first and only studio effort, was recorded at the "Sounds of Memphis" studio in 1971. The cast of characters was absolutely stellar! Three legends share production credit; Tony Joe White, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd. The personnel roster boasted the Dixie Fliers(house band for the studio), overdubs by the Memphis Horns and a cameo appearance on slide by none other than Duane Allman. Only the drummer/vocalist and guitarist from the actual band were allowed to play on the LP; which gives the digitally remastered original tracks a tighter, more professional feel than the bonus tracks which feature the "real" band. The "demos" by the real band, which form the last part of the disc, have a looser, more naive and therefore sincere groove. The sound quality throughout is excellent.

All in all, this disc easily qualifies as one of the best 70's releases that you never heard of. The song writing is superior and the instrumental attack is engaging throughout.I strongly recommend it.


Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals - Drums
Tommy Carlisle - Guitar - Vocals
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - Keyboards - Vocals
The Memphis Horns - Brass
Duane Allman - Slide Guitar
The Dixie Flyers - Session Work  

01. Stonehead Blues 
02. I Want 'Cha 
03. Try a Little Harder 
04. On the Loose 
05. Makes No Difference 
06. When I'm Gone 
07. Comin' Down 
08. Hooker House 
09. The Bream Are Still Biting in Ferriday 
10. Ain't It a Bummer 
11. License to Love 
12. Stonehead Blues (Bonus Track/Demo)
13. Comin' Down (Bonus Track/Demo)
14. Ain't It a Bummer (Bonus Track/Demo)
15. Gimme Some Lovin' (Bonus Track/Demo)
16. Blowin' the Clouds Away (Bonus Track)
17. Get on the Road (Bonus Track)
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