In The Land Of FREE we still Keep on Rockin'

It's Not Dark Yet

Plain and Fancy

Music gives soul to universe, wings to mind, flight to imagination, charm to sadness, and life to everything.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Siegel Schwall Band - Live The Last Summer (1974 us, fine chicago blues, 2018 reissue )

Siegel–Schwall Band's ninth album, was recorded live in the summer of 1973 at the Brewery in Lansing, Michigan and at the Quiet Knight in Chicago, Illinois. They had a regular Tuesday night spot there. The Quiet Night has been gone for over 30 years now, but the memory lives on in this recording. The Siegel-Schwall Band was an American electric blues band from Chicago, Illinois. 

The band was formed in 1964 by Corky Siegel (harmonica and piano) and Jim Schwall (guitar). Corky and Jim met each other when both were music students at Roosevelt University. Corky was originally a saxophonist interested in blues and Jim's background was mostly in country music. They combined these two genres producing a lighter sounding blues. 

1. Rock Me Baby (B.B. King, Joe Josea) - 5:31
2. You Don't Love Me Like That (Jim Schwall) - 3:47
3. I Won't Hold My Breath (Corky Siegel) - 4:25
4. Sun Is Shining (Jimmy Reed) - 6:13
5. Let's Boogie (Ken Goerres) - 0:08
6. Hey, Billie Jean (Jim Post, Corky Siegel) - 7:29
7. West Coast Blues (Jim Schwall) - 5:28
8. Out-A-Gas? (Corky Siegel) - 7:12

The Siegel Schwall Band
*Corky Siegel - Piano, Harmonica, Vocals
*Jim Schwall - Guitar, Vocals
*Rollo Radford - Bass, Vocals
*Shelly Plotkin - Drums, Percussion

1972  Sleepy Hollow
1973  953 West
1974  R.I.P. Siegel-Schwall (Vinyl issue)