Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jon Lord With The Hoochie Coochie Men.(Live at the Basement 2003)

Live At The Basement
Smoky, bluesy, witty, honest, basic.
Live At The Basement highlights Jon Lord as the exquisite master of rock'n'blues Hammond. Backed by a low-key blues band, he effortlessly makes his beast weep, roar and whine.
The comfortably seated sell-out audience is taken by the hand and lead at a leisurely pace through a competent mixture of traditional blues classics and the odd original song. The show was broadcast live online at the time, and such was the intensity and excitement of the performance that the webcast inspired instant goosebumps in this online viewer on the other side of the globe.
As they were held up by a TV appointment, the band arrives late onstage. 'We were live on TV', quibs Lord - 'it's better than being dead on TV!'
The atmosphere soon intensifies as Lord proceeds to mesmerise the crowd with dazzling improvisations thought never to appear again. In particular the passages where he signals for the backing to pause and let him take the lead on his own are entranching. Snatches of Lazy and passages that transport you back to Lord's early career marathon solos abound.
Between the songs Jon Lord entertains the crowd with anecdotes from an illustrious career with the odd loving stab at his old soloing opponent Ritchie Blackmore. Sadly an eloquent comment on the then impending war in Iraq has been edited out.
The camera work is right on the spot, offering pristine close ups of the maestro's hands at work. The Basement DVD lets you view it all again in the comfort of your living room. Turn the lights down and the volume up and you're right there next to the snarling Hammond. Fans of Jon Lord's signature Hammond work will treasure the golden moments on this DVD.
Live At The Basement was filmed at Sydney's famous downtown The Basement venue on February 9, 2003. Save for one or two between-song comments, the DVD features the complete show.

(with The Hoochie Coochie Men)
Disc: 1
1. Introduction
2. Hideaway
3. Lonesome Traveller Blues
4. Blues with a Feeling
5. You Got Good Business
6. Green Onions
7. 24/7 Blues
8. Baby Please Don’t Go
9. The Money Doesn’t Matter
10. Strange Brew
11. Dallas
12. I Just Wanna Make Love To You
13. You Need Love
Disc: 2
1. The Hoochie Coochie Man
2. New Old Lady Blues
3. Who’s Been Talkin’
4. Six Strings Down
5. Dust My Broom
6. Back at the Chicken Shack
7. When a Blindman Cries
8. 12 Bar Blow Jam
9. When a Blindman Cries (single edit)
Live at The Basement, Sydney – February 7, 2003

The Hoochie Coochie Men was a renowned Australian blues group composed of former Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne bass player Bob Daisley, guitarist and singer Tim Gaze and drummer Rob Grosser. The recurring member of the band was former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord who first performed with The Hoochie Coochie Men in February 2003 after an injury which prevented him from performing his usual concert setlist on piano. The band was also joined on stage by various harmonica players. Hoochie Coochie Men's second studio album, Danger. White Men Dancing features guest performances from vocalists Ian GillanJimmy Barnes and Jeff Duff.
The Hoochie Coochie Men was also the name of the All-Stars in 1964 when Cyril Davies died and Long John Baldry took the band over and renamed it. In 1965 the band morphed into The Steampacket.

THIS IS THE ENTIRE SET ON CD Really perfect to be heard LOUD!! I would recommend somebody to buy the DVD as well

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