TUMBLING DICE FLORIDA GIGS
|Disc One: Charcoals, Kendall, Florida 29 April 1992; Disc Two: Coral Springs, Kendall, Florida 1 May 1992; Disc Three: Charcoals, Miami Lakes, Florida 2 May 1992.
|3 picture cds
SOUND 10 / PACKAGING 10
/ PERFORMANCE 9.5
1. Introduction, 2. Hideaway, 3. Mercy Mercy, 4. You Gotta Move
, 5. Edward, 6. Soul Serenade, 7. Can t
You Hear Me Knocking, 8. I Wonder Why, 9. Outroduction.
1. Band Introduction, 2. Hideaway, 3. Mercy Mercy, 4. You Gotta Move, 5. Edward,
6. Five Long Years, 7. Baby What You Want Me To Do, 8. Can t You Hear Me
Knocking, 9. Little Red Rooster, 10. Outroduction.
1. Introduction, 2. Hideaway, 3. Mercy Mercy, 4. You Gotta Move, 5. Edward, 6. Soul
Serenade, 7. Can t You Hear Me Knocking, 8. Outroduction.
departure of Bobby Keys has prompted this no label release in Japan that features three concerts held all in
clubs located in three different clubs of Kendall and Miami
Lakes in the Florida State.
These recordings were originally released in 2004 and later being reissued on a
triple cdr named just Tumbling Dice some years ago, with a similar front cover
with dices, but all black, so this time they come out on a silver disc. The
sound output is excellent, being clear as an official records, despite having
been recorded from the audience and a joy to listen too and
it must be said that, in comparison with that
previous release there are some extra minutes in here (but for the last disc
which is shorter) probably due to the extended introductions, including the
outroduction that was missing on the last disc; maybe some in between dialogues
and comments from the crowd were cut in the previous release in order to
present the discs as soundboard recordings.
Back in May
group of friends musicians joined together in order to play some music that is
often left to the jam sessions occasions in Florida. They were Mick Taylor on guitar,
Bobby Keys on sax, Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, Fuzzy Samuels on bass and John Lorry
on drums and were billed as Tumbling Dice. The recordings are soundboards and offer
proof of the great sounds achieved during that period, with many instrumental
tunes and standard blues songs played with confidence in three different venues.
is let loose and the concerts always start with Freddie King
Hideaway. Bobby Keys sax is given more room
than often in many concerts and has his solo spot during breaks in songs like Mercy
Mercy written by Joe Zawinul for Cannonball Adderly. Also Nicky Hopkins has a
chance to showcase his many different influences in an instrumental called
Edward, his nickname, that presents many familiar piano themes with the help of
Taylor bluesy approach that underline his special keyboard work, we feel or
remember music passages that belonged to Quicksilver Messenger Services or even
appear in some great jam albums like Jamming with Edward. An instrumental by
King Curtis called Soul Serenade follows with Bobby Keys lead sax paving the
way for this great ambient tune. The first set ends with Can t You Hear Me
Knocking which has Hopkins piano and Keys sax
leading the way and in the middle has a total different approach even to Taylor solo treatment of
the song. Then Albert King s I Wonder Why closes off a very special night that
would be replicated on May 1st with the addition of Jimmy Reed s
Baby What You Want Me To Do and Eddy Boyd s Five Long Years where Lester
Chambers joins the musicians on stage and as a final encore we get Howlin Wolf
s Little Red Rooster which is played slower than usual; on the outroduction
Gimme Shelter by the Stones is played as soundtrack. The last date has the same
setlist as the first, except for the omission of I Wonder Why. Tumbling Dice
will be resumed in 1993 but with Ivan Neville replacing the often sick Nicky
Hopkins and the addition of other band members like Baby Floyd that will end up
backing Keith Richards Expensive Winos for the Main Offender album and tour.
Packaging is excellent with some information on the back cover track listings
that was not on the previous release, namely the presence of Lester Chambers of
the Chambers Brothers as guest on the second show.
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