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Hoochie Coochie Men + Lord


Anybody hear any of this? Any good?
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There's a new DVD, just saw it at Amazon. It's pricey as hell, but I guess it's a must.
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Got this DVD and it is really rock


it is awesome


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All through his career, I've heard Jon toy around with blues, (as in the middle of YOU FOOL NO ONE on the "Made In Europe" album, or that nice bluesy segway into Gillian's "What shall I do, when they stand smiling at me..." part of the "Concerto for Group and Orch" ), but never really delve into it as I wish he would.

Therefore I can only imagine that any DVD's or CD's of JL+HCM is a must.

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Here's my review of the 2CD set:

I saw the band play their first show in Melbourne, the night before the show captured on CD. Australian blues harmonica legend Chris Wilson was playing in place of Jim Conway. The show was a ripper, with a few stories, a handful of Hoochie Coochie Men originals, and a slew of blues classics. I am happy to see that the 2CD of the following night’s show captured the joy I experienced from the Melbourne show.

So what do we get on the 2CD? Slightly over two hours in length, the package includes the full show, 20 songs, plus an edited version of “When A Blind Man Cries”. Overall it’s a fine package. Obviously, only having two days’ rehearsal has it’s limitations, but the band is deliciously loose. There is a strong feeling of skating close to the edge, but the band rarely slips too badly.

CD One features an introduction before a short but sweet instrumental, “Hideaway”, followed by an original, “Lonesome Traveller Blues”, Little Walter’s “Blues With A Feeling” and a Curtis Jones song, “You Got Good Business”. A theme is beginning to emerge, with loose blues arrangements, with plenty of room for Jon Lord to steal each number with one or more fine organ solos.

The first highlight is a seven minute workup of “Green Onions”, the Booker T and the MGs classic. Jon Lord shines on this track. Following this frenetic rendition, the band shift down a gear for another original, “24/7 Blues”. A touch of Muddy Waters (“Baby Please Don’t Go”) follows, then up another gear for a short take on “The Money Doesn’t Matter”. Cream’s “Strange Brew” is an interesting choice, with the harmony vocals replaced by a slower version with harmonica and organ. I’m not convinced that this take works.

The trilogy to end up the first disc, Johnny Winter’s “Dallas” and Willie Dixon’s “I Just Wanna Make Love To You” and “You Need Love”, are superb. All are familiar enough (albeit the latter is more familiar in the form of a Led Zeppelin composition), and all provide plenty of room for the band to explore the themes.

CD Two opens with special guest Jimmy Barnes wailing over another Willie Dixon number, “The Hoochie Coochie Man”. Jimmy used to front Cold Chisel, and has had an erratic solo career. When he’s on fire, Jimmy Barnes can be great, but the last decade or so has seen some commercially rewarding but critically panned delving into soul music and some fairly dodgy albums. He does a fair job here, but I don’t feel that I missed too much not seeing Jimmy the night before in Melbourne.

A Bob Daisley original, “New Old Lady Blues”, and a Chester Burnett standard “Who’s Been Talking” keeps the groove flowing, before the show steps up a notch with “Six Strings Down” (Jon points out that it reminds him of a song done in his holiday with Whitesnake), “Dust My Broom” and Jon’s piece de resistance, “Back At The Chicken Shack”. Written by one of Jon’s heroes, Jimmy Smith, Jon teases with hints of “Lazy” before shredding over this strong instrumental. Unlike most of the other material covered on the CD, this tune was written for organ. Jon takes full advantage by extending the track over eight minutes. He gets a great groove going, only occasionally going over the top and simply showing off. Some lovely harp work in the middle section of the track adds a nice touch.

The set concludes with a version of “When A Blind Man Cries”, originally done by another of Jon Lord’s previous bands. Jimmy Barnes again guests on lead vocals, amply demonstrating that he is no Ian Gillan. I’m sure there are a number of other Deep Purple songs that Jimmy would have done a better job with. That being said, this version is solid and an interesting take on a track that we all know and love. After introducing the rest of the band (apparently they didn’t consider anyone with more than three letters in their name for the band), the group rips out a “12 Bar Blow Jam”, an enjoyable romp. The song shows some signs of minimal rehearsal, but not too much. Jimmy Barnes’ lyrics made some sense, but did get repeated a fair bit.

The last track on the CD is an edit of “When A Blind Man Cries”, described as a single edit. This is pointless in so many ways — the album is only available through the web, the single edit is still too long for radio at 5’45”, and the odds of getting radio interested in the first place are SFA. The album could have done without it.

Overall, the album is a fine addition to the Deep Purple family, and a great example of Jon Lord’s mastery of whatever form of music he puts his mind to.
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Great and very thorough review, nice one!
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If we should see any more of JL & The HCM in the future,I'd love to see them performing "Belgian Tom's Hat Trick" , the instrumental piece from the WS "Trouble" album,that would be great fun to watch and I think that it fits in there very well.Nice Hammond work .(maybe an extended version?)
Watched it in 1980 and it was incredible.
Love this percussive "plonk plonk" in between and the fast key solo.
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quote:

Lesliescream wrote:
Love this percussive "plonk plonk" in between and the fast key solo.


Yes, that's the mellow sound of

2nd HARMONIC PERCUSSION

Nice isn't it?

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I loaned my DVD of this recording to my parents....Who have yet to return it!!

Maybe they like it so much they don't want to give it back!!!

Hmmmm....There may be hope for them yet. emoticon

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My dad has a blues record collection that has to be seen to be believed,to this day he is somewhat responsible for me being into music and Deep Purple in general,he and my mother saw them in 1972,he had all the markII albums,slowly he got into southern rock and then eventually traditional blues,
I suppose because it linked him back to his childhood when he used to attend a local bar where they let him hang out while under aged,this is the place where he got to see people like Ray Charles,Jerry Lee Lewis,Chuck Berry,Fats Domino and many many more.
Anyway,I should turn him on to this dvd,I supect he will like it and want to go out and buy it. emoticon
One of his best friends is northwest blues legend Jim Mesi.
It's nice to have a famous close friend,check him out:
http://www.jimmesi.com/
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