Progressive bluesrock recorded live at the Phoenix Coffee House.
The band had an earlier major label LP in the same style ("Cold Wind
Blues", Verve Forecast, 1968).
Tracks : A1 Cursin Blues A2 Have A Taste A3 Help Me A4 How Blue Can You Get B1 Eyesight To The Blind B2 Sombrero Sam B3 Don't Start Me Talkin' B4 Stop Breakin Down
I was happy to see the Colwell-Winfield Blues Band included on a Bosstown Sound sampler because I thought they were forgotten and maybe would not be invited to the party because they were not playing rock. They were definately part of the scene. A lot of us rockers were finding the blues during this period. One of my most thrilling musical experiences was seeing BB King at the Boston Tea Party. I vaguely knew Clapton drew from him. BB's quitar playing opened up a whole new world to me and that night the audience reacted to every bend and trill. I always thoug
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Tar Babies - No Contest (1988) Tar Babies - Honey Bubble (1989) Tar Babies - Death Trip (1992)
One of the lesser-known bands on the legendary SST roster, the Tar Babies emerged from Madison, WI, with a distinctive brand of punk-funk that often drew comparisons to their labelmates the Minutemen, as well as the Texas-based Big Boys. Colored with bits of psychedelia, jazz, and avant-noise skronk, their music quickly progressed beyond their roots in hardcore and evolved into a scratchy but danceable, groove-centered hybrid complete with horns and George Clinton-style jamming. The Tar Babies were formed out of the ashes of Madison hardcore punkers Mecht Mensch, who disbanded in 1982. Guitarist/vocalist Bucky Pope, bassist Robin Davies, and drummer Dan Bitney debuted with the 1982 EP Face the Music, issued on local indie Bone Air. By the time of their second release, 1985's Respect Your Nightmares, their funk influenc
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