Night sax vedeo
Delivering a set of their unique psychadelicized soul-funk, this captures the band shortly after the release of A Circle Filled With Love and the re-release of their self titled album, recorded during 1974 in their home studio and originally released on their own label, Goldmine Records.
This new album and the previous independently released album had been purchased and released by Ariola America, at a time when the band was again unsigned and struggling to survive.
The soulful ballad, "For A While" returns to the latest album material before they tackle the funky foot-stomping rocker "There Goes Your All Night," featuring outstanding organ work and another chunky solo from Haggerty.
The self titled 1974 album is also well represented, first by the jazzy "Like To Get To Know You," which features tight ensemble playing and a tasty trumpet solo from Phil Wood (not to mention another from Haggerty).
I think there was more fire on the front of the stage than there was behind it!
Opening a hometown bill that also featured the Keith & Donna Godchaux Band and Kingfish, The Sons of Champlin set the bar at an astonishingly high level to begin the night.
They also perform the irresistible "Lookout," their single at the time, with its extremely danceable vibe.
They kick it off with "Slippery When It's Wet," a standout track from A Circle Filled With Love album.Bill Champlin's wildly enthusiastic vocal, a blazing guitar run from Haggerty, and the punch of the horn section immediately engages the audience, who are up and dancing by the end of the first song.This began a promising rebirth for the group and this performance features the newly expanded horn section as well as reflecting their enthusiasm and energy at this moment in time.The entire band is in great form here, particularly Terry Haggerty, who peals off scorching hot guitar solos in nearly every song and is blazing with energy throughout this performance.
The not yet recorded "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love" follows.
This soulful number has the entire group cooking and would soon become the leadoff track on their next album.