July 17, 2015

Son Seals With A.C. Reed And Special Guest Johnny Winter LIVE Wise Fool's Pub Chicago Aug 1978 FM

 Frank "Son" Seals (August 13, 1942 – December 20, 2004)

Son Seals With A.C. Reed And Special Guest Johnny Winter
Wise Fool's Pub
Chicago, Illinois
August, 1978  (Son Played Wise Fool's 8-9 To 8-13 1978)  
WXRT FM Broadcast

 "Seals' guitar style is built on soul, speed, intensity and an unflagging sense of timing and blues invention. [He'll] take a note and torture it, attacking a lick and repelling it five different ways, building power as he goes."
-- Guitar World

1. Everything I Do Is Wrong
2. I Can't Hold Out
3. Blue Shadows Falling
4. Nobody Wants A Loser
5. Gangster Of Love
6. Mother-In-Law Blues
7. Heart Fixing Business
8. Stormy Monday (with Johnny Winter)
9. You Can't Lose What You Never Had (with Johnny Winter)
10. Pretty Woman

Son Seals - Vocals, Guitar
A.C. Reed - Saxophone
Snapper Mitchum - Bass
Tony Gooden - Drums
Lacy Gibson - Guitar
Alberto Gianquinto - Piano
Johnny Winter - Guitar, Vocals


La Piazza Gancio said...

For my money, Son was the best of the _______th generation of electric bluesmen. He could play, sing and everything in between. I miss him.

Thanks for this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. This brings back great memories.

Anonymous said...

I was there. I was a regular at Wise Fools in the late 70's. When my girlfriend and I got there it was unusually crowded. Couldn't get into the band area in we managed 2 seats at the end of the bar. Behind us was a huge soundboard set up. Turns out to be Bruce Igluar from Alligator records and Ken Racic from WXRT. We sat next to a tiny black woman and got to talking. Turns out she was Son's sister. She said she was nervous and we were like why? She said she was never around this many white people before! We assured her not to worry and everyone here dug her brother. At about midnight I saw Johnny Winter walk in the entrance and security locked the door behind him. Fuck it I said I left her and my girlfriend at the bar and got a standing room spot 10 feet from the stage!
Wise Fool's Pub was iconic then. Does anyone have a John Lee Hooker set from there? George Thorogood April '78 was smoking (the Destroyer's 1st Chicago gig) . Mud

Rippin Frog said...

@ MUD:
i never seen JLK from that venue and have a few bootlegs of his...