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Hookfoot - Live In Memphis, USA 1972 - 1990 - WWR/SPM (Germany)

Hookfoot was a British rock band, active from 1970 to 1974. Formed by Caleb Quaye (guitars, piano and vocals) and three fellow DJM session musicians, Ian Duck (vocals, guitars and harmonica), Roger Pope (drums) and David Glover (bass), the band were also backing musicians for Elton John, appearing together on most of his early recordings for DJM. Fred Gandy (bass - formerly of Bluesology) replaced David Glover, who left after the release of the second album. Other occasional members of the band were Bob Kulick (guitar, vocals),Mick Grabham (bass), and Peter Ross (harmonica, vocals) - WIKI

Recorded for radio airplay at the Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee in August, 1972, this is a good live album from a very underrated British twin guitars four piece band led by the top session musician, Caleb Quaye. Caleb had a worldwide reputation as a signature lead guitar player since the late 60’s and early 70’s. He may be best known as Elton John’s original lead guitarist having played on all the “early stuff”, as well as many studio sessions for other artists, including Harry Nillson, Beach Boys, Joan Baez, Al Kooper, David Foster, John Klemmer, Eddie Henderson, Dusty Springfield, Liza Minnelli, Brenda Russell, Joan Baez, Ralph McTell, Pete Townsend, The Troggs, and Hall & Oates. “Live In Memphis” contains some great long blues psych jams and there is tight interplay between all the band members with some Wishbone Ash style double-lead electric guitar. During the early '70's, Hookfoot supported musicians that included Humble Pie, Jefferson Airplane and mainly Elton John on lengthy USA tours. Hookfoot split up in 1974, and Caleb Quaye went to the USA, working as a session musician. He still plays with a band called Caleb Quaye and the Faculty and is a religious pastor. Listen to Hookfoot’s terrific “Good Times A'Comin'” album and read more about Hookfoot @ http://www.terrascope.co.uk/Features/Hookfoot.htm A detailed inventory of Caleb Quaye’s session work can be found @ http://musiciansolympus.blogspot.ie/2011/12/calebquaye-guitar.html [Tracks @ 201-209 Kbps: File size = 94 Mb]


1 TAXMAN - Ian Duck / Dave Glover / Roger Pope / Caleb Quaye 3:25
2 IF I HAD THE WORDS - Ian Duck / Dave Glover / Roger Pope / Caleb Quaye 4:21
4 HERE I COME - Caleb Quaye 16:04
5 CUCKOO - Caleb Quaye 5:27
6 CRUISIN’ - Ian Duck / Fred Gandy / Roger Pope / Caleb Quaye 6:58
7 NATURE CHANGES - Ian Duck / Caleb Quaye 11.09
8 FREEDOM - Ian Duck / Fred Gandy / Roger Pope / Caleb Quaye 9:47


Caleb Quaye - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Fred Gandy - Bass
Ian Duck - Harmonica, Vocals
Roger Pope - Drums, Vocals


Hookfoot was a quintet formed at the end of the '60s as a recording unit by a half-dozen session players associated with Dick James' publishing and later with his DJM Records label. They never made much of an impression on the charts, despite their work being licensed to A&M Records, through which they released four LPs in the U.S.A. Ian Duck (vocals, harmonica), Dave Glover (bass), Roger Pope (drums, vocals), and Caleb Quaye (guitar, vocals) were the original lineup, with Bob Kulick (guitar, vocals) coming in alongside Quaye, and Fred Gandy joining on bass later. © Bruce Eder © 2013 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/hookfoot-mn0001184655


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spunkie said...

Man this is great just getting into there 2 lp's. So this live one looks killer. Many thanks

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,spunkie. It's a good one. Thanks...Paul