Sebastian, John - Real Live

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Sealed 1971 Original. “Like Some Other Live Albums, This One Was Released To Provide An Alternative To A Bootleg. But In This Case, The Particular Bootleg Appeared To Be A Legitimate Release. The Early Years Of John Sebastian's Solo Career Were Bedeviled By A Contract Dispute Involving His Move From MGM Records To Reprise Records, And In The Course Of It, MGM Obtained A Tape Of A Sebastian Concert And Released It Without His Consent Under The Title John Sebastian Live. That Album Was Withdrawn, But Sebastian Countered It With His Own Concert Album, Pointedly Called Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian. Of Course, Both Albums Were A Response To Sebastian's Popularity As A Solo Concert Attraction In The Wake Of His Appearance In The Woodstock Film And On Its Soundtrack Album. In The Early '70s, No Rock Festival Was Complete Without The Tie-Dyed Singer/Songwriter And His Warm And Friendly Stage Manner. Despite The Circumstances That Led To This Album's Creation, Fans Had Reason To Rejoice, Since It Proved To Be A Definitive Statement Of Sebastian's Stage Show. Alone But For Pianist Paul Harris, He Ranged Through A Repertoire Including Old Folk And Rock & Roll Standards, Lovin' Spoonful Songs, And His Own Recent Solo Songs. Funny, Self-Deprecating, And Engaging In A Wise, Yet Wide-Eyed Way, He Turned His Concert Audience Into A Group Of Friends And Did The Same Thing To Those Listening To The LP. Here Was A Performer Capable Of Reaching Back To The Music Of Jimmie Rodgers And Leadbelly, Carl Perkins, And The Five Satins, Demonstrating How Such Predecessors Had Influenced The Good-Time Music He Made In The '60s. A Virtual Jukebox, He Made The History Of Popular Music Seem Like Endless Fun, And He Made People Who Heard The Album Wish They'd Been At The Show.” – William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

Artist: Sebastian, John Title: Real Live Genre: Pop Type: New - LP Label: Reprise Catalog ID: MS 2036 Country: USA Our ID: 67331
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