Performing the Spencer Davis Group’s classic. From 1968.
I know it’s a long shot for Phish to play Chicago’s first album at 8, but this would be killer. Released in April of ’69 and similar to Blood, Sweat and Tears, only possessing a harder/heavier edge this was a combo of experimental jazz, brass and rock and roll. I’ve loved this one for years; “Poem 58″, “Questions 67 & 68″, “I’m A Man” (better than Spencer Davis’ version!), “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, all great songs. This album has an almost progressive/metal sound, courtesy of Terry Kath (guitar), Robert Lamm (keyboards) and Peter Cetera (bass). Actually, the band has intended to be called Chicago Transit Authority, when legal action was threatened and the band shortened its moniker to Chicago.
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?:
I’m A Man:
Here’s a toe-tappin’, softy from my youth.
Featuring the late, great Terry Kath. From 1972.
Terry Kath, guitarist of Chicago, accidentally shot himself on this day in 1978. Here’s the last filmed performance of Chicago with Terry, from the summer of ’77. It was after Kath’s death that Chicago switched from a hard rocking jazz band to more ballad based soft rock fare. 25 or 6 to 4 with Terry just killin’ it:
Here’s the last filmed Chicago show with the late and great Terry Kath. It takes place in Houston, TX in the summer of 1977. Terry sadly died six months later in January of 1978, the result of accidental gun play. Watch Terry just kill this guitar solo. Too bad the band didn’t continue more music like “25 or 6 to 4″ after Kath’s death. I suppose they couldn’t without his influence.
8/30/69 Dallas International Motor Speedway, Lewisville, Texas
1. Introduction-> Introduction (real song title) (6:45)
2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is (5:02)
3. South California Purples (7:05)
4. Beginnings (6:20)
5. 25 or 6 to 4 (5:43)
6. –announcements– (0:50) (8-31-69)
7. I’m A Man (7:23) (8-31-69)