Live at the BBC Stone The Crows

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2022

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28.01.2022

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  • 1Raining in Your Heart (Top Gear, 6 December 1969)04:11
  • 2Touch of Your Loving Hand (Top Gear, 6 December 1969)06:00
  • 3Freedom Road (Top Gear, 30 May 1970)10:30
  • 4Hollis Brown (Top Gear, 30 May 1970)13:03
  • 5Raining in Your Heart (Sounds of the 70s, 31 July 1970)04:43
  • 6Friend (Sounds of the 70s, 26 June 1970)04:51
  • 7Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Sounds of the 70s, 13 November 1970)04:29
  • 8Love 74 (Sounds of the 70s, 13 November 1970)06:17
  • 9Things Are Getting Better (Sounds of the 70s, 4 December 1970)06:31
  • 10Faces (Sounds of the 70s, 30 July 1971)03:19
  • 11Let It Down (Sounds of the 70s, 2 July 1971)05:31
  • 12Big Jim Salter (Sounds of the 70s, 16 September 1971)05:09
  • 13Keep on Rollin' (Sounds of the 70s, 16 September 1971)04:37
  • 14Going Down (Friday Night is Boogie Night, 28 April 1972)05:03
  • 15On the Highway (Friday Night is Boogie Night, 28 April 1972)06:13
  • 16Mr. Wizard (Friday Night is Boogie Night, 28 April 1972)04:24
  • 17Good Time Girl (Sounds of the 70s, 18 September 1972)03:07
  • 18Penicillin Blues (Sounds of the 70s, 18 September 1972)05:24
  • 19On the Highway (Sounds of the 70s, 18 September 1972)07:21
  • 20Keep on Rollin' (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 16 November 1971)05:21
  • 21Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 16 November 1971)05:40
  • 22Big Jim Salter (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 16 November 1971)07:51
  • 23Mr. Wizard (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 16 November 1971)08:38
  • 24Going Down (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 16 November 1971)05:02
  • 25On the Highway (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 28 October 1972)06:35
  • 26Palace of the King (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 28 October 1972)04:57
  • 27Penicillin Blues (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 28 October 1972)05:33
  • 28Sunset Cowboy (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 28 October 1972)06:55
  • 29Niagara (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 28 October 1972)09:22
  • 30Good Time Girl (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 28 October 1972)03:34
  • 31Ionian Highland Lilt (In Concert at the Palace Theatre, 28 October 1972)02:39
  • 32Freedom Road (Sunday Concert, 7 June 1970)10:00
  • 33Blind Man (Sunday Concert, 7 June 1970)04:35
  • 34Danger Zone (Sunday Concert, 7 June 1970)05:59
  • 35Hollis Brown (Sunday Concert, 7 June 1970)12:52
  • 36America Pt 1 (Sounds of the 70s, 14 July 1970)05:39
  • 37America Pt 3 (Sounds of the 70s, 14 July 1970)07:10
  • 38Sad Mary (Sounds of the 70s, 14 July 1970)08:39
  • 39Penicillin Blues (Sunday Concert 6 December 1970)07:11
  • Total Runtime04:04:55

Info for Live at the BBC



The acclaimed jazz-rock fusion band led by Ian Carr recorded live and in session at the BBC. Over four hours of BBC broadcast recordings spanning 1969-72 remastered by Eroc. Drawn from such seminal shows as Top Gear and Sounds of the 70s. Includes concerts recorded at London's Palace Theatre in 1971 and 1972.

Formed in Glasgow in 1969, Stone the Crows cut their teeth in the pubs of Scotland and had everything going for them: not one, but two gritty singers, a talented guitarist, a rhythm section that had played with John Mayall, plus the kudos of having Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant as their producer. With a slew of critically acclaimed albums, it was on stage and live in the studio that Stone the Crows really -ew free, as these superb recordings from 1969-1972 attest.

The undoubted jewel in their crown was lead singer Maggie Bell. Winner of several Top Female Singer awards in Britain, Bell had a raunchy, gutbucket voice which, although it fell short of the naked emotion and range of Janis Joplin's, probably came closer to her style than any other female singer. When her powerhouse vocals caught the attention of Peter Grant, his visceral reaction - "Stone the Crows!" -led to the band changing their name.

Hewn from studio sessions with John Peel, Bob Harris and Mike Harding, as well as in-concert performances, this 4-album-set captures the Crows' burgeoning Blues/Rock prowess. From the original line-up featuring guitarist/songwriter Leslie Harvey, to their latter stages with a young Jimmy McCulloch on guitar, Live At The BBC brings together broadcast versions of tracks from their four albums together with songs often featured in their live sets. Compiled in conjunction with Ashley Wood, includes a further eight recordings from 1970. Remastered by Eroc for optimum sound quality.

Stone The Crows

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Stone the Crows
was a tough-luck, working class, progressive soul band that came out of the pubs of Scotland in the early '70s. They had everything going for them at the start: not one, but two gritty singers, a talented guitarist, a rhythm section that had played with John Mayall, and the name recognition of having Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant as their producer. Despite favorable reviews by the critics, however, they never managed to sell their hybridized soul music to a large audience. In addition, they lost two of their key members early on, one of whom was tragically electrocuted, and the group broke up after four albums.

Their biggest contribution to rock was the immense vocal talent of one Maggie Bell. Winner of several Top Girl Singer awards in Britain, Bell had a raunchy, gutbucket voice that, although it fell short of the naked emotion and range of Janis Joplin's, came probably closer to her style than any other female singer. She first attracted notice when she jumped up on stage at a show in Glasgow to wail with Alex Harvey of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Impressed by her talent (and audacity), Harvey hooked her up with his guitar-playing younger brother Les, then fronting a local band called the Kinning Park Ramblers. After playing army bases in Europe for several years as Power, Bell, Harvey, bassist Jim Dewar, keyboardist Jon McGinnis, and drummer Colin Allen (who had played with future bass player Steve Thompson in John Mayall's band), came to the attention of Peter Grant and they changed their name to Stone the Crows, which supposedly is a Scottish variation of "the hell with it."

Both of their first two albums received good reviews upon release, but sold very meagerly. Then bassist/vocalist Jim Dewar quit the band to join Robin Trower's fledgling group, to be replaced by the non-singing Steve Thompson. Shortly after releasing Teenage Licks, guitarist Les Harvey was electrocuted onstage during a gig at Swansea University. This appeared to end the band, but they carried on, recruiting young Jimmy McCulloch from Thunderclap Newman and released "'Ontinuous Performance." Although the rock press lauded the singing of Bell, her group couldn't seem to emerge from the shadows and they broke up after this last album, with McCulloch flying away to join Paul McCartney in Wings. (Peter Kurtz, AMG)

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