Live is a recording of southern soul and blues group The Cate Brothers in concert.
According to AllMusic.com, it was recorded on the 23rd and 24th of October 1998. It was released in August 1999.
I saw the Cate Brothers perform In One Eye & Out The Other on the Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC2 in about 1976 and I was hooked by their sound.
I don’t understand why they aren’t much better known and much more popular.
The Cate Brothers Live
Time Is A Thief (originally on the studio album Fire On The Tracks)
Are You Happy Now
In One Eye And Out The Other (In One Eye And Out The Other)
You Can’t Change My Heart (The Cate Brothers)
Where Can We Go
Baby Wants Inside
Give It To A Good Man
Union Man (The Cate Brothers)
I’m On Your Side
All Along The Watchtower -cover of the Bob Dylan song
Playing on the album are:
Ernie Cate Vocals, Keyboards
Earl Cate Guitar, Vocals
David Renko Saxophone, Vocals
John Davies Bass
Great singing. Great guitar playing.
A soulful feel laced with the South.
I will be writing a full review. Here are a couple of videos including the funky song that converted me into a long term fan of the Cate Brothers.
What Other People Say About The Cate Brothers Live
Very little. This is an overlooked gem for anyone who likes a combination of soul, blues, country and rock.
Buying The Cate Brothers Live
From the prices quoted on Amazon, it looks like the Cate Brothers Live has gone out of print and that suggests that if you want to buy this album, you should do it quickly before they go higher.
What Do You Think?
Do you like Cate Brothers Live?
What Are the Best Southern Rock Live Albums?
I’ve put together a poll to find out what readers think are the best Southern rock live albums.
If you haven’t voted, please do.
I’ve included The Cate Brothers Live in the list but I fear that it is too obscure to get many (or any votes). Mind you, the competition is pretty tough too.
I’ve also included it in the best country rock live album poll.
My aim is to help you to find the best live albums through readers polls, my own reviews and from bringing in Amazon reviews.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.
Other Live Albums You Might Like
The Cate Brothers funky and soul based version of Southern rock is a long way from what you may have heard on songs like Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
You should take a look at:
The next two albums aren’t Southern rock but they have a soulful blues rock feel to them.