Live San Rafael 1975 is a live album by The Sons Of Champlin.
If you’re not familiar with the band, the appeared from the San Francisco movement in the second half of the 1960s which gave us bands like Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape. Unlike those bands who developed from a psychedelic folk rock style, The Sons by 1975 are more of a funky R&B group with plenty of horns.
This was recorded at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California from 28th November 1975 and was broadcast on KSAN-FM. There are no interruptions from the radio station DJ but this doesn’t appear to be the entire concert since it starts with a member of the band saying “This next tune we’re going to play…”
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Songs On The Sons Of Champlin Live San Rafael 1975
For A While – 5:01 (originally on the studio album A Circle Filled With Love)
Slippery When Wet – 4:29 (A Circle Filled With Love)
Imagination’s Sake – 3:15 (A Circle Filled With Love)
I’d Like To Get To Know You – 6:14 (The Sons Of Champlin)
Lookout – 4:06 (The Sons Of Champlin)
Saved By The Grace Of Your Love – 4:23
Slam Dunk – 4:45
To The Sea – 4:12 (A Circle Filled With Love)
Queen Of The Rain – 4:07 (The Sons Of Champlin)
Hot Pants – Drum Solo – 8:15
Here’s Where Your Love Belongs – 4:27 (A Circle Filled With Love)
Goldmine – 7:19 (The Sons Of Champlin)
Follow Your Heart – 5:38 (Follow Your Heart)
Playing to their home crowd, the band is enthusiastic and in their funkiest stage of their career. I think this album is a grower when you hear it but the samples miss the feeling that you get when the band get into the groove.
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