Sco-Mule is a live double album by Gov’t Mule featuring John Scofield.
It was recorded at two concerts in Georgia in December 1999.
If you’re not familiar with John Scofield, he’s an American jazz rock guitarist who played with the Miles Davis band for three years in the early 1980s – see his Wikipedia page for more details.
His style of playing creates a strong contrast with the powerful blues rock of Gov’t Mule that may delight or disappoint fans of both.
I should also point out that these are instrumental tracks and that’s a problem for me. While I love instrumental breaks and solos, I like songs to be grounded with vocals.
I admire Gov’t Mule’s desire to experiment and try new things live in concert like Sco-Mule and the Dark Side Of The Mule and Holy Haunted House and their desire to share these different experiences with their fans.
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Holy Haunted House is a live album by Gov’t Mule.
It was recorded at The O’Shaughnessy Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 31, 2007.
Strangely it includes a live version of the entire Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy. I say strangely because this is probably Zeppelin’s best covered album on their own live albums The Song Remains The Same and How The West Was Won. It’s brave to be ready to be compared against 1972 and 1973 Led Zeppelin.
It is not that unusual for Gov’t Mule to pay tribute to a group like this, particularly at their Halloween concerts. Another live album, The Dark Side Of The Mule features plenty of Pink Floyd songs and they’ve also played sets of songs by The Rolling Stones and The Who.
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Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol 1 is a charity live album featuring Gov’t Mule, The Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi, Cry Of Love, Edwin McCain and others.
It was recorded at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, North Carolina on December 22, 1999 and these concerts have since become a regular event near Christmas.
Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks played together in the Allman Brothers Band while Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are married and have since formed their own band the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
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Live With A Little Help From Our Friends is a live album by Gov’t Mule.
It was recorded at The Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia on December 31, 1998. This was the year before the concert recording Mulennium.
There are three versions of this concert rcording:
- a two CD set
- an extra CD as volume 2
- and a four CD set which is was a limited edition and significantly more expensive.
Two CD set album cover
The four CD box set album cover
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Live at Roseland Ballroom is a live album by Gov’t Mule.
It was recorded in New York City on 31 December 1995.
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I’ve wasted too many years not knowing about the excellent live music created by southern blues rock and jam band, Gov’t Mule led by Warren Haynes who has also played with the Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead.
The live albums to consider from general releases are:
These days their concerts are recorded and available for sale from their website. There could well be some little known jewels in amongst these recordings. Continue reading What Are The Best Live Albums By Gov’t Mule?
Dark Side Of The Mule is a live album by blues rock group Gov’t Mule.
It was recorded in concert in Boston in 2008 when Gov’t Mule played about three hours worth of Pink Floyd songs, which of course were given the Gov’t Mule treatment.
It is released on December 8th, 2014 in two forms:
- A single highlights CD
- A deluxe 3 CD and DVD set.
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Mulennium is a live album by Gov’t Mule.
It was recorded at the Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and has the recordings from all three of the band’s sets on December 31, 1999 and January 1, 2000.
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The Deepest End Live In Concert is a live album and DVD by Gov’t Mule.
It was recorded in New Orleans on May 3, 2003.
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