Review: Fleetwood Mac in Chicago January 4 TH 1969 The Legendary Chess Blues Sessions – (Schiffer Publishing 2022) Jeff Lowenthal and Robert Schaffner

“Sherman, set the controls on the Way Back Machine to Chicago, the Chess Studios, January fourth, 1969” All books, whether fiction or non-fiction serve as “time machines”, allowing us to vicariously experience the ancient, or recent past; speculative futures or imagined worlds and realms. “Fleetwood Mac in Chicago January 4 TH 1969 – The Legendary […]

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Addendum: Previously unreleased performance of ‘I Have To Laugh’

In March of 2022, Dutch Greenologist Gert Jan Kuiper tipped me off to two compilations of Fleetwood Mac BBC recordings that were recently posted to YouTube. The first, posted March 01, 2022 was titled “Fleetwood Mac 1969-1970 Complete Unreleased BBC” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jNEeyqPXGA Consisting of sixteen titles, a few had in fact not been in wide circulation […]

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Addendum: Fleetwood Mac – ‘Teenage Darling’

Recorded live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA January 04, 1970 On July 16, 2021, Artie B. Rockin’ posted an audience recording of the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac live at the Fillmore West from January 04, 1970.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnfj79Ez8M – (‘Teenage Darling’ starts at 1:14:44) Bootlegs of this show (taken from a radio broadcast) […]

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Addendum:‘Jenny Jenny’

Recorded November 11, 1969, (late show) Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland On July 25, 2021 the Finnish Broadcast Company (YLE) released the original audio broadcast of Fleetwood Mac’s late show performance from the Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland on November 11, 1969. The show can be found here: https://areena.yle.fi/audio/1-50888397 (I recommend going to the “main page” and checking […]

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Addendum: Reassessing Peter Green’s (Brief) Return to Fleetwood Mac in 1971

Second only to the conflicting tales of that infamous night at a Munich commune, are the stories told concerning Green’s brief return to the band in early 1971.  The second week of February 1971 found Peter Green’s old band beginning another eight-week tour of North America, their second since his departure from the band. They […]

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Six New Releases of Vintage Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac in 2019 An Overview

2019 saw the beginning of what will surely be a “Classic Rock” goldrush as companies large and small hope to cash in on the expiration of the fifty-year copyright protection (in the U.K.) of musical performances and broadcasts from 1969 forward.  Five different CD collections, and one vinyl exclusive, ranging from no-frills single discs to […]

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A History of ‘Homework’ – Part 2

When Otis Rush joined the 1966 American Folk Blues Festival European tour, he had not released a record under his own name in four years. Prior to that tour, he had only two songs released in the U.K.; ‘So Many Roads, So Many Trains’ had appeared on the Pye International Chess compilation “The Blues, Volume […]

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