Motown Monday ~ “Live” Full House” ~ The J. Geils Band

The J. Geils Band

The Motor City & this Boston band just seemed to adopt each other, they thought we were home and we thought they were ours.

Their first live album recorded at The Cinderella Ballroom in 72′, The J. Geils Band officially became a Detroit Band, period!

In my book among live albums it ranked right up there with Grand Funk Railroad’s “Live 69′, Humble Pie’s “Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore”, The Allman Brothers Band “Live at the Fillmore East” and Deep Purple’s “Made In Japan”. For that matter Rare Earth’s as well.

Further more the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame should have been built here in Rock City. For what came out of Detroit from the 50s on with Motown and beyond, somebody f’d up big time!

And maybe one day Rory Gallagher, GFR, Humble Pie, the band playing and other bands mentioned will finally be inductee’s. When Donna Summer is considered a worthy Rock-n-Roller but not the real rock bands maybe it’s better the sham is where it’s at in Cleveland.

Full House defines it for what it is so Enjoy!


J. Geils Band _Live Full House



J. Geils – guitar
Peter Wolf – lead vocals
Seth Justman – keyboards, backing vocals
Daniel Klein – bass
Richard Salwitz aka Magic Dick – harp, trumpet
Stephen Bladd – drums, backing vocals


First I Look at the Purse – (Robert Rogers, Smokey Robinson)
Homework – (Dave Clark, Al Perkins, Otis Rush)
Pack Fair and Square – (Walter Travis Price)
Whammer Jammer – (Juke Joint Jimmy)
Hard Drivin’ Man – (J. Geils, Peter Wolf)
Serves You Right to Suffer – (John Lee Hooker)
Cruisin’ for a Love – (Juke Joint Jimmy)
Looking for a Love – (J. W. Alexander, Zelda Samuels)


Live in Detroit _J. Geils Band 72'


The Cinderella Ballroom Detroit


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