Commander Cody Download
Aug 13, 1977 (Late)Calderone Concert Hall (Hempstead, NY)
Commander Cody Download
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Total Length:
15:12
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Commander Cody Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Hot Rod Lincoln04:52
  2. 2Rock That Boogie05:08
  3. 3Interlude01:12
  4. 4Riot In Cell Block #904:00
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 50756-8995-AD
Date:
  • Aug 13, 1977 (Late)
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Hot Rod Lincoln04:52
  2. 2Rock That Boogie05:08
  3. 3Interlude01:12
  4. 4Riot In Cell Block #904:00
Total Length:
15:12
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Commander Cody - vocals, keyboards; Bruce Barlow - bass; Bobby Black - pedal steel guitar, vocals; Tom Flye - percussion; Cisco G - saxophone; Darius Javahler - guitar; Fred Myer - drums; Nicolette Larson - vocals; Charra Penny - vocals

This performance was one of several shows recorded by the new Commander Cody Band (the second incarnation of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen) in August of 1977. Recorded in the New York area for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, this partial set was captured two nights before Cody's returned to New York City, at the Bottom Line. Hence, George Frayne (AKA Commander Cody) seemed more relaxed, even though this short set is far cry from the more complete 60 minute Bottom Line recordings.

Although they had attained a fair amount of success recording on Paramount Records (including a Top 40 hit with a remake of the 1958 rockabilly classic, "Hot Rod Lincoln"), Frayne's big band group, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, had fallen on hard times after switching to a major label, Warner Brothers Records, in 1975. Warner Bros. had no idea how to market the pro-hippie, pot enthusiasts who played a sassy blend of country-swing, old time rock 'n' roll, and classic rockabilly material.

The band eventually splintered in 1976, after recording We've Got a Live One Here during their European tour that year. When he returned to the road, the Commander enlisted a new group to replace the Lost Planet Airmen. Now dubbed the Commander Cody Band, the new lineup featured two key members from the Lost Planet Airmen - bassist Bruce Barlow and pedal steel guitarist Bobby Black.

After recording a few albums on Arista, Cody returned to the Lost Planet Airmen as a name for his back-up band, and released a series of albums on a number of independent labels. He continues to tour and record, but his latest offerings have been mostly live albums, on which he can still easily combine his musical ability and a ferocious sense of humor

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