Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Download
Jan 26, 1978 (Late)Bottom Line (New York, NY)
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Download
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Total Length:
1:05:17
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show 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. 1Introduction00:58
  2. 2Get My Rocks Off06:03
  3. 3Interlude01:19
  4. 4Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms03:42
  5. 5Interlude01:15
  6. 6A Couple More Years03:09
  7. 7Freakin' At The Freaker's Ball03:59
  8. 8Band Chatter00:39
  9. 9Medley: Earth Angel / For Your Love / A Thousand Miles Away / Oh Donna / What's Your Name?07:15
  10. 10Making Love and Music02:59
  11. 11Interlude01:01
  12. 12If Not You03:36
  13. 13Band Chatter03:02
  14. 14I Got Stoned And I Missed It05:13
  15. 15Band Chatter01:25
  16. 16High Flying Eagle08:32
  17. 17Crowd / Band Chatter01:57
  18. 18Cover Of The Rolling Stone02:52
  19. 19Happy Trails01:21
  20. 20Crowd / Band Chatter01:50
  21. 21Michaelangelo03:10
Item Number:
  • 50764-2009-AD
Date:
  • Jan 26, 1978 (Late)
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:58
  2. 2Get My Rocks Off06:03
  3. 3Interlude01:19
  4. 4Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms03:42
  5. 5Interlude01:15
  6. 6A Couple More Years03:09
  7. 7Freakin' At The Freaker's Ball03:59
  8. 8Band Chatter00:39
  9. 9Medley: Earth Angel / For Your Love / A Thousand Miles Away / Oh Donna / What's Your Name?07:15
  10. 10Making Love and Music02:59
  11. 11Interlude01:01
  12. 12If Not You03:36
  13. 13Band Chatter03:02
  14. 14I Got Stoned And I Missed It05:13
  15. 15Band Chatter01:25
  16. 16High Flying Eagle08:32
  17. 17Crowd / Band Chatter01:57
  18. 18Cover Of The Rolling Stone02:52
  19. 19Happy Trails01:21
  20. 20Crowd / Band Chatter01:50
  21. 21Michaelangelo03:10
Total Length:
1:05:17
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Rik Elswit - guitar; Billy Francis - keyboards; Jance Garfat - bass; Dennis Locorriere - guitar, vocals; Ray Sawyer - guitar, vocals; John Wolters - drums

Recorded at New York's Bottom Line club, the last of four shows by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show recorded in 1978 for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, this is a great example of how music and humor can indeed coexist. Most of the songs in the other shows are played during this end-cap performance, including a comical remake of "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms" and their own, "Get My Rocks Off."

The band's original compositions, "A Couple More Years" and "If Not You," are placed alongside "Freakin' At The Freaker's Ball," "I Got Stoned And I Missed It," and "Cover Of The Rolling Stone," all written by the band's longtime associate, Shel Silverstein. They also deliver a comical medley of two '50s classics, "Earth Angel" and "For Your Love," and close out with "Happy Trails," the theme song from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is a comedy-driven country-rock band that originated in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. Consisting of a core of members who were from the south but moved up to Jersey, they were booked into a club show weeks after forming without finalizing a name. When the club owner insisted on a name to advertise the show, one of the members suggested Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, which had been inspired by the traveling snake oil caravans of the Old West.

Singer/guitarist Ray Sawyer, who had been wearing an eye patch after a near-fatal 1967 car crash, was assumed by most fans to be Dr. Hook; in fact the band was jointly fronted by Sawyer, with his natural stage charisma and humor, and Dennis Locorriere, whose distinctive voice and musical talents were trademarks of the band's greatest hits.

Dr. Hook was signed to Columbia Records and scored a hit out of the box in 1971 with a sappy love song called "Sylvia's Mother." That song did enough to get them on pop radio, which quickly embraced the band's second album and hit single: "Cover Of The Rolling Stone." The song tells the story of a frustrated rock musician whose only career goal seems to be getting his picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The single went to the Top 10 and propelled the band to have a series of future hit singles which lasted through the late-1970s.

The original band disbanded, but Ray Sawyer has kept the Dr. Hook namesake alive and spearheads a version of the band that still tours on a regular basis.

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