BRIAN AUGER - DALLAS 1974

January 28, 2021 – 5:33 am

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BRIAN AUGER’S OBLIVION EXPRESS
Dallas 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the January Sound Studio, Dallas, TX; May 1974. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to AmazingPudding for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

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English jazz and rock keyboardist Brian Auger specialised in playing the Hammond organ. He has played or toured with artists such as Rod Stewart, Tony Williams, Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Sonny Boy Williamson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon and others. He is 78.

In 1970, he formed the jazz fusion ensemble Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express shortly after abandoning the abortive “Wassenaar Arrangement” jazz rock commune in a small suburb of The Hague. Oblivion Express cultivated the talents of several notable musicians, including future Average White Band drummers Robbie McIntosh and Steve Ferrone, as well as guitarist Jim Mullen. Likewise, in 1971 he produced and appeared on Mogul Thrash’s only album, Mogul Thrash. Two members of that band, Roger Ball and Malcolm Duncan, would go on to form the Average White Band.

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While 1974 was maybe a few years past what critics might call their collective “prime”, in 1974 Brian Auger and his Oblivion Express were still breaking new ground on a nightly basis. The mod-ish leanings of earlier incarnations of the group are gone in lieu of a nod to the funky sounds of Motown that were permeating pop music of the day. Overall, this is a much earthier, much funkier version of the OE than was around five years prior. Even though almost all of the tunes feature vocals from Alex Ligertwood (who would go on and sing with Santana later in the 70’s), the arrangements are still ever expansive, and serve as a steady, burning flame upon which Auger and Co. can bring the music to a boil. - alovesurreal.blogspot

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Track 01. Intro 1:05
Track 02. Back to the Beginning 7:52
Track 03. Inner City Blues 9:44
Track 04. Straight Ahead 6:17
Track 05. Freedom Jazz Dance 8:13
Track 06. Maiden Voyage 8:53
Track 07. Truth 10:09
Track 08. Compared to What (cut) 4:09
57 mins

Lineup:
Brian Auger - organ, electric piano, vocals
Alex Ligertwood - vocals, percussion
Barry Dean - bass
Jack Mills - electric guitar
Stephen Ferrone - drums

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  1. 32 Responses to “BRIAN AUGER - DALLAS 1974”

  2. Meh

    By MrSmith on Jan 28, 2021

  3. DD , derrick, Joe blow Biden , the dementia ridden corpse must be getting hand cramps from signing all of these left wing executive orders .

    By HHH on Jan 28, 2021

  4. Closing the pipeline will cost thousands of jobs , stopping construction of the border wall will also allow thousands of illegals, dope dealers, murderers and rapists among them to enter this once great country.

    By HHH on Jan 28, 2021

  5. Also lifting the Muslim ban will allow ISIS and Al quida terrorists to come as well . Biden was supposed to be the anti Trump when it came to covid , how is letting all of these foreigners in supposed to help the pandemic? Many I’m sure have the virus .

    By HHH on Jan 28, 2021

  6. As suspected, The corpse is just a puppet for the left wing socialists. AOC , Towelhead Omar Pressley, and the rest of the squad, along with Pelosi and Chuckie Wuckie Schumer are actually the ones calling the shots , along with old fossil Bernie Sanders. Biden was / is the trogan horse . Kamala time is right around the corner.

    By HHH on Jan 28, 2021

  7. By the way wheres my $2000.00 stimulus? I thought the dem socialists were going to make that happen. Why can’t you sign and executive order for that Joe ? We’re waiting.

    By HHH on Jan 28, 2021

  8. You on one today triple h. Shut up!

    By Derrick on Jan 28, 2021

  9. Anyway who cares. What yer gonna do about it anyway triple. Its no use keep complainin moanin and groanin. Just get on wit it

    By Derrick on Jan 28, 2021

  10. How pathetically sad that I did what I said I would and made a lot of comments with my other IDs so my comment about being a sad dik sucker won’t be seen it the “Recent Comments” list.

    “Eli, Freddie Fender, CJ, Groupie Chick Traci, Derrick, U L E, Terrence, Bill, Smashmouth - You’ve really gone rabid repeating and talking to yourself. When you are treated like an adult, you ask for supervision/moderation! The word is self-restraint. Isn’t it obvious why you are not at other sites? They’ve have long banned you.”
    By bigozine2 on Apr 26, 2018

    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=4007#comment-2899390

    I’m also DD and HHH.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  11. I’m going to cry for a while now. I don’t feel happy when I do this, I’m an angry sad sociopath.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  12. I spew political shit that I have no idea what it means.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  13. You knew that five years ago when I started doing this shit.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  14. I don’t know dik about sports either. I post that trash here because every sports talk show banned me for being an asshole.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  15. All my posts are a cry for help.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  16. I’m crying while I type this.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  17. I wish I were dead but I’m too gutless to kill myself.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  18. I have no friends, no one to talk to.

    By Corey M on Jan 28, 2021

  19. What a freakin weirdo you are

    By Derrick on Jan 28, 2021

  20. He also starred with the Monkees in their obscure TV special.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33%E2%85%93_Revolutions_per_Monkee

    By Blair Frodelius on Jan 28, 2021

  21. phaedra is my name

    By Lester B Ennie on Jan 29, 2021

  22. Do you live in a Tangerine Dream Phaedra???

    By Derrick on Jan 29, 2021

  23. Do yoo want o know about shirt prnidrd ?

    By U L E on Jan 29, 2021

  24. Yes, and I am you, Derrick. Sob.

    By Corey M on Jan 29, 2021

  25. None of em was me triple h . The Jew bastard name hijackers again . Fuck this Cory motherfuckin Dic sucker . You suck dics , I guarantee it

    By Derrick on Jan 29, 2021

  26. This corey asshole and all the Jew bastard name hijackers should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Jan 29, 2021

  27. Triple h , that Biden motherfucker is already a disgrace. I agree wit you he’s a socialist and is gonna destroy the country, but what the fuck can you do ? The fuckin liberals wit that Cortez bitch and the Muslim from Minnesota is what’s wrong wit the country. Biden is just a puppet, just like you say . That’s why I quit voting. The fuckin election was fixed , Trump was right about that .

    By Derrick on Jan 29, 2021

  28. What’s wit this executive order bullshit ? I thought the president had to get approval from the senate and the house . A president ain’t supposed to be a dictator. Hi Yeller Obama used to do that executive order bullshit too . Fuck the Democrats and their liberal bullshit

    By Derrick on Jan 29, 2021

  29. The keystone pipeline closure has cost thousands of jobs hhh and Derrick. That AOC bitch should be deported, so should that Muslim woman .

    By Nelson on Jan 29, 2021

  30. Remind me Derrick, what did Joe Pesci get in Casino?

    By HHH on Jan 29, 2021

  31. Yeah Derrick, I’ve forgotten what Joe Pesci got in Casino.

    By Nelson on Jan 29, 2021

  32. Nellson, he got a dic up your ass. Rememeber I unzipped and u said give it to me stud

    By Derrick on Jan 29, 2021

  33. Fun recording. I’ve seen Brian a few times in the last decade, both in jazz clubs and at a festival. I always enjoy his music. It hasn’t changed that much since 1974, and in my opinion it doesn’t need to.

    By teamster on Feb 20, 2021

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