October 17, 2009 – 4:03 am

J GEILS R.I.P. 1946 - 2017

Guitarist J Geils, born John Warren Geils Jr., has died on April 11, 2017. He was 71. WCVB-TV Boston reported that Geils was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home. He had lived in the town for 35 years. According to the Boston Globe, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma wrote in an email to the paper: “He has passed.” Cause of death has not been established. Geils formed The J Geils Band in 1967. They had 15 charting albums on the Billboard 200, including Freeze-Frame, which spent four weeks atop the list in 1982 and finished at No. 5 on Billboard’s year-end Top Pop Albums chart (while “Centerfold” was the year’s No. 5 Top Pop Single). In 2012, The J. Geils Band toured without Geils’ involvement, leading the founding guitarist to file an unsuccessful lawsuit against group members Richard Salwitz, Danny Klein, Peter Wolf and Seth Justman over use of the band’s name for a tour without him. Geils left the band permanently following this incident. - Billboard/Boston Globe

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Detroit 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Fillmore, Detroit, MI, April 25, 2009, second show. Very good soundboard.

As one fan said: “This show ROCKS!”

Such was their fanbase in Detroit that tickets for the shows were sold out in 15 minutes. While the J Geils Band might be Boston-based, Detroit is seen by (Detroit) fans as a home away from home. After all, they recorded the Full House live album in the Motor City, as well as Blow Your Face Out and Showtime. And don’t forget their reunion show on New Year’s Eve 1999.

Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. First I Look at the Purse 4:18
Track 102. Homework 6:11
Track 103. Hard Drivin’ Man 6:44
Track 104. Pack, Fair, and Square 2:32
Track 105. Sanctuary 3:57
Track 106. Night Time 7:24
Track 107. Cruisin’ For a Love 4:27
Track 108. So Sharp 2:36
Track 109. Detroit Breakdown 8:44
Track 110. Serves You Right To Suffer 11:12
Track 111. Give It To Me 11:43
Track 112. Must Of Got Lost 4:29
75 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Love Stinks 2:50
Track 202. Lookin’ For a Love 5:39
Track 203. Whammer Jammer 2:39
Track 204. (Ain’t Nothin’ But a) Houseparty 5:54
Track 205. Just Can’t Wait 3:34
Track 206. Freeze Frame 3:54
Track 207. Start All Over Again 3:09
Track 208. Where Did Our Love Go 4:08
Track 209. Thank you Detroit 2:18
Track 210. Peachtree Street 2:23
Track 211. Centerfold 3:37
Track 212. Love-Itis 5:15
46 mins

J Geils - guitar
Peter Wolf - vocals
Duke Levine - guitar
Danny Klein - bass
Marty Richards - drums
Magic Dick - blues harp
Seth Justman - keyboards

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  1. 11 Responses to “J GEILS BAND - DETROIT 2009”

  2. Slammin’ show! But, no Southside Shuffle? :(

    By Jeff on Oct 17, 2009

  3. Always nice to see a J Geils Band recording.
    Especially a soundboard.

    By Feelgood on Oct 18, 2009

  4. Very solid show! Thanks

    By Luke on Oct 28, 2009

  5. I saw this band many times in the 70’s. Always killer, always a good time! Thanks for the up.

    By diane on Nov 7, 2009

  6. Thanks. I hope they come to Europe one day….

    By Peter on Jan 22, 2010

  7. Of course, that venue in reality has been the State Theater for decades, the name was just changed in a shoddy way by a corporation.

    By Me on Jul 6, 2010

  8. Thank you ! Gr8t show!

    By angelpop on Sep 27, 2014

  9. was at the fillmore Friday morning to get tickets for j geils , seen them last 2 times they played here . only problem they let these places like stub hub buy them all up ! by the time I got to the window maybe 15 mins. opps all sold out , now stubhub and all the others scalper’s out there have doubled the prices , to bad for the the common working man . and shame on the fillmore for letting this happened !!!

    By j c on Oct 5, 2014

  10. “File download could not be completed”
    Those are files 103, 111, if possible to make available.
    (I tried refreshing)

    By Happy Camper on Apr 20, 2015

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