King Biscuit Flower Hour

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Recorded at New York City's Beacon Theater on April 3, 1976, King Biscuit Flower Hour: In Concert is a double-disc live set presenting Kingfish at the dawn of their career -- or, more accurately, their official recording career, since the group had actually been founded three years earlier, and had been writing and demoing material most of that time, in addition to going through several lineup shifts. However, as you might expect from a two-disc live set recorded this early in the band's working tenure, covers -- of folk, blues, and rock & roll standards -- constitute a good chunk of the proceedings. Which isn't a bad thing at all, really, since Kingfish has a way with that sort of material; that makes the show a worthwhile listen for the band's fans.

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