Live N Kickin

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Although he's billed as sitting in on this live set recorded at the Roxy in Hollywood, Bob Weir is less audible on Kingfish's second album. That's definitely him singing "Around And Around," athough. Some of the original material from the first album is repeated, along with covers like "I Hear You Knocking" and "Mule Skinner Blues," all done in bar band boogie style, with Dave Torbert singing, Matthew Kelly playing harmonica, and Robbie Hoddinott handling lead guitar, while Chris Herold keeps up a steady beat. It's pleasant enough as far as it goes, but without the cachet of The Grateful Dead, you can't help thinking there were hundreds of bands in the '70s that sounded just like this and didn't have a record deal.

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