This is part of Capricorn Records Capricorn Classics series.
Personnel: Elvin Bishop (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Donny Baldwin (vocals, drums, percussion, background vocals); Debbie Cathey, Mickey Thomas (vocals, background vocals); John Vernazza (guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); David Grover (guitar); Bill Slais (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Dave Grover, Greg Adams, Chuck Brooke, Bill Lamb, Bob Claire, Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Tower of Power, Mic Gillette (horns); Melvin Seals (piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Reni Slais (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Eric Schilling .
Recording information: Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta GA (02/14/1976-03/01/1978); Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA (02/14/1976-03/01/1978); Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa M (02/14/1976-03/01/1978).
Photographers: Sam Emerson; Randy Bachman; Cornelius "Snookey" Flowers.
Headliner Elvin Bishop's folksy, good-old-boy charm is as much a part of this upbeat live set as the music, thanks to generous doses of good-natured banter with fans. This live best-of collection, culled from five performances over almost a year, is highly entertaining. Mickey Thomas takes the singing pressure off the boss, but the thin sound undercuts the swagger of the horn section. ~ Mark Allan