Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," a fourteen minute version of Rufus Thomas' "Philly Dog," and " Mississippi Gambler" are highlights of this terrific "two-for-one" CD. Roy Ayers, Steve Marcus, Sonny Sharrock and Miroslav Vituous back Mann on "Live" - and David Newman is featured on tenor sax and flute on "Mississippi Gambler."
2 LPs on 1 CD: LIVE AT THE WHISKEY A GO-GO (1969)/MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER (1972).
Personnel includes: Herbie Mann (flute); David Newman (tenor saxophone, flute); Steve Marcus (tenor saxophone); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Bobby Wood (electric piano); Bobby Emmons (organ); Sonny Sharrock, Reggie Young, John Christopher (guitar); Miroslav Vitous (acoustic bass); Mike LEach (electric bass); Bruno Carr, Gene Chrisman (drums); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas).
Recorded live at the Whiskey A Go-Go, Los Angeles, California and American Sound Studios, Memphis, Tennessee in 1969 & 1972. Originally released on Atlantic Records.
Personnel: Herbie Mann (flute); Johnny Christopher, Reggie Young , Sonny Sharrock (guitar); David "Fathead" Newman (flute, tenor saxophone); Steve Marcus (tenor saxophone); Bobby Wood (electric piano); Bobby Emmons (organ); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Mike Leech (electric bass); Gene Chrisman, Bruno Carr (drums); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas).
Audio Remixer: Jimmy Douglas.
Recording information: American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN.
Photographer: Joel Brodsky.
In 2001, Collectables released Live at the Whisky A Go Go/Mississippi Gambler, which combined a pair of original Atlantic LPs -- Live at the Whisky A Go Go (1968) and Mississippi Gambler (1972) -- by Herbie Mann on one compact disc. ~ John Bush