03. Lonesome Traveller Blues
04. Blues with a Feeling
05. You Got Good Business
06. Green Onions
07. 24/7 Blues
08. Baby Please don’t Go
09. The Money Doesn’t Matter
10. Strange Brew
12. I Just Wanna Make Love to You
13. You Need love
14. The Hoochie Coochie Man
15. New Old Lady Blues
16. Who’s Been Talkin’
17. SIX Strings Down
18. Dust My Broom
19. Back At The Chicken Shack
20. When A Blindman Cries
21. 12 Bar Blow Jam
BONUS DVD FEATURES:
24/7 Blues’ & ‘Who’s Been Talkin’ performed live on ABC TV
‘When a Blindman Cries’ (Promo Clip)
The Hoochie Coochie Men are:
BOB DAISLEY: Bass guitar
Bob Daisley has played with Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Steve Vai, Kahvas Jute, Uriah Heep, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Dio, Mothers army, Mungo Jerry, The Hoochie Coochie Men, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jon Lord and Chicken Shack, to name but a few of his major collaborations as a writer, producer and performer.
JIM CONWAY: Harmonica
Jim is acknowledged as a highly accomplished harmonica player whose distinctive style is well known to blues, jazz and country music enthusiasts. Jim’s extensive career includes national tours with American bluesman Brownie McGhee, The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Circus Oz & The Backsliders. He has recorded with Shane Howard (Goanna Band) Colin Hay (Men At Work) & Slim Dusty.
TIM GAZE: Guitar/Vocals
Tim Gaze has played with Ariel, Tamam Shud, Kahvas Jute, Rose Tattoo, Pete Wells Band, Gyan, Stevie Wright, and The Blues Doctors. He has played on many hit recordings, and is a music producer. Tim also won Single Of The Year with the band Ariel.
ROB GROSSER: Drums
Rob has played with Jeff St John, The Aliens, News, Wayne Gillespie, The Blues Doctors, Rob also won an ARIA for song co-written with Joy Smithers which was featured on “You’ve Always Got The Blues”
When legendary Deep Purple keyboard player, Jon Lord first performed his "CONCERTO FOR GROUP AND ORCHESTRA" in London in 1969, who would have guessed that some 3 decades later that his piece would very much be the focus of a new generation of chart topping musicians -this time Australia's GEORGE.
Always an ambition of Jon's to play at the world famous Sydney Opera House, when he was asked to perform his most cherished composition at the 2003 Sydney Festival he naturally jumped at the chance.
GEORGE, the band, have recently achieved remarkable success with their album, POLYSERENA, spending 10 weeks at the top of the Australian charts. Fans of Jon and Deep Purple, they had previously performed the "CONCERTO" in Brisbane January 2002 under the guidance of British conductor, Paul Mann, and the Queensland Orchestra. They were delighted to have the chance of performing with Jon and met in London prior to Christmas 2002 to 'nut out' how the program would proceed. It was to be a collaboration made in heaven.
With the Opera House dates set for the period of 23-26th January 2003, and Jon deciding to accept an offer from the Queensland Orchestra to world premier his new piece, "BOOM OF THE TINGLING STRINGS" on February 15th, Jon thought it might be a great opportunity to play a few smaller shows featuring music from his classical past and new solo release "Pictured Within". Dates were organised for Melbourne (6th February), Sydney (7th February), and The Sunshine Coast Queensland (14th February), with 10 players from the Queensland Orchestra performing with Jon. In the final of the 3 sold out Opera House performances with GEORGE and The Sydney Symphony, Jon struck a spot of bother, aggravating an old ligamentous injury in his left thumb which made playing classical piano almost impossible.
With the solo shows booked, and promoted, Jon found himself in quite a quandary. Devastated with his injury, but desperate to fulfil his obligations the following week, he quickly contacted an old friend in Australian born bassist Bob Daisley (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep, Gary Moore) who Jon had crossed path's with many time's over the year's.
Bob had recently returned to Australia after more than 2 decades based in London and the U.S, and had formed a local group known as "The Hoochie Coochie Men" performing classic blues standards, with Rob Grosser (drums),Tim Gaze (vocal/guitar) and Jim Conway (harmonica), all highly regarded musician's in their field.
Jon and the band assembled in Melbourne at The Athenium Theatre on the afternoon of February 5th to rehearse for the following days show. Quick to knock together a storming set, the songs came together in a 4 hour period, with the following days show going down a treat.
The following lunchtime the band flew to Sydney, rehearsing a few numbers with Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes at The Basement. With sound restrictions they only had time to run through an acoustic version of Deep Purple's "When a Blindman Cries", before rushing to the ABC TV studio to perform 2 numbers live on national TV.
On returning to The Basement, the band immediately hit the stage and performed in front of a packed house. Here, commissioned by TMM, and recorded by The Basement.com for an International webcast which went live to the world, this DVD is a testament to the vast talent of Jon Lord, THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN, and Jimmy Barnes.
A very special event indeed, enjoy.
Executive Producer: Drew Thompson
Video Editor: Brad Lawson
Engineered by: Scott Kinlyside
Mixed by: Ern Rose/Hadyn Buxton (Metropolis Audio)
Recorded at: The Basement, Sydney Australia 7/2/03
Mastered by: Martin Pullan (Edensound)
Cover Design: GRIN CREATIVE
DVD Authoring: DVM Int. P/L
Public Relations: Streetkred (Michelle Savona)
Project Co-ordinator: David Baxter (DB)
Promoter: Premier Artists
Region code: PAL / NTSC All Regions
Disc Format: DVD9
Duration: Approx 130 minutes
5.1 DTS Surround Sound
5.1 Dolby Digital S/S
2/0 PCM Stereo
© 2003 Thames/Thompson & T2 Media. All Rights Of The Owner of The Recorded Work is Reserved. Unauthorised Copying, Renting, Lending, Public Performance, Broadcast And Leasing Of This Recording Is Prohibited. Manufactured by Thames/Thompson.