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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Maggie Bell “Live at The Rainbow” 1974 UK Blues Rock


Maggie Bell “Live at The Rainbow” 1974 UK Blues Rock
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MAGGIE BELL was born in Glasgow and started singing professionally in the city’s Locarno Ballroom when she was just 17. In 1969 she teamed up with guitarist Leslie Harvey and eventually formed STONE THE CROWS. With the prospect of a solo career Maggie enlisted the help of legendary producer Jerry Wexler with whom she recorded 2 albums. Forward to 1974: Although Maggie’s new studio album, “"Suicide Sal”“ was not scheduled for release until 1975, it was already in the can when she embarked upon her UK promotional tour. Her gigs were sold out affairs and she was supported by an incredible array of musicians who portrayed empathy with her very individualistic vocal style. A sell out tour of the uk was just what she needed before the release of her first solo album. This is just what she achieved. The rave reviews of every concert consolidated her position as Britain’s No 1 female vocalist…..~


"Live at the Rainbow” catches Glasgow-born Maggie Bell, formerly lead singer of seminal Scottish super groups “Stone the Crows,” and “The Faces,” at the top of her considerable powers, in London’s prestigious Rainbow Theatre in 1974. (Before the show, she’d had an attack of nerves and lost her voice, we are told. However, an emergency chicken vindaloo and two large brandies helped restore her equilibrium.) Bell was on her United Kingdom promotional tour for her most previous hit on Atlantic Records, Suicide Sal. At tour’s opening in her home town, Glasgow, at The Apollo Theatre, Jimmy Page, of the legendary British heavy-metal group Led Zeppelin was among the cheering audience: Robert Plant, and John Bonham, also of Led Zeppelin, caught her act in Birmingham’s Town Hall. But the dynamic soul singer/blues belter has here chosen to give us another female-oriented album. 

The digitally remastered album features takes of “Suicide Sal,” which she wrote herself, and was to be the title of her next release, and two long blues. “As the Years Go Passing By,” for my money the definitive take of this classic blues, even as considered up against American blues stars such as Albert King and B.B.King (not related). (Bell’s pianist Pete Wingfield here follows the inspired footprints of Cornell Dupree, which flavor her first recording of this classic, from Queen of the Night.) Further, an old standby of the singer’s, Brownie McGhee’s “Penicillin Blues.” “I Was in Chains,” is a nostalgic, very Scottish number. “I Saw Him Standing There,” a rocking Beatles composition. And, in the encore, a loose but frenetic take of The Isley Brothers’ “Shout.” The album comes from the personal archive of Mo Foster, its producer, and her bass guitarist: he is quoted as saying Bell must have been inspired by Billie Holiday to sing “Ain’t Misbehaving,” in the soul medley as she does. Paul Francis plays drums, Brian Breeze, electric guitar. 

Maggie, and that huge voice of hers, currently live quietly in Rotterdam, Holland. But this record surely lives on, a testament to her powers….by…Stephanie De Pue ….~


On this 1974 London concert recording, the emcee introduces Bell as “the lady who’s just been voted the number one female singer in Britain.” Really, don’t you think Dusty Springfield or Sandy Denny might have had something to say about that? Bell was a competent soul-rock singer, nothing more. The same might be said of her backing band, who lay down serviceable but rather colorless, rote R&B-rock grooves. On top of that, add a set that features little original material, and none-too-imaginative interpretations of an eclectic assortment of covers, including Free’s “Wishing Well” and a depressingly stereotypical 1974 bar band arrangement of the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There.” It adds up to 74 minutes that are hard to sit through, particularly on the three extended medleys. The overlong twelve-part “Soul Medley” really puts the boot in, haltingly veering between songs as disparate as “Hey Paula,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Sheik of Araby,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Blueberry Hill.” It’s one for the committed, or, to put it even more unkindly, people who thought the band featured in the film The Commitments were the epitome of true soul. The sound is decent, though, and the liner notes have brief comments on the songs by Bell herself…..by Richie Unterberger…..~


Scottish soul-rock singer Maggie Bell first gained prominence singing with Stone the Crows, which released its first album in 1970 and broke up in June 1973. Bell went solo with Queen of the Night (featuring the U.S. number 97 “After Midnight”) in 1974, followed by Suicide Sal, both of which charted in the U.S. Her only U.K. chart singles came with “Hazell” (number 37) in 1978, and a duet with B.A. Robertson, “Hold Me” (number 11), in 1981. ~ William Ruhlmann…~


Bell’s powerful yet soulful vocals suit the mix of blues, rock, R & B and pop in which she dabbled very well and this set encapsulates her rightful claim to be judged as one of the UK’s top female singers of the times…The closing number, ‘Shout’, is so fast and passionate that Maggie all but brings the house down. A fantastic archive package….Record Collector (March 2002)…..~


An extremely powerful singer with more than a hint of Janis Joplin about her, she manages to takes songs such as 'Wishing Well’ and stretch the original, so much so that it sounds better than the original… 

The encores show that the band is having a party and everyone is invited. Plain good rock and roll lunatic fun that has transferred well onto this compact disc. This is Angel Air’s 100th release, and they have made the ton in great style…..Feedback, (March 2002)…..~


…Maggie’s larger than life personality totally dominates the proceedings. The track listing boasts fine covers of Free’s 'Wishing Well'…alongside a splendid Pete Wingfield inspired 'Soul Medley’…….Kevin Bryan, Stirling News (February 2003)….~


Here’s one of the finest female voices to come out of the UK. Stone The Crows promised so much, but that’s another story in their cruelly too short existence. This set comes from the personal archive of band member Mo Foster [bass]…. There’s good bass lines in Wishing Well as Maggie gives the song her own treatment…the first half of this CD is worth the price alone…..Blues Matters (July 2003)….~

Kudos to bassist and Indian food aficionado Mo Foster for salvaging this incendiary 1974 Maggie Bell Band live set at the hallowed Rainbow Theatre from his personal archive -which my colleague Mark Preston and I had the pleasure of visiting at his London home. Mo knows blues, and flexes his extraordinary rhythmic and harmonic chops on rave-up renditions of “Wishing Well,” “Suicide Sal,” and an ultra-funky reading of the Beatles’ “I Saw Her (Him) Standing There.” A proper release back in the day may have afforded Ms. Bell the crossover success which she so richly deserved……~


Gredits
Maggie Bell: Vocals, Tambourine 
Pete Wingfield: Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand Piano, Vocals 
Mo Foster: Bass Guitar 
Paul Francis: Drums 
Brian Breeze: Electric Guitar 


Tracklist 
1 Coming On Strong
2 Wishing Well
3 As The Years Go Passing By
4 I Was In Chains
5 Suicide Sal
6 I Saw Him Standing There
7 The Preacher
8 Penicillin Blues
9 Soul Medley
10 The Ghetto
11 Aileem Mochree
12 Shout


Discography 


With Stone The Crows (1968-1973) 


Stone The Crows (1970) 
Ode To John Law (1970) 
Teenage Licks (1971) 
Ontinuous Performance (1972) 
BBC Radio 1 1971/72 (1998) 
Coming On Strong (2004, also solo recordings)

Solo two singles with Bobby Kerr as Frankie and Johnny (1966) 
Queen of the Night (1974) 
Suicide Sal (1975) 
Great Rock Sensation (1977, compilation) 
Crimes of the Heart (1988) 
Live at the Rainbow, 1974 (2002) 
Live at Boston, USA, 1975 (2002) 
Coming On Strong (2004, also with Stone The Crows) 
The River Sessions, Live in Glasgow 1993 (2004) with Ronnie Caryl 
Sound & Vision - Best of Maggie Bell (2008, compilation) 
With Midnight FlyerMidnight Flyer (1981, re-release: Angel Air SJPCD 198, 
2005) 
Live at Montreux 1981 (2007, CD/DVD)
With The British Blues QuintetLive at the Ferry (2007) 
With Jon Lord Blues ProjectJon Lord Blues Project Live (2011) 
Singles"Hazell" - 1978 - Number 37 UK - Swan Song Records 
“After Midnight” - 1974 - Number 97 US Atlantic Records 
“Hold Me” - 1981 - B. A. Robertson and Maggie Bell - Number 11 UK - Swan 
Song Records 

Guest appearances 

It Ain’t Easy (Long John Baldry 1971) [Accompanying vocal on duet “Black 
Girl”] 
Every picture tells a story Rod Stewart, 1971 
Tommy (guest singer with The Who, London Symphony Orchestra and 
Chambre Choir) (1972) 
Banana Moon, Daevid Allen, 1971 
Brian Joseph Friel, Brian Joseph Friel, 1973 
Arrivederci Ardrossan, Brian Joseph Friel, 1975 
Hometown Girls (one track: “Street”), Denny Laine, 1985 
Les voix d'Itxassou Tony Coe, 1989 
A Tribute to Frankie Miller (one track: “Jealousy”), 2003 
Mad Dog Blues (One track: “Wishing Well”), Hamburg Blues Band, 2008 
Television appearancesTaggart (1990) as “Effie Lambie” 
Your Cheatin’ Heart (1990) as “Roxanne” 







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Stone The Crows “Teenage Licks” 1971
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Stone The Crows  “Radio Sessions 1969-1972″  2009 2 LP`s & 2 CD`s  UK Prog Blues Rock (bootleg)

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Maggie Bell (with Jimmy Page) “"Suicide Sal” 1975 UK Blues Rock Classic Rock

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 Maggie Bell “Queen of the night” 1974 UK Blues Rock

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