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Performer: The Electric Flag
Genre: Rock / Blues
Title: The Band Kept Playing
Country: US
Released: 1974
Style: Blues Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1800 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1686 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1243 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 830
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An American Music Band was the second album that was released by The Electric Flag. Founding member Mike Bloomfield was not featured on the album. In 1968, the album was released on Columbia CS 9714. The album featured mostly original material. They did cover "Sunny". The album made it to number 76 on the album chart. By March 15, the album at its ninth week on the Billboard album chart had dropped from no 88 to no 107.

The Band Kept Playing. Blues Rock Electric Flag. 8. Inside Information. 9. Talkin' Won't Get It. 10. The Band Kept Playing. Other productions from Electric Flag. Old Glory: Best of The Electric Flag - 1967-1968.

The Band Kept Playing contains some of the best music ever recorded by the Electric Flag, but it also demonstrates why they ultimately failed to catch on as well as they should have despite their impressive line-up. On the one hand, "Every Now and Then" ranks among the best songs Buddy Miles ever wrote, and "Earthquake Country" is a classic piece of early-‘70s soul-rock. Unfortunately, most of the material is well-played but rather short on energy and creativity. The Band Kept Playing contains some of the best music ever recorded by the Electric Flag, but it also demonstrates why they ultimately failed to catch on as well as they should have despite their impressive line-up.

Listen to The Band Kept Playing in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 1974 Atlantic Recording Corp. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

They issued the late 1968 album The Electric Flag: An American Music Band, but personality conflicts, differing aesthetics, and a series of drug problems hastened the band's downfall. Though the Electric Flag was together in its original configuration less than a year, the band made a strong impression on critics and musicians, primarily in the San Francisco area where they were based. A reunion took place in 1974, with the Electric Flag releasing The Band Kept Playing, but the recording was not a commercial or critical success and the band quickly disbanded after several months of sporadic gigs

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sweet Soul Music
Written-By – Michael Bloomfield*, Roger (Jellyroll) Troy*
3:55
A2 Every Now And Then
Written-By – Buddy Miles, Roger (Jellyroll) Troy*
3:40
A3 Sudden Change
Written-By – Roger (Jellyroll) Troy*
3:55
A4 Earthquake Country
Written-By – Nick Gravenites
4:00
A5 Doctor Oh Doctor (Massive Infusion)
Written-By – Nick Gravenites
5:20
B1 Lonely Song
Written-By – Mark Naftalin
3:57
B2 Make Your Move
Written-By – Barry Goldberg, Buddy Miles
4:17
B3 Inside Information
Written-By – Sonny Thompson
3:40
B4 Talkin' Won't Get It
Written-By – Buddy Miles, Michael Bloomfield*
4:10
B5 The Band Kept Playing
Written-By – Michael Bloomfield*
5:15

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Criteria Recording Studios
  • Remixed At – Atlantic Studios
  • Remixed At – CBS Studios, San Francisco

Credits

  • Arranged By [Bonnaroo Horns] – The Electric Flag, Peter Graves
  • Arranged By [Muscle Shoals Horns] – Barry Beckett, Jerry Wexler, Roger (Jellyroll) Troy*
  • Art Direction – Bob Defrin
  • Bass – Roger (Jellyroll) Troy*
  • Directed By [Bonnaroo Horns] – Peter Graves
  • Directed By [Muscle Shoals Horns] – Barry Beckett
  • Drums – Buddy Miles
  • Engineer – Karl Richardson
  • Harmonica – King Biscuit Boy
  • Horns – Bonnaroo Horns, Muscle Shoals Horns
  • Illustration [Front Cover] – Don Ivan Punchatz
  • Keyboards – Albhy Galuten, Barry Goldberg, Richard Tee
  • Lead Guitar – Michael Bloomfield*
  • Lead Vocals – Buddy Miles (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B4), Nick Gravenites (tracks: A4, A5, B5), Roger (Jellyroll) Troy* (tracks: A1, A3, B3)
  • Mellotron – Barry Beckett
  • Percussion – Nicky Marrero
  • Producer – Jerry Wexler
  • Producer [Assistance] – Roger (Jellyroll) Troy*
  • Remix – Gene Paul, Jimmy Douglass, Michael Fusaro*
  • Rhythm Guitar – George Terry, Nick Gravenites
  • Synthesizer [Moog] – Barry Beckett

Notes

Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Re-Mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, N,Y. & CBS Studios, San Francisco, CA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 18112 The Electric Flag The Band Kept Playing ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 18112 US 1974
P-8513A The Electric Flag The Band Kept Playing ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic P-8513A Japan Unknown
ATL 50 090 The Electric Flag The Band Kept Playing ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 090 Germany 1974
SD 18112 The Electric Flag The Band Kept Playing ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 18112 US 1974
WOU 8112 The Electric Flag The Band Kept Playing ‎(CD, Album, RE) Wounded Bird Records WOU 8112 US 2002