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Annotations by Michael Finnigan, 2011
Finnigan & Wood was a really terrific band with great vocals, great players, a lot of versatility, and tremendous energy. We were a very powerful live band, one of the best anywhere during our short time together. These recordings represent where we were relatively early in that period. A few of these tunes later appeared on our Blue Thumb album, "Crazed Hipsters," but these renditions represent earlier performances, at a different time (usually in the early morning hours), in a different place, when it was just the band in the studio and Steve Barncard in the booth.
released 07 October 2011
A JazzCubed release
Produced by Stephen Barncard
16 Tracks recorded in 1970-1971. Assistant: Ellen Burke
remixed and mastered to digital 2011
Michael Finnigan, piano, fender rhodes piano,hammond B3 organ, harmonica, vocals
Jerry Wood, guitar and vocal
David Gates, bass guitar
Ray Loeckle, reeds
Ray "Bags" Bagby, percussion
Don "Squeek" Cleary, drum kit
Lane Tietgen, songwriter
recorded at night in 1970 on a 16 track 3M multi-track audio recorder at Wally Heider Studios, 245 Hyde Street, San Francisco, by a young and inexperienced Stephen Barncard.
Recently mixed from a 24/96 digital transfer from that same multi-track recording at the House of Cubes, San Francisco, CA. by the same S. Barncard.
Thanks to Michael Newman of Topeka, KS for the inspiration to create and release this record.
Group photo by Russ Booth, courtesy of Dennis LaPlant
Taken at the Orphanage in San Francisco, 1971.