Artist: Ballin' Jack
Date: 1973-02-04
Location: Seattle, WA
Venue: Paramount Northwest Theatre
Source: FM radio broadcast
Lineage: Over The Air FM Master reels @ Stereo 7.5 ips>Revox R2R>Wavelab 96/24>isotope 44.1/16>flac
Taped and Transferred By: JEMS

Band Members:
Luther Rabb - bass, vocals
Ronnie Hammon - drums
Glenn Thomas - guitar, mandolin
Jim Coile - sax, flute, clarinet
Jim Walters - trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals

01. Unknown (cuts in)
02. Come Up Front
03. Unknown
04. Big Dealer
05. Special Pride
06. Ballin The Jack
07. Hold On
08. Unknown
09. DJ Outro

Length: 53:57

JEMS FM master recorded off of KISW. The sound is very good. This show was broadcast live as it happened. Ballin' Jack opened for Edgar Winter here but at the last second Edgar Winter's manager pulled the broadcast permissions due to a sore throat. This band has to be the best forgotten piece of music to come out of Seattle in the late 60's/early 70's. This is an absolutely ferocious set of music here. This band can be described as a cross between Chicago meets Sly And The Family Stone. Luther Rabb was a childhood friend of Jimi Hendrix, even playing saxophone in the first band Jimmy ever formed at age 16 called the Velvetones. Jimi also took them out on tour with him on the Cry Of Love tour. Young MC sampled their song Found A Child for Bust A Move along with The Beastie Boys sampling Never Let Them Say for their song Shadrach. After Ballin' Jack broke up Luther Rabb sang lead vocals for Santana on the 1976 eurotour and along with Ronnie Hammon were later day members of War.