Lonnie Mack
Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY
July 5, 1990

Source : Sony PC-62 stereo mic > Sony WM-D3 Cassette Master (Maxell XL-II) (The Ken G. Masters Series #323)

Transfer : Sony TC-WE 475 > JVC XL-R2010 CD-RW (16/44) (transferred 6/8/13)

Editing : Soundforge (CD extract & tracking) > Wave > TLH (SBE aligned) Flac 8

Traders Den - November 4, 2019

Tracked & posted by kingrue upload #2202

Today we have a brand new Lonnie Mack cassette master, flac'd and shared for the first time.

I digitzed these cassettes several years ago and then shelved it. Waiting for the day i finally get around to editing it.

I wasn't sure about some of the song titles, so i left them labeled as 'unknown'. I appreciate knowing the mystery titles.

Live recordings of Lonnie Mack are fairly hard to come by, except for a handful of common shows.

This Stephen Talkhouse recording is the only one i found from the 1990 tour.

The sound quality is really good, loud and clear.

Lonnie Mack arrived on the pop music scene in 1963, and by 1968 Elektra Records signed him to a three-album contract.

He immediately graduated to major performance venues, but his multi-genre Elektra recordings underplayed his blues-rock appeal

and were only modestly successful. Disillusioned, Mack left Elektra and Los Angeles in 1971.

Spending the next 14 years as a mostly-unnoticed country music recording artist, roadhouse performer, sideman, and music-venue proprietor.

In 1985, with encouragement from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mack resurfaced, with a successful blues-rock LP Strike Like Lightning,

A promotional tour featuring celebrity guitarist sit-ins, and a concert at Carnegie Hall.

In Dec. 1989 Lonnie recorded a live album, which was another well-received blues-rock album, Lonnie Mack Live! Attack of the Killer V.

After which he retired as a recording artist. He continued to perform, mostly in smaller venues, until 2004.

Lonnie Mack passed away April 21, 2016, aged 74.

Lonnies' piano player Denzil "Dumpy" Rice, also passed away, though I'm unsure of exactly when.

Check samples for quality

Band lineup:
Lonnie Mack : lead vocals, guitar
Denzil "Dumpy" Rice : piano, backing vocals
Michael Freeman : bass
Maxwell Schauf : drums

Set 1 = 74:13
01 Introduction
02 Sexy Ways > Annie Had A Baby
03 Satisfy Susie
04 Stop
05 Further On Down The Road
06 Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu
07 Honky Tonk Angel -- tape @ 2:26 --
08 Memphis Tennessee (Jam)
09 Instrumental
10 Instrumental

Set 2 = 54:56
11 Oreo Cookie Blues
12 Ain't Nothing In This World
13 Falling Back In Love
14 banter
15 unknown
16 unknown
17 unknown
-- tape flip --
18 unknown

~~ ENJOY ~~

A side note about Denzil "Dumpy" Rice.
Dumpy was a Cincinnati-area piano player. He played as a session musician for many local and national recording artists. Dumpy played with Lonnie Mack for over 30 years. He was a funky keyboard, piano player. Dumpy wrote "Honky Tonk Angel" that Conway Twitty and Elvis had hits with. He was a sweet man, always loved his hat. Denzil "Dumpy" Rice passed away, but date is unknown.

A side note about bassist Michael Freeman.
Michael has actually been a mixing engineer since the early 80's, though he played bass on Lonnie Mack's live album recorded on Dec. 14, 1989 at Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL. It's unclear if Michael stayed in the band for this following years tour dates during the summer of 1990. So I can only speculate that Michael is still in the line up for this July 1990 gig.

A side note about drummer Maxwell Schauf.
Maxwell would leave Lonnie Mack's band and establish a traditional country band called Brazilbilly in 1995.
They have been the house band at Robert�s Western World for the last 18 years and have been the longest established band in the history of lower Broadway. They are distinguished by their attire, their character as a group and by their desire to keep traditional country music alive and well.