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1978

The Original Sloth Band (1978)

Ken's Role: Performer


The original concept for this record was to make a studio album, a live album, and a live in the studio album. We recorded a number of tunes with Blind John Davis at the piano including two songs he played on many years ago. Two nights at the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen Street in Toronto were recorded on sixteen big tracks. Jan. 26 coincided with one of the worst storms of the winter. The remaining three tunes were executed with the assistance of Daniel Lanois back at Grant Avenue Studios, where we finished mixing and editing at 2:30 a.m. on May 11, 1978.

Tom Evans (mandolin, clarinet, tenor & soprano sax, vocals, and triangle), Chris Whiteley (trumpet, harmonica, bass harmonica, guitar, and vocals), Ken Whiteley (guitar, mandolin, washboard, jug, accordion, and vocals), Bill Bryans (drums, shovel), Mike Gardiner (bass, vocals)

John Davis plays piano on Rock It In Rhythm, I Want A Little Girl, Sloppy Drunk Blues, On The Sunny Side Of the Street.

Songs: Rock It In Rhythm, Things Are Coming My Way, I Want A Little Girl, Sloppy Drunk Blues, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Five Long Years, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, St. James Infirmary, Move Your Hand, She's Funny That Way, I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water, Working In The Coal Mine, Weekend Pass.

Recorded & Mixed at Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton, Ontario.
Engineered by Daniel Lanois.
Live Recording by Masters Workshop Corp.
Doug McKenzie
Engineered by Steve Vaughan, assisted by John Dell.
Mastered at JAMF.
Art Direction by The Lone Wolf.
Album design & Illustration by Ian Bell.

Originally released on vinyl.
Now available for download. Does not include original cover artwork or graphics.



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