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Raisin Hell [Live]

Elvin BishopAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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listen  8. Stealin' Watermelons (Live) 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Fooled Around And Fell In Love (Live) 5:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen15. Medley: Let The Good Times Roll / A Change Is Gonna Come / Bring It On Home To Me (Live)13:00Album Only

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 14, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Capricorn / Umgd
  • ASIN: B000009D6B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,389 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Elvin and his band raised some serious hell on their 1976-1977 American tour, the highlights of which are captured on this great live album. Features Elvin's biggest hit, Fooled Around and Fell in Love .

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GEM of a live album December 27, 2000
By philo
Format:Audio CD
The guy who said Elvin couldn't sing doesn't have an appreciation for joyous noise delivered straight from the heart. I happen to love Elvin's gritty southern-style drawlin' 'n' twangin' vocals, but if that's not enough for you, Mickey Thomas is also here, as well as the obligatory black female background singers belting out the soulful "Yes Sir's" and "halleluja's" in fine fettle.This album, predominantly recorded in California theater style venues in '76, has it all in Elvin's inimitable style of country, boogie, blues, rock, gospel, and soul, all rolled into one, complete with bold brass, funky keyboards and superb slide and blistering lead guitar, all supported by a solid rhythm section.Included in the selections is a 6+ minute Muddy Water's blues tune, "Brown Bird," masterfully rendered, and a medley including the Sam Cooke blast from the past, "A Change is Gonna Come."This is a definite MUST for Elvin lovers, and for the uninitiated, this good time rock and soul live album rates with the best of them for pure pleasure and near perfect quality.5 Stars all the way!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Many years ago, i had this on LP on Capricorn Records, and over the years it disappeared. I have been looking for this recording in hopes that this GREAT performance would Finally come to cd format, and it has..!!! Without a doubt, one of the finest live shows ive heard...Not only is this Just about Elvin Bishop, but his stellar first class band as well..Mickey Thomas (from the Jefferson Airplane) vocals simply soar with Elvin's guitar work. The rest of the band, are ALL top notch studio players. Buy this, and you will NOT be disappointed...Elvin was just nominated again for the 2006 Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the W.C. Handy ) for best album...Funny that we still call cds albums, and lps...but that was the category in which he was listed. Get Elvin Bishop's "Raisin Hell..Live" You'll be glad you did.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar Stuff! February 2, 2007
By Buzz
Format:Audio CD
Thirty years ago this was one of my favorite albums. A week ago I ordered it from here and it's been in my dashboard ever since. It sounded great then and it sounds excellent now.

There are many highly rated live albums. What sets this apart from all the rest? It's just unabaited joyous FUN from beginning to end.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm young again! January 2, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Thanks to God almighty I have finally found one of life's essential listening pleasures on CD! The continuing vinyl wear on my two copies has had me singing the blues for years. This work is a southern rock-blues monument! Elvin makes the point that <--> "it doesn't take a whole lot of folks to have a good time. The best time I ever had in my life there wasn't but two of us" <--> Well, with (1)this music, (2)my headphones, (3)myself--I guess the best time I ever had in my life, there wasn't but three of us!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Ol' Time February 7, 2007
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I've had the good fortune of seeing Elvin Bishop live several times and the man definitely knows how to rock the house. He mixes his own style of Blues with lots of humor. His guitar playing is genuine and influenced by the Chicago Blues style. He has played in great bands like Buffalo Springfield, but he is definitely his own man. I don't care who you are, if you want to feel good, check out Elvin Bishop. His lyrics are funny and he always jokes around with the audience and his band. This live recording demonstrates a lot of that. The only reason I gave this CD a four star is because, as good as it is, I think some of his other CD's like "Ace in the Hole" are my personal favorites. Still, you really can't go wrong. Check it out!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better late than never... November 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a great study not only in Elvin Bishop's song library, but in the awesome sounds which characterized the halcyon days of the early 70's. Whether it be the gratuitous Moog solos on "Rock My Soul", or the "whacka whacka geetars" of "Stealin' Watermelons", these sounds will transport you into an LA club of the early '70s. I was particularly happy with the improvement in the quality of the horn section (F.Y.I- sitting in from Tower of Power...) which were tinny on vinyl.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvin Bishop at his pinnacle! October 30, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This live record does what all good live records should do, it captures an artist at his peak. These live recordings came on the heels of his only big radio hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love". Bishop took a full strength band on tour that included the "Tower Of Power" horn section, his full band that had been with him for years, great backup singers, and future Jefferson Starship singer Mickey Thomas. The result is a finely tuned live show, and a version of the previously mentioned hit that may be better than the original (Mickey Thomas's voice is phenomenal). Elvin Bishop has a great voice as well and gets highlighted on some of the old favorites. The sound quality is great, and so is this saved moment in time.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Southern Rock at its best! February 21, 2006
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This album is the best of all Elvin's stuff, and the live versions are so much better than the studio recordings that you really can't compare them. This is especially true for "Fooled around, fell in love". If you're a Bishop fan, this is a must!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 14 days ago by dc
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't love Elvin Bishop?
An old time rockabilly classic that I just had to buy. I am scratching my 50's and remembered the fun we used to have listening to this on back in my youth. Read more
Published 4 months ago by EricJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great live Album -
My brother had this on vinyl when it first came out. Loved it then and love it now
Elvin and the band were having a party and even though it is years later you can join the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sir Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
had it on album,sounds crisper on disc GREAT DEAL very good price for a classic Elvin Bishop album many thanx
Published 12 months ago by Mike Hunts
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvin Bishop's best music is performed live
Some of his best songs here with some of his down home philosophy to boot. If ya like having good times, let the good times roll
Published 17 months ago by Thomas E. Houts
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Double lp!
I will admit it, I only sought out this record for the song "Fooled Around And Fell in Love"'s my wife's and mine 3 year anniversary and this song pretty much sums up my life... Read more
Published 19 months ago by The Merry Go Round Record Shop
3.0 out of 5 stars elvin bishop raisin hell
yep, just ok, in fact a little disappointing in spots. i thought it would be better but i am not a real die hard bishop fan.
Published 21 months ago by jack goldman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories!
I was a student in college in 1976 when I first saw Elvin Bishop on one of the campus lawns for free. He was dressed in overalls and just played the hell out of his Gibson ES 335! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Vincent Cartier
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but a goodie
Elvin Bishop is not only a great musician, but a stunner on stage. I just saw him for the first time at Wintrhop Blues Festival and his live performances will bring the house down. Read more
Published on August 24, 2012 by PM Blues
5.0 out of 5 stars love E.B.
If this don't get your feat moving, let someone know so they can get you underground before you start to smell bad.
Published on March 15, 2011 by John West
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