Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Rockin' Hep Cats, The American Legion Post #92, Rochester, MN- 5/18/24

The Rockin' Hep Cats
The American Legion Post #92
Rochester, MN
May. 18th, 2024

This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS290)

Lineage: SBD > Tascam DR-60D > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Adobe Audition > Track splitting using CD Wave Editor > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 using dBpoweramp > Tagged with MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

More pictures here: Link

Set 1

1. Intro
2. Route 66 (Bobby Troup cover)
3. Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins cover)
4. Runaway (Del Shannon cover)
5. Rip Van Winkle (Lexi Johnson cover)
6. Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover)
7. Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley cover)
8. Honey Don’t (Carl Perkins cover)
9. Long Tall Sally (Little Richard cover)
10. Dream Lover (Bobby Darin cover)
11. Cut Across Shorty (Eddie Cochran cover)
12. Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly cover)
13. Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley cover)
14. Stray Cat Strut (Stray Cats cover)

Set 2

1. Intro
2. Rock Around the Clock (Sonny Dae and His Knights cover)
3. The Twist (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters cover)
4. You’re My Baby (Johnny Cash cover)
5. Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White cover)
6. Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover)
7. Baby Let's Play House (Arthur Gunter cover)
8. Endless Sleep (Jody Reynolds cover)
9. One Piece at a Time (Johnny Cash cover)
10. Rock This Town (Stray Cats cover)
11. Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen cover)

Set 3

1. Intro
2. Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover)
3. What'd I Say (Ray Charles cover)
4. Big River (Johnny Cash cover)
5. Act Naturally (Johnny Russell cover)
6. Ain't That Just Like a Woman (They'll Do It Every Time) (Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five cover)
7. Mystery Train (Little Junior’s Blue Flames cover)
8. That's All Right (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup cover)
9. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys cover)
10. Wipe Out (The Surfaris cover)
11. Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran cover)
12. Let's Think About Living (Bob Luman cover)
13. Jump, Jive, an' Wail (Louis Prima cover)
14. Ain't Got No Home (Clarence “Frogman” Henry cover)
15. Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll (Billy Lee Riley and His Little Green Men cover)
16. I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles cover)
17. Happy Birthday to You (Mildred J. Hill & Patty Hill cover)

Coltan Smisek- Vocals, Guitar
Ben Owen- Guitar
Todd Owen- Bass
Eric Amundrud- Drums

"We are looking forward to appearing back in front of the crowds at the Rochester American Legion! Get ready for fun Rock and Roll music the whole family can enjoy!"

Tapers notes: How this recording even came to be is just one of those "dumb luck" stories. My roommate and I go to the Winter Dance Party every year in Clear Lake, IA, and 2 years ago we happened to bump into a guy (Coltan) there. He was one of those guys where everyone he met was instantly his friend, just great energy. We got to talking throughout the night, and he mentioned he had a rockabilly band based in Rochester (about an hour and a half from us) and we should come see them sometime. It took a while, but we did eventually make it to a show, and it was a ton of fun. Shows like this are why I'm so passionate about local, independent music. When you get to know the people involved and become friends with them, it makes the music and experience that much better. It's why so many of the shows I attend are what some would consider "lesser known" musicians, but they mean the world to me.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"

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