In contrast to other albums by Colosseum, The Grass Is Greener was released only in the United States and Canada, on the Dunhill label, distributed by ABC. It was conceived as a North American alternative to November 1969's Valentyne Suite,
complete with a muted, blue-green variation of the aforementioned
album's cover. It features four tracks recorded with then-new
guitarist/vocalist Dave "Clem" Clempson in the winter of 1969 ("Jumping
Off The Sun," "Lost Angeles," "Rope Ladder To The Moon," "Bolero");
three tracks from the 1969 Vertigo LP Valentyne Suite but with
vocal and guitar parts provided by Clempson ("Butty's Blues," "The
Machine Demands A Sacrifice," "The Grass Is Greener") instead of James
Litherland; and one track, "Elegy," that appears to be the same as the
original from Valentyne Suite, including Litherland's vocal. The
record was remastered and released as a bonus disc in Sanctuary Records'
2003 deluxe CD edition of Valentyne Suite.
Los Angeles - bonustrack
John Hiseman - drums,Dick Hestall-Smith - soprano/tenor,woodwind.Dave"Clem"Clemson - guitar.
Tony Reeves - bass.Dave Greenslade - organ/piano/tuner percussion.
Hoochie Coochie Man
"Hoochie Coochie Man" (originally titled "I'm Your Hoochie Cooche Man") is a blues standard written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954. The song references hoodoo folk magic elements and makes novel use of a stop-time musical arrangement. It became one of Waters' most popular and identifiable songs and helped secure Dixon's role as Chess Records' chief songwriter.
Strange Woman - Album Muddy Waters Live (at Mr Kelly)
Walking Thru The Park
this song, and although the melody is pleasant and even humorous, the
story behind the lyrics tell of a man who's staying at the park to be
away from his abusive wife. Hence the line, "Don't you bother my baby -
No tellin' what she'll do - The girl she may cut you - She may shoot you
too." (thanks, Landon - Winchester, OH)
Waters recorded this song with fellow Blues legend Howlin' Wolf for the 1983 album Muddy & The Wolf.
Honey Bee Muddy Waters was born in rural Mississippi, and learned his blues at the feet of Son House and Robert Johnson.
the 1940’s he took that delta blues to Chicago and led the gradual
transition to electrified urban blues. He then recorded “Honey Bee” in
1951 with just bass and guitar accompaniment. The sound was closer to
the delta, but you can hear the beginnings of the more aggressive modern
sound starting to happen.
The Muddy Waters Bluesband: Paul Oscher - Harmonica,Pee Wee Madison - guitar.Willy"Big Eye" Smith - drums.Sammy Lawnhorn - guitar,Pinetop Perkins - piano
"Mike Bloomfield, The
Electric Flag, Monterey Pop 1967. When the Electric Flag began playing,
the audience went wild. It was the Electric Flag’s first performance as
a group, and the big band sound was brilliant against Mike’s Blues
guitar. They were a sensation at Monterey Pop." -- Elaine Mayes
It’s also worth noting that this was one of earliest performances of
Bloomfield with his Sunburst 1959 Gibson Les Paul, which he had acquired
only a few moths earlier, in the spring of 1967.