Clover... John McFee and Huey Lewis cutting loose in 1975

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  1. codamedia

    codamedia Poster Extraordinaire

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    Clover isn't a household name, but they were one of Mutt Langs first production projects, and they were the band featured on Elvis Costello's debut "My Aim is True". John's guitar track on Alison is still one of my personal favorite cuts.

    Despite his later success as a vocalist, Huey played harp in this band. He sang a few lead vocals but not many, and not this one. John had a successful studio career, and had his own group, Southern Pacific in the late 80's and early 90's. He is likely best known as the long time multi-instrumentalist with the Doobie Brothers. (fiddle, guitar, steel, harp, dobro, banjo, etc...)

    Not the best video or sound... but I love this clip from a show in 1975.

     
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    Damnation! That thars some getcher groove aworkin music;):cool:
     
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    Thanks, that was fun!
     
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    Outstanding
     
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    Very :cool:
     
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    Think parts of Clover backed Elvis Costello's first album, My Aim is True
    ( uncredited maybe)
     
  7. codamedia

    codamedia Poster Extraordinaire

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    Did you miss that in my opening post :D
    Yes - that is the band that recorded My Aim Is True.... Elvis played rhythm and sang. You are correct, they were uncredited on the album.

    They were an outstanding band... covering many types of music. John McFee was the "country" influence of the band.... most of their material is more "funk meets rock" than this piece I posted.

    The members have fingerprints all over the industry through the decades.... One example: The lead singer and bass player are responsible for Tommy Tutone's big hit... "867-5309 Jenny"
     
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