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Only Merl Saunders and his beloved Hammond B-3 organ, Jessica, could get Blues Traveler’s John Popper, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Dr. John and Jerry Garcia on one CD. The legendary singer-keyboardist’s latest album, Merl Saunders With His Funky Friends – Live! (released Sept. 15 on Sumertone Records), gathers live and studio sessions from 1989 to 1996, highlighted by Popper’s stellar harmonica playing on You Can Leave Your Hat On, Anastasio tearing into We All Wanna Boogie, Dr. John’s collaboration on Paris Blues and Garcia’s contribution to Sunrise Over Haleakala, cut in 1989.
This compilation of ten tracks featuring keyboardist Merl Saunders and various lineups recorded between 1990 and 1996 is a raw to amazing collection of largely well-known staples. The disc opens with a 12-minute live jam on "You Can Leave Your Hat On" featuring Saunders leading off with organ and the vocals. In between there is plenty of time for soloing from harmonica guest John Popper (Blues Traveler). After an intro from the Roland D-50 electric piano, the melody is taken over by Dr. John on acoustic piano for "Paris Blues.
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Merl Saunders With His Funky Friends - Live (1998) Summertone Records. Still Groovin - Merl Saunders (2004) Summertone Records. San Francisco After Dark - Merl Saunders. "In Music We Trust - Merl Saunders With His Funky Friends: LIVE!". Retrieved 28 September 2018. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
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With His Funky Friends: Live. Initial release : 1998. A compilation of largely unreleased live material. Jerry Garcia plays on one track. You Can Leave Your Hat On (Newman). Paris Blues (McPherson, Saunders). Built For Comfort (Dixon). Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (Redman, Razaf). Sunrise Over Haleakala is from the same recording as the version on the Merl Saunders album Blues From The Rainforest. It is all the same track, long and short version.
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|1||You Can Leave Your Hat On
Bass – Michael WarrenDrums – Muruga BookerGuitar – Steve KimockHarmonica – John PopperOrgan, Synthesizer, Vocals – Merl Saunders
Bass, Backing Vocals – Michael WarrenDrums, Backing Vocals – Vince LittletonGuitar, Backing Vocals – Michael HintonOrgan, Keyboards, Vocals – Merl SaundersPiano, Vocals – Dr. John
|3||Built For Comfort
Bass – Michael WarrenDrums – Vince LittletonGuitar – Michael HintonHarmonica – John PopperOrgan, Piano – Merl Saunders
|4||Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Bass – Michael WarrenDrums – Muruga BookerGuitar – Steve KimockPiano, Vocals, Organ – Merl SaundersVocals – Maria Muldaur
Bass – Michael WarrenDrums – Vince LittletonGuitar – Michael HintonOrgan, Synthesizer – Merl Saunders
Mandolin – David GrismanPiano, Strings – Merl Saunders
|7||We All Wanna Boogie
Bass, Backing Vocals – Michael WarrenDrums, Backing Vocals – Vince LittletonGuitar – Trey AnastasioGuitar, Backing Vocals – Michael HintonVocals, Organ, Synthesizer – Merl Saunders
|8||I Put A Spell On You
Bass, Backing Vocals – Michael WarrenDrums – Vince LittletonGuitar, Backing Vocals – Michael HintonHarmonica – Matthew Kelly Piano, Vocals, Organ – Merl SaundersVocals – Mariana
|9||My Problems Got Problems
Bass – Michael WarrenDrums – Muruga BookerGuitar – Steve KimockHarmonica – John PopperPiano, Vocals, Organ, Synthesizer – Merl Saunders
|10||Sunrise Over Haleakala
Guitar – Jerry GarciaPiano, Strings – Merl Saunders
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