Jackie Lomax – Live At The Savoy, San Francisco – 1976 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition
. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Jackie Lomax – live at The Savoy, San Francsisco – Dec. 12, 1976 – KSAN-FM
When I first met Jackie Lomax, he was touring the U.S. as lead singer with the short-lived band Badger. But Jackie Lomax had been around for a while, and it was during his stay at Apple where he grabbed the most attention. His big hit was Sour Milk Sea and the session musicians accompanying him read like a roll call in the history of British Rock n’ Roll. His associations with George Harrison as well as Eric Clapton certainly cemented Lomax’s reputation as a musicians musician.
Sadly, despite several efforts and with one of the most expressive voices in Rock, Jackie Lomax always stayed just outside the perimeter; known by fellow musicians and widely respected by his peers, but not that well known with the audience and suffering from lackluster album sales from labels who should have worked just a little bit harder. Although Warners did a lot to promote Jackie Lomax, his stay with Capitol was less than stunning. And so Jackie Lomax has been considered a wildly underrated singer-songwriter, who was known by a small but loyal fan base, and who left us all too early in 2013.
But as a reminder of what a talent he was, and what a gift his voice was, I was lucky enough to run across this live performance by Jackie Lomax, recorded during his 1976 tour at the Savoy in San Francisco by the venerable KSAN-FM.
Just under an hour, it runs through a number of Jackie’s better known classics, but also focuses on his then-current album Livin’ For Lovin’.
Enjoy – I promise we’ll get high voltage this weekend.