Eccentric Soul Revue, part 3

21 03 2010

After all the craziness of the April Eccentric Soul Revue died down, we knew there was no way it could only happen once.  We had to do it again, and we had to take it on the road.

Fast-forward 7 months to November 2009, the lights go down at Lincoln Hall in Chicago:

that’s right, the Uptown Sound with a full-on gospel choir, lead by legendary South Side pastor, Rev. T.L. Barrett.  From that moment, it was ON.

But first there were a few rehearsals, to work in some more amazing artists from the Numero Group stable, including the lovely Linda Ballintine

and Syl Johnson deputized Sharon Clark to fill-in for Minnie Ripperton on the opening laugh of “Different Strokes”:

After a completely bananas show in Chicago at Lincoln Hall, we hit the road, first stop: the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan, where Renaldo Domino turned it out with a hot version of “Let Me Come Within”:

and Syl delivered the goods on “Is It Because I’m Black?”:

After some amazing shows in Columbus, OH and Washington, DC, we rolled into Brooklyn, to connect with true-blue old-school MC, Miss Missy Dee, who rocked the mic with original Crash Crew member Reggie Reg:

Photographer Ryan Muir took saw awesome shots for Brooklyn Vegan:




2 responses

28 04 2010
RIP Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus « Get It Together with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

[…] played there with Renaldo Domino on a rainy Wednesday night in November 2009, in the midst of the Eccentric Soul Revue tour, and it was BANANAS. We were a little skeptical when the show was originally pitched to us, due to […]

28 10 2010
Doing it in Hi Style « Get It Together with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

[…] the interminable van rides of the Eccentric Soul Revue tour of 2009, organ superstar Alex Hall played us rough tracks from an album he was working on with Chicago […]

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